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1 Entrepreneurship & innovation support ecosystems Niki Naska, EUREKA Secretariat 14 September, Prague

2 ECOSYSTEMS NETWORKING CHARACTERIZATION CORE COMPETENCES INNOVATION SUPPORT 2

3 EUREKA is Leading platform for international cooperation Intergovernmental network Supporting market-oriented R&D projects Facilitating access to finance 3

4 Since Projects Organisations Involved 38+ BILLION public-private funding 6

5 More than 40 EUREKA countries Full members Associated countries National information points International cooperation 5

6 EUREKA characteristics Market-oriented nature Innovative product, process or service Bottom-up approach International cooperation 6

7 Public-private environment SME University At least 2 EUREKA countries involved SME Large company SME University Example of EUREKA project 7

8 Over 40 countries EUROAGRI EUREKA TOURISM PLUS CELTIC PLUS PENTA ITEA 3 EURIPIDES METALLURGY EUROGIA 2020 UMBRELLAS CLUSTERS 829 projects EUROSTARS 1152 projects NETWORK PROJECTS 4282 projects E!nnoVest EUREKA instruments

9 EUREKA Network projects Innovative product, process or service with a civilian purpose Participants from at least two EUREKA countries No thematic restrictions but projects need to reflect market demand National evaluation procedures & funding 9

10 EUREKA Clusters Industry led initiatives Medium term Strategically significant International ecosystem of R&D&I actors Large number of participants Major European industries Large SME participation (30 50% of partners) Research organisations and academia Fostering European competitiveness Develop generic technologies and standards Address economic and societal challenges 10

11 Eurostars is: 36 countries, 1.15B Joint programme between EUREKA and EU Dedicated to R&Dperforming SMEs Marketoriented Bottom-up International cooperation 11

12 SMEs in the driving seat Research institute SME is always the project leader 70% 6 % 14% 10% 6% University R&D-performing SMEs and SMEs Large company 12

13 E!nnoVest partnership Chair E!nnoVest countries ESE Financial providers Visibility & outreach Specialised knowledge provides 13

14 Our innovation ecosystem 14

15 Complex EU innovation support landscape University / RTO Collaborative SMEs EIT KICs PPPs Mid-caps Larger Business Startup Europe FTI Pilot TRL 1 to 6 TRL 6 to 9 HORIZON 2020 ALL ALONG THE INNOVATION CYCLE 15

16 Complex sociology and target groups 16

17 Entrepreneur vs. Entrepreneur Entrepreneur as: Self employed vs. Innovator and driver of growth! 17

18 Challenging the ecosystem New players challenging the ecosystem Challenging present relationships New concepts, new methods User-centric and forward looking New ways of networking New vision, identity and character 18

19 Understanding bigger players means: Understanding OPEN INNOVATION Identify new trends, new ideas Find unique concepts, designs Co-llaborate, Co-design, Co-innovate Partner with out-of-the-box selected stakeholders Invest in hot start-ups & SMEs Acquire & Integrate new IPs Increase adoption of proprietary standards Help (& control) champions in the growing 19

20 Cultivating an entrepreneurial culture Position and characterisation Focus Size matters Prioritise Added value Quality and excellence Master the data and evidence Lean and agile 20

21 Smart competencies New frontiers Specialisation Competitive advantages Dream TEAM Tackle grand challenges Discover NEW FRONTIERS 21

22 Talking about needs Market Partners Customers Financial robustness Investors Infrastructure, skilled team, and differentiated USPs Quality, compliance, consumer satisfaction Building reputation, skilled team Innovation, validation, coaching & mentoring 22

23 Meeting the needs! Access to markets Access to finance Access to knowledge Access to networks Lean regulatory framework 23

24 ccess to markets: Scaling up Going global Reflect market needs Understand and exploit networks Cluster Build partnerships Identify champions Challenge the status quo 24

25 ACCESS TO FINANCE Enabler: invest in innovative projects Improves productivity Finances company growth Meets market demand Investment readiness Introduction to alternative financial instruments and players (public/private) 25

26 ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE? Critical for new inventions Technological co-operation Triple Helix Open access IP/non-IP access 26

27 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK Translate private and public investments in innovation into productivity, jobs, and growth Find the right balance Design future proofed policies Simplify: avoid excessive regulation Harmonise the rules for cross border transactions to facilitate innovation and create economies of scale Encourage experimental entrepreneurship Think global Closely cooperate and allow for input from the industry 27

28 Deliver smart services Re-engineering and streamlining of processes Creating one-stop shops supplying a variety of high quality services. Integrating and coordinating administrative simplification with other activities Consider implementation approaches that limit the burden for small businesses. 28

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