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1 A Technology focus for science parks but what about the clients? UKSPA 30th Anniversary Summit Roger Pitfield Director Horizon Europa Ltd

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3 What s changed for SME s Support for Research and Innovation from lab to market Encourage incremental and disruptive innovation Promote a closer relationship between research and entrepreneurship Put SMEs in the lead in delivering innovations to the market. Use more evaluators from the business and investor domains involved in the selection process Provide greater access to risk capital for innovative SMEs & midcaps Ensure a clear emphasis on innovation in the selection of projects

4 SME Support Integrated Approach 20% Budgetary target in LEITs & SC Collaborative Projects 13% SME Instrument 7% Innovation in SME s Eurostars II Enhancing Innovation Capacity Market driven Innovation Access to Risk Finance

5 SME instrument Collaborative R&D or innovation projects Access to Risk Finance (debt and equity facility) Innovation in SMEs Industrial Leadership Excellent Science Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Actions - Innovative Training Networks (ITN) Marie Curie Actions - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Societal challenges Horizon 2020 SME instrument Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) Collaborative R&D Innovation projects

6 Marie Sklodowskca Curie Marie Skłodowska-Curie for Companies RISE MSC-Research and Innovation Staff Exchange IF MSC-Individual Fellowships ITN MSC-Innovative Training Networks Establishing or deepening the collaboration with a university or public research organisation abroad Looking to attract excellent researchers from abroad for their company Interested in training young researchers, sharing their knowledge on entrepreneurship

7 Eurostars Eurostars in Horizon 2020 Aim: Research and Development (close to market) Target group: Research-intensive SMEs, big companies, universities, research centres Characteristics: International Cooperation (at least 2 different countries) Innovative products or services on the market at least 2 years after project end Bottom-Up no thematic restrictions

8 Collaborative Projects LEITs and Societal Challenges Aim: Generating new knowledge and technologies Target group: Companies (all size), universities & research centers Characteristics: At least 3 partners from 3 different EU-MS or associated countries Work programmes lasting 2 years ( ) Less detailed topic descriptions 1 and 2-stage proposals Funding depends on project type NEW: (pre)commercial procurement, procurement for innovative products, prizes

9 SME Instrument

10 SME Instrument Phase 1: Concept and feasibility assessment Phase 2 R&D, demonstration, market replication Phase 3: Commercialisation Input: Idea/Concept: "Business Plan 1 ~ 10 pages 10% budget Activities: Feasibility of concept Risk assessment IP regime Partner search Design study 6-10% Pilot application Coaching 1 3 coaching days Output Elaborated "Business plan 2 Lump sum: ~ 6 months Input: "Business plan 2" plus description of activities under Phase 2 ~ 30 pages 90% budget Activities: Development, Prototyping, Testing, Piloting, 40-50% Miniaturisation, Scaling-up, Market replication, Research Coaching: 2 12 coaching days Output: "investor-ready Business plan M EC funding ~ 12 to 24 months Promote instrument as quality label for successful projects Facilitate access to private finance Support via networking, training, information, addressing i.e.. IP management, knowledge sharing, dissemination SME window in the EU financial facilities (debt facility and equity facility) Possible connection to public procurement activities No Direct Funding

11 Access to risk Finance Facilitated access to finance for RDI-driven / innovative SMEs and small mid-caps Debt and equity instrument Demand driven: first come first served Allocation to SMEs and small midcaps exclusively via financial intermediaries (no direct provisions) For all other organisations allocation via EIB (European Investment Bank)

12 Fast Track to Innovation Still to come Fast Track to Innovation Pilot to be launched in 2015 Topics in Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges Consortia: 3 5 Partners, open for all types of organisations Continuous open Call with 3 Cut Off Dates in 2015 planned Maximum of 3 M Euro Funding Time to grant 6 months Higher weighting on impact Funding rate: 70%

13 Mobilities Erasmus Mobilities Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Expertise Internships Work Placements e.g. KEAN

14 Careful of Definitions Category Employees Turnover or B/ Sheet total Medium-sized < m 43 m Small < m 10 m Micro < 10 2 m 2 m

15 More than 99% of all European businesses are SMEs They provide 2/3rds of the private sectors jobs Contribute to more than half of the total valueadded created by businesses in the EU. 90% are micro companies with less than 10 employees. With an average of 6 people per organisation

16 Target Group 21m SME s Europe About 1 to 6 % of all SMEs belong to the target group, i.e. 200,000 to 1.2 million SMEs. 8k-20k potential target SME s UK UKSPA 4000 SME s (av )

17 Typical SME s

18 SME Characteristics Focused Cynical Driven Ambitious Over committed Passionate Stubborn Innovative Resource poor

19 SME Perception Through knowledge comes success

20 SME Challenges Through knowledge comes success Finance Knowledge Skills Expertise Personnel Capacity Structure Regulation Time

21 Leveraging Support

22 Growing a Successful SME Success

23 Good Practice Factory Berlin Seedcamp Startupbootcamp Springboard NDCR Launchpad Propeller Venture Accelerator Fund.

24 Joining up the Delivery Identification Programming Co-ordination Marketing Delivery

25 Local/Regional Support LEP s Local /Regional Government KTP s Chambers of commerce Corporate

26 National Support Networks: EEN, BIS, NCP, Specialist Networks: Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs NPO; Horizon Europa UKTI, UKRO, TSB I.O.F

27 EU Funding Science Parks H2020-INNOSUP Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains 30th April 2015 Support innovation activities and/or channel a mix of different targeted entrepreneurial and innovation support measures (such as mentoring, coaching, innovation and technical assistance vouchers, etc.) directly to the innovation actors of the validated innovation projects to further support their development, integration and large-scale demonstration in a strategic manner. At least 75% of the total proposed budget shall be allocated to support innovation in SMEs directly.

28 EU Funding Science Parks H2020-INNOSUP Professionalization of open innovation management in SMEs 21 st Jan 2015 Open innovation can be an important lever for growth for SMEs. It is important to investigate the size-related challenges and the required competencies and put them in an SME context and develop promising practices, specifically Collection and analysis of information and data EU-wide diffusion of success stories of SMEs using open innovation. Development and testing of open innovation indicators to support management support tools within an SME Development of practical management tools

29 EU Funding Science Parks H2020-INNOSUP Measuring open innovation inputs and outputs in SMEs 21 st Jan 2015 Currently available open innovation data is also insufficient to support business operations. The project will develop methodologies to gather, measure and analyse data on open innovation. The project will then carry out practical testing of methodologies and indicators to describe the importance and characteristics of open innovation across countries, industrial sectors, firm size and develop recommendations for their further use. Specifically Stocktaking of available open innovation indicators, indices and methodologies Development of quantitative tools to present evidence and impact of open-innovation in SMEs. Identification of policy conditions to make open innovation a reality in SMEs..

30 EU Funding Science Parks H2020-INNOSUP Peer learning of Innovation Agencies 16 th Dec 2014 In a collaborative exercise the PRO-INNO Europe 'INNO-Partnering Forum' (IPF, ) has developed two important methodologies : a quality management system implemented through a peer review system based on the EFQM methodology and a 'twinning+' methodology that combines elements of traditional peer reviews and twinning in small learning groups of interested agencies. The proposed activities will provide incentives in the form of small lump sum grants to national and regional innovation agencies for engaging in peer learning on all topics relevant for design and delivery of innovation support programmes for SMEs.

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