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20130619 Driving Innovation and R&D, JB Mc Carthy

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JB McCarthy, Developement Director of the Financial Services Innovation Centre in UCC, The Business Case for Collaboration with Academia - Driving Innovation and R&D

JB McCarthy, Developement Director of the Financial Services Innovation Centre in UCC, The Business Case for Collaboration with Academia - Driving Innovation and R&D

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  • 1. The Business Case for Collaboration with Academia - Driving Innovation and R&D JB McCarthy Development Director Financial Services Innovation Centre UCC Jb.mccarthy@ucc.ie (086)1722255
  • 2. Hello – is that the XYZ Research Centre?
  • 3. The Other View • Service Industries • Governance, Risk and Compliance • Software • Analytics • Cloud • Big Data • Finance • Payments • eLearning • ….
  • 4. Is there a business case (Business)? • Money to fund the R&D in business • Co-funding requirements? • Access to researchers in Ireland • Access to international researchers • Network with other SMEs or MNCs • Influence industry roadmap or standards • Medium / Long Term view • Possibility of IP • Enhance corporate profile locally/back to HQ
  • 5. Is there a business case (Academia)? • Reasonable application process, success rates • Money on its own is not enough • Avenue for engagement with industry partners • Access to equipment, test users, licenses etc • Build network with international researchers • Research data output • Real opportunity for academic publications • Funding for dissemination and conferences • Influence industry roadmap or standards • Possibility of IP • Build academic/research centre/institution profile
  • 6. Framework 7, SFI, EI, IDA, “Direct” • Framework 7 ending, Horizon2020 in 2014 • Big focus on SMEs • Strep, IP, CSA, …. – No mandatory contribution but depends on programme / how competitive • SFI CSET – Cash and in-Kind Contributions from Industry Call dates vary, contribution requirements vary, award sizes vary, total call budget varies, IP arrangements can vary, ….. FP7 Strep EI Innovation Partnership FP7 IP EI Innovation Voucher FP7 CSA SFI CSET Horizon2020 IDA Technology Centre “Direct”
  • 7. • Business Model • Innovation workshops • Product Requirements • Prototypes • Demonstrators • Standards • Public Events • White Papers Collaborate on what?