New model for Microsoft Innovation center in SEE

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Presentation held by Mr.Tomislav Bronzin as a part of the Public Private Partnership Session at the 8th SEEITA and 7th MASIT Open Days Conference, 14th-15th October, 2010

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New model for Microsoft Innovation center in SEE

  1. 1. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center New model for Microsoft Innovation Centers New in SEE PPP Case Study: Croatia 8th SEEITA Conference, October 14-15 2010, Ohrid http://www.seeita.org Tomislav Bronzin Senior Advisor Microsoft Innovation Centers
  2. 2. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Excellence/Innovation Centres Initiative What: Offering a comprehensive set of programs and services to foster innovation and grow sustainable local software economies. Why: To connect people and organizations in the innovation ecosystem and give them access to resources, experts and facilities for collaboration and skills development. Who: Students, entrepreneurs, academics, professional software developers, start-ups, IT professionals, industry/international organizations and local governments. Outcome: Local centers around the world foster skills and intellectual capital, industry partnerships and innovation and cooperate with other similar regional Centers. 2
  3. 3. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Varaždin, Croatia, founded in November 2005 Foundation model  Public-Private Partnership  Project initiated by USAID and Microsoft, under the support of the Prime Minister of Croatia  Investment totals is 2mil.$ in period of 2,5 years (30 months) Partners  Hewlett Packard, Cisco, T-Com, City of Varaždin 3
  4. 4. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Mission To provide the infrastructure and resources to help small and medium sized enterprises to: Create innovative new products and services Bring those products and services to market Build well-managed competitive businesses 4
  5. 5. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Expected results for 2.5 years (for Croatia) • Center will directly assist a minimum of 100 Assist independent software vendor companies with formal training and technical assistance in process of software development • Center will help to train a minimum of 200 new Help employees that will be hired by assisted companies Establish • Center will help in establishment of at least 20 start-ups • Center will provide help to companies that will Develop develop minimum 50 new software products and solutions, registered and brought to market 5
  6. 6. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Education Promotion Networking Information Center Center Center Center Opportunity to Development Access to Lower cost of promote of new information employee company or business about EU training product opportunities Funds Oportunity for Partnering on Partner companies to MIC projects with programs with deliver Innovative IT other Microsoft and training to Product Logo companies partners others
  7. 7. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Education Center 1/3 Technology 1/3 1/3 Soft Business Skills 7
  8. 8. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center What to measure? 8
  9. 9. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Measuring the success (in 3 years) 315 Companies assisted 100 210 New employees 200 21 Start-ups 20 59 New products 50 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 Results Planed 9
  10. 10. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Oportunity/challanges  Opportunities: • ICT major driver for building innovation capacity and productivity in all vertical industries • ICT has high value-added  Challenges: • Weak educational system • Below potential ICT market growth • Ineffective private-public dialog 10
  11. 11. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center How to address Weak educational system? Education  Complimentary (added) education Center • Enable access to knowledge, training, consultancy and certification based on world recognized models, standards and certification schemes Lower cost of employee  Train-the-Trainer for teaching staff training  Partnership with Academic institutions • Cooperation with private programs like Microsoft Oportunity Partners in Learning or CISCO NET Academy for companies • Providing framework for Internship’s and helping to deliver with updating/complimenting curriculums training to others  Support for life-long education 11
  12. 12. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Networking How to address Center Below potential ICT market growth New business opportunities  Low awareness about the business Partnering with other companies efficiency and effectiveness Information • Provide training in methods to achieve high Center competitiveness Access to information  Fragmented market focused on the about funds “domestic” opportunities Large tenders participation • Provide regional networking oportunities Promotion Center  „Open” closed public tenders to all Opportunity to promote • providing workshops and grouping support company or product EIC Logo 12
  13. 13. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center How to address Ineffective private-public dialog  Enable participation of ICT companies • Policy making decisions • Helping to establish development of e-Government tools for all sectors • Corporate Social Responsibility  Promote local ICT companies as suppliers of ICT solutions for e-Government development 13
  14. 14. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center How to start?  First create Excellence Center in ICT Training and Certification  Than, add Innovation Center to create one Excellence/Innovation Center  Promote regional cooperation by building a sustainable Regional ICT Training and Certification Network 14
  15. 15. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center New Approach for SEE HP Soft ADD Skills Program START Excellence/ Innovation Center Cisco Microsoft Enterprise Programs Program 15
  16. 16. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Phase 1: Establish Excellence/Innovation Center Private-Public Partnership (USAID & other donnors-Microsoft/HP/CISCO) First establish Excellence Center as non-profit (foundation, association or any other form), Leverage existing scenario from European Software Institute (ESI) in Bulgaria Add Innovation Center „component” and form one Excellence/Innovation Center Leverage existing scenario from Microsoft Innovation Center in Croatia 16
  17. 17. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Phase 2: Involve other interested partners Government on national and local level Professional Associations and Communities /User Groups Academic Institutions - Universities, Schools … Technology Parks / Science Parks / Incubators Business Development Institutions Investment/Fund Raising Organizations - Donators, EU Funds, Venture Capital… Other vendors - like HP, CISCO, Telecom Companies … 17
  18. 18. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center What is expected from donnors?  Provide funds for • Venue • Stuff (EIC team) payrolls • Marketing and publishing expenses 18
  19. 19. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center What is expected from private partners like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Cisco? (1)  Their product (software/computers/network eqip.) • For classrooms and demo rooms  Curriculums • Technical and Soft Skills / Business oriented • Classroom & e-Learning  Methodology • HP Global Method (PM) • Microsoft Solution Framework • Microsoft Operation Framework 19
  20. 20. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center What is expected from private partners like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Cisco? (2)  Programs • Microsoft Bizspark/Webspark for start-ups • Microsoft Partners in Learning (K12) • Microsoft Academic Allaince (University) • Microsoft IT Academy • Microsoft Unlimited Potentional • Cisco Networking Academy • Cisco Learning Network • Hewlett Packard Academy 20
  21. 21. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Clustering of Excellence/Innovation Centers (EIC) Industry Technology Region 21
  22. 22. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Summary - Requirements  Successful adoption of EIC model requires: • Careful evaluation of local market needs • including Government and Professional Association’s priorities • Don’t start from scratch; Use the momentum and experiences from MIC Croatia working model • Alliances with International Institutions/Organizations • Facilitate Public-Private partnerships 22
  23. 23. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Summary - Results  Excellence/Innovation Center can help to: • Stimulate the development of ICT industry across region • By doing that support all other vertical industries • Deliver knowledge transfer • In technology and business • By delivering classes, workshops, testing and demonstration • Boost new initiatives through Centers - Regional ICT Training and Certification Network 23
  24. 24. Microsoft Innovation Centers Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia: http://www.micarmenia.am Tomislav Bronzin Innovation Center Senior Advisor Croatia: http://www.miccroatia.com Microsoft b-tombro@microsoft.com Slovenia: http://www.microsoft.com/slovenija/mic +385 91 2019 443 European MIC: http://www.microsoft.com/emic 24

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