Why should SME’s participate in FP 7

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Presentation held by Ms. Violeta Atanasovska- Ministry of education and science as a part of the WINS ICT Call7 Session at the 8th SEEITA and 7th MASIT Open Days Conference, 14th-15th October, 2010

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Why should SME’s participate in FP 7

  1. 1. Why should SME’s participate in FP 7 Violeta Atanasovska FP 7 National Coordinator Ministry of Education and Science 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  2. 2. WHY FP 7 ? • EU’s largest programme for research and development • • 50.521 bi-mil. • Duration: 2007 - 2013 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  3. 3. Structure • Cooperation – 32.413€ • Ideas – 7.510€ • People – 4.750€ • Capacities 4.097€ Фонд за развој на човечки ресурси 3 8thSEEITA –7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  4. 4. SME’s in Cooperation • Participation across all thematic areas • 15 % of total budget dedicated to SMEs - 4.850 bi-million€ • Major themes identified within the European Technology Platforms (ETPs) 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  5. 5. Ideas Public Sector Private Sector Sole Criterion – ‘‘EXCELLENCE” 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  6. 6. People’s Programme – Marie Curie Actions • Increase mobility between public and private sector (training, joint research and staff secondments) Academia Partnerships & pathways Industry 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  7. 7. SME’s in Capacities • Research for the Benefit of SME’s • Research for SME associations Support to development of technological solutions of challenges common for a great number of SMEs (e.g. adjustments to norms/standards, market challenges etc.) - IPR to be owned by the SME associations - Project budget 1.5 – 4 M€ - EU grant up to 75 % - Duration 2 – 3 years - Participants 5 – 20 (at least 3 SME associations from three countries + at least 2 RTD performers + at least 2 SMEs) 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  8. 8. Regions of knowledge - Policy context • The "Regions of Knowledge" initiative responds to a need to increase the overall capacity of regional players to foster science and technology-based economic development, by better integrating research to their regional innovation strategies • Within the framework of the Lisbon and EU2020 strategies for a performing knowledge-based economy • To help reach the Barcelona objectives 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  9. 9. Regions of Knowledge objectives Two global objectives for all European regions: Strengthen their capacity Produce research strategies For investing in RTD that contribute and carrying to regional economic out research activities development Through the development of regional ‘research-driven clusters’ Associated countries are also eligible 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  10. 10. What is a Regional Research-Driven Cluster? Regional Research Authority Entity Regional Research– Driven Cluster Business Other Actors entity (e.g. TTOs, (e.g. SME) consultants) 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  11. 11. Expected general impact  Regional economic growth and competitiveness through the definition of strategies integrating research  Response to the needs of regional business communities  Involvement of local authorities in setting up Joint Action Plans  Mobilisation of local, national and community funds (including SF) to implement defined regional action plans  Increase in and more effective investment in R&D  Inclusion of more regions into the European Research Area via cross-border co-operation and 8th mutual learning th th SEEITA – 7 SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7 MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  12. 12. Regions of knowledge 2011 Call for proposals One call, REGIONS-2011, targeting the transnational cooperation of regional research driven clusters - for a total of 18,66 M € Participants Consortia of at least 3 regional research-driven clusters from 3 different Member States or Associated countries • Possible representation by one member - under conditions • Compulsory description of the full clusters and their triple helix structure Coordinator : either a regional authority or a fully fledged RDC (with legal entity) 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  13. 13. Funding scheme overview Funding scheme: CSA –CA (coordinating action) Duration: up to 36 months – the JAP being finalized during the first half of the project Community contribution: up to 3 M € Financing rate: up to 100 % of eligible costs 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  14. 14. Regions of knowledge WP 2011 thematic priorities • Boosting the competitiveness of transport related economy • Support innovative capacity of European transport related industries and business • Promote sustainable transport in an integrated technology-led and user friendly way • Examples: greening of transport, development of intermodal regional transport, urban mobility, safety or security We favour innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches ! 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  15. 15. Why should SME’s participate in FP 7 • Consider FP7 funding as additional money • Commercial risks are reduced • Increased turnover and profitability • Enhanced productivity and market share • International cooperation – establishing new contacts and partnerships (research business with foreign institutions and firms) – future economical benefits • Access to new markets • Contribution to a marketable technology-benefiting from it, exploitation of the results (more patents) • Long term perspectives –innovative approach of the SMEs participating in FPs will be stronger • Successful FP participation can lead to stronger competitiveness 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  16. 16. Statistics • RM participates in all thematic priorities • Particular success in ICT – 7 mainlist proposals + 5 contracted projects 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention Violeta.Atanasovska@mon.gov.mk 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org

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