Knowledge & technology transfer in public support programmes
Knowledge & technology transferin public support programmesHradec Králové, October 11th , 2012
CZECHINVESTInvestment & Business Development Agency Ministry of Industry and Trade CzechInvest Investment and Business Development Agency to support foreign direct investment mission to develop local companies to implement business-development programs to improve business environmentSource: CzechInvest, 2012
CzechInvest in Numbers 1993 – 2011 Approved Projects (total) 1,798 New Jobs Created 228,380 Total Investment Amount 27,804 (USD million) Prestigious Awards 14-- 2009 Best Website among All Investment Promotion Agencies, World Bank (2nd position in 2012)-- 2009 Inward Investment Team of the Year, Business Destinations-- 2004 Best Practices in Promotion Award, World Investment Forum-- 2002 Best Advertisement Promotion Agency in the EU Accession Countries-- 2001 European Investment Promotion Agency of the Year-- 2000 European Investment Promotion Agency of the Year Source: CzechInvest, 2012
R&D and technology transfer - implementation GOVERNMENT R&D Council Academy of Ministry of Ministry of Other Sciences Education, Youth Industry and ministries and Sports Trade Technology centre CERA CzechInvest Technology Grant Agency Agency Universities Research Institutes Enterprises and Associations Incubators, Science and Technology Parks, Business Innovation Centres Regional Development AgenciesSource: CzechInvest, 2012
National Programmes:Ministry of Industry and TradeT.I.P. (Technology, Information Systems, Products) – supports R&D activities incompanies and research institutions in order to encourage the creation andtransfer of new technologies and innovations into industrial production ensuringits efficiency and competitiveness as well as sustainable economic, social andenvironmental development of the Czech Republic.Source: Ministry of Industry and Trade, 2012
Investment Incentives -- Act on Investment Incentives No. 72/2000 Coll., as amended Supported activities -- Manufacturing industry - Acquisition of a new or expansion of an existing plant -- Technology centres - Establishment or expansion of technology and R&D centres -- Business support services centres - Establishment or expansion of shared service centres, SW development centres or high-tech repair centresSource: Act on Investment Incentives No. 72/2000 Coll.
Types of Incentives Following items summed up cannot exceed the ceiling of state aidx incentiveb creation grants counted price of landsh grant on capital investment case of strategic investment) Granted above the ceiling of state aidaining and retraining grants Source: Act on Investment Incentives No. 72/2000 Coll.
Czech Technology Days around the world Project intended to support international technological cooperationwww.czechtechnologydays.org
Bilateral Technological Cooperation ●The objective of the programme is to support technological cooperation between enterprises from the Czech Republic and from a country outside the EU ●The project should result in production of high-tech products ● Areas of support: ■Mechanical engineering ■Electrical-engineering and electronics technologies ■Information and communication technologies ■Agricultural and food-processing technologies ■Biotechnologies ■Medical technologies ■Energy, sustainable and clean technologiesSource: CI internal documents
Structural funds 2007-2013Proposed operational programmes covering R&D to be implemented in theCzech Republic:Operational Programme AllocationEnterprise and Innovation EUR 3,041.3 millionResearch and Development for Innovation EUR 2,070.7 millionEducation for Competitiveness EUR 1,811.8 millionSource: CzechInvest, 2012
OP Enterprise and InnovationSupports: ● Investment into R&D capacities of companies ● Creation of new (particularly innovative) companies ● Innovation ● Transfer of R&D results into practise ● Infrastructure for enterprise and innovation ● Cooperation between companies ● Consultancy and advisory services ● HR development ● Regeneration of brownfields ● Mediator: CzechInvestSource: CzechInvest, 2012
OP Enterprise and InnovationProgrammes:Prosperity - supported activities include theestablishment and further development of science andtechnology parks, business incubators, and technologytransfer centres, as well as creation of a network ofbusiness angels which encourage the establishmentand development of innovative firms.Potential - helps companies to set up and increasecapacities necessary for the implementation ofresearch, development and innovation activities.Source: CzechInvest, 2012
OP Enterprise and InnovationProgrammes:Innovation – the programme contributes to the protection ofintangible goods in the form of patents, utility models,industrial designs and protected trademarks.Cooperation - is intended for those who want to cooperatewith other companies in their branch and to establish cluster.This programme enables the improvement of mutual ties andthe establishment of long-term, advantageous multilateralpartnerships of firms, universities, research institutes,regional authorities and other institutions in the given region.Source: CzechInvest, 2012
CzechAccelerator 2011-2014 The objective is to support innovative Czech companies in developed foreign markets.www.czechaccelerator.cz
CzechEkoSystem Project objective -- The objective of the project is to increase the preparedness of firms in the initial stage oftheir development for utilisation of seed financing of firms in the form of development capital. Purpose of the programme -- Support for innovative start-up companies through the provision of consulting services inthe areas of company management and operation, commercialisation, overall use of thepotential of SMEs including evaluation of the results of research, development and innovationactivities of companies and their partner universities and other research institutions. -- Acquisition of practical experience in commercialisation of the given companies’ ownproducts and services, practical application of their business plans and enhancement ofmarketing and management skills. Aid recipients -- Start-up companies with innovative business plans (SMEs) Basic characteristics of the project -- Place of implementation: Czech Republic, outside Prague -- Aid intensity: 80% – 100% -- Aid amount: CZK 0.2 mil. – CZK 3 mil. -- Aid provided in the de minimis regime
CzechEkoSystem Concept search Assessment Administration Evaluation MIT Scout, of the and Seed Fund Coach,Universities concept assessment CzechInvest Concept Aid Coaching andFinal presentation at certificate ● the investors’ forum formulationScout assesses theapplication ● consulting suitability of the Presentation before the Investors’ concept/project with the ● ● Successful acquisition of Coach and PM assessment committee the certificate forum ● Scout assists with preparing the application Other investors Teamwork on Teamwork on Teamwork on Teamwork on Aid application Business Final Presentation plan business of the Development plan plan business plan Applicant’s to investors Final presentation application
Seed fund Main objectives: 1.Support of innovation - new financing possibilities of “good ideas“ leading to establishment of a new business or its growth, stimulation of innovation activities of SMEs and stimulation of competitiveness of Czech economy 2.Support of venture capital market development, private investors participate in the scheme 3.Effective deployment of public resources (EU and national) – business support by revolving financial instrumentsSource: Act on Investment Incentives No. 72/2000 Coll.
OP Research and Development for InnovationSupports: ● Creation of R&D centres of excellence ● R&D cooperation between universities, research institutes and companies ● R&D capacities (laboratories, equipment, etc.) ● Creation of technology platforms ● Preconditions for establishment of spin-offs and start-ups ● Commercialization of R&D findings ● Implementation: CERA – Czech Education and Research AgencySource: EU Funds, 2012
Large Research Infrastructures ● Budget more than € 50 mil./ USD 66 mil. IT4INNOVATION SUSEN ELI BIOCEVSource: CzechInvest, 2012 CEITEC ICRC
OP Education for CompetitivenessSupports: ● Modernisation of university education ● Human resources in R&D ● Partnership and networking ● Cooperation between academia and the private sector ● Implementation: CERA – Czech Education and Research AgencySource: EU Funds, 2012
EU programmes 2007 - 2013By programme… ● FP7 Favourite topics remain: nanotechnologies, ICT Growth in: healthcare, biotechnologies CEE Cluster and network area project ● CIP Support of business and innovationBy activity… ● Active partner search ● Technology transfer ● Support of cooperation between universities and the private sectorSource: CORDIS – Community Research and Development Information Service, 2012, CIP, 2012
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