Networking the Networks
Linda Jamison
www.investni.com

Welcome to
Networking
the Networks
Linda Jamison
Invest NI
AGENDA
09:20

Best Practice in Virtual Communication Tools for
Networks: Damian O’Connor, European Connected
Health Allian...
Networking the Networks
Damian O’Connor

European Connected Health Alliance
Damian O’Connor, Operations Director

ECHAlliance Foundation Partners
www.wordle.net
www.constantcontact.com
www.doodle.com
Supporting the EU-US MOU on
Cooperation on Health related
ICT
Platform for EU-US focus
every 6 months
www.b2match.com
www.wufoo.com
www.wufoo.com
GSMA Mobile World Congress, Barcelona February 2014

The European Connected Health Alliance is the Official mPowered Indus...
Damian O’Connor, Operations Director
Email

: damian@echalliance.com

Website : www.echcalliance.com

ECHAlliance Foundati...
Networking the Networks
Andy Hill
Dokoo
The Art Of Being Social
Who Am I
Andy Hill, I run Dokoo
Digital an award
winning digital
marketing agency and
am on the board of
the Chartered
Ins...
What is social media
What social media really is
•Social media is a place to have conversations
•It is a medium to make new connections
•It is ...
Storytelling
How to tell better stories
•Content calendars
•Posting at the correct time
•Using online search to find relevant discussio...
How social media can help your
networks
•One location where content can be shared
•Hassle free way of sharing information
...
Linkedin
Twitter
To summarise
•Bring offline online
•Tell stories
•Use the right language
•Disciplined content schedule
Questions ?
Networking the Networks
Pat Doyle
Invest NI
Pre-Commercial Procurement
www.investni.com

SBRI – PreCommercial
Procurement
SBRI – What Is It?
• An innovative approach to government
procurement
• Programme coordinated through Technology
Strategy ...
SBRI – What Is It?
Procurement not grant
•Develop and eventually procure a novel solution to an existing problem
•Encourag...
SBRI – What Does It Do?
• Utilises the power of public sector
procurement (DHSSPS budget: £4.7bn p.a.)
• Delivers major im...
SBRI – Priority given by
Government
• 6 of the larger UK gov’t departments targets
– £100m in FY13/14
– £200m in FY14/15

...
SBRI – How Does It Work?
• TSB & government departments create a
competitive call for solutions to identified needs in
the...
SBRI – How Does It Work?
1. Open competition supported
by TSB

2. Competition opens

4. Most promising proposals
selected
...
Role of Technology Strategy Board
• SBRI Champion
• Process Owner
• Documents & Templates
• Keeping it simple for both Pub...
SBRI – Application Process
•

Competition widely advertised through TSB channels

•

Any size of business is eligible

•

...
SBRI – Benefits
• If Government uses procurement
innovatively it will...
•
•
•
•
•
•

encourage new innovative solutions f...
SBRI – Company Benefits
• Develops prototype in collaboration with a
“lead customer”
• Receives a contract not a grant
• 1...
SBRI – Progress To Date
NITB Apps
• Need to make visitor information more accessible via
mobile devices to help tourists ‘...
SBRI – Retrofit for the
Future
• To Retrofit UK social housing stock in order to meet future
targets in reduction of CO2 e...
SBRI – HCAI – Dept of Health
• NHS spends up to £1B dealing with HCAI
• ~300,000 patients
• Hand cleaning device
• Machine...
SBRI – Other NI Participation
• Screening Drug Drivers
29 Applications – 2 from NI
(Home Office Challenge)
3 Contracts awa...
SBRI – Points of Contact
• Pat Doyle
Innovative Procurement Executive – Invest NI
Tel: 028 9069 8835
pat.doyle@investni.co...
Networking the Networks
Andy Millar

Enterprise Europe Network
IRT Teams
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Enterprise Europe Network
Andy Millar
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||56

Agenda
• Overview & Technology Transfer...
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||57

Overview
LaunchedBosnia and Herzegovina...
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||58

Enterprise Europe Network Structure
• 6...
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||59

How EEN operates…..
Alerts
• Email and ...
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||60

What we do ……Innovation Services
Knowle...
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||61

What we do......Commercial Activities
E...
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||62

Providing information and practical adv...
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||63

Market Opportunities
Size and segmentat...
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||64

Focus
SMEs.....Internationalisation.......
IRT Teams
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Europe| SeptDate||65

Clusters and Sector Groups
• Close link...
www.enterpriseeuropeni.com
Networking the Networks
HORIZON 2020

Opportunities for HSC in NI to meet
European Societal Challenges
Invest NI Collaborative Networks
13th Decem...
Role of the NICP – Connected Health
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

The role of EU Thematic Lead in Connected Health /NICP (N.
Ireland Co...
Northern Ireland Contact Point Network (NICP)
Ciaran Prunty

Engineering

Manuel Morillas Diaz Health
Dominic McLarnon

En...
Horizon 2020 NICP Network

Horizon 2020 NICP Network a
‘network of networks’
strengthening the participation of
industries...
What Exactly Is Connected Health ?
Connected health can be
described as the utilisation of
“connecting” technologies
and m...
Bob Bunn

Enterprise Europe Network
Bob Bunn

Enterprise Europe Network
Title of the presentation | Date||75
IRT Teams | Sept 08 75

EU R&D Funding for SMEs / Networks
Dr Robert Bunn
Title of the presentation | Date||76
IRT Teams | Sept 08 76

Invest Northern Ireland – Encourages Collaboration
Title of the presentation | Date||77
IRT Teams | Sept 08 77

HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020)
• €70.20 (?) billion research and in...
Title of the presentation | Date||78
IRT Teams | Sept 08 78

HORIZON 2020 – What’s new?
• Single set of rules for particip...
Title of the presentation | Date||79
IRT Teams | Sept 08 79

Horizon 2020: Three priorities
1. Excellent Science
2. Compet...
Title of the presentation | Date||80
IRT Teams | Sept 08 80

Horizon 2020: Excellent Science (€Bn)
European Research Counc...
Title of the presentation | Date||81
IRT Teams | Sept 08 81

Horizon 2020: Three priorities
1. Excellent Science
2. Compet...
Title of the presentation | Date||82
IRT Teams | Sept 08 82

Horizon 2020: Competitive Industries (€Bn)
Leadership in enab...
Title of the presentation | Date||83
IRT Teams | Sept 08 83

Horizon 2020: Three priorities
1. Excellent Science
2. Compet...
Title of the presentation | Date||84
IRT Teams | Sept 08 84

Horizon 2020: Better Society (€Bn)
Health, demographic change...
Title of the presentation | Date||85
IRT Teams | Sept 08 85

SMEs, Entrepreneurs, Innovation
at the core of
EU2020 strateg...
Title of the presentation | Date||86
IRT Teams | Sept 08 86

SMEs that participate in EU Projects:
• Increase their R&D an...
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IRT Teams | Sept 08 87

Strategic Positioning of SME Programmes
Transnational Coopera...
SME Instrument
Phase 1: Concept
and feasibility
assessment
Input: Idea/Concept:
"Business Plan 1"
(~ 10 pages)
10% budget
...
Title of the presentation | Date||89
IRT Teams | Sept 08 89

NI Horizon 2020 Contact Points
• H2020 Manager & Contact Poin...
Title of the presentation | Date||90
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UK/Ireland Funding Programmes

EU R&D Funding Programmes

Inv...
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Eurostars 2
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International collaborative research ...
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Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020
€5.6 billion b...
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IRT Teams | Sept 08 93

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020
“Innovative Tr...
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Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020
Innovative Tra...
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Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020
Research & Inn...
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Research Clusters in Horizon 2020

?? Contextual strategies:
...
Title of the presentation | Date||97
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Invest NI can help
• Identify the most appropriate funding sc...
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Invest NI: Horizon 2020 Innovation Voucher
• Opening December...
Title of the presentation | Date||99
IRT Teams | Sept 08 99

Invest NI Financial Support for Preparing Collaborative
R&D a...
Title of the presentation | Date||100
IRT Teams | Sept 08 100

Invest NI EU R&D Liaison Service in Brussels
• EU Funding a...
Title of the presentation | Date||101
IRT Teams | Sept 08 101

Team Contact Details – NICP’s for SMEs
Team Leader – Horizo...
 Partner identification and matching
- Research Connections Web Tool
- SSH Guide
- Advisory Service & EU Notice Board
Pa...
For further information:
Visit: http://www.intertradeireland.com/fp7support/
Or contact:
Carrie Small, Project Manager – E...
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What Next?
• Talk to us about your research needs – we are ...
www.enterpriseeuropeni.com
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Networking the Networks
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  • Peter Keig, Eco-Energy (NI) worked with Grove Housing association to transform a 19th century mid-terraced house in north Belfast to the highest spec with energy efficiency technologies specifically for the retro-fit market.
    Under floor phenolic insulation, internal wall insulation, Passivhaus windows & doors & good airtightness secure the thermal envelope. A condensing boiler was also fitted
  • Uses live data streams in real time to identify & monitor trends across social media in order to better assess & manage terrorist threats
  • Size – resources major constraint
    Good vs services – what is a service eg web design and Elite Electronics
    Hi tech vs Low tech
    Retail?....difficult but possiblle. Note that some retailers dont simply offer a service, they add value too. We can’t act as a companies salesperson
    Culture – comfortable with other cultures, non native english speakers,
  • Perplexed by European funding
    Unsure of the direction for your project
    Struggling to make the pieces of project (work packages) fit
    Are you missing the essential piece of the picture – for your dream team consortion
    Finding difficulty making the right connections
  • Improve your knowledge on funding opportunities for research development and innovation
    Inform about energy calls for proposals and topics
    Support during proposal development
    Connect you to potential partners
    Advise on how to promote your research/technological profile
  • Project duration is no more than 36 months and market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project ends.
    Evaluation: Basic assessment, technology and innovation, market and comp
  • Project duration is no more than 36 months and market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project ends.
    Evaluation: Basic assessment, technology and innovation, market and comp
  • Project duration is no more than 36 months and market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project ends.
    Evaluation: Basic assessment, technology and innovation, market and comp
  • Project duration is no more than 36 months and market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project ends.
    Evaluation: Basic assessment, technology and innovation, market and comp
  • Project duration is no more than 36 months and market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project ends.
    Evaluation: Basic assessment, technology and innovation, market and comp
  • £5K vouchers to allow support for SME engagement in early stages of:Engagement with EU officials and structures
    Consortia building
    Proposal writing
  • Evaluator - http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/experts;efp7_SESSION_ID=tbMTSfKGLxcGJVKJHJnmQQK8vR5hd6y7FnXVT6jyBvkQmk8JXWJp!-1207980626
    Role on Advisory bodies ?
    Study Work Programmes (drafts available now !)
    Interrogate available supports ( NICP / EEN / ITI ) – NOW !
    Develop a 1-page capability summary (dynamic/flexible)
  • Networking the Networks - Combined presentations

    1. 1. Networking the Networks
    2. 2. Linda Jamison www.investni.com Welcome to Networking the Networks
    3. 3. Linda Jamison Invest NI
    4. 4. AGENDA 09:20 Best Practice in Virtual Communication Tools for Networks: Damian O’Connor, European Connected Health Alliance 09:35 The Art of Being Social: Digital Communication for Networks: Andy Hill, Dokoo 09:50 Maximise opportunities via the Small Business Research Initiative(SBRI) : Pat Doyle, Invest NI 10:10 Internationalise your network: Andy Millar, Enterprise Europe Network 10:30 Hot Gossip: hot drinks, hot mince pies ... and hot topics: Una Davey 11:30 – 12:00 Horizon 2020: What funding opportunities are there for networks? : Robert Bunn, Invest NI; Shirley Davey- H2020
    5. 5. Networking the Networks
    6. 6. Damian O’Connor European Connected Health Alliance
    7. 7. Damian O’Connor, Operations Director ECHAlliance Foundation Partners
    8. 8. www.wordle.net
    9. 9. www.constantcontact.com
    10. 10. www.doodle.com
    11. 11. Supporting the EU-US MOU on Cooperation on Health related ICT Platform for EU-US focus every 6 months
    12. 12. www.b2match.com
    13. 13. www.wufoo.com
    14. 14. www.wufoo.com
    15. 15. GSMA Mobile World Congress, Barcelona February 2014 The European Connected Health Alliance is the Official mPowered Industries Partner for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona 24 - 27 February 2014. First-time focus on Health and Wellness during Mobile World Congress creates opportunities for our members and others to engage meaningfully with mobile phone operators and others to identify and remove the obstacles delaying and preventing deployments at scale which would bring benefits to citizens and commercial opportunities for industry. Learn more - Early Bird Offers, Exhibition/Sponsorship & ECHAlliance Member Discounts at : www.b2match.eu/echalliance-at-mobileworldcongress2014 If you have any questions please contact Event International Advisory Group Partners: info@echalliance.com
    16. 16. Damian O’Connor, Operations Director Email : damian@echalliance.com Website : www.echcalliance.com ECHAlliance Foundation Partners ECHAlliance Foundation Partners
    17. 17. Networking the Networks
    18. 18. Andy Hill Dokoo
    19. 19. The Art Of Being Social
    20. 20. Who Am I Andy Hill, I run Dokoo Digital an award winning digital marketing agency and am on the board of the Chartered Institute of Marketing for Ireland
    21. 21. What is social media
    22. 22. What social media really is •Social media is a place to have conversations •It is a medium to make new connections •It is a quick way to communicate •It is a resource to find out instant information
    23. 23. Storytelling
    24. 24. How to tell better stories •Content calendars •Posting at the correct time •Using online search to find relevant discussions •Using hashtags •Contributing more online
    25. 25. How social media can help your networks •One location where content can be shared •Hassle free way of sharing information •One voice •Can work as an intranet •Make new contacts •Share info about your own business
    26. 26. Linkedin
    27. 27. Twitter
    28. 28. To summarise •Bring offline online •Tell stories •Use the right language •Disciplined content schedule
    29. 29. Questions ?
    30. 30. Networking the Networks
    31. 31. Pat Doyle Invest NI
    32. 32. Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com SBRI – PreCommercial Procurement
    33. 33. SBRI – What Is It? • An innovative approach to government procurement • Programme coordinated through Technology Strategy Board (TSB) by Invest NI/DETI • Demand-driven by a defined challenge • Fast-track simplified process, particularly suited to SMEs • Public sector body acts as the “lead customer” Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    34. 34. SBRI – What Is It? Procurement not grant •Develop and eventually procure a novel solution to an existing problem •Encourage creation of solutions which meet policy objectives Development Contracts • 100% funded R&D • Deliverable based rather than hours worked or costs incurred • Operates under procurement rules rather than State Aid rules •IP rests with Company •Certain usage rights with Public Sector – companies encouraged to exploit IP Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    35. 35. SBRI – What Does It Do? • Utilises the power of public sector procurement (DHSSPS budget: £4.7bn p.a.) • Delivers major improvements in meeting operational or policy objectives of public sector • Enables better quality & cost effective solutions for the public sector by stimulating the creation of new products & services Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    36. 36. SBRI – Priority given by Government • 6 of the larger UK gov’t departments targets – £100m in FY13/14 – £200m in FY14/15 • NI Finance Minister very keen to utilise SBRI to improve efficiency of NI public sector procurement Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    37. 37. SBRI – How Does It Work? • TSB & government departments create a competitive call for solutions to identified needs in the public sector • Phased approach – Phase 1 – Feasibility – determine scientific, technical & commercial feasibility • 2 - 9mths & £20k to £100k – Results of phase 1 will largely determine entry to phase 2 – Phase 2 – Prototyping – bring product/service to the point of commercialisation • May be up to 2 years and £1M (depends on challenge) Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    38. 38. SBRI – How Does It Work? 1. Open competition supported by TSB 2. Competition opens 4. Most promising proposals selected 5. Phase 1 demonstration of feasibility – typically lasting up to 6 months & worth < £100k 3. Applicants submit proposals 6. Assessment of projects for phase 2 funding 8. Applicants commercialise successful outcomes 7. Phase 2 prototype development – typically lasting up to 2 years, worth £ 250k - £1m 9. Applicants free to further develop & exploit IP Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    39. 39. Role of Technology Strategy Board • SBRI Champion • Process Owner • Documents & Templates • Keeping it simple for both Public & Private Sectors • Application Support • • • • Problem definition and unpacking Outreach Competition management Increasing support to Devolved Administrations Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    40. 40. SBRI – Application Process • Competition widely advertised through TSB channels • Any size of business is eligible • Other organisations eligible – need to demonstrate route to market • Project risk is managed through the Phased process • Applications assessed by Public Sector Body on Fair Market Value • All contract values quoted include VAT • The contract terms and conditions are not negotiable • Single applicant (Any partners should be shown as subcontractors) Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    41. 41. SBRI – Benefits • If Government uses procurement innovatively it will... • • • • • • encourage new innovative solutions from businesses secure better value for money boost the growth of NI SMEs stimulate exports provide winning companies ‘first-mover’ advantage Grow the local economy Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    42. 42. SBRI – Company Benefits • Develops prototype in collaboration with a “lead customer” • Receives a contract not a grant • 100% funded • Retains IP • Can claim R&D Tax Credits (large co. scheme) Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    43. 43. SBRI – Progress To Date NITB Apps • Need to make visitor information more accessible via mobile devices to help tourists ‘explore more’ • Opportunity to exploit public sector dataset • £90k budget (Maximum award of £30k) • Seeking 3-7 successful projects • • • • • 72 bids (22 from NI) 4 Winners, 2 from NI, MyTourTalk less than 1 year old 9 public sector data sets being used by the winners Total cost £81k – no ongoing cost to government https://vimeo.com/80809219 Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    44. 44. SBRI – Retrofit for the Future • To Retrofit UK social housing stock in order to meet future targets in reduction of CO2 emissions and energy use • NI Participation through Eco-Energy (NI) & Grove Housing Association – supply chain opportunities Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    45. 45. SBRI – HCAI – Dept of Health • NHS spends up to £1B dealing with HCAI • ~300,000 patients • Hand cleaning device • Machine which scans non-thermal plasma over hands • Kills pathogens, kinder on the skin • Funded for two phases • £100,000 + £750,000 • ‘SBRI funding has enabled us to raise a second round of Angel funding....we have grown from 3 to 6 full time employees plus 20 associates...by 2014 we plan to have a 100 employees ’ STEVE MORRIS, CREO MEDICAL Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    46. 46. SBRI – Other NI Participation • Screening Drug Drivers 29 Applications – 2 from NI (Home Office Challenge) 3 Contracts awarded – 1 from NI - Randox • Have I got views for you 50 applications – 1 from NI (Home Office Challenge) 6 Contracts awarded – 1 from NI - Repknight • Better Health Outcomes 5 companies from NI have applied Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    47. 47. SBRI – Points of Contact • Pat Doyle Innovative Procurement Executive – Invest NI Tel: 028 9069 8835 pat.doyle@investni.com • Eoin McFadden Innovative Procurement Executive – DETI Tel: 028 9052 9773 eoin.mcfadden@detini.gov.uk • Rick Bartlett Innovative Procurement Executive – CPD Tel: 028 9057 6814 richard.bartlett@dfpni.gov.uk • https://www.innovateuk.org/government-contracts-sbri Pre-Commercial Procurement www.investni.com
    48. 48. Networking the Networks
    49. 49. Andy Millar Enterprise Europe Network
    50. 50. IRT Teams | 08 55 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||55 Enterprise Europe Network Andy Millar
    51. 51. IRT Teams | 08 56 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||56 Agenda • Overview & Technology Transfer • Commercial Opportunities and Business Information • European R&D Opportunities
    52. 52. IRT Teams | 08 57 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||57 Overview LaunchedBosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Armenia, in 2008 China, Croatia, Egypt, Iceland, Israel, Brought together 2 former networks Montenegro, Norway, Russia, Serbia, All EU + 25 Non-EU Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, South Korea, USA. FRM, Egypt, Japan, Moldova, India, Brasil, Turkey
    53. 53. IRT Teams | 08 58 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||58 Enterprise Europe Network Structure • 600 partner organisations • 6000 specialist advisors • Potential access to circa 20 million European SMEs • Largest Technology Transfer database in the world
    54. 54. IRT Teams | 08 59 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||59 How EEN operates….. Alerts • Email and RSS Newsletters • newsletters published bi-monthly Events • Local and International brokerage Workshops • Variety of workshops on EEN services
    55. 55. IRT Teams | 08 60 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||60 What we do ……Innovation Services Knowledge and Technology Transfer Database • Technology Offer – succinct profile to stimulate interest • Technology Request – International profiles disseminated in UK • Technology Partnership Agreement – linking SMEs Events and Workshops Innovation Support Services • Technology Audits and support visits FP7 & other R&D funding • Information on funding calls; guidance and training on bids, partner searches
    56. 56. IRT Teams | 08 61 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||61 What we do......Commercial Activities European Information Market Opportunities Business Partnership Dialogue with SMEs
    57. 57. IRT Teams | 08 62 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||62 Providing information and practical advice on: • • • • • European legislation and policies European programmes Funding opportunities Business partnership opportunities Tender opportunities
    58. 58. IRT Teams | 08 63 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||63 Market Opportunities Size and segmentation of market Industry structure and key players Forecast and trends
    59. 59. IRT Teams | 08 64 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||64 Focus SMEs.....Internationalisation.....Collaboration • Which companies can go international? • • • • • • Size? Goods vs Services Hi tech vs Low tech Retail? Niche product vs platform product Culture
    60. 60. IRT Teams | 08 65 EnterpriseTitle of the presentationNetwork Europe| SeptDate||65 Clusters and Sector Groups • Close links with NI Collaborative Networks – internationalisation assistance • EEN Sector groups
    61. 61. www.enterpriseeuropeni.com
    62. 62. Networking the Networks
    63. 63. HORIZON 2020 Opportunities for HSC in NI to meet European Societal Challenges Invest NI Collaborative Networks 13th December 2013 Connected Health EU Thematic Lead Dr. Shirley Davey
    64. 64. Role of the NICP – Connected Health • • • • • • • • The role of EU Thematic Lead in Connected Health /NICP (N. Ireland Contact Point) is to increase involvement in Horizon 2020 Building Capacity and Partnerships Working closely with NI stakeholders including University of Ulster, QUB, FE sector, SMEs and the Health & Social Care Trusts, ECH Alliance Supporting development Connected Health research including the Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Competence Centre (CHIC) Provide Pre and Post Project Development Support Aligning Horizon 2020 priorities with Research Strengths in Connected Health Preparing projects & consortiums (Clinical-BusinessAcademic) Connection with EU contact points/programme experts and evaluators
    65. 65. Northern Ireland Contact Point Network (NICP) Ciaran Prunty Engineering Manuel Morillas Diaz Health Dominic McLarnon Energy Shirley Davey Connected Health Inmaculada Higueras Dajana Dzanovic Social Sciences & Humanities ICT c.prunty@qub.ac.uk m.morillas-diaz@qub.ac.uk d.mclarnon@ulster.ac.uk s.davey@ulster.ac.uk i.higueras@qub.ac.uk d.dzanovic@qub.ac.uk Joanne Coyle SMEs joanne.coyle@investni.com Robert Bunn SMEs robert.bunn@investni.com Lisa O’Reilly SMEs lisa.oreilly@investni.com David McCleery Agri-Food david.mccleery@afbini.gov.uk
    66. 66. Horizon 2020 NICP Network Horizon 2020 NICP Network a ‘network of networks’ strengthening the participation of industries, research centres, universities and SMES in Research Development and Innovation Horizon 2020 Programmes and enhance the collaborations between different stakeholders
    67. 67. What Exactly Is Connected Health ? Connected health can be described as the utilisation of “connecting” technologies and medical devices for healthcare applications Healthcare will have its renaissance when it moves beyond the hospital and clinic and into the day-to-day lives of patients (Kvedar, 2009). eHealth; Cloud; mHealth, ERH, Health 2.0, PoC….
    68. 68. Bob Bunn Enterprise Europe Network
    69. 69. Bob Bunn Enterprise Europe Network
    70. 70. Title of the presentation | Date||75 IRT Teams | Sept 08 75 EU R&D Funding for SMEs / Networks Dr Robert Bunn
    71. 71. Title of the presentation | Date||76 IRT Teams | Sept 08 76 Invest Northern Ireland – Encourages Collaboration
    72. 72. Title of the presentation | Date||77 IRT Teams | Sept 08 77 HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020) • €70.20 (?) billion research and innovation funding programme • New framework programme bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives (FP, EIT, CIP) • Continuation of investment in frontier research • More support for innovation activities – focus on business opportunities • Simplification (e.g. reduction of average time to grant by 100 days)
    73. 73. Title of the presentation | Date||78 IRT Teams | Sept 08 78 HORIZON 2020 – What’s new? • Single set of rules for participation, coherent with other new EU Programmes • One project – one funding rate - Eligible costs: direct + indirect (flat rate, O/H @ 25% of direct costs) - 100% rate for research projects; - 70% rate for activities closer to market; • Simple evaluation criteria: Excellence, Implementation, Impact (weighting ?) • New funding schemes: - pre-commercial procurement, prizes, loan and equity instruments
    74. 74. Title of the presentation | Date||79 IRT Teams | Sept 08 79 Horizon 2020: Three priorities 1. Excellent Science 2. Competitive Industries 3. Better Society
    75. 75. Title of the presentation | Date||80 IRT Teams | Sept 08 80 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science (€Bn) European Research Council (ERC) Supporting world leading scientist in blue sky research 11.93 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation 2.46 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) Opportunities for training and career development 5.62 Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure) Ensuring access to world-class facilities 2.27
    76. 76. Title of the presentation | Date||81 IRT Teams | Sept 08 81 Horizon 2020: Three priorities 1. Excellent Science 2. Competitive Industries 3. Better Society
    77. 77. Title of the presentation | Date||82 IRT Teams | Sept 08 82 Horizon 2020: Competitive Industries (€Bn) Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT) 12.35 ICT (45 %), nanotechnologies (22 %), biotechnology (3 %), space, etc. Access to risk finance 2.59 Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation Innovation in SMEs Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs 0.6 complemented by c. 20% of societal challenges and industrial leadership ‘access to risk finance’ with strong SME focus
    78. 78. Title of the presentation | Date||83 IRT Teams | Sept 08 83 Horizon 2020: Three priorities 1. Excellent Science 2. Competitive Industries 3. Better Society
    79. 79. Title of the presentation | Date||84 IRT Teams | Sept 08 84 Horizon 2020: Better Society (€Bn) Health, demographic change & wellbeing 6.81 Food security, sustainable agriculture & the bio-economy 3.51 Secure, clean and efficient energy 5.40 Smart, green & integrated transport 5.78 Climate action, resource efficiency & raw materials 2.81 Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative & reflective societies 1.20 Secure societies – protecting freedom & security of Europe and its citizen 1.50
    80. 80. Title of the presentation | Date||85 IRT Teams | Sept 08 85 SMEs, Entrepreneurs, Innovation at the core of EU2020 strategy
    81. 81. Title of the presentation | Date||86 IRT Teams | Sept 08 86 SMEs that participate in EU Projects: • Increase their R&D and innovation capability by tapping into the best knowledge in the union • Get access to international networks • Get access to new markets and customers • Have access to qualified staff • Increase their reputation and visibility on an EU level
    82. 82. Title of the presentation | Date||87 IRT Teams | Sept 08 87 Strategic Positioning of SME Programmes Transnational Cooperation Horizon 2020 Collaborative Research Target: R&D topics R&D driven projects Eurostars Target: R&D intensive SME Horizon 2020 SME instrument Target: Business innovation motivated SMEs National & regional programs Cooperation at regional or national level Market opportunity driven projects
    83. 83. SME Instrument Phase 1: Concept and feasibility assessment Input: Idea/Concept: "Business Plan 1" (~ 10 pages) 10% budget Activities: Feasibility of concept Risk assessment IP regime Partner search Design study Pilot application etc. Output: elaborated "Business plan 2" 10-15% success Phase 2: R&D, demonstration, market replication Input: "Business plan 2" plus description of activities under Phase 2 (~ 30 pages) 90% budget Activities: Development, prototyping, testing, piloting, miniaturisation, scaling-up, market replication, research Output: "investor-ready Business plan 3" 40-50% success Lump sum: 50.000 € 1-3 (5) M € EC funding ~ 6 months ~ 12 to 24 months Title of the presentation | Date||88 IRT Teams | Sept 08 88 Phase 3: Commercialisation Promote instrument as quality label for successful projects Facilitate access to private finance Support via networking , training, information, addressing i.a. IP management, knowledge sharing, dissemination SME window in the EU financial facilities (debt facility and equity facility) Possible connection to PPC (and PPI?) No direct funding
    84. 84. Title of the presentation | Date||89 IRT Teams | Sept 08 89 NI Horizon 2020 Contact Points • H2020 Manager & Contact Points:  Health (QUB and UU)  Engineering (QUB)  ICT (QUB x2)  SSH (QUB)  Energy (UU)  Food/Agriculture (AFBI)  SMEs (Invest NI) • Close links with UK and Irish NCPs • NI network includes: InterTradeIreland & Brussels-based NI team
    85. 85. Title of the presentation | Date||90 IRT Teams | Sept 08 90 UK/Ireland Funding Programmes EU R&D Funding Programmes Invest NI Collaborative R&D Support Service
    86. 86. Title of the presentation | Date||91 IRT Teams | Sept 08 91 Eurostars 2 • • • • • International collaborative research and innovation project lead by a research performing SME Development of an innovative new product, process or service Two application deadlines per year (Next deadline 13th March 2014) Evaluation by Independent Experts Maximum Grant of €300,000 at 60% of eligible project costs (UK’s TSB rules).
    87. 87. Title of the presentation | Date||92 IRT Teams | Sept 08 92 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020 €5.6 billion budget Main objective - to ensure optimum development and dynamic use of Europe’s intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovation Marie S-Curie Actions = excellent researchers’ training, mobility and career development
    88. 88. Title of the presentation | Date||93 IRT Teams | Sept 08 93 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020 “Innovative Training Networks” - ITN Research networks supporting training of Masters’ and PhD students “Individual Fellowships” Support for experienced researchers undertaking mobility “R&I Staff Exchange” RISE International and inter-sector cooperation through the exchange of research and innovation staff “COFUND” Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes covering actions 1, 2 and 3
    89. 89. Title of the presentation | Date||94 IRT Teams | Sept 08 94 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Networks - ITN • Promoting inter-sectoral & international collaboration in research training • Academic <-> Non-Academic • Non-academic = private sector, public sector, “third sector” (NGOs, charities, etc.) • Proposing three types of network 1. European Training Networks (minimum 3 partners, 3 countries) 2. European Joint Doctorates (minimum 3 partners, 3 countries) 3. European Industrial Doctorates (minimum 2 partners; one academic, one non-academic)
    90. 90. Title of the presentation | Date||95 IRT Teams | Sept 08 95 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Staff Exchange - RISE Promoting transfer of knowledge between countries and sectors • Two types of RISE award: • International “staff” exchanges between Europe and non-European countries • Inter-sectoral “staff” exchanges between different sectors in Europe (no intra-national exchanges) Funds exchange visits from 1 month to 1 year and networking activities (workshops, meetings, conferences, etc.)
    91. 91. Title of the presentation | Date||96 IRT Teams | Sept 08 96 Research Clusters in Horizon 2020 ?? Contextual strategies: • Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) • Possibility of Synergistic Funding (NOT double funding) • Approach ? Networks at EU level ? ERRIN ??
    92. 92. Title of the presentation | Date||97 IRT Teams | Sept 08 97 Invest NI can help • Identify the most appropriate funding scheme for your project idea and research needs • Provide advice on UK and EU funding rules, regulations and eligibility criteria • Assist you to find the right partners through the Enterprise Europe Network and ERRIN • Signpost you to further specialist events and advice (NICP, NCP) • Invest NI financial support for proposal preparation
    93. 93. Title of the presentation | Date||98 IRT Teams | Sept 08 98 Invest NI: Horizon 2020 Innovation Voucher • Opening December 2013 – NOW LIVE ! • Helping SMEs to work with a knowledge provider in their field to engage in Horizon 2020 • SME applies directly to Invest NI • £4000 (€5000) voucher to support SMEs to: • Understand structures • Build consortia • Prepare their contribution to proposals
    94. 94. Title of the presentation | Date||99 IRT Teams | Sept 08 99 Invest NI Financial Support for Preparing Collaborative R&D applications – For Companies & Academics Eligible Costs • Labour • Consultancy Fees • Legal Advice • Travel and Subsistence Costs Project Definition
    95. 95. Title of the presentation | Date||100 IRT Teams | Sept 08 100 Invest NI EU R&D Liaison Service in Brussels • EU Funding and Policy Information services  Early Intelligence on EU calls (EU Funding Briefs)  EU R&D and Innovation Policy Monitoring (Brussels Bulletin) • Project Development Support  Partner searches  Organisation of meetings with the EC, potential partners • EU Networking activities & profiling the Region  Relations with EC officials  Build strategic links with other regions, networks  Organise Events to showcase Northern Ireland expertise
    96. 96. Title of the presentation | Date||101 IRT Teams | Sept 08 101 Team Contact Details – NICP’s for SMEs Team Leader – Horizon 2020 UK NCP SMEs Joanne Coyle Email: joanne.coyle@investni.com Tel. 028 9069 8807 R&D Collaboration and EEN Executives – Northern Ireland Lisa O’Reilly Email: lisa.oreilly@investni.com Tel. 028 9069 8594 Robert Bunn Email: robert.bunn@investni.com R&D Liaison Executive – Brussels Farha Brahmi Email: farha.brahmi@investni.com Tel. 028 9069 8602 Tel. 00 32 2 290 1345
    97. 97.  Partner identification and matching - Research Connections Web Tool - SSH Guide - Advisory Service & EU Notice Board Partnership development - Cross -Border Collaboration Voucher - EU Travel Scheme Information & Dissemination - Thematic events - Dedicated website & newsletter - Case Studies - Horizon 2020 app
    98. 98. For further information: Visit: http://www.intertradeireland.com/fp7support/ Or contact: Carrie Small, Project Manager – EU Programmes Tel: 028 3083 4172 Email: carrie.small@intertradeireland.com Catherine Halbert, ITI Horizon 2020 Facilitator Email: horizon2020@intertradeireland.com
    99. 99. Title of the presentation | Date||104 IRT Teams | Sept 08 104 What Next? • Talk to us about your research needs – we are free! • Think strategically, look medium to long term • Successful participation is often the culmination of a process, so be prepared - join networks, be open to collaboration, come to information sessions • Register as an evaluator - learn the process from the inside. • Start early
    100. 100. www.enterpriseeuropeni.com
    101. 101. Networking the Networks
    102. 102. Linda Jamison Invest NI
    103. 103. Networking the Networks

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