Eurostars Jorge Liz 29 01

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Sessão de Esclarecimentos do Programa EUREKA – EUROSTARS a realizar amanhã dia 29 Janeiro 2010.

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Eurostars Jorge Liz 29 01

  1. 1. The Eurostars Programme The EUREKA-EU joint funding programme for R&D performing SMEs R&D-performing The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  2. 2. What is EUREKA ? >2 > EUREKA is a public network supporting R&D-performing businesses > Established in 1985 by French President Mitterrand and German Chancellor Kohl • An intergovernmental network of 39 members + 1 Associate South Korea: EU-27, European Community and 11 other countries. • EUREKA projects are financed through national public and private funding • Market-oriented: Projects must result in a marketable product, process or service • Bottom-up: The consortium decides on the project objectives; there are no thematic restrictions; open to third p y p p party participation; p Since 1985, more than 26 billion euro of public-private investment has been mobilised to support over 3,000 EUREKA projects The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  3. 3. EUREKA member countries >3 Austria Estonia Malta Belgium European Union Monaco Croatia Finland The Netherlands Cyprus France Norway Czech Republic Former Yugoslav Republic Poland of Macedonia Denmark Portugal Germany Romania Greece Russian Federation Hungary San Marino Iceland Serbia Ireland Slovakia Israel Slovenia Italy Spain Latvia Sweden Lithuania Switzerland Luxembourg Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  4. 4. What comprises EUREKA ? >4 EUREKA supports THREE types of projects Clusters Long term Long-term and strategically-significant. strategically significant. Clusters involve a large number of participants, many from Europe’s largest companies. Develop generic technologies of key importance to European competitiveness. Individual Projects (eg. E!1782; E!1344) Small, shorter-term projects, involving participants from at least two member countries. Result in a product, process or service with a significant advance in their sector. Some of these projects are grouped together in a thematic network, known as an Umbrella network Umbrella. Eurostars Projects Small, h t t S ll short-term projects, i j t involving participants f l i ti i t from at l t t t least two member countries. b ti The consortium leader is a research-performing SME. Programmed jointly with the European Community (through the Framework Programme). The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  5. 5. For more information - www.eurekanetwork.org >5 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  6. 6. About Eurostars… The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  7. 7. The Eurostars Programme >7 > The Eurostars Programme is the first European funding and support programme to b specifically d di d be ifi ll dedicated to d R&D performing SMEs. A joint programme (from 2007-2013), combining: > National R&D programmes from 31 participating countries (300+ million euro already committed) > Seventh Framework Programme (+/-100 million euro committed) > EUREKA Secretariat (20+ years of experience in coordination of national R&D programmes) Next deadlines for applications: Thursday 25th February 2010 at 20h00 CET. Thursday 30th September 2010 at 20h00 CET CET. The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  8. 8. Adoption by the European Union >8 Adoption by the Adoption by the European Parliament Council of Ministers 10 April 2008 23 June 2008 DECISION No 743/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 9 J l 2008 il f July The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  9. 9. Eurostars 31 participating countries >9 Austria Latvia Belgium Lithuania Croatia Luxembourg Cyprus The Netherlands Czech Republic Norway Denmark Poland Estonia Portugal g Finland Romania France Slovakia Germany Slovenia Greece Spain Hungary Sweden Iceland Switzerland Ireland Turkeyy Israel United Kingdom Italy The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  10. 10. The eligibility check > 10 • Consortium Leader is an R&D-performing SME* from a Eurostars member country; • At least one other participant is from another Eurostars member country; • The R&D performing SMEs are undertaking at least 50% of total R&D cost; • Well balanced partnership (no country responsible for more than 75% of the project costs) • Project duration is less than 3 years • Market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project completion • No restriction on thematic area (bottom up) but only for civilian purposes; The Eurostars Programme is powered by * 10% FTE engaged in R&D or 10% turnover dedicated to R&D EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  11. 11. The Eurostars process… The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  12. 12. Central evaluation process > 12 Next cut-off date 25 February 2010 20:00(CET) N ff d F b 20 00(CET) The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  13. 13. Support and assistance from EUREKA > 13 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  14. 14. Signing up as a Eurostars applicant > 14 www.eurostars-eureka.eu One registration per project The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  15. 15. The Eurostars application procedure > 15 A confirmation of the participation to the project is asked by sending the document signed by fax or mail to the Eureka Secretariat address within 7 days following the sending date and maximum 7 days after the cut off date. The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  16. 16. The eligibility check > 16 The li ibilit h k is Th eligibility check i performed b th E k S f d by the Eureka Secretariat i t i t in Brussels with the aid of project officers from the National Offices: • Consortium Leader is an R&D-performing SME* from a Eurostars member country; • At least one other participant is from another Eurostars member country; • The R&D performing SMEs are undertaking at least 50% of total R&D cost; • Well balanced partnership (no country responsible for more than 75% of the project costs) • Project duration is less than 3 years • Market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project completion • No restriction on thematic area (bottom up) but only for civilian purposes; The Eurostars Programme is powered by * 10% FTE engaged in R&D or 10% turnover dedicated to R&D EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  17. 17. The eligibility check > 17 • N ti National offices are responsible f answering eligibility l ffi ibl for i li ibilit questions relating directly to the project participants from their country: 1. Is this participant a legal entity in the host country? 2. 2 Should this participant be accepted following the application of national track record? 3. Are there serious doubts as to the finances and practices of the entity (bankrupcy, fraud, no viability)? The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  18. 18. A two-step evaluation process > 18 1. Technical assessment by two independent experts 2. Evaluation and ranking by members of the Independent Evaluation Panel (IEP): > Basic Assessment (maximum 100 points) > Well balanced partnership; Added value through cooperation > Technological d T h l i l and managerial capacity of all participants i l it f ll ti i t > Methodology; Cost and financing structure > Technology and Innovation (maximum 100 points) > Degree of Technological maturity > Technological achievements envisaged > Degree of Innovation > Market and Competitiveness (maximum 100 points) > Market size, access and risk > Time to Market > Return on Investment The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  19. 19. The selection of technical experts > 19 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  20. 20. The assessment of applications > 20 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  21. 21. The NPC ‘cover note’ > 21 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  22. 22. Evaluation by the IEP > 22 Independent Evaluation Panel : 6 members + 1 chairman The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  23. 23. Ranking of applications by the IEP > 23 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  24. 24. Eurostars HLG endorsement of IEP Report > 24 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  25. 25. Communication of results > 25 Once the ranking list has been endorsed by the Eurostars High Level Group: > Applicants whose projects are scored above the threshold (at least 200 points, no scores under 60 in all criteria) are informed of their position in the ranking list and must contact t e N C their NPC to p og ess. progress. > Applicants whose projects scores below the threshold are informed. The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  26. 26. Funding of applications > 26 Applicants must make immediate contact with their th i NPC t move f to forward d > The funding of partners is based on national funding rules > The funding of projects is following the ranking list until national budget is exhausted > F the project to b a valid E For h j be lid Eurostars one, all partners must ll be funded Ranking Project AT BE CY DE … … 58 E!4567 V V 59 E!4289 V V 60 E!4978 X V 61 E!4157 V V The Eurostars Programme is powered by … … EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  27. 27. Eurostars Funding Conditions in Portugal The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  28. 28. National Rules for Eurostars Projects > 28 Art.3 - Typology of R&D Activities: • EUREKA-EUROSTARS must have exclusively civil ends; • Projects may comprise the following R&D Activities: • Industrial Research – development of new technologies and to obtain new competences; (Maximum support rate 75%) • Experimental Development – development of prototypes, pre-series & pilot actions; industrial validation of technologies; promotion activities for economic valorisation g p of results; (Maximum support rate 50%) Art.4 - Types of Beneficiaries: • Portuguese Enterprises; • Entities from the National Scientific and Technological System; • Other non-profit public and private institutions that develop, promote or participate in scientific research or education and scientific & technological culture; The Eurostars Programme is powered by Texto não oficial: Por favor consultar o “Regulamento Nacional para apoio EUREKA and the European Community a projectos EUREKA – EUROSTARS” disponível em www.adi.pt © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  29. 29. National Rules for Eurostars Projects > 29 Art.5 – Eligibility conditions : • The beneficiaries must meet the following eligibility conditions: • To be legally constituted; • To meet the legal obligations for the exercise of its activity; • To have no debts to the state; • To possess adequate human and physical resources for the development of the project; • To have organized accounts; g ; • Present a balanced economical and financial situation; The Eurostars Programme is powered by Texto não oficial: Por favor consultar o “Regulamento Nacional para apoio EUREKA and the European Community a projectos EUREKA – EUROSTARS” disponível em www.adi.pt © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  30. 30. National Rules for Eurostars Projects > 30 Art.7 - Eligible Expenses: g p • Human Resources (including scholarships); • Patent acquisition; • Raw materials and components needed for pilot or experimental installations or for the demonstration and construction of prototypes; • Third party services, including technical, scientific and consultancy assistance; • Project specific software; • Formulation of patent requests, utility models; F l ti f t t t tilit d l • Promotion and dissemination of results; • Travel abroad; • Certification of R&D&I System; • Official accountants (TOC / ROC); • Indirect Costs (20% Flat Rate or Full Costs). The Eurostars Programme is powered by Texto não oficial: Por favor consultar o “Regulamento Nacional para apoio EUREKA and the European Community a projectos EUREKA – EUROSTARS” disponível em www.adi.pt © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  31. 31. National Rules for Eurostars Projects > 31 Art.9 Art 9 - Nature and limits of the incentive: • The incentive is a non-reimbursable grant; • Base support rate f E t B t t for Enterprises - 25% i i 25%, increased b d by: • Industrial Research Activities - 25% • Type of enterprise – Medium 10% - Small 20%; yp p ; • Cooperation between enterprises – 15% • Cooperation with scientific & technological entities – 15% • Ample dissemination of results – 15% • Entities from the National Scientific and Technological System and other non profit public and private institutions – 75%; non-profit The Eurostars Programme is powered by Texto não oficial: Por favor consultar o “Regulamento Nacional para apoio EUREKA and the European Community a projectos EUREKA – EUROSTARS” disponível em www.adi.pt © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  32. 32. National Rules for Eurostars Projects > 32 Art.9 Art 9 - Nature and limits of the incentive (cont ): (cont.): • Maximum amount of support per project €200.000, except when the participation of Portuguese enterprises accounts for more that 50% of the total budget of the Eurostars Project; • For Non SMEs the incentive is given by minimis (Regulation (CE) 1998/2006). 1998/2006) The Eurostars Programme is powered by Texto não oficial: Por favor consultar o “Regulamento Nacional para apoio EUREKA and the European Community a projectos EUREKA – EUROSTARS” disponível em www.adi.pt © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  33. 33. National Rules for Eurostars Projects > 33 Art.11 - Concession of the approved incentives: pp • 30% cash advance after the signature of the acceptance term; • Another two 30% cash advances when the promoter justifies to have spent 70% of the previous one(s); • Remaining 10% after the final report is delivered. Art. 12 - Monitoring and Control: AdI will visit the national promoters twice, half way through the project and at the end of the project; Normally a technical expert of the field of the project will accompany the AdI representative. The Eurostars Programme is powered by Texto não oficial: Por favor consultar o “Regulamento Nacional para apoio EUREKA and the European Community a projectos EUREKA – EUROSTARS” disponível em www.adi.pt © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  34. 34. Eurostars Results 1st & 2nd Cut Offs The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  35. 35. Global Overview – Cut off 1 & 2 > 35 1st Cut off 2nd Cut off Submission Stage Applications received 215 317 Total Budget (M€) 300 446 Evaluation Stage Applications eligible 189 244 Application b A li ti above T h ld Treshold 133 111 Funding Stage Projects Funded 90 85* Total Budget 129 M€ 126 M€ Public Funding 54 M€ 53 M€** - From Members States 41 M€ 40M€ 40M€** - From European Commission 13 M€ 13M€** *6 additional project still in negotiation ** estimation The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  36. 36. Portugal Overview – Cut off 1 & 2 > 36 1st Cut off 2nd Cut off Submission Stage Applications received 16 23 Total Budget (M€) 5.7 M€ 6.7 M€ Evaluation Stage Applications eligible 16 21 Application b A li ti above T h ld Treshold 11 8 Funding Stage Projects Funded 6* 7** Total Budget 1,96 M€ 2.01 M€ Public Funding 1 M€ 1 M€ * 2 projectos em curso com auto-financiamento nacional ** 1 Projecto em curso com auto financiamento nacional auto-financiamento The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  37. 37. Global overview - Technological Areas > 37 Technological Areas (# of projects funded) 100% Others Others 90% Environment, Energy & Environment, Energy & Agriculture 80% Agriculture 70% Industrial Technologies 60% Industrial Technologies 50% BIO Science 40% BIO Science 30% 20% ICT ICT 10% 0% 1 2 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  38. 38. Global overview - Market Areas > 38 Market Areas (# of p j ( projects funded) ) 100% Other Other 90% Transport & Construction Environment, Environment Energy & 80% Agriculture 70% Industrial product 60% Industrial product 50% Medical & Health 40% Medical & Health 30% 20% ICT 10% ICT 0% cut off 1 cut off 2 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  39. 39. Global Overview -Projects Participants > 39 Type of Projects Participants (by Total Cost) 100% Large company Other Large company 90% Research Institute Research Institute University University U i it 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% RD SME RD SME 30% 20% 10% 0% Cut off 1 Cut off 2 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  40. 40. Eurostars Cut off 1 & 2 – By projects Funded > 40 Eurostars Project Funded - Cut off 1 & 2 (per number of) 30 25 number of projects 20 p 15 10 5 0 AT BE CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GR HR HU IE IL IS IT KR LT LU NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR UK Cut off 1 Cut off 2 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  41. 41. For more information > www.eurostars-eureka.eu > 41 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  42. 42. Guidelines for applicants > 42 > Download PDF at www.eurostars-eureka.eu/forms/guidelinesforapplicants.pdf The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008
  43. 43. Thank you for listening > 43 Jorge Liz / João Silva / Anabela Duarte EUREKA Portugal Agência de Inovação Ca pus Campus do Lumiar, Edif. O, u a, d . Estrada do Paço do Lumiar 1649-038 1649 038 Lisboa Tel: +351 210103090 Fax: +351 210103091 p g @ Email: eureka.portugal@adi.ptp The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008

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