“Exploitation of research,
technology and know how transfer”
Bart De Moor, chairman IRF (IOF)
General Assembly Industrial Research Fund

Fuel for Future Tech Transfer

29 May 2009
Lisbon: R&D investments in % GRP

1%

2%

1,03

DE

BE

0,40

1,75

DE

1,52

FL

1,33

BE

0,69

EU25

1,84

DK

0,57
0,5...
Human research potential
JP

5,5

NL

5,0

16,2

DK

FI

8,6

6,0

8,0

10,0

12,0

14,0

16,0

18,0

21,0

UK

7,3

IE

2...
Entrepreneurship

14,0
12,0

VL

10,0

BE

8,0

DU
FR

6,0

NL
UK

4,0

USA

2,0
0,0
2001

2002

2004

2005

Total Entrepr...
From basic research to tech transfer
Fase 1

Direct Contract
Research

Fase 2

FFF

spinoff
NV

KUL
Research
group

Resear...
IPTEC Award

2006 Stanford
2007 Tsinghua
2008 Leuven
Examples of technology transfer
Research collaboration: results
• 95 million euro income from research collaboration
• 1,263 new agreements (2010)
1400
12...
Intellectual property: results
• 146 patent applications in 2010
– 454 active patent families
– 44 PCTs
In numbers

2010

...
Spin-off companies: results (1)
Cumulative number of spin-offs created
100
90
80
70
60
50

Total no. of active spinoffs

4...
Spin-off companies: results (2)

Euro
Networks
• Stimulating knowledge exchange and partnering with
other high-tech businesses (both SMEs and large
companies) a...
Networks
• Vertical networks:
– DSP Valley
– LSEC

• Thematic centres:
–
–
–
–
–
–

CD3
L-MRC
L-MTC
LICT
PharmAbs
NERF
Science parks, business centres & incubators
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Science Park Arenberg
Science Park Haasrode
Science ...
Funding
FP7

Size of project (small to large)

IDEAS
PEOPLE

FWO

GOA
IDO

COOPERATION

IWT - SBO

Innovation-project
EU
I...
General: IOF - parameters

Decree
Flemish Government

IOF Parameters
Weight ’04 %

Doctorates

25

Public/cit.

25

IWT pr...
General: IOF - parameters

Decree
Flemish Government

IOF Parameters
Weight ’04 %

Weight ’12 %

Doctorates

25

15

Publi...
IOF / IRF

Project types:
- leverage platforms
- knowledge building platforms
People:
- industrial research fellows
Industrial Research Fellows
• Support strategic basic research, research plan with valorisation
initiatives, industry brid...
Industrial Research Fellows
• New type of long-term research/management profile !
• Support innovative research
• Undertak...
Industrial Research Fellows
• Selection
– Call
• General application procedure
• IOF-vacancy call
– Criteria
– Pre-selecti...
Leverage projects
• Short-term feasability studies
• Bringing scientific concept or technology to point of
transferability...
Knowledge Platforms
• Multidisciplinary consortia
• High level strategic basic research

• Knowledge consortium with
valor...
Calls vs Grants
Applications

Grants

Leverage projects

Applications

Grants

IOF Fellows

Call 2006

41

14

Call 2005

...
The 7 spheres of succesful products
Information
Energy

Culture

Social

Materials

Life

Environment
@JensOreel
41,45%
@JensOreel
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AFC Café STST - Bart De Moor (KU Leuven)
AFC Café STST - Bart De Moor (KU Leuven)
AFC Café STST - Bart De Moor (KU Leuven)
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  1. 1. “Exploitation of research, technology and know how transfer” Bart De Moor, chairman IRF (IOF)
  2. 2. General Assembly Industrial Research Fund Fuel for Future Tech Transfer 29 May 2009
  3. 3. Lisbon: R&D investments in % GRP 1% 2% 1,03 DE BE 0,40 1,75 DE 1,52 FL 1,33 BE 0,69 EU25 1,84 DK 0,57 0,56 FL 2,45 FI 0,80 0,77 DK 1,34 FR FI 0,20 0,77 IE 0,81 FR 0,00 1,01 NL 0,40 IE 1,30 UK 0,75 NL 1,91 US 0,68 UK 2,65 JP 0,89 0,86 JP US 0,60 1,26 EU25 0,80 1,00 1,20 0,00 Public investment in R&D in % GRP 0,50 1 ,00 1 ,50 2,00 2,50 3,00 Companies investment in R&D in % GRP 1.600 miljoen euro 1.400 If in 2014: 1 % GRP to public R&D Then needed +230 mio euro/year from 2010 ! 1.200 1.000 800 600 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 jaar 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
  4. 4. Human research potential JP 5,5 NL 5,0 16,2 DK FI 8,6 6,0 8,0 10,0 12,0 14,0 16,0 18,0 21,0 UK 7,3 IE 24,2 22,2 FR 12,5 DK 8,4 BE 11,0 EU25 12,2 0,0 5,0 1 0,0 1 5,0 20,0 5,0 1 0,0 1 5,0 20,0 25,0 30,0 35,0 40,0 45,0 Higher education share / 100 adults (25-64) (2003) 10,9 US 21,3 0,0 13,2 JP DE 29,0 EU25 # researchers / 1000 employees (2003) NL 24,0 BE 5,4 4,0 31,9 DE 7,9 BE 33,2 DK 6,3 DE 23,2 FR FI 2,0 26,3 IE 6,8 0,0 27,5 NL FR EU25 29,2 UK 5,1 IE 38,4 US 9,0 UK 37,4 JP 10,1 US 25,0 STEM masters / 1000 20-29 year (2003) 30,0
  5. 5. Entrepreneurship 14,0 12,0 VL 10,0 BE 8,0 DU FR 6,0 NL UK 4,0 USA 2,0 0,0 2001 2002 2004 2005 Total Entrepreneurial Activity (GEM) European paradox: Research excellent, Tech transfer insufficient !
  6. 6. From basic research to tech transfer Fase 1 Direct Contract Research Fase 2 FFF spinoff NV KUL Research group Research Basic BOF Strategic IOF BA/VC Valorisation Patents Licenses FP6/7 SME founders employees
  7. 7. IPTEC Award 2006 Stanford 2007 Tsinghua 2008 Leuven
  8. 8. Examples of technology transfer
  9. 9. Research collaboration: results • 95 million euro income from research collaboration • 1,263 new agreements (2010) 1400 1263 1200 1051 981 1000 812 800 598 600 463 400 200 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  10. 10. Intellectual property: results • 146 patent applications in 2010 – 454 active patent families – 44 PCTs In numbers 2010 Reported findings 180 Priority submissions 146 New patents 22 • 53 million euro license-income
  11. 11. Spin-off companies: results (1) Cumulative number of spin-offs created 100 90 80 70 60 50 Total no. of active spinoffs 40 30 Total no. of spin-offs 20 10 0 • 92 spin-off companies started, 80 still active; together +/- 3,000 employees (numbers 2010) • 6 successful flotations (IPOs)
  12. 12. Spin-off companies: results (2) Euro
  13. 13. Networks • Stimulating knowledge exchange and partnering with other high-tech businesses (both SMEs and large companies) and innovation actors
  14. 14. Networks • Vertical networks: – DSP Valley – LSEC • Thematic centres: – – – – – – CD3 L-MRC L-MTC LICT PharmAbs NERF
  15. 15. Science parks, business centres & incubators • • • • • • • • • • • • Science Park Arenberg Science Park Haasrode Science Park Termunck Science Park Waterschei - Genk Science Park Tienen Ubicenter Campus Remy Business Centre Leuven Bio-Incubator Leuven Biogenerator Tienen Innovation- & Incubation Centre KU Leuven (I&I) Innovation- & Incubation Centre Kortrijk (IICK)
  16. 16. Funding FP7 Size of project (small to large) IDEAS PEOPLE FWO GOA IDO COOPERATION IWT - SBO Innovation-project EU IWT – O&O IWT – SBO IOF voortraject (m. f.) OT Type of research (basic to applied) SMEs CIP Kennisplatformen Hefboomprojecten Mandaten IWT - OZM
  17. 17. General: IOF - parameters Decree Flemish Government IOF Parameters Weight ’04 % Doctorates 25 Public/cit. 25 IWT projects 10 EU FP 10 Patents 10 Spin-offs 10 Scientific. Staff 10
  18. 18. General: IOF - parameters Decree Flemish Government IOF Parameters Weight ’04 % Weight ’12 % Doctorates 25 15 Public/cit. 25 15 IWT projects 10 30* EU FP 10 10 Patents 10 15 Spin-offs 10 15 Scientific. Staff 10 0
  19. 19. IOF / IRF Project types: - leverage platforms - knowledge building platforms People: - industrial research fellows
  20. 20. Industrial Research Fellows • Support strategic basic research, research plan with valorisation initiatives, industry bridger, TTO - research group(s) linker • PhD, preferably 2 years postdoc experience • Valorization expertise and support Networking, IP follow up, innovation initiator, negotiations • Project application and management – IWT projects with industry – EU projects (7th FP) Specific Period Permanent position Next submission date Budget 2 x / year € 125 000 / year, benchfee incl.
  21. 21. Industrial Research Fellows • New type of long-term research/management profile ! • Support innovative research • Undertake valorization initiatives which lead to – Patent applications and grants – Spin-off creation – Contract / licensing / service agreements ~ industrial revenues – Contacts and collaboration with industry • Guarantee continuity via project financing en follow-up – Industrial and IWT projects – EU projects … in agreement with promoter
  22. 22. Industrial Research Fellows • Selection – Call • General application procedure • IOF-vacancy call – Criteria – Pre-selection – Defence & final selection • Permanent position – Evaluation procedures – Promotion possibilities (up to high level ~ professorship)
  23. 23. Leverage projects • Short-term feasability studies • Bringing scientific concept or technology to point of transferability • Focused and Feasible • Clear valorization potential • Direct follow-up financing or return – Patent application - licensing – Spinoff : ready to start business plan – Create potential for industrial collaboration or large EU initiative – Leverage to Knowledge Platform – Other Specific Period 1 year Next submission date Budget X 2 / year € 50 000 - 100 000
  24. 24. Knowledge Platforms • Multidisciplinary consortia • High level strategic basic research • Knowledge consortium with valorisation potential • Answer to industrial demand or new market • Interaction platform with market / users • Role postdoc(s) Specific Period 4 years Next submission date Budget € 150 000-200.000 / year Intention & Application: 2 x / year
  25. 25. Calls vs Grants Applications Grants Leverage projects Applications Grants IOF Fellows Call 2006 41 14 Call 2005 40 8 Call 2007 54 16 Call 2006 6 3 Call 2008 30 10 Call 2007 9 4 Call 2009 17 4 Call 2008 14 7 Total Leverage Projects 142 48 Total M 69 21 ° one terminated due to ZAP position Knowledge Platforms Appl Projects Approx. budget % Call 2006 21 6 Call 2007 10 4 LP 142 48 16 Call 2008 10 5 KP 41 15 47 Total KP 41 15 M Total 69 252 21 84 37 100 Total budget 2004-2008: 23,5 Mj Euro
  26. 26. The 7 spheres of succesful products Information Energy Culture Social Materials Life Environment
  27. 27. @JensOreel
  28. 28. 41,45%
  29. 29. @JensOreel

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