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Session 6: EU support on competitiveness and innovation in Turkey

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Day 2, Session 6, 30 November 2017, Istanbul, SME and Academia collaboration: Turkey’s Experience in Innovation and Technology Centres, Ela Yazıcı İnan, European Union

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Session 6: EU support on competitiveness and innovation in Turkey

  1. 1. EU SUPPORT ON COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION IN TURKEY SMALL BUSINESS ACT (SBA) ASSESSMENT Study Visit “SME and Academia collaboration: Turkey’s Experience in Innovation and Technology Centres” Ela Yazıcı İnan İstanbul 29 November-1 December 2017 1
  2. 2. FACTS FIRST: EU-TURKEY ECONOMIC AND TRADE RELATIONS 11 Turkey-EU annual trade volume: € 140 billion worth of goods. The EU received about 48% of Turkey’s exports in 2016. 11 Turkey is the EU’s 5th trade partner (2016), representing 4% of the EU's total foreign trade. The EU is Turkey's number 1 trade partner. 11 The EU's biggest export categories (2016): machinery and appliances (27.9% of overall exports), by transport equipment (20.6%), chemical products (11.3%). 11 Turkey`s biggest export sectors (2016): transport equipment (23.8%), textiles and textile articles (21.6%), machinery and appliances (17.4%). 11 Three quarters of overall foreign direct investment (FDI) (66.3% on average between 2008 and 2016) in Turkey from the EU. 2
  3. 3. SUPPORT FRAMEWORK FOR COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION 3 National IPA Funding Access to Finance EU Framework Programmes IPA I: Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme (2007- 2013), € 500 million, 43 provinces (per capita income below 75% TR average), 44 projects, completed or under implementation. IPA II: Competitiveness and Innovation Operational Programme (2014-2020), €405 million, calls launched, selection process ongoing. Greater Anatolia Guarantee Facility, €61.4 million (EIF) G43 Venture Capital, €16.3 million (EIF) Technology Transfer Accelerator Fund, €50.5 million (TÜBİTAK) InnovFin, total budget for all: € 48 billion; TR so far € 110 million (EIF) COSME Loan Guarantee Facility, total budget for all: €1.4 billion ; TR so far €23.2 million (EIF) Turkish Growth and Innovation Fund , € 60 million from EIF to create a fund size of € 200 million, launched in May 2016 Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) € 77 billion (TR expected to get in total some €240M, assuming €35M per year). COSME (2014-2020), € 2.3 billion, TR benefitted a total of € 13 million so far with European Enterprise Network, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and Tourism
  4. 4. Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme (2007-2013)   44 project in 43 provinces   Types of projects: R&D and Innovation (7), Access to Finance (3), Business Development Centres (8), Licensed Warehouses (3), Capacity–Building (3), Clustering (3), Common Use Facility and Production Plant (9), Logistics Centre (1), Tourism (5) 4
  5. 5. Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme (2007-2013) • R&D and Innovation projects (with SME & University collaboration):   Gaziantep Technopark & TTO Project – Gaziantep University, Gaziantep Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Gaziantep Municipality, € 7.8 million   Erciyes Technopark Regional Innovation Centre Project – Erciyes University, Nuh Naci Yazgan University, Abdullah Gül University, Kayseri Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Kayseri Organised Industrial Zone, € 7.8 million   Elazığ Fırat Technocity & TTO – Fırat University, Elazığ Municipality, Elazığ Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Elazığ Provincial Administration, € 7 million   Rize Tea Research and Application Centre – Rize Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize Commodity Exchange, € 10 million   The rest: Samsun International Accredited Metal Metrology and Calibration Laboratory- Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry, € 8.3 million, Gaziantep Regional Industrial Design and Hybrid Modelling Centre-KOSGEB Gaziantep Provincial Directorate and Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce , € 7.4 million, Regional Industrial Collaboration in Cotton Fibre Manufacturing- GAP International Agriculture Research and Training Centre (GAPUTEAM), € 6.7 million 5
  6. 6. Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme (2007-2013) • Technology Transfer Accelerator Fund under Access to Finance:   Fostering techno-entrepreneurship and commercialisation of R&D results by directly investing in 50 innovative projects, € 50.5 million, EIF-TÜBİTAK • Main objectives of TTA Turkey : • - establish two independently managed TTA Turkey funds that invest in commercialisation of technology intensive research coming out of universities and research centres in Turkey; • - establish the R&D commercialisation capacities of TTOs in Turkey so that they can play a successful interface role between industry and universities.  proof of concept generation projects, university / research centre spin-offs, start –ups, intellectual property (IP) assets / projects, return for equity into start -ups, spin - offs, and SMEs. • The two TTA Turkey funds invested in 50 projects so far including 25 proof of concept investments. Target technologies cover micro and nano-electronics, Internet of Things, Software as a Service, robotics, advanced materials, clean technologies, biotechnology and medical technologies. 6
  7. 7. Competitiveness and Innovation Operational Programme (2014-2020) • Geographical coverage extended to cover all the country. CISOP will continue to serve in the fields of Manufacturing Industry, Research, Development, Technology Transfer and Commercialization with another €405 million to increase efficiencies in industry and manufacturing, and to contribute to the reduction of the current account deficit. • 3 actions and 6 activities: • Action 1. Private Sector Development • Activity 1.1. Manufacturing Industry • Activity 1.2. Services & Creative Industries • Action 2. Science, Technology and Innovation • Activity 2.1. Research and Development • Activity 2.2. Technology Transfer and Commercialization(TTOs,TDZs, research centres, universities, NGOs) • Action 3. Capacity Building • Activity 3.1. Technical Assistance for System Operators and Publicity of the CISOP • Activity 3.2. Acquis and Sector Approach related Institution Building Activities 7
  8. 8. HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020)  The SME Instrument under Horizon 2020: € 3 billion, funding high-risk mature research by SMEs & stimulating breakthrough innovation. Turkey so far : 18 projects as coordinator, 1 project as a partner, total € 8.05 million,  Fast Track to Innovation under Horizon 2020 (promoting close-to-the- market innovation activities ): 6 projects in TR, € 2.74 million  Horizon 2020 Innosup (innovation ecosystem for SMEs) : 3 projects in TR, € 158,000  InnovFin, total budget for all: € 48 billion in total; TR so far € 110 million (EIF) Turkey is expected to benefit about € 35 million on an annual basis from the full programme. 8
  9. 9. COSME (2014-2020) • COSME supports: Better access to finance for SMEs, access to markets for SMEs, entrepreneurship, more favourable conditions for business creation and growth Turkey so far for all components: € 13 million - EEN: € 12,9 million - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: € 0.3 million - Tourism: € 0.09 million COSME Loan Guarantee Facility: • TR so far: €23.2 million, 2500 SMEs (EIF- Finansbank Turkey) 9
  10. 10. Useful links • Regional Competitiveness Programme and Competitiveness and Innovation Programme : https://rekabetcisektorler.sanayi.gov.tr/en/eu-turkey-financial-cooperation ; https://rekabetcisektorler.sanayi.gov.tr/en/birinci-donem-projeleri ; https://rekabetcisektorler.sanayi.gov.tr/en/ikinci-donem-projeleri • Horizon 2020 and COSME SME supports: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en 10
  11. 11. Thank you for your attention… 11

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