SCIE Forum - EEDA ERDF Competitiveness


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  • Some of the best known and highest-performing clusters are shown here. Life sciences and healthcare in light blue (Hertfordshire, Cambridge, Norwich). ICT in mid-blue (Cambridge to Martlesham/Ipswich) Advanced Manufacturing in dark blue (aerospace and automotive in Beds. Herts. & Essex as well as Norwich.) These are complimented by a number of enterprise hubs. Those focused on low-carbon innovation are: CLICK FOR EACH ENTERPRISE HUB InCrops a virtual ‘distributed hub’ based at the University of East Anglia but accessible throughout the region. I’ll talk more about innovation in bio-renewables in a minute. Hethel Engineering Centre, adjacent to Lotus Cars in Norwich, focuses on low-carbon automotive technologies and advanced manufacturing to support all sectors. OrbisEnergy, itself a very sustainable building, incubates up to 38 off-shore renewable businesses at a time. Build at Britain's most easterly point, as close as can be to the growing north sea wind farms. Innovation Martlesham, co-located with Europe’s largest concentration of ICT researchers – 4000 people at BT’s Adastral Park. The Building Research Establishment is the UK’s centre of excellence in sustainable construction. Defines the BREEAM standard. The EcoInnovation centre is at the heart of Peterborough’s cluster of environmental technology and services companies. Overall this is a picture of excellence in academia, R&D, big business and the support of innovative start-ups.
  • Public not for profit….. Organisations who apply for ERDF must be legal entities Region wide not geographically targeted Ineligible Housing, training = ESF and agriculture = RDPE Volunteer in-kind match funding is ineligible – match funding must directly contribute to project delivery and outcomes
  • Looking to the future, the East of England is seeking funds to invest in an operationally effective electric vehicle charging network across the region, more than 7000 square miles, from London - which is already creating a charging network, to the East coast. It will begin with 600 charging points in key towns and cities roughly 45-65 miles apart, ideal for supporting current EV technology with 100 mile range. As well as supporting the first EV users, the EValu8 project aims to use the network as a research and development platform to build upon the region’s significant innovation capabilities and help develop a new electric vehicle economy. The region’s “low carbon economy” is already valued at £10 billion per annum (9% of UK total). This project aims to accelerate its growth and bring benefits to businesses of all kinds.
  • Passivhaus is the leading standard for energy efficient construction in Europe and this Centre will be the first UK office building to meet this stringent standard, demonstrating a new and economically significant response to the development of low carbon economic growth.
  • SCIE Forum - EEDA ERDF Competitiveness

    1. 1. East of England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Competitiveness Programme 2007-13 Michelle Burdett, ERDF facilitator [email_address] 2 March 2011
    2. 2. Clusters of Excellence & Enterprise Hubs NORFOLK ESSEX BEDS Ipswich King’s Lynn Bedford Luton Stansted Harlow Chelmsford Basildon Clacton-on-Sea Watford Great Yarmouth Lowestoft Southend-on-Sea CAMBS HERTS Colchester ICT Finance and Business Services Creative Industries Life sciences and Healthcare Advanced Manufacturing Off-shore Renewable Energy Environment/water Food Slide courtesy Matthew Bullock SUFFOLK Bury St Edmunds Stevenage Cambridge Norwich St Albans Peterborough Hertford OrbisEnergy: Off-shore Renewables InCrops: BioRenewables Hethel: Advanced Manufacturing & Automotive BRE: Building Research Establishment EcoInnovation Centre: Water & Environment ICT: Innovation Martlesham
    3. 3. ERDF Opportunity <ul><li>Total funding = €110.9 million (~£100.0m) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With match funds > €275.3 million (~£249.3m) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programme open until end 2013 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery until end 2015 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic alignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lisbon & Gothenburg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth & Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation & Competitiveness </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. TEES – economic priority corridors and engines of growth for future intervention
    5. 5. ERDF Programme Strategy <ul><li>Meaning of low carbon economic growth? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad definition intended… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ vertical’ lower carbon technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ horizontal’ lower carbon practices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have low carbon at the heart of the proposed activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must produce economic benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must offer ‘additionality’. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. ERDF projects must… <ul><li>Fit the programme – and other strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Be delivered on a not-for-profit basis… </li></ul><ul><li>… to benefit multiple SMEs… </li></ul><ul><li>… within the region. </li></ul><ul><li>Match maximum 40% ERDF funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Have “regional significance” – “moving the dial”. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Programme Indicators <ul><li>Outputs: Activities underway during the funding period </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. businesses assisted or engaged with knowledge base </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results: Benefits as a result of the project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. jobs created / safeguarded, business start-ups, new initiatives, products, processes or services in SMEs, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impacts: Wider impact of the project in the region </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. increased GVA, net employment, number of businesses and knowledge intensive firms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus on enterprise and competitiveness </li></ul>
    8. 8. ERDF Programme focus <ul><li>Low carbon economic growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Axis 1: Promote innovation and knowledge transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Axis 2: Stimulate enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Axis 3: Ensure sustainable development, production and consumption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross cutting theme: Build sustainable communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equality of Opportunity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Sustainability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fit with Solutions for Business where applicable. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Priority Axis 1 <ul><li>Promote innovation and knowledge transfer to improve productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an ‘innovation culture’ </li></ul><ul><li>Commercialisation across research base and across boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging the ‘knowledge base’ </li></ul><ul><li>Use of information technology </li></ul><ul><li>More innovative, more competitive businesses </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Vision: effective region-wide EV recharging network </li></ul><ul><li>Capital to coast: 7,000 square miles, 600 recharging posts </li></ul><ul><li>Incentivise switch to ultra low carbon transport </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyse new EV economy & innovation test bed </li></ul><ul><li>New business models and innovation networks for SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by University of Hertfordshire, partners include: </li></ul><ul><li>Vauxhall, Ford, Lotus, Visteon, Marshall Group, BAA Stansted, Environment Agency, all county and unitary local authorities and many more. </li></ul><ul><li>£7 million project: £900k ERDF £550k EEDA £2.53m OLEV </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Keith Bevis, EValu8 </li></ul>Electric vehicle charging network
    11. 11. Priority Axis 2 <ul><li>Stimulating enterprise and supporting successful business by overcoming barriers to business creation and expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Improve access to finance for businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Support social enterprise development </li></ul><ul><li>Promote business start-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Support for high growth businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Develop clean technologies & renewable energy clusters </li></ul>
    12. 12. Axis 2 project case studies EASIER regional project implementing psychological and behavioural approaches to resource efficiency Applicant: University of Hertfordshire ERDF grant: £315,000 Low Carbon Proof of Concept and Grant for R&D financial grant assistance for SMEs investing in innovative low carbon products and processes Applicant: EEDA ERDF grant: £5.5m
    13. 13. Priority Axis 3 <ul><li>Promoting sustainable development, production and consumption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This Priority will seek to identify and implement best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>practice in reducing the carbon footprint of businesses, communities and settlements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The focus - more efficient use of resources, development of clean or renewable energy sources and support for eco-friendly design. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key word – exemplar ! </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Improved SME environmental performance </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced environmental impact </li></ul><ul><li>Increased efficiency and long-term competitiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3500 green reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1000 more intensive support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One to one, one to many, grants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 low or zero carbon supplied energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>315 long term change </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Centre for Disability Studies <ul><li>New low carbon office building to Passivhaus (UK first) and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standards </li></ul><ul><li>Support disabled entrepreneurs, create 33 Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Total project cost £1.9m, £755k ERDF </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire East design review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability Essex first (and only) charity member of UK Green Building Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Award Winner: Outstanding Innovation “Mitigation” category, European Climate Change and Health Good Practice </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. When? Open Bidding Rounds <ul><li>Clear timetable assists planning </li></ul><ul><li>Two-stage, approximately six month process </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive facilitation, iterative appraisal </li></ul>15 March 2012 20 Jan. 2012 28 Oct. 2011 3 Oct. 2011 16 7 Dec. 2011 14 Oct. 2011 29 July 2011 4 July 2011 15 14 Sept. 2011 22 July 2011 29 April 2011 4 April 2011 14 21 June 2011 Appraisal 26 April 2011 Facilitation 31 Jan. 2011 Facilitation 10 Jan. 2011 13 Decision Full bids received Concepts received Launch date Round
    17. 17. More information <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    18. 18. East of England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Competitiveness Programme 2007-13 Michelle Burdett, ERDF facilitator [email_address] 2 March 2011