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  1. 1. Enhance Innovation Strategies, Policies and Regulation in Ukraine EuropeAid /127694/C/SER/UA Ukraine This project is implemented by Louis Berger-led Consortium This Project is funded by the European Union Business and innovation support infrastructure from policy point of view Final conference of the project “Support to knowledge based and innovative enterprises and technology transfer to business in Ukraine” Session 2 “Building innovation infrastructure” Dr Gudrun Rumpf Kyiv, 20 October, 2011
  2. 2. One of 25 ranked high priority key problems in Ukraine part 1 <ul><li>Low level international business and research activities of companies and research institutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers seldom engage in international FP7 consortia and projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies seldom close international technology deals. </li></ul><ul><li>Start ups often die prematurely. </li></ul><ul><li>Likewise the Ukrainian economy misses out on international business opportunities leading to growth and jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>The same situation arise(d) in the EU. Many regional governments set up innovation and business support infrastructure to address the situation. </li></ul>Innovation in Ukraine- Policy Options for Action
  3. 3. What is innovation and business support infrastructure ? <ul><li>A structured community dedicated to the development of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>They vary in the way they deliver their services, in their organizational structure, and in the types of clients they serve </li></ul><ul><li>Bring together in one location (or spread across a region) the components necessary for making innovation happen: academics, research institutions, and enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Intangible side as important as material side </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged by local government </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types and functions Innovation and Business Support Organisations (I&BSOs) (1/2) Business assistance service to start-up and early stage companies Business incubators BIC network Commercialise university/ public research institutes’ IP Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) Raise early stage private equity financing Business Angel Networks Advise research organisations and companies on research opportunities and public tenders National Contact Points Activity Type
  5. 5. Types and functions Innovation and Business Support Organisations (I&BSOs) (2/2) <ul><li>House corporate, government of university labs, and small companies </li></ul><ul><li>Make industry capitalize on academic research </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on product advancement and innovation </li></ul>Science Parks Technology Parks Increase growth and competitiveness of clusters within a region, involving cluster firms, government and/or the research community Cluster initiatives Broker technology and industrial deals for research organisations and companies Technology Transfer Network-Enterprise Europe Network Activity Type
  6. 6. One of 25 ranked high priority key problems in Ukraine part 1 Ukrainian innovation and business support infrastructure is ”under-networked“ when compared to their Western counterparts both bilaterally and within networks. Being cut out from accumulated international learning experiences, best practices, methodologies and tools ignites a virtuous circle. The downward spiral of professionalism of provided innovation and business support services makes it increasingly losing their raison d’être for assisting Ukrainian business in becoming more competitive. Likewise the gap to state of the art business support infrastructure widens and its actors are less and less able to provide state of the art business support services designed to help client organisations become more competitive in the globalised economy. Innovation in Ukraine- Policy Options for Action
  7. 7. I&BSOs are waiting for Ukraine- and Ukraine can benefit from them Is Ukraine aware of the huge potential?
  8. 8. Policy conditions experiences from EU <ul><li>Policy conditions for successfully engaging Innovation and Business Support Organisations (I&BSO): </li></ul><ul><li>Support to researchers and (small) companies by I&BSO needed </li></ul><ul><li>I&BSO network with central co-ordination and regional/ thematic and/or sector nodes </li></ul><ul><li>I&BSO work with autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>I&BSO properly equipped </li></ul><ul><li>Many I&BSO 100 % funded </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with EU counterparts </li></ul>Experiences from EU
  9. 9. Policy conditions for successfully engaging I&BSOs <ul><li>Support to researchers and companies by Innovation and Business Support Organisaions (I&BSOs) is needed </li></ul>Experiences from EU If researchers in universities/ research institutes and companies are left on their own, they miss out on chances.
  10. 10. Policy conditions for successfully engaging I&BSOs <ul><li>2. I&BSO network with central co-ordination and regional/ thematic and/or sector nodes </li></ul>Experiences from EU <ul><li>- Central coordinator communicates with European Commission and Ukrainian authority. </li></ul><ul><li>Central coordinator provides regional/ thematic and/or sector nodes with information/training. </li></ul><ul><li>Central coordinator seeks synergies/ makes sure nodes do not duplicate/overlap innovation and business support services in a region/ within thematic areas / to groups of client organisations (e.g. universities/ companies). </li></ul><ul><li>Central coordinator seeks synergies/ avoids duplication/ overlap with other innovation and business support services (research support on national/ regional programmes and projects/ science, technology and IPR information/ Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) services, NCPs, BICs, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Regional /thematic and/or sector nodes work with their client organisations. </li></ul><ul><li>Regional /thematic and/or sector nodes report to central coordinator. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Policy conditions for successfully engaging I&BSOs <ul><li>3. I&BSOs work with autonomy </li></ul>Experiences from EU <ul><li>I&BSOs are close to market. </li></ul><ul><li>- I&BSOs fuel back information on market chances to policy makers. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Policy conditions for successfully engaging I&BSOs <ul><li>4. I&BSOs properly equipped </li></ul>Experiences from EU <ul><li>Communication infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Travel budget </li></ul><ul><li>Training budget </li></ul>
  13. 13. Policy conditions for successfully engaging I&BSOs <ul><li>5. Many I&BSOs 100 % funded </li></ul>Experiences from EU Charging client organisations for enhancing credibility and professionalism - but not as source of funding!
  14. 14. Policy conditions for successfully engaging I&BSOs <ul><li>6. Collaborate with EU I&BSOs </li></ul>Experiences from EU <ul><li>- Limited budgets- limited room for manoeuvre -> Imperative to spend public money wisely. </li></ul><ul><li>- I&BSOs not developed for its own sake. Must contribute to building of knowledge-based economies. </li></ul><ul><li>EU I&BSOs operate since decades. Ukrainian I&BSOs can benefit from international network’s cumulative learning experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Foresee travel to EU! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why? If organizations work together, they can be significantly more effective: Common goal A nimating coordinating body A live Network utilizing common standards and goal A ctive Members Common standards and tools Success Who works alone, adds . Who works together, multiplies . Who works in an AAA network, exponentiates .
  16. 16. Example cumulative learning curve: The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) capitalises on a learning curve The growing network The start: The mature network The learning network <ul><li>Network members work individually </li></ul><ul><li>Standards & tools need to be defined </li></ul><ul><li>The common values of the Network are identified </li></ul><ul><li>Common measurable items arise </li></ul>European Commission decision to address market failure Results are low Results are growing exponentially <ul><ul><li>Standards & tools are adopted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focusing on quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready for new learning curve </li></ul></ul>Linear growth of the results. <ul><li>Standards are formalised </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In common agreement between the stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regularly revised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented via shared tools. </li></ul></ul>EEN starts here --- 
  17. 17. I&BSOs are waiting for Ukraine- and Ukraine can benefit from them Is Ukraine willing to invest?
  18. 18. For further reading Report “Analysis experiences on Networking innovation and business support” and article “Networking innovation and business support infrastructure” at http:// innopolicy.com.ua /
  19. 19. Key expert policy and capacity building EU Project: “Enhance Innovation Strategies, Policies and Regulation in Ukraine” mob. +38 096 551 4463 E.mail: [email_address] Thank you for your attention Dr. Gudrun Rumpf

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