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Horizon 2020 sme funding, euresearch, susanne daniel, march 2019

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Horizon 2020 sme funding, euresearch, susanne daniel, march 2019

  1. 1. European Funding for companies in Horizon 2020 Susanne Daniel Company Advisor Euresearch Office Basel Basel – Switzerland susanne.daniel@euresearch.ch March 14, 2019
  2. 2. Benefits for companies  Get access to new markets  Have competitive advantage  Improve your international network  Work partners of your choice and improve interdisciplinary collaboration  Finance a project directly  Note SME definition  employs fewer than 250 people (expressed in annual working units: ‘staff headcount’) AND  has annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding EUR 43 million. Why participate in Horizon 2020? Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  3. 3. Two call principles: Top-down programmes: EC has identified the challenges - Collaborative projects Bottom-up programmes: Free choice of topics - Individual funding, SME-Instrument etc. Horizon 2020 – 8th EU Research and Innovation Programme Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  4. 4. Societal Challenges (SC) 29,7 bn Climate/Environment (SC5) Inclusive Societies (SC6) Energy (SC3) Transport (SC4) Health (SC1) Food (SC2) Security (SC7) Excellent Science 24,4 bn Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research Infrastructures Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) European Research Council (ERC) Industrial Leadership 17 bn Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies: • NMBP: Nanotechnology Advanced Materials Biotechnology Manufacturing & Processing • ICT • Space Access to risk Finance Innovation in SME 3 Pillars in Horizon 2020 top-down and bottom-up Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  5. 5. Horizon 2020 Bottom-up Programmes Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  6. 6. European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot The EIC pilot supports top-class  innovators,  entrepreneurs,  small companies  and scientists with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally. It brings together the parts of Horizon 2020 that provide funding, advice and networking opportunities for those at cutting edge of innovation. Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  7. 7. European Innovation Council EIC (bottom-up funding)  SME Instrument (SME-I)  Fast Track to Innovation FTI  FET Open  Horizon Prizes Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  8. 8. SME-Instrument Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch For Innovators and entrepreneurs with bright ideas to scale up internationally
  9. 9. SME Instrument: You are an SME or Start-up…  Close-to market  Across borders  High growth  Disruptive  Scalable  With a prototype Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  10. 10. Key issues for the application  Economic impact of the company in a few years (European added value)  High risk potential goes beyond the state of the art in its field  How to create substantial demand for product, service etc.  Potential of the innovation boosts the growth of the company  How will the growth be managed (team) Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  11. 11. HORIZON 2020 WORK PROGRAMME 2018-2020 19. General Annexes, G. Technology readiness levels (TRL) TRL Description TRL 1 basic principles observed TRL 2 technology concept formulated TRL 3 experimental proof of concept TRL 4 technology validated in lab TRL 5 technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies) TRL 6 technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies) TRL 7 system prototype demonstration in operational environment TRL 8 system complete and qualified TRL 9 actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing in the case of key enabling technologies; or in space) Researchand Innovation Action InnovationAction SME instrument Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  12. 12. SME Instrument  …. provides full cycle business support including cash funding, coaching and facilitated access to European investors.  …. increases visibility in Europe  …. boosts chances of success in international markets Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  13. 13.  Phase 1 funds Risk management, market research, user involvement, IP management, partner search or feasibility assessment based on an initial business plan  Phase 2 funds Development business concept to a market-ready product with impact to turnover, employment and market size SME Instrument Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  14. 14. SME Instrument Phase 1 Phase 2 Beneficiaries SMEs SMEs Funding EUR 50 000 (70% of 71 429) EUR 0.5 – 2.5 million (70% of max 3,57 million) Time to contract month max 4 8, mandatory interview in Brussels Project duration in months 6 12 - 24 Proposal page limit 10 30 TRL Technology Readiness Level TRL ≥ 6 Model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment. Objective • Feasibility study • Business plan • Technical feasibility • A new product, process, service • New to the market • Commercialization plan Commercialisation and Business plan Preliminary draft Consolidated and planned in detail Business Coaching for Winners Evaluation and selection through Enterprise Europe Network EEN 3 days 12 days Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  15. 15. SME Instrument  Cut-off dates  Phase 1: May 7 2019; 05 September 2019, maybe 06 November 2019; discontinued in 2020  Phase 2: April 3; June 5; Oct 9 2019 - 4 cut-offs in 2020 Interview in Brussels prior final evaluation  Evaluation criteria  Impact (50 %),  Excellence (25 %),  Implementation (25 %)  Success rates: for Switzerland (since 2017): ca. 10 %  Ca. 100 Swiss companies funded; 10 in SME-I Phase 2 Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  16. 16. Framework conditions  SMEs can apply alone or with partners for SME-Instrument  Universities are not eligible for funding  Subcontracting (to service providers) is possible  Structured proposal template (Executive Summary, Excellence, Impact, Implementation)  Make sure you meet all evaluation criteria  Every proposal is evaluated by three experts Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  17. 17. Administration  Apply for a PIC number (Participant Identification Code) on the Participant Portal as early as possible.  Run through the SME-Self Assessment!  See support of self-assessment wizard on how to register an SME Organisation Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  18. 18. SME Instrument: Documents and Links  Euresearch Factsheet  SME Instrument on the Participant Portal  Self-evaluation form; SME instrument phase 1, phase 2  SME Instrument annotated template  EASME- Executive Agency for EMEs- European Commission  EIC Work Programme 2018-2020 Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  19. 19. SME Instrument: Running Projects EIC SME Instrument data hub: https://sme.easme-web.eu/ Cordis data base: https://cordis.europa.eu/projects/home_en.html Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  20. 20. Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  21. 21. Fast Track to Innovation FTI provides substantial funding to • test • demonstrate • validate your innovation with users, before full commercial roll-out. Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  22. 22. Fast Track to Innovation  Consortium 3, 4 or 5 partners (3 diff. countries)  60 % participation from industry  From TRL 6 to TRL 8  Time to market take-up: 3 years  Start-up participation encouraged Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  23. 23. Fast Track to Innovation • Budget: 100 million EUR per year. • EU contribution: EUR 3 million per project (70% funding) • 3 cut-offs in 2019: 21.02; 23.05; 22.10.2019 • Evaluation criteria:  Impact (50 %),  Excellence (25 %),  Implementation (25 %) • Free-of-charge business coaching: 12 days • Funding rate 70% for companies Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  24. 24. Fast Track to Innovation: Documents and Links  FTI on the Participant Portal  FTI Self Evaluation Form  FTI proposal Template Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  25. 25. FET Open (Future and Emerging Technologies) Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  26. 26. FET Open: Gatekeepers Proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):  Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms.  Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough.  Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation.  Min 3 partners, average 6 per project Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  27. 27. FET Open: Expected Impact  Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology.  Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.  Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors like excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMlEs or first- time participants to FET under Horizon 2020. Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  28. 28. FET Open: Cut-off Dates and Budget  Evaluation: Excellence (60 %), Impact (20 %), Quality and efficiency of the implementation (20 %)  EU contribution: 3 million EUR per project Cut-off date 18.09.2019 13.05.2020 Indicative Budget 160.40 million EUR 203 million EUR FET Open: Evaluation Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  29. 29. FET Open: Documents and Links  FET Open on the Participant Portal  FET Work Programme  Special Proposal Template for FET Open  FET Open Self-Evaluation Form Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  30. 30. Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Career Funding Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  31. 31. Career funding: MSCA –Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions  International Training Networks (ITN) Doctoral training in international networks incl. SMEs as partners. The funded network offers positions for PhD students.  Individual Fellowships Research funding for Post-Docs at a non-academic host institutions in another country for 1-2 years. Attract talents to your company. Deadline: September 2019 Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  32. 32. Eurostars Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch A taylormade programme for R&D performing SMEs
  33. 33. Ensure competitive advantage  Eurostars is a Public Public Partnership between EC and 36 states incl. Switzerland.  Supporting R&D performing SMEs to develop a new product, process or service to gain access to new markets  Results should be commercialized two years after the end of the project.  Free choice of topics – bottom up Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  34. 34. © EUREKA Secretariat PROJECTS SUBMITTED CUT-OFF 1-10 PROJECTS FUNDED CUT-OFF 1-10 Partners in Eurostars Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  35. 35. www.eurostars-eureka.eu Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  36. 36. See projects on www.eurostars-eureka.eu/eurostars-projects Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  37. 37. Consortia  Minimum of two partners from two different countries – typically 3-4 partners  R&D performing SME must lead the project  Success rates: ca. 25%  6-7 months time to contract Conditions 1 Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  38. 38. Budgets  Average project budgets 1,5 Mill. Euro per project  No single entity can be responsible for more than 75% of the budget  Max. funding for a Swiss partner: Euro 500.000.-  Note: the SME must spend at least 10% of turnover or FTEs in R&D  Funding rate 50%! 38 Conditions 2 Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  39. 39.  Project life cycle is short (three years maximum)  Two years after project completion results must be implemented in market note: in case of biotechnological or medical projects, start of clinical trials should start 24 months after the end of the project Administration  Application managed centrally by the EUREKA Secretariat in Brussels  Projects are financed and administered nationally Conditions 3 Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  40. 40. Evaluation Criteria Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  41. 41.  Two cut-off dates per year in September and February/March  next cut-off:  September 12, 2019 Timing, deadlines Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  42. 42.  Contact and support via Innosuisse: Contact https://www.innosuisse.ch/inno/en/ho me/go-global/eurostars-2-- unterstuetzung-fuer-kmu.html Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  43. 43. Bottom-up Funding - Summary Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  44. 44. Horizon 2020 SME-Instrument Bottom-up Single application Funding range 0.5- ca. 2 Mill. Euro/ company (SME-I phase 1: fix. 50.000.-, valid probably until September 2019) Fast Track to Innovation 3-5 partners FET Open ≥ 3 partners Collaborative Projects Top-down ≥ 3 partners Funding range 0.5- ca. 2 Mill. Euro/ company Public Private Partnerships Larger consortia Eurostars Eurostars – for R&D performing SMEs Bottom-up ≥ 2 partners Funding max. 0.5 Mill. Euro/company Overview European Funding Opportunities Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  45. 45.  The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation (SERI) pays CHF 8’000 to all SMEs* participating for the first time in a proposal of H2020  This sum will be paid out if the proposal is evaluated  Indepantly whether the proposal is successfully funded or not  www.h2020.ch (via services, forms, Horizon 2020)  *up to 250 employees, turnover max CHF 77 Mill. Incentives by the Swiss state for applying SMEs Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  46. 46. Euresearch support Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  47. 47. Christine Poupa Region Eastern Switzerland (St. Gallen, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Thurgau, Graubünden) +41 71 224 25 29 christine.poupa@euresearch.ch Nadia Sigrist Region Central Switzerland (Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Zug, Nidwalden, Obwalden) +41 41 248 62 12 nadia.sigrist@euresearch.ch Lizanne Richle Region Bern (Bern) +41 31 848 44 54 lizanne.richle@euresearch.ch Susanne Daniel Region Northwestern Switzerland (Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn) +41 61 207 18 52 susanne.daniel@euresearch.ch Florian Berner Region Zurich (Aargau, Glarus, Schaffhausen, Zürich) +41 58 934 48 02 florian.berner@euresearch.ch Martina Pestoni Region Ticino (Ticino) +41 58 666 47 15 martina.pestoni@euresearch.ch Doris Kolly Region Fribourg & Valais (Fribourg, Valais) +41 26 300 73 32 doris.kolly@euresearch.ch Irina Sakharova Region Vaud (Vaud) +41 21 693 37 23 irina.sakharova@euresearch.ch Eva Servoli Region Geneva (Genève) +41 22 379 72 19 eva.servoli@euresearch.ch N.N. Region Neuchâtel & Jura (Neuchâtel, Jura) +41 32 718 10 51 neuchatel@euresearch.ch Company Advisors Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  48. 48. Euresearch helps to identify the matching topic in your research field  Topic previews  Company Advisors  …...meet with you  ……help finding the right funding opportunity  ……assist to initiate next steps for an application Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  49. 49. Finance your innovation – Event April 4, 2019 in Basel Non-dilutive funding opportunities for Startups and SMEs Presentations on: Horizon 2020, Eurostars, Technology Fund, Innosuisse Project winners and consultants will complete the picture April 4, 2019, 15.30 – ca. 19.30 Messturm, Messeplatz 12 in Basel Register here Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  50. 50. How to find partners? How to be found by others? Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  51. 51. Enterprize Europe Network, www.swisseen.chEEN: on-line database contains over 2,500 technology profiles from companies and R&D organisations from over 60 countries in Europe and beyond. New profiles are added daily. Find partners exploiting your technology (Technology Database) Find partners providing a technological solution to your need (Technology Offers, Technology Requests) Offer your expertise and find partners for technology and Research Cooperation (EU funding) Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  52. 52.  Cordis, a Database to find running and closed EU-funded projects incl. partners in the consortia https://cordis.europa.eu/projects/en  Tender&Funding Portal - How to participate, Partner search https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/how-to- participate/partner-search  Enterprise Europe Network http://www.enterprise-europe network.ch General databases Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  53. 53. Topic specific databases for partner search ICT: Ideal-IST, http://www.ideal-ist.eu/ Societal Challenges: Net4Society, http://www.net4society.eu/ Nanotechnology, Advanced materials, Biotechnology: NMBP TeAm https://www.nmp-partnersearch.eu/ Transport: ETNA Plus, http://transport-ncps.net/ Climate, Environment, Resource Efficiency, Raw Materials: CaRE http://partnersearch.ncps-care.eu/ Security: https://www.security-research-map.eu/ Innovative Medicines Initiative Partner Search Tool https://cloud.imi.europa.eu/web/eimi-pst Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch
  54. 54. Many thanks for your attention www.euresearch.ch susanne.daniel@euresearch.ch Dr. Susanne Daniel ▪ Euresearch Basel ▪ www.euresearch.ch

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