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BIC Observatory 2011 - Belgium

  1. 1. Country Observatory 2011 (Data 2010) Belgium European BIC Network
  2. 2. IntroductionThe following graphs and tables reports the key facts and figures in 2010 of the Belgium community of Business Innovation Centers, benchmarking them with those of the whole EBN network network.The survey has been undertaken thanks to the yearly implementation of EBN’s Quality system which is primarily aimed at ensuring the compliance of the BICs, EBN Full Members, to the BIC Quality Mark Criteria.The Statistical characteristics of the survey Total number of potential participants 148 Total number of potential participants in Belgium 8 Percentage of BICs participating in the survey 86,5% Percentage of Belgium BICs participating in the survey 75% Method: on-line self-evaluation questionnaire plus subsequent validation by EBN Quality Team Source: EBN Quality System http://quality.ebn.beResponsible for the publication: Mr. Philippe Vanrie, EBN CEOAddress: Avenue de Tervueren 168, B – 1150, BrusselsTel: +32-2-7728900Fax: +32-2-7729574 +32 2 7729574E-mail: ebn@ebn.euWebsite: http://www.ebn.eu; http://quality.ebn.beDate of publication: 31 May 2011This report has been prepared by the EBN Quality team, led by Mr. Giordano Dichter and assisted by Ms. Chiara Davalli and Mr. Pierluigi Antonelli
  3. 3. Belgium BicsBureau Economique de la Province de Namur IdeluxWeb site : www.bep.be Web it W b site : www.idelux.be id l bCEEI Héraclès InnotekWeb site : www héraclès be www.héraclès.be Web site : www innotek be www.innotek.beCEEI Solvay Entrepreneurs Innovation & Développement SCRLWeb site: www.solvayentrepreneurs.be Web site: www.agenceid.beCIDE - SOCRAN asbl Maison de lEntreprise S.A.Web site: www.cide-socran.be Web site: www.ime.be
  4. 4. Nature and Legal Status of BICs Belgium 71,43% 28,57% BIC as new entity BIC hosted in existing Network 63,28% 36,72% organization BICs in hosting BICs as new entities organizations Legal Identity Belgium(%) Network (%) Belgium (%) Network (%)Equity based (with shareholders) 20 36,84 50 21,28Foundation 20 7,89 0 2,13Association 40 29,82 0 23,40Cooperative 20 2,63 0 4,26Public body under special law 0 9,65 0 34,04OtherOh 0 13,16 13 16 50 14,89 14 89 100 100 100 100
  5. 5. BICs’ Ownership Ownership: Public / Private Breakdown Belgium Network Public Private Public Private Total Number of Shareholders 109 63 659 1119 Weight over the network 59,02% 40,98% 67,50% 32,50% Voting rights (%) Voting rights (%) Public shareholders Belgium Network Private h P i t shareholders h ld Belgium B l i Network N t kNational/federal government 0,00 3,20 Private financed R&D structures 2,68 1,42State (s) in federal organized states 00,71 1,22 Chambers of Commerce 1,46 1,65Regional GR i l Government t 30,56 30 56 18,85 18 85 Employers associations 0,50 1,72Local Government 9,04 14,15 Trade Unions 0,00 0,53Municipalities 2,55 7,66 Economic development not for profit 0,35 2,62Specific governmental agencies 0,35 0 35 3,35 3 35 entities100% publicly financed R&D Enterprises 16,95 11,27 6,47 5,32structures Private owned capital funds 0,00 4,10Public owned companies 3,33 2,40 Banks 11,89 4,11Chambers of commerce (if public)Ch b f bli ) 0,00 0 00 4,48 4 48Public owned capital funds 5,66 1,07 Private people 7,14 4,24Others 0,35 2,27 Others 0,00 0,84
  6. 6. BICs & territory Acknowledgement by the public sector Main catchment areas Belgium Network 100% publicly financed R&D 0% structures 30% 0% City 0% 5%Specific governmental agencies 47% 0% Region / province 100% 84% Municipalities 76% 14% Local Government 91% Belgium State (federal 0% 4% Network organised countries) 57% Regional Government 77% State (s) in federal organized ede a o ga ed 29% states 79% Nation N ti 0% 4% 0% National/federal government 35% Other 0% 3% 0% Other 33% Total 100% 100%
  7. 7. Alliances & Cooperation Strategic Alliances Cooperation 28,57% 28 57% Private Large Companies consultants/public 34,38% BSO in business development 85,71% Cooperation with Cooperation with Universities/other R&D Institutions the EEN Network business schools 87,50% Network Belgium Belgium g Network 57,14% Database ofChambers of Commerce Involvment in research and and RDA/LDAs clusters technology 60,94% centers Private consultants/public 14,29% No cooperation BSO in intellectual agreements property 7,81%
  8. 8. BICs’ Team Belgium Network Total N. of BICs’ Staff 93 1865 Breakdown by role External experts (day/year) Belgium Network 50% % (%) (%) 43%Management 9,18 9,18 NetworkAdministration 14,61 14,61 29% % Belgium B l iEntrepreneurs guidance 27,41 27,41 17% 16% 14% 14% 7% 0% 9%Project management 14,04 14 04 14,04 14 04 7 0 9 < 50 50 - 99 100 - 199 200 - 299 > 300Incubator management 11,72 11,72Communication & events 8,27 8 27 8,27 8 27 Size of BICs 43%Training 4,54 4,53 29% Network 23% % 23% %Other 10,23 10 23 10,23 10 23 2 21% % Belgium l 20% 14% 14% 14% 0%Total 100 100 3-6 7-9 10 - 14 15 - 25 > 25
  9. 9. Key qualifications & Services Areas of expertise Additional services 43% 71% Promotion of SMEs regions Financial engineering 41% % 68% Advanced use of ITC for 29% Specialized technology 86% SMEs development 49% support for enterprise 73% creation Human resources 29% development 35% 57% Specific training know-how 73%Policy making advice/project 14% design and management 45% Structural cooperation with 57% other EC Networks 62% 71% Access to funding 79% International B2B or 57% investment experience 62% Legal advice to enterprise 57% creation 57% Set-up Set up / implementation 86% (inter)national projects 75% International cooperation / 71% SME internationalization 68% 0% R&D / University spin-off / No services offered 71% 95% High tech High-tech SME creation & 84% support 71% Other 29% Belgium 77% Other 24% Network
  10. 10. Key Sectors25,00%20,00%15,00%15 00%10,00%5,00%0,00% Sectors weight Network Sectors weight Belgium
  11. 11. Financial Assessment BICs’ Income (%) ( ) BICs’ Expenditures ( ) p (%) Private sponsorship 1,29% 1,8% 6,53% Financial costs (from loans etc.) 1,26% Other private income 1,03% 5,9% , 0,08% Income from client- Cost of incubator building(s) 12,60% 11,89% SMEs/Entrepreneurs 6,3% Income from housing + 25,24% 17,54% Overheads (furniture, travel, incubator services 22,2% 22 2% energy, IT facilities etc.) 17,06% Other public income 0,00% 4,8% 15,63% Subsidies to entrepreneurs Income from EU Programmes 3,28% 1,18% (Framework Programme,… ( k 5,7% 5 7%Public Income through National 7,26% Consultants and external 0,44% & Regional programmes 14,0% experts 12,84% Other public subsidies 6,71% 4,9% 14,85% Payroll EU structural Funds (e.g. 17,80% 46,67% ERDF, ESF) 7,5% From national regional local national, regional, 24,79% 24 79% 44,94% 44 94% 27,2% Other costs bodies 9,19% Belgium Network Belgium Network
  12. 12. Innovation & IP 53% 51% nnovation n (% of entrepreneurial projects) ) 35% 33% Network cus on In Belgium 16% 12% oFoc Technological innovation Non Technological Innovation Other roperty 495Intellectual Pr 227 Network Belgium 6 1 Patents request Patents granted
  13. 13. Services to new entrepreneurs & Incubation Identification of ideal target / entrepreneur Training for entrepreneurs Template for risk analysis Assessment of training Entrepreneurial skill needs asessment tool Provision of business plan Network Provision of incubation space template Belgium Help in finding financial Helping to define the support business model Availability of database of y Helping to write the business p g financial tools plan Support financial planning and simulation Physical Incubation activities Belgium NetworkAverage square meters available for incubation activities of owned incubators (square 6025,00 7549,41meters)Average incubator space occupancy rate (%) 68,77% 78,11%Average incubation time (years) 3,92 3,08
  14. 14. Services to existing SMEs g 47% 32% 22% Network 20% Belgium 17% 16% 17% 17% 13% 3% Designing and Innovation diagnostic Internationalization Commercialization Access to finance implementinginnovative projects
  15. 15. Training & Events 2010 Belgium Network Number Average Median Number Average MedianNumber of eventsorganised in 2010 to 70 10 9 3.925 30,66 15,5promote entrepreneurshipNumber of training eventsin 2010 for either new 148 21,14 4 2003 50,85 14entrepreneurs or existingSMEsNumber of people thatattended events to promote 5122 363 731,71 168.284 1.314.72 548.50entrepreneurshipNumber of people thatN b f l th t 1350 192,85 45 36.120 774.20 195.5attended training events 72%71% 70%71% 71% 71% pic 65%Training by top 53% 36% 29% 29% Network 23% Belgium g g (% of BICs) Business Marketing Management Investment IP Rights Other planning Readiness
  16. 16. Access to funding Network Belgium N. of companies assisted in fund raising 2.968 161 Estimated capital raised € 316.782.992,13 € 26.857.142,86 N. of companies assisted 2968 344 Estimated capital raised 2140425,6234507114,844 urces akdown by Belgium 28% 18% 8% 46% ding sou Seed capital Business Angels Venture capital OtherBreafund Network N t k 35% 15% 26% 24%
  17. 17. KPIs, KPIs Key Performance Indicators Belgium Network Number Average Median Number Average MedianNumber of tenants in incubators 236 33,71 24 3.937 31,71 23,50Total employment by tenants 859 122,71 112 24.505 181,44 95,50Total numbers of contacts for enterprise creation 1173 167,57 147 69.307 318,95 88,50Number of feasibility studies created during the year 531 75,85 65 12.461 97,89 36,00Number of enterprise creation projects during the 392 56 64 7.125 51,73 18,00yearNumber of business plans produced during the year 187 26,71 20 6.989 73,50 19,50Number of start-ups created during the year 103 14,71 14 6.358 43,50 14,00Number of jobs created in SMEs (client companies 139 19,85 17 6.165 45,03 15,00of BICs)Number of jobs created in Start-ups in the year 201 28,71 30 12.668 85,01 33,50Enterprise Survival Rate (within the incubation N.A. 97,14% 100% N.A. 91,07% 95,00%period)Enterprise Survival Rate (3 years following N.A. 94,36% 95,00% N.A. 89,04% 91,90%graduation)Existing SMEs supported during the year 402 57,42 52 11.000 90,41 50
  18. 18. Value for Money Network BelgiumCost per job created with support of a BIC € 12.068,79 37.486,88 €Public financial contribution per j p job created € 8.338,79 , 24.68,52 € ,Average number of start-ups per 100K€ of BIC income 2,80 0,81Average number of jobs created per 100K€ of BIC income 8,29 2,67Average number of business plans created per 100K€ of BIC income 3,08 1,47Average number of companies assisted per 100K€ of BIC income 5,10 5 10 4,56 4 56Average number of start-ups per FTE member of BIC staff 3,15 1,11Average number of jobs created per FTE member of BIC staff 9,34 3,65Average number of business plans created per FTE member of BIC staff 3,46 2,01Average number of companies assisted per FTE member of BIC staff 5,74 6,23 * Full time equivalent
  19. 19. ContactsEBN’s Quality Team: Giordano Dichter Quality and Membership Manager  +32 (0) 2 761 1083  gdi@ebn.be Chiara DavalliQuality and Membership Officer  +32 (0) 2 761 1094  cda@ebn.beThe Belgian BICs Mr Jean-Claude Ettinger  +32 (0) 67 88 36 11  jean-claude.ettinger@ulb.ac.be

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