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  1. 1. P.Ignatiadis Technology Manager Science & Technology Park of Crete & IRC Help-Forward Good Practice Workshop in Bio-incubators Heraklion, 14/09/2007 Incubation of new ideas in Crete
  2. 2. <ul><li>1) General Information </li></ul>
  3. 3. CRETE: Competitive Region based on a)culture and history, b) sea and sun destination, c) the Mediterranean Cuisine During the last 30 years : A high number of HEI’s and Research Centres were established: Univ. of Crete (1977), FORTH (1983), Technical Univ. of Crete (1984), MAICh (1985), Inst. Marine Biology of Crete (1987) Crete has a high capacity in R&D , but lacks the critical mass of quality research infrastructures and SMEs collaboration to become a region of knowledge
  4. 4. General information about the region <ul><li>5,3% of the National GDP </li></ul><ul><li>79% of the EU 25 GDP (still objective 1) </li></ul><ul><li>5,5% population in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd most innovative region in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest Greek region in unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Region with the lowest number of innovative SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>75% of the Regional GDP from services </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brief SWOT analysis <ul><li>Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Stagnation in R and D infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>Stagnation of manufacturing sector </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Strong interest in NTBF </li></ul><ul><li>FP7, CIP, Structural Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Local Employment Strategies for Employment Stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Streamlining R and D capacities with Tourism and Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Research results are not sufficiently disseminated in the production process </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term deindustrialization of the region </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of significant R and D investments </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of industrial SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Strong R &D and innovation results </li></ul><ul><li>Highly qualified human potential due to the numerous educational institutions, which are situated in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative services to local SMEs thanks to the existence of highly specialised research centres and institutes throughout the region </li></ul>
  6. 6. INCUBATOR <ul><li>More than 100 offices and flexible lab space (~4000 sq.m) </li></ul><ul><li>Financing : EU , National & Regional funds </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives offered by FORTH </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives offered by the National Government </li></ul><ul><li>09/ 2007 : 25 tenants, >600 new jobs created </li></ul><ul><li> >60 new companies </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>INCENTIVES OFFERED BY FORTH & STEP-C </li></ul><ul><li>LOW RENT : ~ Start-up ~ 10 Euro/sq.m-month </li></ul><ul><li>COMMON EXPENSES : Cleaning of space , security, electricity, parking space, Network offered free of charge </li></ul><ul><li>INTERNET SERVICES : Free e-mail και web hosting </li></ul><ul><li>MEETING ROOMS : Free of charge </li></ul><ul><li>SECRETARIAT SUPPORT : Use of fax, photocopy, collection and distribution of mail, switchboard etc </li></ul><ul><li>SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY </li></ul><ul><li>RESTAURANT </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>SERVICES OFFERED TO TENANTS </li></ul><ul><li>ACADEMIC: Links with academic and research labs , participation to research projects </li></ul><ul><li>TECHNOLOGICAL: Access to FORTH Institutes and to Technology Transfer mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>BUSINESS: Business planning, market research, business development </li></ul><ul><li>FINANCIAL: Information and support to financial issues, links with business angels and financial organizations </li></ul><ul><li>LEGAL : Legal support , Intellectual Property Rights ( Greek Patent Office Branch ) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>2) Incubator Philosophy </li></ul>
  10. 10. SOCIETY REGION Research Spin off Education Incubation SME support Excellence FORTH ACTIVITIES CITIES STEPC IRC H-F
  11. 11. FORTH’s commitment to promote exploitation of research output <ul><li>Created and operates the Network ΠΡΑΞΗ ( HELP-FORWARD) in cooperation with the Federation of Greek Industries and the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece to promote linkage between research and industry and technology transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated the creation of 3 technology parks (Crete, Patras, Thessaloniki) </li></ul><ul><li>10 spin-off companies and 300 cooperations with industries in Greece and abroad </li></ul><ul><li>29 patents (of which 14 national) </li></ul><ul><li>Joint programs of MBA grants with ALBA for training young FORTH researchers who wish to create spin-off firms </li></ul>
  12. 12. INCUBATOR PHILOSOPHY INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, NTBF INCUBATION (PHYSICAL, VIRTUAL) LIAISON OFFICE IRC H-F CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER BANKS PROGRAMS IDEAS, PROJECTS, INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS, RESULTS RESEARCH CENTRES &UNIVERSITIES LOCAL ENTERPRISES
  13. 13. <ul><li>3) Deal Flow </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mixed Model- VC, licensing, strategic partnerships
  15. 15. Incubated research projects
  16. 16. <ul><li>5) NURTURING A NEW PROJECT </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>UNISTEP </li></ul><ul><li>UNI versity S tudents E ntrepreneurship P rogramme </li></ul>2004-2005 20 projects Total budget : 400000 € 10 in Chania (Technical University of Crete) 10 in Heraklion (University of Crete : 4 Science Technology Park : 6) (2 in the phase of negotiations with VC)
  18. 18. <ul><li>UNISTEP METHODOLOGY </li></ul>IDEA EVALUATION/SELECTION IMPLEMENTATION STUDENT/GROUP OF STUDENTS + Training 4 courses Entrepreneurship Legal issues/Admin. Business Planning Product development 6.000 € Administrative + Technological Support
  19. 19. <ul><li>UNISTEP </li></ul>Start-up INCUBATOR Innovative & Supporting Environment Training Support - Mentoring
  20. 20. <ul><li>6) FUNDING </li></ul>
  21. 21. MUTUAL LEARNING PLATFORM SPIN OFF CREATION AND TECH/TRANSFER RTD COLLABORATION IT TECHNOLOGIES BIOTECHNOLOGIES MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES INNOVATIVE SERVICES ENERGY IT REGIONAL FORESIGHT REGIONAL BENCHMARKING MANAGEMENT OF THE GROWTH POLE INNOVATION POLE IN CRETE (2007-2008)
  22. 22. <ul><li>8) Handling the maturing company: </li></ul>
  23. 23. Maturing Company <ul><li>FORTHnet SA – </li></ul><ul><li>Est. 1995 by FORTH & Minoan Lines SA, a Regional Shipping Company </li></ul><ul><li>2000: Athens stock exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Today's Shareholders: FORTH, NOVATOR Group & Other Private Funds, Wide Public </li></ul><ul><li>www.forthnet.gr </li></ul>
  24. 24. Hellenic Bio- Cluster www.hbio.gr
  25. 25. HBio:A high tech cluster HBio -Omics Software/ services for the bio-industry Pharmaceuticals Drug delivery Drug Discovery and Development In Vitro Diagnostics Medical Devices Telemedicine Drug Evaluation Biosensors Molecular Diagnostics
  26. 26. Cooperation 7 SME 2SME 5 SME 2 SME 1 SME -Omics Software/ services for the bio-industry Pharmaceuticals Drug delivery Drug Discovery and Development In Vitro Diagnostics Medical Devices Telemedicine Drug Evaluation Biosensors Molecular Diagnostics
  27. 27. HBio Fact - sheet <ul><li>First bio-cluster in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>FORTH as a animator </li></ul><ul><li>15 SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Fields: Diagnostics, Pharma/ Drug Discovery, Medical Devices, Services </li></ul><ul><li>Funds: Memberships, Projects </li></ul>
  28. 28. HBio: Members (Ι) BioAnalytica Α.Ε. Molecular Biology , Proteomics ΒιοΑναλυτική-Γενότυπος Α.Ε. Cell genetics BioGenomica Α.Ε. ( spin-off ΕΚΕΦΕ «ΔΗΜΟΚΡΙΤΟΣ») Molecular Diognostics MEDICON Α.Ε. Point-Of Care. Software. Καλλυντικά.
  29. 29. HBio: Members (ΙΙ) Biovista Software Lavipharm Α.Ε. Drug Delivery. MEDEXIS Α.Ε. Drug Development . MICREL Medical Devices Α.Ε. Telemedicine .
  30. 30. HBio: Members (ΙΙΙ) Biomedcode Hellas S.A. ( spin off « FLEMING ») Modelling and pri-clinical studies BioRP, Hellenic Radiopharmaceuticals SA ( spin-off DEMOKRITOS) EMBIO Diagnostics Ltd (CY) ( spin-off AUA ) Biosensors Estelle Enterprises Limited (CY) Blockage-free catheter system for post-operative drainage and local drug administration.
  31. 31. <ul><li>9) What do we need to do in order &quot;to do better&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>09/2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Technology Park of Crete </li></ul><ul><li>New Business Model </li></ul>

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