FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
SMEs and Horizon 2020 -
SME Instrument
Horizon 2020 – how to access EU ...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
Strategic positioning:
R&D
driven
projects
Market
opportunity
driven pr...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
Outcome of impact assessments
• Less than 50% of industrial partners us...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
Activities for SMEs in Horizon 2020
• All forms of R&D and all forms of...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
SME instrument main features
• Targeted at all types of innovative SMEs...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving InnovationSME instrument
?
IDEA continued support throughout the project MARKET
Co...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
Phase 1: Concept
and feasibility
assessment
Phase 2: R&D,
demonstration...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
H2020 SME instrument: Total Volume
Overall ~2,8 B€ over 2014-2020
50 k€...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
Evaluating SME instrument activities
There has to
be a market
Easy to u...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
Coaching and EEN support
EEN
Initial
Assessment
Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
What does "Access to risk finance" mean in the
Horizon 2020 context ?
...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
Next steps..
Publication date: 11th Dec 2013
Opened: 1st March 2014 for...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
Further information:
• http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/index_en.htm
• Eu...
FP7UK
Technology Strategy Board
Driving Innovation
Steve Bradley - EU National Contact Point for SMEs (UK)
steve.bradley@b...
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Horizon2020 - SME's and Horizon2020, Steve Bradley, European Commission - 27 May 2014

  1. 1. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation SMEs and Horizon 2020 - SME Instrument Horizon 2020 – how to access EU funding for R&D & Innovation Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast – Tuesday, 27th May 2014 Steve Bradley - EU National Contact Point for SME‘s (UK)
  2. 2. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation Strategic positioning: R&D driven projects Market opportunity driven projects Cooperation logic at regional or national level Transnational cooperation logic Horizon 2020 SME instrument Target: Business innovation motivated SMEs Eurostars 2 Target: R&D intensive SME Horizon 2020 Collaborative Research Target: R&D topics National & regional programs
  3. 3. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation Outcome of impact assessments • Less than 50% of industrial partners use the publicly funded applied research projects strategically • Only about 22% of SMEs participating in EU research programs are strategic innovators • Most academics engage with industry to further their research rather than to commercialise their knowledge • Results are not exploited because projects were not designed for exploitation • There is a strong relationship between internationalisation and innovation, but SMEs are not aware of internationalisation support programmes. • The information environment of (European) R&D programmes is unattractive and off-putting to SMEs
  4. 4. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation Activities for SMEs in Horizon 2020 • All forms of R&D and all forms of innovation, towards exploitation and commercialisation • SME participation in collaborative R&D or innovation projects (all three priorities) • SME instrument (budget from all societal challenges as well as from the Leading Enabling Industrial Technologies LEITs) • Innovation in start-ups, spin-offs and young companies (Eurostars and other measures) • Access to risk finance (debt and equity facility) • Exchange and mobility of researchers involving SMEs (Marie Curie actions))
  5. 5. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation SME instrument main features • Targeted at all types of innovative SMEs • Only SMEs allowed to apply for funding (single company support possible) • Competitive • Market-oriented, EU dimension • Bottom-up while addressing societal challenges and/or key enabling technologies • Grant-based staged funding
  6. 6. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving InnovationSME instrument ? IDEA continued support throughout the project MARKET Concept & Feasibility Assessment Demonstration Market Replication R&D Commercialisation Idea to concept, risk assessment, technological & commercial feasibility Demonstration, prototyping, testing , market replication, scaling up, miniaturisation, research Quality label for successful projects, access to risk finance, indirect support SME window EU financial facilities
  7. 7. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation Phase 1: Concept and feasibility assessment Phase 2: R&D, demonstration, market replication Input: Idea/Concept: "Business Plan 1" (~ 10 pages) 10% budget Activities: Feasibility of concept Risk assessment IP regime Partner search Design study Pilot application etc. Output: elaborated "Business plan 2" Input: "Business plan 2" plus description of activities under Phase 2 (~ 30 pages) 88% budget Activities: Development, prototyping, testing, piloting, miniaturisation, scaling-up, market replication, research Output: "investor- ready Business plan 3" Lump sum: 50.000 € ~ 6 months No direct funding Phase 3: Commercialisation 1-3 (5) M€ EC funding ~ 12 to 24 months Promote instrument as quality label for successful projects Facilitate access to risk finance 2% budget Support via networking , training, information, addressing i.a. IP management, knowledge sharing, dissemination SME window in the EU financial facilities (debt facility and equity facility) Possible connection to PPC (and PPI?) 10-15% success 40-50% success Phase 3 & coaching = 2% budget
  8. 8. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation H2020 SME instrument: Total Volume Overall ~2,8 B€ over 2014-2020 50 k€ lump sum 0,5 to 2,5 M€ *Depending of funding per project 10% 88% 2% coaching Funding
  9. 9. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation Evaluating SME instrument activities There has to be a market Easy to use/produce for the customer and the firm Technical solution possible and better than existing ones Excellence in innovation Commercialisation potential and economic impact Company's potential to achieve the envisaged results Plus: EU added value
  10. 10. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation Coaching and EEN support EEN Initial Assessment Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Coaching Regional HR … SME Instrument Support for Application Support for EU project Management Support for Access to Finance Facilitation and Moderation
  11. 11. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation What does "Access to risk finance" mean in the Horizon 2020 context ?  Using part of the Horizon 2020 budget to stimulate more investment in research and innovation, not through grants, but in the form of Financial Instruments: o Debt finance  Loan finance, i.e. risk-sharing loans to companies and for innovative projects introducing new technologies  Guarantees to financial intermediaries (commercial and development banks) that provide loans to research- and innovation-driven SMEs and small mid-caps o Equity finance  Equity, i.e. venture capital for newly created companies exploiting R&D results
  12. 12. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation Next steps.. Publication date: 11th Dec 2013 Opened: 1st March 2014 for phase 1 and 2 Deadlines for evaluation: • Further reference documents - for preparing your proposal • http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportuniti es/h2020/calls/h2020-smeinst-1-2014.html - list of related topics Topic identifier: Open call cut off dates Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 1 Phase2 18 June 2014 9 Oct 2014 18 March 2015 18 March 2015 24 Sept 2014 17 Dec 2014 17 June 2015 17 June 2015 17 Dec 2014 17 Sept 2015 17 Sept 2015 16 Dec 2015 16 Dec 2015
  13. 13. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation Further information: • http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/index_en.htm • Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year growth strategy. It is about more than just overcoming the crisis which continues to afflict many of our economies.. • www.ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020 • Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. • http://ec.europa.eu/easme/sme_en.htm • Executive Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME) • http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/ the Participant Portal is the entry point for electronic administration of EU-funded research and innovation projects, and hosts the services for managing proposals and projects throughout their lifecycle.
  14. 14. FP7UK Technology Strategy Board Driving Innovation Steve Bradley - EU National Contact Point for SMEs (UK) steve.bradley@betatechnology.co.uk Steve.Bradley@tsb.gov.uk Beta Technology: 01302 322633

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