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  1. 1. The European Day of the Entrepreneur University Sofia 25 October 2007 Sofia, Bulgaria Dr. Roland Strauss Strauss & Partners© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 1
  2. 2. EID History  Studies analysing the innovation landscape in Europe  Three major conferences in Brussels and Budapest  Online stakeholder consultations  Participation in Panels and Roundtables  Ongoing discussions with innovation stakeholders from across Europe  Following EU innovation policy developments and what other innovation networks do© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 2
  3. 3. The Innovation Challenge  I dare to say that our future – not only in Europe but worldwide – depends on innovation (Commissioner Verheugen)  Innovation is to play an important role in Europe‘s future...depends on innovation  "Europe needs a strategic approach aimed at creating an innovation- friendly environment where knowledge is converted into innovative products and services." (EU Council, December 2006)  "US and European pre-eminence in science-based innovation can no longer be taken for granted…… the rapid rise of China, India and South Korea will reshape the global innovation landscape, challenging Europes position in knowledge-based industries." (Demos U.K.)© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 3
  4. 4. EU Policy Competitiveness Council Strategic Priorities (December 2006)  Intellectual Property Rights – IPR  Creating a pro-active standard-setting policy  Making public procurement work for innovation  Pre-competitve public procurement  Public procurement stimulating innovation in particular for SMEs  Boosting innovation and growth in lead markets  Commission to define a valid approach for fostering emergence of markets with high economic and societal value  Enhancing closer co-operation between higher education, research and business  Helping innovation in regions  Create a European market for risk capital© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 4
  5. 5. Dialogue Dimensions  Fostering the dialogue between the actors of the innovation ecosystem  large corporations and small and medium sized companies  Universities/research centres and industry  Public and private partners including regional innovation agencies  Establish a continuous Dialogue between Policy Makers and Innovation Practitioners  Narrow the gap between Lisbon Strategy and practitioners’ needs  Enhancing the Dialogue among Innovation Actors from across Europe  Working towards European structures  Provide a forum which represents the EU level innovation ecosystem  Gather, adapt, disseminate best practices  Build a strong virtual collaboration platform© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 5
  6. 6. Identity  An independent, inclusive and open network  An EU level innovation ecosystem  Europe’s Innovation Knowledge Community (IKC)  At the interface of the different innovation disciplines  Along the entire knowledge value chain with an emphasis on ‘unfolding knowledge and ideas into economic power’© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 6
  7. 7. Three main Objectives  Practical: providing tools and measures resulting in more and better innovation (IKE)  Political: Creating an environment that encourages innovation  Bottom-up: A dialogue with decision makers on practitioners needs  Top-down: Support implementation of policies and programmes  Strategic: Contribute to a long-term strategic innovation agenda for Europe© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 7
  8. 8. Instruments  European Innovation Knowledge Exchange® (IKE)  eMarketplace / Portal  Collecting, structuring, customising and sharing innovation knowledge  European ‘Knowledge Economy Forum’  Involving Members of the European Parliament, European Commission and innovation stakeholders  Covering all aspects of the knowledge economy value chain from creation to exploitation and protection  Annual Summit meeting - Innovation/Knowledge Economy conference© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 8
  9. 9. Deliverables  Collecting, developing and sharing innovation knowledge  Fuelling the policy debate on innovation / knowledge economy  Defining an approach/roadmap (Strategic innovation Agenda including appropriate legislation for Europe) that delivers  Raise awareness and improve image of innovation and knowledge to the benefit of economy and society  Communication campaign© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 9
  10. 10. Innovation Knowledge Exchange® - Activities  Develop and promote IKE eMarketplace to become the most powerful melting pot of innovation knowledge  Making your expert know-how widely visible  Providing for additional business opportunities  Buying / selling IK  Licensing / cross licensing IK  Complementing your existing offer  Creating jointly new offerings  Collaborate in ad hoc working groups and customise content according to needs to  Strengthen regional innovation capacity  Develop sector specific innovation strategies  Discuss best practices on a issues of common interest© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 10
  11. 11. Innovation Knowledge Exchange® Innovation Knowledge / Disciplines Innovation Knowledge / Deliverables Innovation policy and strategy  SME requirements Human aspects  Methodologies  Entrepreneurship, managerial talent, scientific workforce  Trends, Analysis Knowledge management  Benchmarks  Knowledge and technology transfer, exploitation,  Best practices protection, enforcement  Blueprints, templates Innovation management and incubation Innovation financing  Training content SME innovation for start-ups/fast growing companies  Technology transfer Regional innovation  Other Innovation communication Innovation demand i.e. public procurement ICT for innovation Sectorial innovation e.g. ICT, Energy, Pharma etc,© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 11
  12. 12. Policy oriented activities  Innovation and Knowledge Policy Forum  European Commission Directorate’s General  European Parliament Committees  Ad hoc roundtables  Permanent Forum  Annual Innovation Summit in collaboration with European Commission  Policy areas  Cutting red tape, eservices for business, state aid, public procurement, tax incentives etc.  A strategic innovation agenda for Europe © EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 12
  13. 13. Project oriented activities  Facilitate access to research and innovation programmes and participate jointly in funded projects  Maximise use and create synergies of EU funding instruments for innovation actions  Exploitation and use of patent information  Regional EID events throughout the year  Organisation of trainings, seminars © EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 13
  14. 14. Regional Innovation Activities  Regional development – a basis for creating an innovation friendly environment  Support and reward innovation building capacity and creativity  Workshops for ‚school age researchers‘ as part of a research project  Communication campaigns on how innovation improves living quality  Introduce creativity/entrepreneurial building dimensions into regional development strategy/system  Take advantage of the synergy potential of new EU programmes  Complement structural funds with other relevant EU programmes and financing instruments  Enhancing networking power by dissemination of issues and questions  Create a portal with questions  Development of technology support structures for small regions (Rodriguez)© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 14
  15. 15. Regional Innovation – Emilia-Romagna  Strengthening of regional innovation (absorption) capacity  Develop innovation talent  Strengthen knowledge Infrastructure from school age  Improve support structures, i.e. logistics, ICT  Enhance business support services  Develop easily applicable evaluation methodologies for the technical concept and economic risk (for funding purposes)  Improve industry-science relations  Improve the capacities of human resources employed both in enterprises and research centres to produce new knowledge  Improve the market exploitation of research competences and results through new entrepreneurship and the transfer of technology to existing companies  Promote networking and the creation of a critical mass of actors and resources© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 15
  16. 16. Objectives  Establish European Innovation Dialogue as the voice of the European innovation community recognised as independent and inclusive  Build credibility that the European Innovation Dialogue is considerably contributing to achieving more and better innovation necessary for growth and prosperity  Become the counterpart for European Policymakers to discuss measures stimulating the exploitation and use of knowledge assets  Advocate at the European level the interests of innovative organisations including firms dealing with new technologies© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 16
  17. 17. Foundation phase - activities  Founders Meeting - 25 June 2007  Participation in European Commission call for proposal  Establishing EID as a non.for-profit Belgian Association  Trade marking for IKE  Recruitment and communication campaign  Set-up new website with collaboration facilities  Developing working programme and business plan  Official launch and 1st General Assembly February 2008© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 17
  18. 18. Strauss & Partners – contact details Dr. Roland Strauss Managing Director Strauss & Partners Brussels, Belgium Tel.: +32 472 635 092 Fax: +32 2 343 06 76© EID October, 2007 / R. Strauss 18