Funding opportunities for Food research and innovation


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Funding opportunities for Food research and innovation

  1. 1. RAF Regions Funding opportunities for Food research and innovation Nikos GIANNOULIDISThessaloniki, 6th March 2010 1
  2. 2. RAF Regions Type of Beneficiaries Food Research entities Universities Companies Business & Chambers of Public research Commerce Authorities organisationsThessaloniki, 6th March 2010 2
  3. 3. RAF Regions Type of involvement RESEARCH: to engage in research activities in order to generate new knowledge and enhance research capacity INNOVATION/ TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: TRANSFER to develop new or improved products and services or up-date production processes/ organisation/ marketing strategy ENTERPRISE: enterprise development that exploits research and innovation results to set up an innovative company, expand business activities company and create new business and technology partnershipsThessaloniki, 6th March 2010 3
  4. 4. RAF Regions Funding Opportunities for Food sector RTD/ innovation Competitiveness 7th Research and Innovation Framework Programme Framework Programme (FP7) (CIP) European Territorial Structural Funds (SF) Co-operation ProgrammesThessaloniki, 6th March 2010 4
  5. 5. RAF Regions 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7)- Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology Activity 2.1- Sustainable production and management Call Deadline: 14 Jan ‘10 of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environmentFood, Agriculture Activity 2.2- Fork to farm: and Fisheries, € 1.9 billion Food (including seafood), health and well beingand Biotechnology End-users of new technologies (such as breeding companies, SMEs or agricultural cooperatives involved in the production, Activity 2.3- Life sciences, packaging or control of food or feed, etc); Biotechnology and biochemistry technology providers (mainly engineering companies) for sustainable or technology-based biotechnology companies non-food products and processes (in the areas of agricultural or industrial biotechnology) Thessaloniki, 6th March 2010 5
  6. 6. RAF Regions Other FP7 opportunities for Food related RTD• Health- “Optimising the delivery of healthcare to European citizens”: cross- thematic approach with KBBE• Energy- Enhancing exchange of information, synergies and cross- fertilisation between projects in the field of Biorefineries: cross- thematic approach with biotechnologies-agriculture-food, energy, environment and industrial technologies• Environment- Integration of aquaculture and fisheries in the coastal zone; Importance of foraging fish in the ecosystem; Biomass from micro- and macro-algae for industrial applications• Information and Communication technologies- Application-specific microsystems and smart miniaturised systems on food and beverage quality and safetyThessaloniki, 6th March 2010 6
  7. 7. RAF RegionsCompetitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) CIP aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises• “Access to finance for SMEs through EU financial instruments” – Targets companies in different phases of their lifecycle: seed, start up, expansion and business transfer; and will support investments in technological development, innovation, technology transfer, and the cross border expansion of business activities• “Eco-innovation”: Innovative products, processes and services• “Intelligent Energy Europe”: instruments for energy management, including auditing and benchmarking tools, especially for SMEs of the food and drink industry, dairy farming, etc.• “Enterprise Europe Network”: provision of information and networking €3,6 billion (2007-2013)Thessaloniki, 6th March 2010 7
  8. 8. RAF Regions Structural Funds (SF)- Country specific 17% R&D and innovation entrepreneurship 15% innovative information and 58% communication technologies human capital 10% €86 billion EU investment for innovation and research (2007-2013)Thessaloniki, 6th March 2010 8
  9. 9. RAF Regions Territorial Cooperation Programmes• Cross-border co-operation programmes: encouraging entrepreneurship, linking universities to business – Greece with Italy, Bulgaria and Cyprus – Bulgaria with Greece and Romania – Italy with Greece, Austria, France, Switzerland, Malta, Slovenia• Interregional co-operation programme (INTERREG IVC): Innovation and the Knowledge Economy. Develop good practice and facilitate the exchange and transfer of experience by successful regions – all EU-27 Member States• Transnational co-operation programmes: Innovation, especially networks of universities, research institutions, SMEs – Operational Programme Mediterranean Programme- MED – Operational Programme South East Europe (SEE)Thessaloniki, 6th March 2010 9
  10. 10. RAF RegionsSouth- East Europe Mediterranean Northern Baltic Sea North Sea Programme Programme Periphery Atlantic Coast Alpine Space Central Europe South West Europe Thessaloniki, 6th March 2010 10
  11. 11. RAF Regions A Programme for a European Area in Transition on the Way to Integration• To develop transnational partnerships on matters of strategic importance, in order to improve the territorial, economic and social integration process and to contribute to cohesion, stability and competitiveness of the region• The Programme seeks to realize high quality, result oriented projects of strategic character, relevant for the programme area.• The South East Europe Programme helps to promote better integration between the Member States, candidate and potential candidate countries and neighbouring countries. Regional cooperation in South East Europe is essential, regardless of the different stage of integration of the various countries.Thessaloniki, 6th March 2010 11
  12. 12. RAF Regions Priorities of SEE• Priority Axis 1 : Facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship• Priority Axis 2: Protection and improvement of the environment• Priority Axis 3: Improvement of the accessibility• Priority Axis 4: Development of transnational synergies for sustainable growth areasThessaloniki, 6th March 2010 12
  13. 13. RAF Regions Innovation and EntrepreneurshipPRIORITY AXIS 1: FACILITATION OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP• The objective of this Priority Axis is fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, the knowledge economy and to enhance integration and economic relations in the cooperation area.Areas of Intervention (AoI):• AoI 1.1: Develop technology and innovation networks in specific fields• AoI 1.2: Develop the enabling environment for innovative entrepreneurship• AoI 1.3: Enhance the framework conditions and pave the way for innovationThessaloniki, 6th March 2010 13
  14. 14. RAF Regions www.southeast-europe.netThessaloniki, 6th March 2010 14
  15. 15. RAF Regions EoI submitted to the 2nd Call of SEE (Dec ’09)• Partners from RAF Regions and the Food Cluster Initiative• AoI 1.3: Enhance the framework conditions and pave the way for innovation• With participation from Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova• Results expected in about 1 month- in successful, full proposal to followThessaloniki, 6th March 2010 15
  16. 16. RAF Regions Useful Links•••• platforms/individual_en.html•, 6th March 2010 16
  17. 17. RAF Regions Thank you ! Mr. Nikos GIANNOULIDIS Tel. +30 2310, 6th March 2010 17