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Smespire project overview

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smeSpire
                     www.smespire.eu

       JRC – Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit
       Paul Smits, Max C...

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    EU ICT SMEs
    The Project
    The Partnership
    Objectives                 geoICT SMEs
    Expected ...

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  1. 1. smeSpire www.smespire.eu JRC – Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit Paul Smits, Max Craglia, Piergiorgio Cipriano smeSpire overview Ispra, 2012 -10-15 1
  2. 2. Summary  EU ICT SMEs  The Project  The Partnership  Objectives geoICT SMEs  Expected Output  Target Groups  Actions undertaken  MSCPs involvement smeSpire overview 2
  3. 3. SME definition Category Employees Turnover or Balance sheet Medium-sized < 250 ≤ € 50 m ≤ € 43 m Small < 50 ≤ € 10 m ≤ € 10 m Micro < 10 ≤€2m ≤€2m source: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/facts-figures-analysis/sme-definition/index_en.htm smeSpire overview 3
  4. 4. ICT SMEs in EU27 • ICT consultancy (NACE J62, J63): • ICT enterprises 554.000 (Eurostat, 2009) • turnover: 400bln€ • value added: 191bln€ • people: 2.9 million source: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Information_and_communication_service_statistics_-_NACE_Rev._2 • > 90% are “micro-enterprises” (<10 employees) • top 4 countries: UK, DE, FR, IT - 70% value added - 60% employees source: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/ssai/docs/20090730-d2-eu-ssbs-industry_en.pdf smeSpire overview 4
  5. 5. EU ICT SMEs – Location Location of new ICT SMEs “Computing services & related activities” 1995-2000 2001-2004 source: EC-JRC, 2007, Mapping the ICT in EU Regions 5
  6. 6. EU ICT SMEs – Revenue & Segments • Software & Software Based Service market • EU27 (2020 forecast) • Revenue models a) SBIS (Software Based Internet Services) b) Associated IT Services c) License & Maintainance • Emerging segments a) Mobility b) Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) c) Open Source Software (OSS) d) Cloud Computing source: PAC, 2009, A Software Strategy for Europe - D3-Baseline Scenario for 2020 smeSpire overview 6
  7. 7. The Project smeSpire overview 7
  8. 8. The Project SmeSpire’s purpose is to encourage and enable the participation of SMEs in the mechanisms of harmonising and making large scale environmental content available. SMEs can enable countries to fulfil the Directive, creating new market opportunities with increased potential for innovation and new jobs. smeSpire overview 8
  9. 9. The Project • FP7 Support Action • 15 partners involved • 12 Member States represented • Description of Work: identifies tasks, roles and responsibilities • SAMB (Support Action Management Board) composed by WP/Task leaders smeSpire overview 9
  10. 10. The Partnership EPSILON Italia (coor) GISTANDARD CENIA SAZP INFO-LOGICA JRC EPSILON Greece PARAGON EPSILON Cyprus GISIG PSU GRAPHITECH AGI TRACASA KU LEUVEN smeSpire overview 10
  11. 11. Objectives • Assess the market potential for geoICT companies in relation to INSPIRE • SMEs helping PA in implementing INSPIRE • SMEs using INSPIRE thematic datasets • Characterise obstacles for geoICT companies to enter this market • Knowledge gap • Training needs smeSpire overview 11
  12. 12. Expected Output 1/2 1. Assessment, in EU Member States, of potential market for geoICT SMEs 2. Training package based on vocational training curricula. 3. Best Practice catalogue, including lessons learned and unsuccessful outcomes 4. Dissemination events (“smeSpire days”), which will include training workshops, to be organised in the participating countries (as ePractice workshops). smeSpire overview 12
  13. 13. Expected Output 2/2 5. Network of SMEs and other stakeholders to bridge the gap between INSPIRE-driven demand and the geoICT-driven offer 6. Business model to enable already established and new geoICT EU SMEs to convert technological innovation into economic value 7. European geoICT SMEs Database, enabling complex business intelligence studies and analysis 8. General awareness about the importance of interoperability (also results of EIS/EIF and ISA) smeSpire overview 13
  14. 14. Target Groups 1/2 Established SMEs already active in the geoICT domain New entrant SMEs in the geoICT domain, consisting of: • already established ICT SMEs, looking for new business opportunities • start-up SMEs smeSpire overview 14
  15. 15. Target Groups 2/2 BE 89 BG 4 CY 123 CZ 21 DE 711 ES 113 GR 37 IT 120 LT 185 MT 2 SK 10 UK 42 smeSpire overview 15
  16. 16. Actions undertaken • Focus on: • List of geoICT SMEs in 12 MS represented in the project (ca.1500 geoICT listed) • Online questionnaire design (draft) • Scheduled on 22nd November • Open until end of April 2013 • In-depth interviews design • MSPCs • LMOs / NGOs • geoICT SMEs database model smeSpire overview 16
  17. 17. MSCPs involvement 1/2 • Direct involvement of Member States Contact Points is crucial • We need in-depth interviews with Contact Points • Goal of the interviews is Contact Points to help us in studying geoICT sector • smeSpire partners will contact Contact Points in next weeks to organise the interview smeSpire overview 17
  18. 18. MSCPs involvement 2/2 • Draft examples: • Do you have an overview of all private companies active in geoICT? • Can you describe the geoICT sector in your country (size, composition, geographical distribution)? • Differences and similarities between ICT sector and geoICT sector in your country? • Strengths and weaknesses of the geoICT sector in your country? How do you evaluate the geoICT skills and knowledge in your country? smeSpire overview 18
  19. 19. Thank you for your attention and for feedback paul.smits@jrc.ec.europa.eu massimo.craglia@jrc.ec.europa.eu piergiorgio.cipriano@jrc.ec.europa.eu smeSpire overview Ispra, 2012 -10-15 19

Editor's Notes

  • J62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities 62.0 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities 6201 Computer programming activities 6202 Computer consultancy activities 6203 Computer facilities management activities 6209 Other information technology and computer service activities J63 Information service activities 63.1 Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals 6311 Data processing, hosting and related activities 6312 Web portals 63.9 Other information service activities 6391 News agency activities 6399 Other information service activities n.e.c.
  • EC-JRC, 2007, Mapping the ICT in EU Regions: Location, Employment, Factors of Attractiveness and Economic Impact http://ftp.jrc.es/EURdoc/eur23067en.pdf
  • Pierre Audoin Consultants SAS (PAC), 2009, A Software Strategy for Europe - D2-The European Software Industry http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/ssai/docs/20090730-d2-eu-ssbs-industry_en.pdf Pierre Audoin Consultants SAS (PAC), 2009, A Software Strategy for Europe - D3-Baseline Scenario for 2020 http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/ssai/docs/d3baselinescenariofor2020.pdf

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