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Overview of EU Funding Opportunities. International Seminar 2012 University of Pardubice , 16&17 February 2012 Carolina Fernandes Innovation & Funding Manager GLE Group. EU Funding for R+T+D+I. Background Why Research at EU level EU Support Panorama. Background. Presenter. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Overview of EU Funding Opportunities

    International Seminar 2012University of Pardubice , 16&17 February 2012

    Carolina FernandesInnovation & Funding ManagerGLE Group

  • EU Funding for R+T+D+I

    BackgroundWhy Research at EU levelEU Support Panorama

  • BackgroundPresenterBSc Engineering SciencesMSc Industrial EngineeringPost-grad Business Development & Technology ManagementExtensive experience with FP7R&D Funding Advisor EC FP7 Groups

    GLE ConsultingExperts in :Contract management and out-sourcing;Funding solutions;Research and evaluation;Training and organisational development.EEN LondonFP7 Experts

  • Why research at EU levelPooling and leveraging resources

    Pooling of resources Critical massInter-disciplinarityRising costs of R&DBig science

    Leverage effect on private investmentExpertise beyond national levelImproved commercial opportunitiesDevelopment of pan-European and world standards

  • Why research at EU levelFostering human capacity and excellence in S&TInternational mobility and training of researchersImproved S&T capabilities EU-wide competition for research grants

    Better integration of European R&DCreate scientific base for pan-European policy challengesCoordination of national programmes and policies Efficient dissemination of research results

  • R&D European weaknesses

  • Research: filling the gap(total expenditure on R&D as % of GDP, 2004)(EU-25 extrapolation based on R&D intensity targets put forward by Member States in their respective National Reform Programmes)

  • Nurturing the knowledge triangleS&T contributes to the Lisbon objectives: economic growth, employment creation, environmental protection, social challenges: fight poverty, improve human health and quality of life (GSM, remote working, safe roads, etc.)

  • EU Funding The EC awards money in the form of grants in order to implement projects or activities in relation to European Union policies

    Level of complexity of EU innovation programmme governance: high

  • Panorama: EU support Support services:European Regional Development Fund mainstream (ERDF)Europe Innova (Cluster Alliance & Cluster Observatory)Enterprise Europe Network

    Financial tools: JEREMIECIP financial instruments (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme)European Progress Micro-finance facility (GIF & SMEG)Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF

  • Panorama: EU support Exchange of practices:INTERREGRegions of Knowledge (RoK) (FP7)ERA-Net (European Research Area Network) (FP7)OMC-Net (Open Method of Coordination)

    RDT demonstration:Research for SMEs (FP7)ICT-FET (Future and emerging technologies) (FP7)Cooperation (FP7)

  • Panorama: EU support RDT demonstration (cont.)ERA-Net (European Research Area Network) (FP7)European Technology Platform (ETP)Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) (FP7)Joint ProgrammingEurostarsCOST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)IDEA European Research Council (ERC) (FP7)KIC European Institute of Technology (EIT)

  • Panorama: EU support Capacity building including infrastructures:European Regional Development Fund mainstream (ERDF)REGPOT (Regional Potential)Research infrastructuresINTERREGIntelligent Energy EuropePro Inno Europe

  • Support services: ERDFEuropean Regional Development Fund: reducing economic disparities within and between MS by supporting economic regeneration and safeguarding jobs.

    Funding is targeted to meet three overarching objectives:

    ConvergenceRegional CompetitivenessEuropean Territorial Co-operation

  • Support services: ERDFTarget: Convergencemodernising / diversifying economic structures;creating sustainable jobs;stimulating economic growth;attention to areas with specific characteristics: urban, remote, mountainous, sparsely populated and the outmost regions

  • Support services: ERDFTarget: Regional Competitivenessinnovation and knowledge economy (research & technological development, innovation & entrepreneurship, financial engineering);environment and risk prevention (cleaning up polluted areas, energy efficiency, clean urban public transport, risk prevention plans);access to transport and telecommunications.

  • Support services: ERDFTarget: European Territorial Cooperationcross-border economic and social and environmental activities;transnational cooperation (including bilateral cooperation between maritime regions);interregional cooperation (including networking and exchange of experiences between regional and local authorities)

  • Support services: Europe INNOVAThe European Cluster Alliancefosters cluster cooperation at policy level by bringing together national and regional authorities and innovation agencies active in the field of clusters. It aims to jointly design better cluster policies and to raise the excellence of cluster programmes

    European Cluster Observatoryprovides statistical analysis and mapping of clusters across Europe and it facilitates the partnering of cluster organisations and cluster firms by acting as a fully-fledged information service.

  • Support services: EEN (CIP)Enterprise Europe Networka focal point network consisting of 600 organizations - where about 4000 professionals are working in over 40 countries worldwide. Enterprise Europe Network Staff assist small business in sourcing new business & technology partners in Europe and advise them on accessing EU Funding.

  • Financial tools: JEREMIEJoint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprisesoffers EU MS, through their national or regional Managing Authorities, the opportunity to use part of their EU Structural Funds to finance SMEs by means of equity, loans or guarantees, through a revolving Holding Fund acting as an umbrella fund.

  • Financial tools: CIPCompetitiveness and Innovation Framework ProgrammeTo improve the competitiveness of European companies facing the challenges of globalization. The programme is mainly aimed at SMEs, which will receive support for innovation activities, better access to finance and business support services.

  • Financial tools: CIPThe programme wants to encourage the usage of: ICTRenewable energies and to promote energy efficiency

    Consists of three programmes:Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP)ICT Policy support Programme (ICT PSP)Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE)

  • Financial tools: CIPEIP Financial Instruments

    The high growth and innovative SME (GIF)equity investment for SMEs through funds that have signed an agreement with the EIF (not CZ)

    Guarantees: The SME guarantee facility (SMEG)loan guarantees to encourage banks to make more debt finance available to SMEs, including microcredit, by reducing the banks' exposure to risk. Entities signed with EIF

  • Financial tools: CIPEIP (support to innovation)


    Eco-InnovationTo reducing our environmental impact and making better use of resources., through developing products, techniques, services and processes that reduce CO2 emissions, use resources efficiently, promote recycling. Strands: Materials recycling and recycling processes; Sustainable building products; Food and drink sector; Water efficiency, treatment and distribution; Greening business.

  • Financial tools: CIPIntelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) 730 million of funds to help deliver on the ambitious climate change and energy targets that the EU has set

    Examples of projects funded include:Training on new construction techniques that can lead to 50 percent or more energy savings compared with traditional buildings;Improving the effectiveness of support schemes for electricity generation from renewable energy sources across Europe;Helping Europe's cities to develop more energy-efficient and cleaner transport

  • Exchange of practices: INTERREGINTERREG

    designed to stimulate cooperation between member states of the European Union on different levels.

    main targets:to diminish the influence of national borders in favor of equal economic, social and cultural development of the whole territory of the European Union

  • Exchange of practices: INTERREGINTERREG

    Made up of 3 Strands:Strand A: cross-border cooperationcooperation between adjacent regionsStrand B: transnational cooperationinvolving national, regional and local authoritiesStrand C: interregional cooperationaims to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies and instruments

  • Exchange of practices: RoK (FP7)Regions of Knowledge

    Aims to strengthen the research potential of European regions, in particular by encouraging and supporting the development, across Europe, of regional research-driven clusters, associating universities, research centres, enterprises and regional authorities

    Part of FP7

  • Exchange of practices: ERA-Nets (FP7)ERA-Net (European Research Area Network)

    to develop and strengthen the coordination of national and regional research programmes through specific actions

    Part of FP7- Cooperation

  • RDT Demonstrations: R4SMEs (FP7)Research for the benefit of SMEs

    Programme to help SMEs outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, better exploit research results and acquire technological know how

    Part of FP7-Capacities

  • RDT Demonstrations: ICT-FET (FP7)ICT Future & Emerging Technologies

    incubator and pathfinder for new ideas and themes for long-term research in the area of ICTs. Its mission is to promote high risk research, offset by potential breakthrough with high technological or societal impact.

    Part of FP7-Cooperation-ICT

  • RDT Demonstra


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