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Entrepreneurship in H2020 : Opportunities for the Digital Economy. Marina Manzoni. DG CONNECT / Innovation. Research and Innovation. H2020: Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy. Outline. WHY: ICT is important? HOW: Strategic approach to Entrepreneurship and Innovation - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Research and Innovation Entrepreneurship in H2020:Opportunities for the Digital Economy

Marina ManzoniDG CONNECT / Innovation

2H2020: Entrepreneurshipin the Digital EconomyWHY: ICT is important?HOW:Strategic approachto Entrepreneurship and InnovationWHAT: H2020, ICT positioning & InstrumentsHOW:Specific initiatives: ODI, ICT Vouchers for SMEsOutlineWHY ICT MATTERS?ICT is key enabler of competitiveness and innovation;By 2016, the Digital Economy will reach 3.2 trillion Euros in the G-20 economies More than 75% of the added value created by the internet is in traditional industries, in higher productivity SMEs grow two-three times faster when they embrace the digital economyICT creates jobs: for every job destroyed by the emergence of the internet, 2.6 new jobs were created in the EU WHY ICT is important?

Small companies in lower valueadd ICT servicesWHY ICT is important?WHY ICT is important?EU ICT Entrepreneurship StrategyHOW: Strategic ApproachDIGITAL SINGLE MARKETAccelerate the developmentof on-line servicesBroadband deploymentIndustrial strategy for electronics

ECOSYSTEMDevelop entrepreneurship & investment readinessCooperation between ICT Accelerators and IncubatorsEnterprise Europe NetworkStart-up Europe

ACCESS TO FINANCESupport to Business Angelsand Venture CapitalCrowd-fundingLoan guarantees for innovative SMEs SME grants for R&I

The political guidelines to support entrepreneurship are presented in the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan adopted in January 2013 by the Commission.

The role of the EU is just modest. The real ideas and inspirations come from you guys; innovators.

But EU can support you and I will show a few examples of how in different aspects of the action plan such as the digital single market, access to finance, skills & mobility as well as measures concerning the ecosystem.

5Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Europe

45% of Europeans would like to be their own boss if they could

60% of startups fail within 3 years: Good products but less market knowledge

Digital EntrepreneurshipAn Industrial Policy forthe Globalisation EraDigital Entrepreneurship on the EU policy agenda

Entrepreneurship 2020 Action PlanHOW Entrepreneurship & Innovation

We know that ICT services take-up is an determinant of high growth and job creation, so I will focus on that subject.

6Horizon 2020Creating Industrial Leadership and Competitive FrameworksLeadership in enabling and industrial technologiesICTNanotech., Materials, Manuf. and Processing BiotechnologySpaceAccess to risk finance Innovation in SMEsTackling Societal ChallengesHealth, demographic change & well-beeingFood security, sustainable agriculture andthe bio-based economySecure, clean and efficient energySmart, green and integrated transportClimate action, resource efficiency and raw materialsInclusive, innovative and secure societies

Excellence in the Science BaseFrontier research (ERC)Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)Skills and career development (Marie Curie)Research infrastructuresCommon rules, toolkit of funding schemesEuropean Research AreaSimplified accessInternational cooperationDissemination & knowledge transferEITJRCICTICTICTICTICTICTICTICTShared objectives and principles WHAT InstrumentsICT in Societal Challenges = ~ 640m for 2014-201520% of all topics are implemented through Innovation Actions80% by R&I Actions, CSAs and others ICTNMPBiotechSpace40-50%4. Transport3. Energy7. Secure15-35%1. Health2. Food5. Climate6. Incl/Inno/Refl5-15%Number of topics35% of all topics support significant innovation activitiesHorizon 2020

8Allow for experimentationWe need to ask innovators what conditions they need to pursue their dreams (Neelie Kroes)Reaching out to non-traditional actorsMore bottom-up, grass-roots experimentation and risk taking.

H2020 WP14-15 foresee a number of Challenges and Instruments in support to ICT based Innovation and EntrepreneurshipHorizon 2020

And you have seen this quote from Neelie Kroes, our Commissioner and a enthusiastic supporter of entrepreneurs.What this mean for innovation is reaching out to you, entrepreneurs and innovators.So you should be interested in H202 for is coming with some new instruments and simplification that is targeted to entrepreneurs and high growth SME. One of them is SME instrument, challenge prizes, pre-comercial procurement to give just a few examples.9H2020Activities for R&I SMEsSME participation in collaborative R&D or innovation projectsSME instrument (total > 2,8 B including > 0,5 B for ICT in LEIT) Innovation in SME (Eurostars and other measures)Access to Risk Finance (debt and equity facilities) Links for access to procurementsAll forms of R&D and all forms of innovation, towards exploitation and commercialisationDisruptive innovation encompasses any innovative concept, product and service that create new markets by applying new sets of rules, values and models which ultimately disrupt and/or overtake existing markets by displacing earlier technologies and alliances

Cross-sectoral solutions Evaluation Criteria Higher risk Excellent innovationHigh societal impact Disruptive impactCommercial return Fast implementation

Implementation today: SME instrument

Open Disruptive Innovation

HOW : ICT Dedicated Scheme

SME InstrumentODI: SMEs Instrument1213SME instrument?IDEAcontinued support throughout the projectMARKETPhase 1: Concept & Feasibility AssessmentPhase 2: DemonstrationMarket ReplicationR&D Phase 3: CommercialisationIdea to concept, risk assessment, technological & commercial feasibility~50 kDemonstration, prototyping, testing , market replication, scaling up, miniaturisation, research~ 1 to 2,5 M (5 M if justified)Quality label for successful projects, access to risk finance, indirect supportSME window EU financial facilitiesPre-commercial procurementODI: SMEs Instrument14Targeted at all types of innovative SMEs (new actors / FP7)Company-focused (only SMEs allowed to apply for funding; single company support possible)Competitive, market-orientedEU dimensionOpen/bottom-up (while addressing Societal challenges and leading industrial technologies)Central implementation (Executive Agency)Simple rules and proceduresContinuously open call (ramp-up in 2014); central entry pointQuality of evaluation will be essential

SME instrument main featuresODI: SMEs Instrument

1414Any legal entity may participate in an FTI actionActions funded under FTI shall be innovation actionsFTI shall be open to any field under LEITs or SCsProposals may be submitted at any time, with 3 cut-off dates per yearTime to grant signature or notification of decision 6 monthsCriterion of impact given a higher weighting5 legal entities shall participate in an actionAmount of grant 3 million

Fast Track to Innovation15Fast Track to Innovation

GRAND COALITIONFOR DIGITAL JOBSEurope's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors are joining a Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to address up to 900 000 job vacancies expected to exist in Europe in Information and Communication technologies (ICT) by 2015. Despite the current levels of unemployment, the number of digital jobs is growing by more than 100 000 per year. Yet the number of fresh ICT graduates and skilled ICT workers is not keeping up.

The Commission has sought pledges in the following key areas:

Training and matching for digital jobs to help ensure the skills people are getting are the skills business needs;Mobility helping those with skills get to the place where they're needed, to avoid shortages and surpluses in different towns and cities; Certification making it easier to prove to an employer what skills one has, regardless of the country; Awareness raising so that people know the digital sector offers rewarding and enjoyable careers to both women and men; Innovative learning and teaching so our education and training systems expand and improve to give more people the skills for success.

16Definition and ObjectivesICT Innovation VouchersSmall credit lines (up to 10k) provided by the regional authorities to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to purchase ICT services from service providers with a view to introducing ICT innovations in their existing businessObjectivesEnhance access to know-how for SMEsProvide incentives to knowledge providers to build relationships with SMEs

ICT Innovation VouchersBackgroundPilot project Andalusia & Murcia by DG CONNECT in consultation with DG ENTR and DG REGIOICT Innovation Vouchers launched in 2013-14 for a few pilot regionsPossible scaling up in the next MAP period within ESFICT Innovation Vouchers

Matching of SMEs to ICT Knowledge/Service providersIn order to identify the right type of services for enterprises, the implementation body in the region will evaluate the needs of SMEs on its territory according to their ICT intensity as followsl:"No web/low web" - SMEs/micro enterprises/single traders with no presence on the web and/or with low ICT knowledge"Medium web" - SMEs that are already on the web and use ICT"High web" - SMEs in need to introduce ICT innovation to fully exploit the digital potential in their production/sales processesICT Innovation Vouchers

Eligible services: some examplesICT design and developmentE-Commerce platformsBusiness Solutions servicesEvaluation toolsIPR protection servicesApplication of ICT to new business modelsE-skills empowering servicesNetworking services

ICT Innovation Vouchers

How does it work?ICT Innovation Vouchers

Next stepsBest practice workshop with interested pilot regions, EURADA Dialogue Day, Brussels 15 MayImplementation and cooperation with pilot region


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