Presentation on theme: "Preliminary Findings from Cleantech Incubation Cluster Analysis on Identifying Best Practice Cleantech Incubation Policies Pauline van der Vorm, TU Delft,"— Presentation transcript:
Preliminary Findings from Cleantech Incubation Cluster Analysis on Identifying Best Practice Cleantech Incubation Policies Pauline van der Vorm, TU Delft, Netherlands Gareth Jones, Opportunity Peterborough, UK
Best practice cleantech incubation policies What policies (strategies, structures and processes) are most effective in enabling and supporting cleantech incubation at a regional level ? We interviewed, surveyed and collected data on 16 clusters in 13 countries… Copenhagen (DK) Malmo & Lund (SE) Helsinki (FI) Munich (DE) London & Peterborough (UK) Oslo (NO) Delft & Rotterdam (NL) Zurich (CH) Styria (AU) Paris (FR) Barcelona (ES) Budapest (HU) Torino (IT)
Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012 (map) & Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2012 Map source: DG Enterprise & Industry (2012) Index source: Global Cleantech Group & WWF (2012) 1Denmark 2 Israel 3Sweden 4Finland 5 USA 6Germany 7 Canada 8 South Korea 9 Ireland 10UK 11Norway 12 India 13 China 14Netherlands 15Switzerland 16 Australia 17Austria 18 Belgium 19France 20 Japan 21Spain 22Hungary 23 Czech Republic 24 Portugal 25 Brazil 26 Argentina 27Italy 28 South Africa 29 Slovenia 30 Poland
Best practice cleantech incubation policies Main Findings #1 Cleantech Incubators are a good way to connect academic research and public R&D institutes with SMEs for knowledge transfer, and the reverse flow detailing innovation needs of SMEs. Main Findings #2 Cleantech Incubation is at the core of regional eco-innovation ecosystems and cleantech clusters.
Best practice cleantech incubation policies Main Findings #3 Cleantech Incubators need a stakeholders network with complex interactions : Local and regional government Local and regional universities Local and regional companies, partners, etc. Financiers…
Main Findings #4 Cleantech Incubation can be "observed as a complex system divided into four steps with many supporting actors and tools:
The Best Practice CIE Project Model 1. Cleantech Incubation Ecosystem Definition of a cleantech policies Public procurement support Organising of networking and brokering activities Building the incubation stakeholders network 2. Sources of Ideas / Idea Generation Innovation climate Research funding Entrepreneurship education PhD awareness of innovation Scouting Interviews with researchers Networking events 3. Selection of Winners Idea & business plan competitions Tutor support IP management & protection support Support in new company setup Definition of final exam criteria & commission 4. Funding Start-ups Pre-seed loans Prototype funds Proof-of-concept funds Seed investment funds Venture capital funds Access to special agreements with banks
The Best Practice CIE Project Model 5. Facilities, business support, training & coaching Physical infrastructure of the incubator Tutorship support (strategic consulting) Access to a network of professionals Business support Mediation instruments Access to "Friend-Companies Marketing support Internationalisation support 6. Exit Strategy Monitoring tools for the health" of start-ups Growth / acceleration programmes Support in facing the dilemma sell / growth" 7. The Business of Incubation Best business models for running the incubator itself 8. Incubation Performance Best Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for cleantech incubation (start-ups created, investment funding collected, jobs created, etc. These points will be summarised in a new handbook: "Cleantech Incubation Policy and Practice: Recipes for Creating Cleantech Incubator Hotspots" This will be ready for the final conference in Delft, 12-13 June 2014.
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