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1 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI European Commission Enterprise and Industry Northern Ireland Funding Opportunities for Collaborative R&D

2 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Brussels 30 Jan R&D: What’s in it for your company? Develop new innovative products, processes and services Differentiate your company Increase profitability by developing technological solutions to address market needs across a wide range of sectors Grow contacts and opportunities in European markets Attractive funding support rates for Collaborative R&D Leverage benefits through access to top research institutions European Collaboration

3 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI R&D Funding Programmes SME’s are eligible to take part in all these funding schemes Universities eligible for most schemes but some restrictions apply – for Invest NI funding a local Northern Ireland industrial partner is required

4 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Support Services Available Identify the most appropriate funding scheme for your project idea and research needs Provide advice on UK and EU funding rules, regulations and eligibility criteria Assist you to find the right partners through the Enterprise Europe Network database Signpost you to further specialist events and advice

5 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI InterTradeIreland’s INNOVA All-island collaborative R&D programme. Companies must be based on the island of Ireland – either Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland. Funding will be available for eligible projects geared towards product, process and service development Minimum 2 partners, one North, one South Funding level up to 50% of eligible costs for SME’s – Maximum support up to £250,000 per partnership Two stage application process Continuously open for Expressions of Interest

6 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Eurostars The Eurostars Programme aim is to provide funding for market- oriented research and development, specifically with the active participation of R&D-performing SME’s. Collaborative - must involve at least two partners from two different Eurostars Member States. Open to all thematic areas Funding level at 50% of eligible costs – up to €300,000 per UK partner (local rules apply for Republic of Ireland and France) Next Call Deadline 22 nd September 2011

7 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Cooperation FP7 Structure and Budget: Ideas (European Research Council) People Capacities Cooperation 32,413* 7,51 Ideas People 4,75 Capacities 4,097 Euratom 4,061 JRC (EC) 1,751 €50 billion funding

8 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Brussels 30 Jan What’s in it for you? Attractive R&D Funding support rate 75% SMEs and Research Organisations 50% Large companies 100% support for Management, Dissemination & IP activities in FP7 Projects Plus overheads – flat rate 60% (20% large companies) Grow contacts and opportunities in European markets Leverage benefits through access to top research institutions International recognition of your research expertise & products High Risk = High Reward!

9 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI 9 Research for the benefit of SME’s The R4SME programme aims to strengthen the “innovation capacity” of SMEs (and SME associations) in Europe and support their contribution to the development of new technology-based products and market Consortium Requirements At least 3 independent SMEs established in different Member States At least 2 research providers independent from any other participant Features Project is defined by the consortium IP belongs to the SMEs but research provider funded 100%

10 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI People – Marie Curie Actions €4.75bn budget Research mobility and career development scheme Allows for European and International exchange Schemes for individuals or organisations Programmes for Organisations Initial Training Networks (ITNs) – aimed at initial training of researchers, first five years of researchers' careers. Industry and Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) - encourage transnational knowledge transfer between industry and academia. People Programme

11 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Brussels 30 Jan Criteria for evaluation The Commission will evaluate the proposals submitted according to the following main criteria: Relevance to the topic of the call Scientific and/or technological excellence Quality and efficiency of the implementation and management Potential impact of project results

12 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Key factors for success Competition is tough: only the best projects get funded The consortium of partners must be excellent and appropriate for the task and address the work programme topic fully The proposal must address all 3 evaluation criteria Convince the evaluators Respect the basic rules Utilise help available from regional contacts and national contact points!

13 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Support Services Available Identify the most appropriate funding scheme for your project idea and research needs Provide advice on UK and EU funding rules, regulations and eligibility criteria Assist you to find the right partners through the Enterprise Europe Network Signpost you to further specialist events and advice

14 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Financial Support for preparing Collaborative R&D applications: Invest NI: Project Definition Eligible Costs Labour Consultancy Fees Legal Advice Travel and Subsistence Costs

15 IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Enterprise Europe NI Collaboration Executives Lisa O’Reilly Tel: Robert Bunn Tel: EEN Collaborative R&D Support Team Contact Details Also - Invest NI R&D Liaison Executive – Brussels Farha Brahmi Tel

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