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1 Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs, Culture & Sports General Secretariat for Research and Technology Prof. Vasilis Maglaris Secretary General for Research and Technology 1

2 Strategic Goals of the General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT) The objectives of GSRT, already embedded in the National Strategic Framework for Research and Innovation for the period , focus on the design and implementation of a national policy through programmes funded by National and EU Funds in: Scientific research and technological development Enhancement and exploitation of highly specialized human potential in the area of the higher education, research and innovation Innovative Public -Private Partnerships (PPPs), linked with Universities and Research Centres Regional instruments for implementing Smart Specialization Strategies Creation of new research infrastructures and exploitation of existing ones Internationalization of the research and innovation system of the country 2

3 Universities, Research Centres Excellence EU (FP7) / ERC State aid in Research & Development Funding Cycle «Cooperation» Teams/ Transnational cooperation / FP7 Spin Offs Innovation Poles Incubators Venture Capital Tax exemptions (50% - Patents) Development Act Structural Funds Expansion Start-upSeedPre-seedApplied R&DBasic R&D Private Contribution State funding Commercial financing Pre-commercial financing Death Valley

4 Greece in the European Innovation System 4

5 Overview of Greek Participation in EC DG Research Framework Programmes (1984 – 2009) per research sector – 5

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7 By country of origin 7 Greece has a very strong ranking among the 100 best FP7 stakeholders NTUA, FORTH, AUTH, NKUA, NCRS Demokritos and CERTH rank in the top 100 public organisations (with FORTH and CERTH among the top 20 Research Centres in terms of participation rate) Three (3) Greek enterprises rank in the top 25 in terms of participation rate

8 FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

9 Current financial and social challenges: Role of Research, Technological Development and Innovation GSRT aims to capitalize on the experience of the academic sector (50%), research centres (20%) and innovative business of the country (30%) towards competitive programmes for Research, Technological Development and Innovation, in cross-disciplinary and interrelated priority areas for the Greek economy and society, such as: Climate, terrestrial and marine environment, clean energy and green technologies, health, nutrition and enhancement of the quality of life of the citizen, emerging technologies in Information Technologies & Communications, Materials & Biosciences, Humanities, Culture & Education GSRT provides research options that can leverage: The demand of the private sector & public services for research results The development model of the country The operation of the wider public sector through the use of innovative technologies and services 9

10 ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΣ ΓΓΕΤ Enhancement and encouragement of the regional innovation National International Level National International Level Strengthening RTD excellence based on global and national criteria Identification of policy measures and activities based on national priorities Regional Level Design & Planning GSRT Smart Specialisation Strategy! 10

11 What is “smart specialisation”? Why is it an essential element for the RTDI strategy? Identifying the unique features and innovation capacity of the country / regions Labeling the competitive advantages of the country / regions Mobilizing local stakeholders and resources to a common vision and launching participatory processes for its formulation Supporting innovation in order to stimulate private sector investment Smart specialisation is an ex-ante conditionality for funding RTDI via Structural Funds for the period ΕΤΑΚ SMART SPECIALISATION as an essential element for the RTDI strategy 11

12 Principles in developing initiatives in the new Programmatic Period Building the National Strategic Framework for Research and Innovation (NSFRI ) Contribution towards the finalization of Horizon 2020 (successor Programme to FP7) – synergies with Structural Funds Smart Specialisation Strategy – S3 Regional dimension/ collaboration with Regional Authorities Mobilization of the supervised GSRT institutions/Private Sector Cooperation/co-ordination with Ministries & Agencies Capitalizing human potential in Higher Education Institutions & Research Centers towards liaising science with Economy/Society Restructuring of the research ecosystem & assessment 12

13 Institutional Interventions Functional integration of Research, Universities and Research & Technological Institutions of GSRT Coordination and support of GSRT units with the advisory role of the National Council of Research and Technology (NCRT - see next slide) Structural rationalization of the research ecosystem : Networking, Partnerships, Mergers Creation of favorable conditions of academic excellence for the professional development of researchers Internationalization of Research and attraction of international scientific and technological excellence Innovation friendly environment, competition, entrepreneurship, financial stability   Business Friendly Greece Subsidies, tax incentives, synergies of Structural Funds and E.C. Competitive RTDI Programmes Establishment of a stable Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework as a prerequisite for active participation of the Private Sector in generating Innovation 13

14 14 National Council of Research and Technology - NCRT High-level advisory board for Research, Technology and Innovation policy It consists of high caliber academics (11 members) appointed by the Minister of Education for a period of 3 years Chairman: Prof. Stamatis Krimizis (member of the Academy of Athens) Logistics support provided by GSRT Established in September 2010

15 GSRT research ecosystem Ι: Supervised Institutions under Public Law National Center for Scientific Research “ DEMOKRITOS” (N.C.S.R.) The National Center for Social Research (NCSR) Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) National Observatory of Athens (NOA) 15

16 The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) - Foundation for Research & Technology HELLAS (FORTH) - Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming” (BSRC Fleming) Greek Foundation for Basic Biological Research “Alexander Fleming ” (GFBBR Fleming) – endowment The Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH) - Athena – Research and Innovation Center in Information Communication and Knowledge Technologies – Hellenic Pasteur Institute (HPI) The CEntre for REsearch and TEchnology – THessaly (CE.RE.TE.TH) 16

17 GSRT research ecosystem ΙΙI: Supervised Technological Institutions The Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) Greek Research and Technology Network S.A. (GRNET) d technology Science Center and Technology Museum "NOESIS” 17

18 18 REGIONINSTITUTES ATTIKI55 CENTRAL MACEDONIA14 CRETE15 EASTERN MACEDONIA AND THRACE2 EPIRUS3 PELOPONNESE1 THESSALIA1 WESTERN GREECE3 WESTERN MACEDONIA1 GSRT Research Institutions geographic spread 18

19 Strengths  A new generation of successful Research Centres founded in the ’80s outside Athens  Decentralized Universities and Technological Educational Institutes  Regions that have acquired experience in the last 15 years in delivering regional strategic innovation plans with EC support (RTT, RTP, RIS, PRAI…) and implementing research activities in the Framework of Structural Funds  Significant Return on Investments made over the past years 19

20 Restructuring of research ecosystem: A Hellenic Federation for Research & Technology (HFRT) Creation of a common area for Research and Education- Coordination at the level of planning and operational autonomy of Research Centres Mobility, deep networking among research teams Critical mass, economies of scale Institutionalization and enhancement of the Conference of the Research Centres’ Directors  Board of Directors Transparent allocation of research funding by stakeholder agreement Open access to Research Infrastructures, synergies among research and academic communities Annual planning and monitoring Extroversion, evaluation, accountability  Excellence 20


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