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1 EU Funding Opportunities for Bio-fuel sector Funding and Legislation Workshops Glasgow, 26 May 2011 Francesca Giannini |Scotland Europa

2 Scotland Europa - Who we are Members (public, private, academic) Scottish Enterprise Scottish Development International SCOTLAND EUROPA

3 Our team - Dedicated EU Policy & Funding resources for members and SE/SDI Scotland Team  Team of EU Funding specialists – strategic EU funding support, project development and compliance  Close collaboration with National Contact Points  Working in partnership with Enterprise Europe Scotland for R&D funding activities Brussels Team  Experienced staff focusing on EU policy – early warning, interpretation and analysis  Direct links with Commission and other regional and national representations in Brussels  Engagement with EU business networks and associations eg. EURADA

4 Networking Scotland in the EU Maximising Scotland’s economic advantage in the EU SCOTLAND EUROPA EU Funding Networking & Promotion Scotland House Management Capacity Building EU Policy & Influencing

5 Funding Opportunities Structural FundsAnnual focussed calls, and strategic projects procedure Interreg2 calls per programme per annum ELENA, EEE-FOpen call FP7Annual calls, usually issued July Eureka-Eurostars2 calls per annum Eco-InnovationAnnual call – September deadline Intelligent Energy EuropeAnnual call – 2011 just closed – next deadline May 2012

6 Structural Funds Lowlands European Regional Development Fund:  ERDF P1 (R&D, Commercialisation) – low carbon - proposal to target marine offshore wind and tidal technologies £15m remaining  ERDF P2 (Enterprise) – complimentary to Business Gateway / low carbon £4m remaining  ERDF P3 (Urban Regeneration) – clean sustainable public transport, decontamination and servicing of brownfield sites linked to ERDF eligible activity £20m remaining, + £10m to complement JESSICA  ERDF P4 (Rural Development) – low carbon focus – energy efficiency, renewables in construction, sustainable transport - £21m remaining, likely to be vired may be used to match broadband For Info: ESEP Ltd : European Structural Fund Programmes for Lowlands and Uplands Scotland

7 Interreg IVA: Scotland/Ireland/Northern Ireland Cross Border Programme  Eligible Areas: Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland, Western Scotland (Ayrshire, DG, H&I) Priority 1: Co-operation for a more prosperous cross-border region:  enterprise and tourism  call for strategic project –approx £10m – early 2012 – scope to look at energy Priority 2: Co-operation for a sustainable cross-border region:  cooperation in policy development  improve access to services and quality of life  transport call (£10m) - expected Sept Hybrid Ferry shore infrastructure  further call for collaboration in 2011  Projects must involve 3 jurisdictions, 75% grant in Scotland, 100% in Ireland  Scotland Europa contact person: Caroline Coleman, Interreg IVA National Contact Point for Scotland –

8 Interreg IVA: Scotland/Ireland/Northern Ireland Cross Border Programme Current projects*:  ISLES – feasibility of off-shore electricity grid – Scottish Government  Bio-mara – research project marine algae for bio-fuels - SAMS  Hybrid ferry -CMal  Renewable energy supply chain - HIE *All projects funded under the Energy call. At the moment no money left for the Energy call but opportunities for Energy projects may be available under other areas of the Programme.

9 Interreg IVB – Transnational Programmes North West Europe: Belgium; France; South-Western Germany; Ireland; Luxembourg; Netherlands; UK; Switzerland, All of Scotland Atlantic: Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain, UK - in Scotland, Highlands & Islands, Western Scotland (greater Glasgow, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway) North Sea: Belgium, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK regions with a North Sea coastline Northern Periphery: Parts of Finland, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Highlands & Islands, Dumfries & Galloway, Northern Ireland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland

10 Interreg IVB - Transnational Programmes Common Priority Themes from the EU Regulation  Innovation  Environment  Accessibility  Sustainable (urban) development Energy can be relevant to all of these  Eligible activity – common issues, joint working, research, best practice, small scale infrastructure – must involve minimum two partners in two countries  Grant rate – 50-60% Info:

11 Technical Assistance – energy efficiency, sustainable transport and integration of renewable ELENA  Aims to cluster decentralised projects in energy efficient buildings; renewable energy; clean transport and local infrastructure to create local “teams” to make bankable projects  Staff and consultancy for development of investment programmes and projects  Grants up to 90% technical assistance to get projects “investment ready”  Local authorities and other public bodies European Energy Efficiency Facility (EEE – F) – Technical Assistance  Grants for technical and financial preparation of investment projects, to be financed by the EEE – Fund  Public authorities, preferably local and regional, or  Companies (public or private) acting on their behalf e.g. local energy utilities, ESCOs, CHP companies, transport operators  Technical assistance grants looking for high leverage of actual investment Info: Energie help-line:

12 The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Collaborative R&D Purpose: Transnational collaboration in R&D and demonstration projects Funding:  FP7 - total budget allocation of over €53Billion  R&D 50-75%, demonstration 50%, coordination 100% Eligibility:  Minimum three partners, three member states  Public and private sector Structure  Thematic: top-down (Cooperation Programme) € 30Billion  Non-thematic: bottom-up for SMEs only (Capacities Programme)

13 The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Collaborative R&D Large companies: With existing R&D activity or that which could be stimulated and leveraged through FP7. Hi-tech SMEs: Spin outs from universities or firms with hi-tech and knowledge based products and in-house R&D capability. Mid-tech SMEs: With some R&D activity or that which could be stimulated and leveraged through FP7.

14 The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Collaborative R&D: Calls Thematic Calls FP7 - Cooperation - Energy FP7 - Cooperation – Food, Agriculture & Fisheries, Biotechnology FP7 – Cooperation – Transport Non-Thematic Calls (particularly targeting SMEs) FP7 – Research for SMEss / SME Association Eurostar (non-FP7)

15 FP7 Thematic Calls – Cooperation: Energy - total budget: 23billion ACTIVITY ENERGY.3 - RENEWABLE FUEL PRODUCTION: Area 1: First Generation Bio-fuel from Biomass Area 2: Second Generation Fuel from Biomass Area 3: Biorefinery (this topic was closed in the past 2 calls) Area 4: Biofuels from Energy Crops Area 5: Alternative Routes to Renewable Fuel Production Area 6: Biofuel Use In Transport National Contact Point: Energie help-line:

16 FP7 Thematic Calls – Cooperation: Food, Agriculture & Fisheries, Biotechnology (KBBE) – total budget: 19.3billion ACTIVITY 1- Sustainable Production and Management of Biological Resources from Land, Forest And Aquatic Environment Area 1: Enabling Research (may be relevant for bio-fuel) Area 2: Activity 2.1 Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environment ACTIVITY 3 - Life Sciences, biotechnology & biochemistry for sustainable non-food products & processes Area 1: Novel sources of biomass and bio-products Area 2: Marine and fresh-water biotechnology (blue biotechnology) Area 3: Industrial biotechnology: novel high added-value bio-products and bio-processes Area 4: Bio-refinery Area 5: Environmental bio-technology Area 6: Emerging trends in biotechnology National Contact Point: Jane Watkins at Beta-technology:

17 FP7 Thematic Calls – Cooperation: Transport - total budget: 41.8billion Sustainable Surface Transport Activities addressed: 1.The greening of surface transport 2.Encouraging modal shift and decongesting transport corridors (co- modality) 3.Ensuring sustainable urban mobility 4.Improving safety and security 5.Strengthening competitiveness 6.Cross-cutting actions for implementing the sub-theme “Green Cars Initiative”- one of the three Public Private Partnerships National Contact Point: Cliff Funnel - Tel: https://ktn.innovateuk.org/web/fp7uk

18 FP7 Non-Thematic Calls – Capacities: R4SMEs & SME Association Beneficiaries: SMEs and SME Association Aim: To strengthen the 'innovation capacity' of SMEs in Europe and their contribution to the development of new technology based products and markets, by supporting them to outsource research Funding: usual FP7 rates – However, total funding cannot exceed 110% of total R&D sub-contracted to RTD performers Participants: min 3 SMEs from 3 different MS or AC + 2 independent RTD performers from 2 different MS or AC – Other organisations may also participate but they MUST be independent from any other participant. National Contact Point: Steve Bradley - Beta-technology – Tel https://ktn.innovateuk.org/web/fp7uk

19 Other Non-Thematic R&D Programmes – EUREKA's Eurostars Beneficiaries: R&D-performing SMEs [A company that invests 10% or more of turnover or full-time equivalent to research activities]. Aim: to provide SMEs with funding and support for market-oriented research and development Funding: Partly funded by EC and TSB (in the UK) - National rules apply:  Contribution: up to 50% funding of eligible costs  Maximum amount of grant per UK participant: 300K Euros in any single project  Academics and large companies are welcome to participate in Eurostars projects, but funding has to be secured from other sources Minimum no of partners: 2 organisations from 2 different M.S. or AC National Contact Point: Graham Mobbs- Technology Strategy Board-

20 Purpose:  Supports energy efficiency, adoption of new and renewable energy sources, greater market penetration for these energy sources, energy and fuel diversification, reduction in final energy consumption.  By tackling non‐technological barriers. Activities funded: Capacity building, spreading of know‐how, exchanges of experience, policy input, awareness raising, education and training. Setting up of local or regional energy agencies. No capital investments or technical R&D Eligibility:  Any legal organisation, public or private  At least three partners from at least three different countries  Grant rate: 75% National Contact Point: Energie help-line:

21 Eco - Innovation Programme  Purpose: supports businesses with new ‘green’ solutions to find a place on the market for their innovations.  - New production processes, products or services  - New management and business methods  Funding: In projects shared around €30 million of funding, grant up to 50% of eligible costs  Eligibility: targeted on SMEs but large companies and public sector can participate, single applicant possible, but need EU added value  2011 call open – closes September National Contact Point: Ewa Bloch - West Midlands European Service -

22 Contacts Scottish Enterprise Scotland Europa: - Enterprise Europe Scotland - Anis. UK UK National Contact Point: KTNs https://ktn.innovateuk.org/web/guest/home Europe Cordis: European Technology Platforms: platforms/individual_en.html


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