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1 MINOS-EURONET Making Use of New Member State Expertise in Micro and Nanotechnologies Tim Harper - Cardiff, 16th January 2008

2 NNI Launch in 2000 New Industrial Revolution by 2005! Invest Now! Scramble to “own” Nanobusiness Excited VCs Nobody making any money No exits for VCs Too many “Experts” “Let’s drop nano and do CleanTech!”


4 What Is MINOS-EURONET MIcro-NanOSystems EUROpean NETworking A consortium of 18 partners across the EU –8 from Eastern Europe –10 from Western Europe

5 Objectives promote the research competences from NMS and ACC relevant for the development of micro-nanosystems field 1. To reveal and promote the research competences from NMS and ACC, namely competences relevant for the development of micro-nanosystems field at European scale. facilitate the participation of NMS and ACC organisations to EU programmes and other activities in the field of micro-nanosystems 2. To facilitate the participation of NMS and ACC organisations to EU programmes and other activities in the field of micro-nanosystems by: specific information a)providing specific information through databases and other electronic or conventional means and b)direct contacts b)direct contacts through information and awareness events, as well as through brokerage meetings, coupled with scientific events. Extensive networking at pan-European scale 3. Extensive networking at pan-European scale in micro-nanosystems field, especially by networking the organisations in NMS and ACC with a potential for the future development of the field with the established networks in EU. 4. Facilitating progress towards building a future research policy and research direction for micro-nanosystems, micro-nano-technology and converging technologies in NMS/AC

6 …Or in other words.. Promote research competence from New Member States and Associated Candidate Countries Encourage NMS and ACC to participate in FP7 Broaden and deepen EU NMP networks by linking into NMS and ACC

7 Eastern Partners  National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, ROMANIA (coordinator)  Institute of Electron Technology, POLAND  Kaunas University of Technology, Research Center for Microsystems and Nanotechnology, LITHUANIA  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering University, Ljubljana, SLOVENIA  Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Dept. of Electronics Technology, HUNGARY  Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, SLOVAKIA  Technical University of Sofia, ECAD Laboratory, BULGARIA  KOÇ Üniversitesi, Department of Electrical Engineering, Istanbul, TURKEY

8 Western Partners  Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, GERMANY  University of Lancaster, UK  Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems, CNRS, Toulouse, FRANCE  Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica, Barcelona, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, SPAIN  European Technology for Business, Codicote, UK  Cardiff University, Manufacturing Engineering Centre, UK  Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Département de microTechnologies pour la Biologie et la Santé, Paris, FRANCE  Vienna University of Technology, AUSTRIA  CIENTIFICA Ltd., UK  4M2C Patric Salomon GmbH, Berlin, GERMANY

9 Problems To Overcome in NMS Little experience in pan European networking Limited experience of EU funding mechanisms Poor infrastructure


11 Advantages of NMS Tradition of scientific excellence Emphasis on science until mid 90’s Shortage of scientists less acute than Western Europe

12 Source: DG Research

13 Networking A platform to the Commission to provide information about NMP funding and encourage proposals Dirk Beernaert, Nick Hartley, Augusto de Albuquerque and other Commission representatives managed to communicate that –The Commission positively encourages proposals –Will help participants as much as possible and –That they don’t bite!

14 Networking An opportunity for the NMS participants to talk to western partners already involved in FP7 and FP7 projects A platform to present the capabilities of Eastern partners and A chance to forge new relationships

15 1st Strategy Forum, May 2006 157 Romanian participants and 27 foreign participants For many it was the first contact with the Commission and Nanotechnologies 102 posters displaying resources and offers for cooperation in FP7 MINOS/IMT provided a poster template to encourage participation Participants could design their poster and upload to the server for printing and hanging by IMT

16 Even Companies Attended!

17 Outcome Some information was used indirectly by Romanian participants in preparing the motivation for a priority called “Nanoelectronics, photonics and micro-nanosystems” in the new national R&D plan 170 new records added to the database immediately afterwards

18 2nd Strategy Forum April 2007, Vilnius Focus on Converging Technologies and Regional Competitiveness 47 participants from Austria, Belgium (European Commission), Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, UK. The Forum had a direct influence on Lithuanian Foresight exercise Provoked a very strong open debate between public, business and policy makers and discussion still is going. Helped the Commission better understand (ICT, Micro-nano) technologies in stimulating Baltic sea area innovation performance, growth and jobs. New FP7 project proposals were generated, collaboration between some of participants research groups was initiated, Better understanding of Micro-nano research role for economy competitiveness between policy making bodies and impact on future RTD funding

19 3rd Strategy Forum September 2007, Krakow Focus on "Nanoelectronics, Photonics and Micro- and Nano- Systems Technologies (MNST) for European knowledge-based economy" 95 participants attended the Forum from universities, research institutes, ministries, private companies, innovation centres, agencies: 73 participants from Poland and 22 participants from Austria, Belgium (EC), Czech Republic, France, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA Bilateral brokerage session between representatives of European initiatives: –EURIPIDES-EUREKA, –EUROPRACTICE, –MNT-ERA.NET, –ETPs (MINAM, EPoSS), as well as –NoE’s (4M, GOSPEL, AMICOM), IP (GOOD FOOD) and –Marie Curie RTN (ASSEMIC) involved in MINOS-EURONET and –Potential project partners from Poland to seed cooperation, exploit synergies

20 Supported Online Database of research centres, specialists and projects Online Brokerage Database contents (Jan 08) -406 Research Centers - 381 Specialists - 47 projects - 18 Networks - 125 in FP7 NMP database - 8 in Partner Matching - NMP 2008 - 52 in FP7 ICT database - 35 in FP7 Health database

21 Accessing Databases

22 Other Databases Research MNT networks MINOS networks, Info events (brokerage, info, awareness, etc) Scientific events (conferences, workshops, symposiums) Educational events (courses, schools) Papers in scientific publications

23 Looking For Partners with Food Expertise

24 Western Partners

25 Eastern Partners

26 NanoLink FP7 Database

27 Search for Specific Topics

28 Roadshow A series of presentations given by eastern partners at key western institutions. Aim is to select the key eastern expertise that the institutes may find useful, and present this in an internal seminar. Differs from the usual brokerage events and conferences in that it is a closed internal event, open only to staff of the western institute.

29 Roadshow Objectives To make the western institutes aware of the capabilities existing in the East. Many FP7 proposals require the addition of eastern partners in order to achieve a geographic balance Many western institutes have trouble identifying who to include in their applications.

30 Benefits to Participants Participants have the ability to promote their expertise and be top of the list when eastern partners are required. Participants gain a good understanding of the capabilities of the western institutes, allowing them to prepare better future proposals. By developing face-to-face contacts with researchers at leading western institutions, eastern partners will have the ability to widen their scientific network, giving them enhanced scientific and commercial opportunities in the future

31 Choosing Participants The western institutes will be chosen on the basis of a.Scientific excellence b.Success in attracting FP6 & FP7 funding c.Compatibility with the expertise of the eastern partners Eastern partners will be chosen on the basis of a.Scientific excellence b.Visibility within the MINOS program c.Compatibility with the expertise of the western partners

32 How To Work With MINOS Register with any on the online databases Search for partners Ask for advice!

33 Tim Harper Cientifica Ltd.

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