Presentation on theme: "Research and Innovation in Cyprus InnoFun 3 rd Work Summit, Nicosia Univ. of Cyprus, 26 th September 2013 Dr Panayiotis Philimis, Vice-President CARIE."— Presentation transcript:
Research and Innovation in Cyprus InnoFun 3 rd Work Summit, Nicosia Univ. of Cyprus, 26 th September 2013 Dr Panayiotis Philimis, Vice-President CARIE
Page 2 Cyprus – Innovation Strategy 2004: Development of Innovation Strategy for Cyprus 2005: The Minister Council approves the Strategy and Action Plan 2008: The Target in R&D Expenditure is set to 1% for : The Target is revised in R&D Expenditure to 0.5% for 2020 IndicatorYear Expenditure in RTD % of GDP %0,180,220,240,250,300,350,370,400,430,440,420,490, : 26 th in EU-27 !!!
Page 3 Eighth Progress Report on SME’s participation (2007 – 2011) European Commission: Research & Innovation 31.1% : 2 nd in EU-27 !!! % Euro to Cypriot SMEs in FP7
Page 4 % Euro to Cypriot SMEs in FP7 Publication RPF 2012 Latest Report 2012: Increase to 35.4% !!!
Page 5 Global Innovation Index 2011 (By Boston Consulting Group 2011) Boston Consulting Group + National Association of Manufacturers + Manufacturing Institute. Ranked 28 th Globally !!! RankCountryOverall Innovation Inputs Innovation Performance 1Singapore Switzerland South Korea Iceland Finland Hong Kong Ireland Japan United States Sweden Netherlands Denmark Luxembourg Israel Canada United Kingdom Austria Norway France Spain China Malaysia Australia Estonia Belgium Germany New Zealand Cyprus
Page 6 Global Innovation Index 2011 (By INSEAD 2011) Ranked 27 th Globally !!!
Page 7 The Global Innovation Index 2011 Total 125 Countries
Page 8 Innovation Scoreboard 2011
Page 9 Structure of Cyprus Research and Innovation
Page 10 Structure of Cyprus Research and Innovation Council of Ministers National Council of Research and Innovation (9) Planning Bureau Cyprus Scientific Council (19) Research Promotion Foundation, RPF Board of Directors (13) PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES ACADEMIA RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS
Page 11 Innovation Activities: Incubators Program Incubators Program New Incubators Formed Program for new High-Tech Enterprises in Incubators 35 New enterprises were formed (19 are still operating) 64 New positions 27 Patents Granted !!!
Page 12 Innovation Activities 2003 – 2007 : Incubators Program Submit Business Plan Formation of Company € 200,000 funding (De-minimis) o € 17,000 by the inventor 24 Months Transfer of programs to RPF Public Discussion in 2009 PROGRAM FREEZED !!!
Page 13 Research & Innovation Activities : RPF Calls: 2008, 2009, 2011 < 15% of the RPF Budget to Enterprises for !!! RPF Research and Innovation Funding to Enterprises
Page 14 Research and Innovation Activities : RPF Innovation Networks Not Implemented by RPF Technology platforms Mediation Centers Not Implemented by RPF European Social fund Innovation Coupons Consultancy Services (€5000) Intellectual property Restricted to result of a Research program INNOVATION COUPONS APPLICATIONSFUNDED € INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY APPLICATIONSFUNDED € FREEZED 2010<580000
Page 15 Innovation Awards By OEB - RPF CYPRUS EMPLOYERS AND INDUSTRIALISTS FEDERATION Since 2007 Primary Sector Manufacturing Sector Services Sector Government Sector
Page 16 CYPRUS ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION ENTERPRISES Formed in Members Criteria: > 100,000€ Annual R&D Expenses or > 10% of Annual Income to R&D Expenses > 15% of Operational Expenses to R&D the last 2 years
Page 17 CARIE Immediate Targets Increase the Research and Innovation Activities in Enterprises Promote the Support by Government to Enterprises in R&D Activities Development of Research and Innovation Infrastructures in Enterprises Increase of Researchers Employed in Enterprises Promote collaboration with Academia, RO &Public Bodies - Technology Transfer
Page 18 Research and Innovation Sectors Information Communication Technologies ICTManufacturingProduction and ProcessesMicroelectronics & MicrostructuresEnergyHealth & BiotechnologyEnvironmental TechnologiesMilitary and SecurityTransportationScientific Services & Consulting
Page 19 Research Infrastructures - Laboratories The Members of CARIE have invested in Research Infrastructures and labs where High Level of Applied Research and Innovation Activities lead to novel Products and Services for Global Markets. Researchers employed > 200 Research Infrastructure > 20Μ € Funding from Government < 5% Collaboration with other Organisations in EU High level of Applied Research and Innovation Activities and Training for Design and Development of Novel Products and Services
Page 20 Statistics 20% PhD 70% Masters 10% Batchelors Scientific Research Staff > 50 International patents > 30 Trade marks Patents / Trademarks > 600 presentations in International Conferences > 200 articles in peer reviewed journals > 50 Βοοk Chapters Scientific Publications Evaluators/Reviewers in FP7, REA, EUREKA, EUROSTARS, Intelligent Energy κ.α. Evaluators of Research programs in other Countries Scientific Experts για European Agencies (EDA), Scientific forums και Industrial initiatives National Representatives in COST Evaluators in Scientific Journals and Conferences Members of EARTO Evaluators/ Scientific Experts
Page 21 Activities of CARIE to promote the interests of its Members Meetings with Planning Bureau, RPF Director, ex. Financial Minister, General Audit Officer, ex. Minister of Commerce & industry, several parliament members, 3 Presidential Candidates etc. Tight Collaboration and Several meetings with Technology Sector in Ministry of Commerce Tourism for the Design and Development of Innovation Programs for and for Promotion of Research and Innovation in Cypriot Enterprises through presentations in Chambers of Commerce, Academia, Technology Exhibitions, Scientific and Technological Conferences, workshops etc.
Page 22 Collaboration of CARIE with Technology Sector in Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MCIT) INNOVATION CALL 2012 : 4 million Euro Budget Bottom Up Approach by MCIT During the design of program several visits of MCIT Officers in > 50 enterprises for getting first hand feedback of Innovation Activities More than 10 meetings of CARIE Board members with MCIT officials Announcement of innovation programs by MCIT in 2012 Several Workshops with large participation by enterprises Submission of 83 eligible proposals for Innovation program in October 2012 from various Sectors of the Industry and Service Sectors (Horizontal Approach) Sep announced results: 43 Funded Innovation projectsSep announced results: 43 Funded Innovation projects
Page 23 Collaboration of CARIE with Technology Sector in Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MCIT) INNOVATION PROGRAMS FOR CYPRUS, 2014 – 2020 Bottom up Approach followed Several Workshops, and meetings throughout Cyprus for a period of 1 year Feedback from > 200 organisation from Enterprises, Associations, Incubators, Academia and RO PROPOSED Budget: 1Billion €, 600mil. € funding, contribution by Enterprises 400mil. € Five Main Programs Developemnt of Innovative Products, Services and Processes, Employment/Training Startups (y-combinators etc…) Cooperation for Innovative Products, Services and Processes Developments (Open Innovation etc.) Infrastructures (BIC, Innovation Centres, Clusters, Crowd Funding, Smart Cities, Technology Transfer Centers, etc) Promotion of Innovation (innovation packages including support services, promotional activities, patenting, product certifications, internationalization etc.)
Page 24 Collaboration of CARIE with Technology Sector in Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MCIT)
Page 25 Collaboration of CARIE with Technology Sector in Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MCIT) INNOVATION PROGRAMS FOR CYPRUS, Horizon 2014 – 2020 EXPECTED IMPACT 2.3 Billion € Total by 2020, (8 Billion € by 2025)2.3 Billion € Total by 2020, (8 Billion € by 2025) 2% R&D Annual Expenditure by 2020 (3% by 2025)2% R&D Annual Expenditure by 2020 (3% by 2025) 5% increase of GDP by 2020 (7.5% by 2025)5% increase of GDP by 2020 (7.5% by 2025) 7100 new positions by 2020 (17700 by 2025)7100 new positions by 2020 (17700 by 2025) 0.46 Billion € (90%) increase in exports by 2020 (0.88 Billion €, 175% by 2025)0.46 Billion € (90%) increase in exports by 2020 (0.88 Billion €, 175% by 2025)
Page 26 WHAT SHALL BE DONE TO BOOST RESEARCH AND INNOVATION ACTIVITIES IN CYPRUS Bottom Up Approach by RPF and Planning Bureau – Lessons can be learned from MCIT Results from FP7 shows that SMEs are 2 nd in Europe. New vision and plan shall be established for promoting and assisting the High-Tech Enterprises in participating in Research and Innovation Programs in FP8. Change R&D Expenditure Target to at least 2% of GDP for Can be achieved by: Allocation of at least 250 Million Euro for Innovation Activities from the Budget of Structural / Cohesion funds for Tax Incentives will assist to increase by % of R&D Expenditure (Not currently declared by enterprises) Key to Success is the Development of Local Business & Innovation Centers to Support Innovative Enterprises and build a new era in Innovation for economy growth Support and Upgrade the Technology Sector in MCIT Enterprise Members and Associations should participate in all Policy and Scientific Committees that are related to Research and Innovation (Currently there is no participations). New Government should Implement a New Research and Innovation Strategy including the Restructuring and Support of all relevant policy, funding and promotion organisations i.e. Planning Bureau, Technology Sector in MCIT, RPF etc.
Page 27 CONTACT DETAILS CYPRUS ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION ENTEPRISESCARIE P.O.Box , 1509 Nicosia, Τel , Fax