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1 agency for Innovation by Science and Technology Participation in Joint Programming Initiatives through IWT programmes Alain Deleener Coordinator European programmes

2 IWT programmes & JPI  What is IWT ?  Funding programmes  general principles  contribution to societal challenges – SBO  Internationalisation - JPI Content presentation 2

3 IWT programmes & JPI Role of IWT To support innovation activities in Flanders, which are based on knowledge development and diffusion of newly developed knowledge and which aim to create new products, processes, methods of labour organisation or services to meet economic and societal needs. 3

4 IWT programmes & JPI Some facts Created in 1991 by the Government of Flanders External agency with independent board of directors Minister in charge: Ingrid Lieten, Flemish minister for Innovation, Public investments, Media and Reduction of Poverty In 2010: 253 million euro budget (support) 120 FTE Created in 1991 by the Government of Flanders External agency with independent board of directors Minister in charge: Ingrid Lieten, Flemish minister for Innovation, Public investments, Media and Reduction of Poverty In 2010: 253 million euro budget (support) 120 FTE 4

5 IWT programmes & JPI IWT: at the interface between companies and universities IWT FWOFITAOHercules Fundamental research International collaboration Research infrastructure Universities Companies Enterpreneurship IWT: Innovation Agency Research = tool Innovation= goal 5

6 IWT programmes & JPI Overview IWT activities Services & advice Funding Co-ordination Core tasks of IWT Enterprises Fellowships Intermediairies European/international programmes Enterprise Europe Network Information Monitoring & Analysis Research organisations 6

7 IWT programmes & JPI Funding by IWT: general principles IWT: responsible for evaluation, selection and follow-up bottom-up, no thematic priorities evaluation on 2 criteria: quality proposal (scientific/technological value) and utilisation (economic benefit) peer review: external experts( local & international) decision by Board of Directors 7

8 IWT programmes & JPI Innovation: focus on economical output In addition: attention to contribution to society o IWT: 2 programmes with specific societal focus (SBO, TBM) o Attention to sustainable development and societal importance throughout innovation programmes at IWT Contribution to societal challenges 8

9 IWT programmes & JPI Funding Programs: Strategic Research o Principle o Support to research organisations and universities o Aim o Strategic research: upstream research far from market, with a long term prospect for transfer & utilisation o Characteristics o IPR with RO or university o Users' committee: supporting function, no IPR rights, no automatic right on license o Funding o 100% subsidy 9

10 IWT programmes & JPI SBO programme: key characteristics Two key aspects: 1.High-quality strategic basic research with a dedicated focus on high-risk, inventive and original research. 2.Strategic interest and extent of the valorisation perspectives in the longer term in Flanders (economic or social/societal). Strategic basic research is not a goal in itself but an essential means to allow for an important new valorisation or knowledge utilisation (take up and use by economic or social/societal actors). 10

11 IWT programmes & JPI 3-dimensionele digitale dragers van informatie voor de voorstelling, de conservatie en het beheer van architecturale erfgoed – K. Van Balen, K.U.Leuven + 9 partners (STWW, precursor of SBO, ) New perspectives on Polyphony: Alamire’s musical legacy revealed through high-technology research tools – D. Burn, K.U.Leuven + 5 partners (incl. univ. Oxford) (SBO ) Some SBO cases in field of cultural heritage

12 IWT programmes & JPI Internationalisation: funding and services National/regional level  Opening programs  Joint funding/ intergovernmental  Intergovernmental: Eureka  Joint calls/joint initiatives : ERA-NET & Art 185, JTI, JPI  European FundingFP7 + CIP IWT: service/assistance 12

13 IWT programmes & JPI Non-Flemish actors can participate in IWT programmes o not funded: member of follow-up committee o funded: subcontractor or academic partner in industrial programme, direct contractor in strategic research programme Support o in 2009: 65 projects with transnational cooperation for a total support of 46,6 M€, of which: 8,3 M€ to foreign partners Internationalisation: funding through opening IWT programmes 13

14 IWT programmes & JPI Internationalisation: joint and European funding Joint funding with other agencies/ministries of European countries/regions o Networks of funding countries/regions o Funding of own organisations, no cross-border support 1.Inter governmental collaboration: Eureka 2.Linking programmes through joint calls: ERA-Net, INNO-Net, Joint Programming (calls) 3.Joint initiatives (co-funding) Art 185: EUROSTARS JTIs (Art 187): ARTEMIS, ENIAC Funding by European Commission (FP7, CIP) Facilitate access and participation; no funding by IWT; NCP 14

15 IWT programmes & JPI Internationalisation: proportion of total support 15

16 Koning Albert II-laan 35, b 16 B-1030 Brussel Tel.: +32 (0) Fax.: +32 (0) agency for Innovation by Science and Technology


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