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1 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community Brno, 11 March 2009 EUROSTARS The EUREKA funding programme for R&D-performing SMEs

2 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 2  EUREKA is a public network supporting R&D-performing businesses  Established in 1985 by France with support of Germany EUREKA is : Intergovernmental initiative (39 Members – 26 EU countries, 12 other European countries, European Commission) Financed using national public and private funding Market-oriented (projects must result in a marketable product, process or service) Bottom-up (the consortium decides on the project aim; no thematic restriction) Since 1985, 26 billion euro of public-private investment has been mobilised to support some 3,100 EUREKA projects What is EUREKA ?

3 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 3 The past is history In 1985 >1 8 countries and the Commission of the European Communities In 2008 >38 countries and the Commission of the European Union

4 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 4 CERN CERN Positioning European R&D programmes and frameworks Innovation Basic research EU FP COST European Research Labs European Research Labs JRC NationalR&DProgrammes esa EUREKAEUREKA COST

5 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 5 EUREKA member countries Austria Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia European Union Finland France FYROM Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russian Federation San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom EUREKA NIP countries Albania, Bulgaria

6 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 6 EUREKA supports three types of projects Cluster projects Long-term, strategically-significant initiatives Large number of participants, many from Europe’s major companies Develop generic technologies of key importance to European competitiveness Individual projects Small, shorter-term projects Involve participants from at least two member countries Result in a product, process or service with a significant advance in their sector Eurostars projects Small, short-term projects, involving participants from at least two member countries Consortium leader is an SME-performing R&D Programmed jointly with the European Commission What is EUREKA ?

7 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 7 Participants of running i ndividual p rojects (700 projects, 2600 participants) What is EUREKA ?

8 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 8 Running individual projects by technological area ( n umber of projects) What is EUREKA ?

9 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 9 Why Eurostars Programme >CRAFT is an outsourcing programme, not for R&D-performing SMEs, lengthy procedures... >National instruments by definition are not all-European >EUREKA conditions and call procedures are unbureaucratic... No specific European support for R&D-performing SMEs

10 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community The Eurostars Programme

11 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 11 > Eurostars Programme is the first European funding and support Programme to be specifically dedicated to R&D performing SMEs It’s a multi-annual joint programme ( ), which combines: >National R&D programmes from 31 countries (300 M€ committed) >FP7 (up to 100 M€ committed) >EUREKA Secretariat (23 years of experience in national R&D programmes) First call for proposals: 8 February 2008 Second call for proposals: 21 November 2008 Next call for proposals: 24 September 2009 The Eurostars Programme

12 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 12 Adoption by the European Parliament 10 April 2008 Adoption by the EU Council 23 June 2008 Eurostars is an Art. 169 of the Treaty, co-decision by the European Parliament and the EU Council Adoption by the European Communities

13 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 13 Austria Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Status June 2008 Eurostars member countries

14 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 14 What is a Eurostars project? No restriction on thematic area (bottom up) Project duration is less than 3 years Market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project completion The R&D-performing SME is in the driving seat (leader of project) other project participants: SMEs, large companies, research institutes, universities At least two participants from Eurostars participating countries The R&D performing SMEs are undertaking at least 50% of total R&D costs Well balanced partnership (no country responsible for more than 75% of the project costs) The leading SME performs the core research……and gets to exploit the results

15 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 15 R&D-performing SME Existing and start-up companies · EU definition for SME applies · Eurostars criteria R&D SME >10% of full-time equivalent dedicated to R&D or >10% of turnover dedicated to R&D

16 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community 2. Eurostars Process

17 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 17 Central evaluation process Eligibility check Expert assessment Cover note by National project co-ordinators Evaluation and ranking by the Independent Evaluation Panel Approval by the Eurostars High Level Group

18 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 18 Central evaluation process

19 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 19 Support and assistance

20 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 20 Subscription tool

21 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 21 A confirmation of the participation to the project is asked by sending the document signed by fax or mail to the Eureka Secretariat address within 7 days following the sending date and maximum 7 days after the cut off date. Eurostars application procedure

22 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 22 Eligibility check Consortium leader is an R&D-performing SME* At least 2 participants that are Eurostars members Project duration is less than 3 years Market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project completion The R&D performing SMEs are undertaking at least 50% of total R&D cost Well balanced partnership (no country responsible for more than 75% of the project costs) No restriction on thematic area (bottom up) * 10% FTE engaged in R&D or 10% turnover dedicated to R&D

23 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 23 1.Technical Assessment by 2 experts 2. Evaluation and Ranking by the Independent Evaluation Panel >Basic Assessment >Well balanced partnership; Added value through cooperation >Technological and managerial capacity of all participants >Methodology; Cost and financing structure >Technology and Innovation >Degree of Technological maturity >Technological achievements envisaged >Degree of Innovation >Market and Competitiveness >Market size, access and risk >Time to Market >Return on Investment Evaluation : 2 Steps process

24 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 24 Selection of technical experts

25 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 25 Assessment of applications

26 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 26 Cover note

27 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 27 Independent Evaluation Panel : 6 members + 1 chairman Evaluation by the IEP

28 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 28 Ranking of applications by the IEP

29 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 29 Eurostars HLG endorsement of IEP Report

30 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 30 Once the ranking list has been approved by the Eurostars High Level Group >Applicants whose projects are scored above the threshold are informed of their position in the ranking list and must take immediate contact with their NPC for further steps. >Applicants whose projects scores are below the threshold are informed. Communication of the results

31 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 31 Funding of applications >The funding of partners is based on the national funding rules >The funding of projects is following the ranking list until Nat'l budget exhaustion >All partners must be funded to be a Eurostars project Applicants must take immediate contact with their NPC for further steps RankingProjectATBECYDE …… 58E!4567VV 59E!4289VV 60E!4978XV 61E!4157VV ……

32 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community 3. Eurostars 1st Call Results

33 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 33 Applications Received and Validated215 Applications Eligible189 Applications above Thresholds133 Projects Financed8686 Total Projects Cost 300 M € Average Project Cost 1.45 M € Total of Participants667 Average Participants per Project3,2 Average Countries per Project2.4 Average Duration (months)28.5 Key facts

34 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 34 Number of applications by countries (eligible)

35 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 35 Type of participant s

36 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 36 Technological areas

37 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 37 Market areas

38 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community 4. Eurostars 2nd Call (preliminary results)

39 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 39 1st and 2 nd Call – General Overview 1st Call2nd Call Number of Applications Total Cost (M € ) Average Cost (M € ) Total Participants Average Participants per projects Average Countries per project Average Duration (months)28N/A

40 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 40 Projects participation by countries (number of projects )

41 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 41 Projects participation by countries (M€)

42 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 42 2 nd Call Applications Submission – Friday (track record) Yes We Did !Yes We Can !

43 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 43 Information website >

44 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 44 Staying in touch Programme information >Application form and other information >Guidelines >Contacts in the EUREKA network >Frequently asked questions Eurostars helpdesk >information request

45 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 45 National contact: Thank you for listening


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