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1 European R&D Funding Opportunities Robert Bunn, Invest Northern Ireland

2 Collaboration Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Collaborative Networks Enterprise Europe Network Collaborative R&D Support Innovation Vouchers Competence Centres Invest Northern Ireland – encouraging Collaboration

3 Non-EU R&D Funding Programmes R&D Funding Programmes EU R&D Funding Programmes

4 Short Term Reward Long Term Reward Technology Led Market Led Support for small companies to get innovative solutions to technical and business challenges Assistance to explore how R&D can help your business and help businesses get involved in R&D Grants for in-house R&D projects with collaborative bonuses Companies and research teams in HE/FE collaborating Industry-led research in emerging technology sectors Building Innovation Developing Capacity Adoption of Knowledge Applying New Knowledge Driving New Knowledge Business Engagement in R&D

5 Eurostars  The Eurostars programmes purpose is to provide funding for market-oriented research and development, specifically with the active participation of R&D-performing SME’s.  Collaborative - must involve at least two partners from two different Eurostars member countries.  UK Funding for SMEs only at 50% of eligible costs – up to €300,000 per UK partner  Eurostars Cut-off 10: Deadline 4th April 2013 Eurostars Cut-off 11: Deadline Autumn 2013

6 IAPP: Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways  Enhancing industry-academia collaboration  Exchange of knowledge via exchange of people  Consortium defines the research project topic Commercial Partner in one MS/AC + Non-Commercial Partner in another MS/AC

7 Northern Ireland Successful participation in FP7 Collaborative R&D Funding ( ) €53 million awarded to NI participants in FP7

8 Invest NI = NICP for Industry/SMEs  EEN NI  ONIEB (Brussels)  UK NCPs  RoI NCPs  InterTradeIreland

9 SME, entrepreneurs, innovation at the core of EU2020 strategy

10 L Phase 1 Concept & Feasibility assessment Phase 2 Demonstration Market Replication R&D Phase 3 Commercialisation ? SME Instrument Risk assessment, technological & commercial feasibility Partner search, Design study and business plan Demonstration, prototyping, testing, market replication, scaling-up, miniaturisation, research Quality label, access to risk finance, indirect support --- continued support throughout the project  SME - EU financial facilities

11 Support Services Available  Identify the most appropriate funding scheme for your project idea and research needs  Provide advice on UK and EU funding rules, regulations and eligibility criteria  Assist you to find the right partners through the Enterprise Europe Network and ERRIN  Signpost you to further specialist events and advice  Invest NI financial support for proposal preparation

12 Largest European Commission funded business support network 600 partner organisations 44 countries - Member States and affiliates 6,000 specialist advisors Potential access to circa 20 million European SMEs What is the Enterprise Europe Network? Enterprise Europe NI

13 Technology / R&D related activities Consultancy visits Partner searching (including FP7) Dissemination of technology offers and requests Technology missions Partnering & brokerage events Seminars & workshops Commercially related activities European Business Information Commercial collaboration opportunities Enterprise Europe NI

14 Financial Support for Preparing Collaborative R&D applications: Invest NI: Project Definition* Eligible Costs  Labour  Consultancy Fees  Legal Advice  Travel and Subsistence Costs * Open to Invest NI client companies and to universities/ research organisations through the FP7 mentoring scheme

15 Team Leader Joanne Coyle Collaboration Executives – Northern Ireland Lisa O’Reilly Robert Bunn R&D Liaison Executive – Brussels Farha Brahmi Tel Invest NI Collaborative R&D Team Contact Details

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