Presentation on theme: "HORIZON 2020 SME Instrument ŠTA TREBA ZNATI"— Presentation transcript:
1 HORIZON 2020 SME Instrument ŠTA TREBA ZNATI EASME Portal:Haris Hadžialić and Jasna Malkoč
2 Najčešće postavljanja pitanja Who can apply?Only a single for-profit SME or a consortium of for-profit SMEs can apply for funding under the SME instrument. Other partners like research providers or larger companies can be involved as third parties, in general in a subcontracting relationship.Can I apply as single entity?If you are a for-profit SME, yes.For-profit SMEs’ means micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC, that are not 'non-profit legal entities' as defined in Article 2 of the Rules for Participation and Dissemination (‘legal entity which by its legal form is non-profit-making or which has a legal or statutory obligation not to distribute profits to its shareholders or individual members’)..
3 Can SMEs from third countries participate? Only applications from a single SME or a consortium of SMEs, that are all established in EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020 are eligible for funding. In principle, SMEs established in third countries could be involved as third parties, for example in a subcontracting relationship.Is there a limitation to participation of beneficiaries to a maximum number of applications/projects at any time regarding the SME instrument?The rule is: no concurrent submission or implementation with another phase 1 or phase 2 project, be it as lead (even single) applicant or partner in an SME consortium.In case the applicant or any of the members of the consortium would have submitted another application for SME instrument Phase 1 or Phase 2, it is not possible to submit a proposal until the moment an applicant receives the information that the submitted proposal will not be funded. If a proposal has been accepted for funding and for the duration of the project, it is also impossible to submit a proposal since it would be ineligible.
4 Horizon 2020 as a single programme Horizon 2020 is a single programme combiningThe Frame Programme 7,the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) andthe Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).It is a one-stop shop for acquiring European project funding.
5 Simplified set of financial rules The EU contribution isup to 100% of the total eligible costs for R&D projectsand up to 70% for innovation projects.In all cases indirect costs will be covered by a flat rate of 25% of the direct costs.
6 “SMEs in the driver seat” TARGET SHIFTPROMJENA ODREĐENJAfromSCIENCE with SMEstowardsSMEs with SCIENCE“SMEs in the driver seat”
7 SCOPE SHIFT PROMJENA OBLIKA fromTECHNOLOGY segmentationtowardsCHALLENGE oriented segmentation“Market driven, bottom-up”
8 SYSTEM SHIFT PROMJENA SISTEMA fromSpecialised programme structurestowardsINTEGRATIVE architecture“Synergies of support measures”
9 Industrial Leadership Horizon 2020Societal ChallengesHealth, demographic change and well-beingFood security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research, and the bio-economySecure, clean and efficient energySmart, green and integrated transportClimate action, resource efficiency and raw materialsInclusive, innovative and secure societiesEIT M€*Industrial LeadershipLeadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs)Access to risk financeInnovation in SMEs17938 M€*Excellent ScienceEuropean Research Council (ERC)Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)Marie Curie ActionsResearch infrastructure24598 M€*
11 Strategic positioning Horizon 2020Collaborative ResearchTarget: R&D topicsEurostarsTarget: R&D intensive SMEHorizon 2020SME instrumentTarget: Business innovation motivated SMEsemerging or established firms. typical bottlneckskey challenges in emerging firms:SEED stage with main focus on product/service innovation and UPSCALING stage with main focus of collaborative projects on industrialisation and distribution.Additional support options should target the financing and competence gapkey challenges in established firms:RENEWAL stage with focus of collaborative projects on product / process innovation.Additional support options should target the competence gap.it should be along these kind of real life business challenges and key transitions that the EU should position its support programmes. why not programmes that are particularly funding projects addressing one or more of these challenges?R&D driven projectsMarket opportunity driven projects11
12 Coaching and EEN support Phase 1Phase 2Phase 3EENInitial AssessmentRegionalHR…Facilitation and ModerationSME InstrumentCoaching (not part of EEN)Support for ApplicationSupport for EU project ManagementSupport for Access to Finance
13 HORIZON 2020 Fast track to Innovation Topic Under the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot, proposals for innovation actions linked to any technology field are covered, on the basis of a continuously open call (with its first cut-off date in 2015) and a bottom- up-driven logic. FTI allows small innovative projects to be funded at any time.Collaborative projectsCollaborative projects are a major part and the core activity of European research funding. Research and development in Public Private Partnerships is promoted. Projects are carried out by consortia with participants from different countries and with different activity types, such as higher education institutions, research centres and industry, including SMEs. A number of topics have a special focus on SMEs by setting apart a major part of the budget for R&D activities for SMEs. The size, scope and internal organisation of projects are defined in the various Work Programmes.
14 HORIZON 2020EurostarsResearch-intensive SMEs are addressed by Eurostars 2, the follow-up of the successful Eurostars programme. Eurostars aims to support R&D performing SMEs by co- financing market- oriented innovation activities with a bottom-up approach. The budget of the programme will be significantly higher than its predecessor. With streamlined and improved procedures, Eurostars 2 will promote technological progress and business development, whilst boosting employment and export for European small businesses.
15 Access to risk financeAccess to risk finance aims to leverage private Research & Innovation investments, including venture capital investments for innovative, high-tech companies - in particular SMEs. Horizon 2020 allocates a budget of € 2.84 billion for financial instrument facilities and accompanying measures for Research & Innovation. At least one-third of this amount is likely to be dedicated to SMEs and small mid-caps.Two financing facilities will be available:A debt facility providing loans, guarantees and other forms of debt finance to entities of all forms and sizes, including research and innovation-driven SMEs;An equity facility providing finance for early-stage and growth-stage investments, with a particular focus on early-stage SMEs with the potential to carry out innovation and grow rapidly.Access to risk finance is implemented via the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund and/or other financial institutions of comparable stature.
16 Platforms (Associations, The organisation of a mentoring schemeNetwork ofinnovationAgencies(e.g. TAFTIE)InvestorsNetworks(e.g. EBAN,EVCA)IndustrySectorPlatforms (Associations,Clusters)Specialist supportfor SMEsCoaching/Mentoring NetworksCoaching «strategic innovation»Coaching «financing»EENSME/Start-upCentral ECmanagement(e.g. Exec. Agency)Coaching «technological innovation»
17 Horizon 2020 Phase 3+coaching 2% budget Phase 1: Concept and feasibility assessmentPhase 2: R&D, demonstration, market replicationPhase 3: CommercialisationInput: "Business plan 2" plus description of activities under Phase 2 (~ 30 pages)88% budgetDevelopment, prototyping, testingPiloting innovative processes, products and servicesMiniaturisation/design of productsPlanning & developing scaling-up (market segments, process etc.)Market replicationBusiness plan IIIInput: Idea/Concept: "Business Plan 1"(~ 10 pages)10% budgetFeasibility of conceptRisk assessmentIP regimePartner searchDesign studyPilot application intentionBusiness plan IINo direct fundingQuality label for successful projectsFacilitate access to private financeSupport via networking , training, coaching, information, addressing i.a. IP management, knowledge sharing, disseminationSME window in the EU financial facilities (debt facility and equity facility)Idea/Concept = Business plan I30-50% success10% successLump sum: around €~ 6 monthsCost reimbursement:0.5 to 2.5 M€ EC funding12 to 24 months
18 DemandBased on various surveys (EVCA, EIM, NESTA), it is estimated that about 1% to 6 % of all SMEs belong to the target group, i.e. 200,000 to 1.2 million SMEs.Without restrictions it is estimated to receive 10,000 to 15,000 SME applications for Phase 1 every year.This number is limited in case of topic oriented callsMeasures to "reduce" applications:Only one application per company (in both phases)This implies: no possibility to apply for Phase 1 during the submission and/or implementation of a Phase 2 project and vice versa.Advice by the support network(s)SMEs should be encouraged to enter the scheme in Phase 1
19 Volumes and funding (overall ~2,8 B€ over 2014-2020) 5,200 Phase 1 projects1,700 Phase 2 projects*Phase 3 projects2% coaching88%10%Access to risk finance0,5 to 2,5 M€50 k€ lump sum23 miliona SME je bazaiz koje svake godine konkurišeminimalno firmi za grantove*Average size of 1.5 M€ Or 2550 projects of 1 M€, 1250 of 2 M€…
20 Main featuresTargeted at all types of innovative SMEs showing a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise (EU dimension)Combination of demonstration and market replication encouraging the involvement of end users/potential clients, research as appropriateOnly SMEs allowed to apply for fundingSingle company support possible20
21 Main features (2) Simple rules and procedures Continuous open call with 3-4 cut-off dates per yearNo obligation for applicants to sequentially cover all three phases; Each phase open to all SMEs; however SME strongly encouraged to go in phase1Bottom-up approach, each SC & LEIT themes defines a broad topicCentral implementation through Executive Agency21
22 Evaluation Remote evaluation whole process Suggestion to abandon consensus meetingsLong feedback loops ("ESRs") slow down the processEvaluation criteria focus :ExcellenceImpactQuality and efficiency of the implementationCompetences of evaluators is important
23 Award Criteria - DRAFT Excellence: Impact: Soundness of the concept, including trans- disciplinary considerations;Progress beyond the state of the art.Impact:Enhancing innovation capacity and integration of new knowledge;Strengthening the competitiveness and growth of companies by developing innovations meeting the needs of European and global markets;Effectiveness of the proposed measures to communicate the project, disseminate and/or exploit the project results, and appropriate management of IPR.Quality of the implementation:Competences, experience and complementarity of the individual participants, as well as of the consortium as a whole;Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures, including risk management.
24 Nacrt tema Area Topics &Budget LEIT ICT Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme; 45 M€ per year,Estimated projects per year: 90 phase 1, 26 phase 2LEIT NanotechnologyLEIT Advanced materials &processingLEIT Advanced manufacturingAccelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs21.8 M€ (2014), 23.8 M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 43 phase 1 , 13 phase 2 (2014)Estimated projects: 47 phase 1, 14 phase 2 (2015)LEIT BiotechSME boosting biotechnology-based industrial processes driving competitiveness and sustainability; 3.80 M€ (2014), 2.40 M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 7 phase 1, 3 phase 2 (2014)Estimated projects: 5 phase 1, 1 phase 2 (2015)LEIT SpaceSME innovation in space applications, 8.5 M€ (2014), 8.75 M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 17 phase 1, 5 phase 2 (2014)Estimated projects: 18 phase 1, 5 phase 2 (2015)
25 Nacrt tema Area Topics &Budget SC2 Bio-economy Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing 9 M€ (2014), 17 M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 18 phase 1, 5 phase 2 (2014)Estimated projects: 34 phase 1, 10 phase 2 (2015)Supporting SMEs efforts for the development - deployment and market replicationof innovative solutions for blue growth 6.8 M€ (2014), 7.4 M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 13 phase 1, 4 phase 2 (2014)Estimated projects: 15 phase 1, 4 phase 2 (2015)SC3 EnergyStimulating the innovation potential of SMEs in a low carbon and efficient energy system33.95 M€ (2014), M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 67 phase 1, 20 phase 2 (2014)Estimated projects: 74 phase 1, 22 phase 2 (2015SC4 TransportSmall business innovation research for Transport M€ (2014), M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 72 phase 1, 21 phase 2 (2014)Estimated projects: 78 phase 1, 23 phase 2 (2015)SC5 ClimateBoosting the potential of small businesses for eco-innovation and a sustainable supplyof raw materials; 17M€ (2014), 19 M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 34 phase 1, 10 phase 2 (2014)Estimated projects: 38 phase 1, 11 phase 2 (2015)
26 Nacrt tema Area Topics &Budget SC6 IIIS no topic in 2014 Innovative mobile e-government applications by SMEs, 4M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 8 phase 1, 2 phase 2SME business model innovation, 11 M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 22 phase 1, 6 phase 2SC7 SecurityProtection of urban soft targets and urban critical infrastructures 7 M€ (2014), 7.4 M€ (2015)Estimated projects: 14 phase 1, 4 phase 2 (2014)Estimated projects: 15 phase 1, 4 phase 2 (2015)TotalM€ (2014)M€ (2015)