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HORIZON 2020 SME Instrument ŠTA TREBA ZNATI EASME Portal: Haris Hadžialić and Jasna Malkoč
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’).. Najčešće postavljanja pitanja
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.
Horizon 2020 is a single programme combining The Frame Programme 7, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). It is a one-stop shop for acquiring European project funding. Horizon 2020 as a single programme
Simplified set of financial rules The EU contribution is up to 100% of the total eligible costs for R&D projects and up to 70% for innovation projects. In all cases indirect costs will be covered by a flat rate of 25% of the direct costs.
TARGET SHIFT PROMJENA ODREĐENJA from SCIENCE with SMEs towards SMEs with SCIENCE “SMEs in the driver seat”
SCOPE SHIFT PROMJENA OBLIKA from TECHNOLOGY segmentation towards CHALLENGE oriented segmentation “Market driven, bottom-up”
SYSTEM SHIFT PROMJENA SISTEMA from Specialised programme structures towards INTEGRATIVE architecture “Synergies of support measures”
Horizon 2020 Industrial Leadership Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) Access to risk finance Innovation in SMEs M€* Excellent Science European Research Council (ERC) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Marie Curie Actions Research infrastructure M€* Societal Challenges Health, demographic change and well-being Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research, and the bio-economy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials Inclusive, innovative and secure societies EIT M€*
Strategic positioning R&D driven projects Market opportunity driven projects Horizon 2020 SME instrument Target: Business innovation motivated SMEs Eurostars Target: R&D intensive SME Horizon 2020 Collaborative Research Target: R&D topics
12 Coaching and EEN support EEN Initial Assessment Phase 1Phase 2Phase 3 Coaching (not part of EEN) Regional HR … SME Instrument Support for Application Support for EU project Management Support for Access to Finance Facilitation and Moderation
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 projects Collaborative 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.
Eurostars Research-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. HORIZON 2020
Access to risk finance Access 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.
Coaching «strategic innovation» Coaching «financing» Coaching «technological innovation» EEN SME/ Start-up The organisation of a mentoring scheme Industry Sector Platforms (Associations, Clusters) Central EC management (e.g. Exec. Agency) Network of innovation Agencies (e.g. TAFTIE) Investors Networks (e.g. EBAN, EVCA) Specialist support for SMEs Coaching/ Mentoring Networks
Phase 1: Concept and feasibility assessment Phase 2: R&D, demonstration, market replication Input: Idea/Concept: "Business Plan 1" (~ 10 pages) 10% budget Feasibility of concept Risk assessment IP regime Partner search Design study Pilot application intention Business plan II Input: "Business plan 2" plus description of activities under Phase 2 (~ 30 pages) 88% budget Development, prototyping, testing Piloting innovative processes, products and services Miniaturisation/design of products Planning & developing scaling-up (market segments, process etc.) Market replication Business plan III Lump sum: around € ~ 6 months No direct funding Phase 3: Commercialisation Business plan I Idea/Concept = Business plan I Cost reimbursement: 0.5 to 2.5 M€ EC funding 12 to 24 months Quality label for successful projects Facilitate access to private finance Support via networking, training, coaching, information, addressing i.a. IP management, knowledge sharing, dissemination SME window in the EU financial facilities (debt facility and equity facility) Horizon 2020 Phase 3+coaching 2% budget 10% success 30-50% success
Based 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 calls Measures to "reduce" applications: 1. Only one application per company (in both phases) 2. This implies: no possibility to apply for Phase 1 during the submission and/or implementation of a Phase 2 project and vice versa. 3. Advice by the support network(s) 4. SMEs should be encouraged to enter the scheme in Phase 1 Demand
Volumes and funding (overall ~2,8 B€ over ) 5,200 Phase 1 projects 1,700 Phase 2 projects* Phase 3 projects 50 k€ lump sum 0,5 to 2,5 M€ Access to risk finance *Average size of 1.5 M€ Or 2550 projects of 1 M€, 1250 of 2 M€… 23 miliona SME je baza iz koje svake godine konkuriše minimalno firmi za grantove 10% 88% 2% coaching
20 Targeted 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 appropriate Only SMEs allowed to apply for funding Single company support possible Main features
Simple rules and procedures Continuous open call with 3-4 cut-off dates per year No obligation for applicants to sequentially cover all three phases; Each phase open to all SMEs; however SME strongly encouraged to go in phase1 Bottom-up approach, each SC & LEIT themes defines a broad topic Central implementation through Executive Agency Main features (2)
Evaluation 1. Remote evaluation whole process 2. Suggestion to abandon consensus meetings 3. Long feedback loops ("ESRs") slow down the process 4. Evaluation criteria focus : a) Excellence b) Impact c) Quality and efficiency of the implementation 5. Competences of evaluators is important
Award Criteria - DRAFT Excellence : 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.
AreaTopics &Budget LEIT ICT Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme; 45 M€ per year, Estimated projects per year: 90 phase 1, 26 phase 2 LEIT Nanotechnology LEIT Advanced materials &processing LEIT Advanced manufacturing Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs 21.8 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 Biotech SME 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) Nacrt tema
AreaTopics &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 replication of 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 Energy Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs in a low carbon and efficient energy system M€ (2014), M€ (2015) Estimated projects: 67 phase 1, 20 phase 2 (2014) Estimated projects: 74 phase 1, 22 phase 2 (2015 SC4 Transport Small 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 supply of 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) Nacrt tema
AreaTopics &Budget SC6 IIIS no topic in 2014 Innovative mobile e-government applications by SMEs, 4M€ (2015) Estimated projects: 8 phase 1, 2 phase 2 SME business model innovation, 11 M€ (2015) Estimated projects: 22 phase 1, 6 phase 2 SC7 Security Protection 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) Total M€ (2014) M€ (2015) Nacrt tema