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Enterprise Europe Network ACC1Ó CIDEM | COPCA Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona Apropem Europa a la teva empresa Brussels, 9 October 2008 Ana Coelho Director.

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1 Enterprise Europe Network ACC1Ó CIDEM | COPCA Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona Apropem Europa a la teva empresa Brussels, 9 October 2008 Ana Coelho Director ACC1Ó to the EU

2 From Euro Info Centre Innovation Relay Centre to More than 10 years Since February 2008: on board at Enterprise Europe Network

3 Enterprise Europe Network is represented in Catalonia by ACC1Ó and the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona ACC1Ó is totally on line with the Enterprise Europe Network objectives One Stop Shop: no wrong door i one-stop shop ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK IN CATALONIA

4 ACC1Ó and Enterprise Europe Network: THE SAME COMMITMENT FOR A COMMMON OBJECTIVE Enterprise support policies, especially the SMEs, in Europe and Catalonia are strongly aligned. A one-stop shop for Catalan businesses in Europe ACC1Ó activities are part of the objectives of the Enterprise Europe Network  Services for internationalisation  Services for international technology transfer  Support services for the business participation in the 7th R&D Framework Program

5 Geographical coverage CATCIM will provide its services in Catalonia, Spain. Catalonia corresponds to NUTS2 level. The reasons to consider a NUTS2 level region as the region to be covered are the Spanish administrative organisation (Catalonia is one of the 17 Autonomous Regions); the size of the region in terms of population, which corresponds to NUTS1 level; the number of companies and existing networks and infrastructures; and its GDP in relation to the Spanish GDP. Catalonia is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula on the Mediterranean coast, occupying an area of 31,980 square km, with a population of 6,995,206 (in 2005), which is about 16% of the Spanish population. The global GDP was millions € in year The Catalan contribution to the Spanish economy currently accounts for 19% of total Spanish GDP, with a share of 28% and 29% of total Spanish exports and imports respectively. Catalonia has about companies, 74% located at the province of Barcelona and the rest at the provinces of Girona (11%), Tarragona (9%) and Lleida (6%).

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8 Business opportunities in the European market Diffusion of initiatives, policies and EU programs Encourage companies to participate in the European process for elaborating policies that affect SMEs. Business participation in CE studies Support for developing cross-borders activities Advicing and Network contacts ACC1Ó and Enterprise Europe Network: THE SAME COMMITMENT FOR A COMMMON OBJECTIVE Internationalisation services

9 1. According to the Catalan Institute of Statistics in base to the host organisations’ experience as SME service provider, the universe of potential direct and indirect beneficiaries of CATCIM services are around Catalan SMEs, of which about industrial SMEs, services SMEs basically from the subsector of services to the enterprise (around ), being the rest services companies from the distribution, tourism, transports & communications, financial and real state services

10 With regard to the direct expected beneficiaries of all the activities for module a) CATCIM foresees to reach at least impacts on SMEs on a three-year period which means that we will work with around different SMEs in all the territory of Catalonia. Other direct expected beneficiaries are more than 100 enterprise associations, around other agencies and organizations for economic promotion (i.e. municipalities) and a non-specified number of natural persons, including not only the professionals working at the SMEs, associations and economic promotion agencies, but also students, trainees, experts, consultants, university lecturers and professors, etc.

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12 European service for Technological Watch Publication of offers and requests of technology Meetings with potential technological international partners Specialised training in International technology transfer Monitoring the negotiation process Promotion of Catalan technology around European markets ACC1Ó and Enterprise Europe Network: THE SAME COMMITMENT FOR A COMMMON OBJECTIVE International technology transfer services

13 1. LEITAT, technology centre on new materials with 700 companies as customers; 2. AETIC, industry association on ICT with 300 companies associates; 3. FEDERACIO DE COOPERATIVES AGRARIES DE CATALUNYA represents 70% of the agriculture and first transformation food producers with more than 487 associates; 4. AIABECA, the food and beverages industry association with 650 associates 5. FUNDACIÓ EDUARD SOLÉ, technology centre dedicated to industrial design and manufacturing technologies with 500 customers (textile, sports, renewable energies, cosmetics, automotive, graphical arts, food industry) 6. APERCA-FERCA, industrial association for renewable energies with 180 associates and 8000 related manufacturing and installers companies 7. BIOCAT Public Foundation that promotes the Catalan Bio-Region and finally CATALONIA-BIO, Biotechnology Industry Association with 49 associates.

14 1. CATCIM, by means of the Technology Transfer networks, already loyal customers of the current IRC services and working in the whole territory, will reach many other sectors and entities. Those are: 2. Network of 9 Technology Trampolines (XTT), which supports the creation of innovative technological enterprises, located at Catalan universities and management schools, with more than 300 customers 3. Network of 10 Technology Centres (XCT), which focus on knowledge transfer from research centres to companies in specific technologies (textile, multimedia, aeronautics, construction, tanning, industrial manufacturing), reaching 600 SMEs 4. Network of 73 centres supporting technological innovation (XIT) are public and private technology providers, including the 9 Catalan universities that offer consulting services to SMEs, with about 500 companies served. CIDEM has an agreement with University of Barcelona, Technical University of Catalonia and Autonomous University of Barcelona to disseminate CATCIM services among the academy 5. Network of Technology and Scientific Parks (XPCT), which aims to foster technological progress and knowledge transfer, bringing together academy and industry

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16 1. The SMEs capacity to determine whether EU R&D is the adequate tool for their needs and how to identify their opportunities within FP7 2. The SMEs technical competence and readiness for participating in FP7 proposals and projects initiated by others 3. The SMEs ability to generate and evolve their own ideas 4. The SMEs criteria in selecting the most adequate and promising R&D funding lines 5. The SMEs autonomy in consortium management and in managing their project participation (finance, contractual, IPR, work, exploitation) 6. The SMEs competence in networking and facilitating European-wide cooperation 7. The SMEs strategic positioning for negotiating participations and especially IPR and exploitation issues in the consortium 8. The SMEs arrangements to raise maximum benefit from jointly developed know-how and innovative technologies

17 Training in leading R+D+I European projects News sheet about 7th FM Consultation service and individual interviews Service Partner Search for R+D European projects Contrast of CE proposals service ACC1Ó and Enterprise Europe Network: THE SAME COMMITMENT FOR A COMMMON OBJECTIVE Business participation in the 7th R&D Framework Program

18 For more information Enterprise Europe Network A CATALUNYA ACC1Ó - Internacionalització (+34) ACC1Ó – Innovació i Transferència Tecnològica (+34) ACC1Ó – 7è Programa Marc Europeu d’R+D (+34)

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