Presentation on theme: "From R&D to competitiveness Tom Bo Clausen Embedded Systems, IST Programme DG Information Society and Media European Commission."— Presentation transcript:
From R&D to competitiveness Tom Bo Clausen Embedded Systems, IST Programme DG Information Society and Media European Commission
Political Agenda Aho (Former prime minister of Finland) report, effort are needed on three fronts: –Creation of a market for innovative products and services –Providing sufficient ressources for R&D and innovation –Improving the structural mobility and adaptability EU Presidency views prior to the Lahti Summit on 20 October 2006: –More company driven innovation policy –Dismantling of barriers to innovation –European R&D is too fragmented
ARTEMIS Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) Single R&D programme that focuses on specific joint objectives (SRA) Bringing together fragmented efforts, building critical mass (ERA) –combining, for the first time, national, EC and private funding Ramping up R&D investment in Europe –Provide incentives to industry and Member States to increase R&D investments Combining the strengths of trans-national (EUREKA) and of European programmes – while overcoming their weaknesses –No budget uncertainty (e.g. compared to Eureka) –No duplication of evaluation/monitoring procedures (as in Eureka) –Shorter time-to-contract –No additional red tape for participants This could pioneer new ways for running industrial R&D programmes in Europe !
ARTEMIS Innovation Environment CoE (Centre of Excellence) –To integrate regional innovation initiatives in Europe (Pôles de compétitivité, Clusters and similar cross-partners organisations) into the ARTEMIS innovation environment SME Policy –Growth of existing SMEs by: Facilitating market access for SMEs Taking advantages of ARTEMIS members complementary profiles –Creation of new successful SMEs by: Selecting promising R&D projects, facilitating access to venture capital, educating entrepreneurs Open standards and OSS Policy –First initiative in the area of middleware for Embedded Systems Structuring the academic research and education community