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1 State of Play about Smart Specialisation (RIS3) including synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020 Mikel Landabaso, Head of Unit EU Commission, DG REGIO ERAC Mutual Learning Seminar, 20/03/2013 Regional and Urban Policy

2 Part 1: State of Play about RIS3 Regional and Urban Policy

3 Europa 2020 inclus i ve sustainable smart Cohesion Policy ESIF / Thematic Objectives 2014-2020 1.Research and innovation 2.Information and Communication Technologies 3.Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) 4.Shift to a low-carbon economy 5.Climate change adaptation and risk management and prevention 6.Environmental protection and resource efficiency 7.Sustainable transport and disposal of congestion on major network infrastructure 8.Employment and support for labour mobility 9.Social inclusion and poverty reduction 10. Education, skills and lifelong learning 11. Increased institutional capacity and effectiveness of public administration

4 State of play re. the ex-ante conditionalities for IP 1, 2 and 3 Cohesion Policy 1.Research and innovation 2.ICT use and quality ICT access 3. Competitiveness of SMEs RIS 3 Next Generation Access / Network Plan Small Business Act Late payment Directive All 3 smart growth elements are inter-linked: No socially & environmentally sustainable competitiveness without innovation Hardly any innovation & new business models without ICT SMEs are 99% of firms and offer 2/3 private sector jobs: they need to innovate!

5 (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation: (a) enhancing research and innovation (R&I) infrastructure […] and capacities to develop R&I excellence and promoting centres of competence, in particular those of European interest; (b) promoting business […] investment in innovation and research, and developing links and synergies between enterprises, R&D centres and higher education, in particular product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation and public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation […] supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production in Key Enabling Technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies;* *) ICT, photonics, nano-electonics, nano- and bio-technologies, advanced materials, etc.. Investment Priority 1 Council proposal for modifications Cohesion Policy

6 Investment Priority 1 EP proposal for modifications (a) enhancing research and innovation infrastructure (R&I), technology and innovation services and capacities to develop R&I excellence and promoting centres of competence, in particular those of European interest and if there are potential synergies with other European programmes such as the establishment of centres of excellence competition under Horizon 2020; (b) promoting private and public business R&I investment, product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, cultural and creative industries, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters, science and technology parks, and open innovation through smart specialisation; (ba) developing links and synergies between enterprises, enhancing R&D centres and higher education, including through business incubators; (c) supporting research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production in particular in Key Enabling Technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies; (ca) developing appropriate links and synergies with Horizon 2020; Cohesion Policy

7 BELGIQUE Région de Bruxelles-Capitale Vlaanderen Wallonia ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA Jihomoravský kraj Capital City of Prague DEUTSCHLAND Berlin Brandenburg Freistaat Sachsen Weser-Ems Sachsen-Anhalt ELLADA Attiki Crete Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Western Greece ESPAÑA Andalucía Aragón Canarias Cantabria Galicia La Rioja Madrid Navarra País Vasco Catalunya Principado de Asturias Región de Murcia Illes Baleares Extremedura Castilla y León Castilla-La Mancha Comunidad Valenciana FINLAND Kainuu Oulu Päijät-Häme Uusimaa PohjaEtelä-Pohjanmaa (Ostrobothnia) Satakunta Lapland Etelä-Pohjanmaa (South Ostrobothnia) Tampere region FRANCE Alsace Aquitaine Bretagne Centre Champagne-Ardenne Corse Guadalupe Guyane Languedoc-Rousillon La Réunion Limousin Martinique Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie Rhône-Alpes ITALIA Lombardia Marche Piemonte Puglia Sardinia Emilia-Romagna Toscana Umbria Veneto Sicily Basilicata Campania Liguria LITHUANIA MAGYARORSZÁG North-Hungarian Region– Miskolc Észak-Alföld Dél-Alföld MALTA NEDERLAND Noord Nederland ÖSTERREICH Niederösterreich Oberösterreich POLSKA Dolny Śląsk (Lower Silesia) Lubelskie Lubuskie Mazowieckie Podkarpackie Pomorskie Świętokrzyskie Wielkopolska Województwo Podlaskie Kujawsko-Pomorskie Łódzkie Warminsko-Mazurskie Małopolskie PORTUGAL Alentejo (Alto, Baixo, Central e Litoral) Centro Norte Região Autónoma dos Açores Lisboa e Vale do Tejo Algarve Região Autónoma da Madeira ROMÂNIA Vest SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA Bratislavský kraj SLOVENIA SVERIGE Skåne Västerbotten Västra Götaland UNITED KINGDOM Buckinghamshire Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Kent Northamptonshire Northern Ireland West Midlands Wales Devon NORWAY Nordland SERBIA Vojvodina Register here: http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/registration http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/registration

8 Commission support for RIS3: S3Platform: peer-reviews analysis & data training communication RIS3 policy events: national trans-national Expert analysis and support national regional thematic process …. Cohesion Policy 15 RTD expert groups to analyse science & research aspects (BG, CY, CZ, EE, EL, HU, LA, LT, MT, PL, PO, RO, SK, SI, ES) FP7 SSH project (analytical & methodological) ERA Chair call 15 RTD expert groups to analyse science & research aspects (BG, CY, CZ, EE, EL, HU, LA, LT, MT, PL, PO, RO, SK, SI, ES) FP7 SSH project (analytical & methodological) ERA Chair call ENTR analytical support (regional & national innovation scoreboards, KETs mapping, European Cluster Observatory …) Policy learning support (Cluster networks, Regional Innovation Monitor …) ENTR analytical support (regional & national innovation scoreboards, KETs mapping, European Cluster Observatory …) Policy learning support (Cluster networks, Regional Innovation Monitor …) CNECT analytical support: Digital Agenda Scoreboard, broadband mapping study (end 2013)

9 6 national and 10 regional final AMI expert reports received, 24 regions peer-reviewed,S3Platform desk analysis, bilateral contacts: Mixed picture: SWOT or similar analysis: Limited number of priorities: Measures to stimulate private R&I investments Monitoring system (and indicators): mostly absent or not realistic or no causality … Budgeting plans: First results re. RIS3: … and who passed the ex-ante conditionality check? Cohesion Policy

10 Not about specialisation in a narrow sense ("lock-in") It means avoiding duplication and fragmentation of effort with scarce public resources within the Union, thus helping in deepening the single market through "open" RIS³ and inter-regional connections across the EU. It means being selective and support the R&I activities that are relevant in view of existing conditions and assets (e.g. evidence based policy evaluation, sound SWOT,…) and breaking away from established lobbies and rent-seekers. Relevant in the sense of assessing how R&I can help transform the existing economic structure in order to face globalisation Relevant in the sense of selecting that R&I activities with the highest potential for knowledge spill-overs to irrigate large sections of the economy (related-variety) It is neither "coffee for all" nor "picking winners from above". It is not about selecting firms or sectors but the R& (broad) I activities and/or generic technology(ies) that can help a regional economy diversify into higher value added markets, modernise/rejuvenate or exploit new/emerging economic activites. What does "specialisation" actually mean?

11 Does an ESFRI project in the OP "absolve" from going through the RIS3 entrepreneurial discovery process etc.? NO!!! What if the state aid framework stops me from investing in KETs pilot lines and other support measures? The EU state aid rules need to be respected! Hire legal experts to identify suitable measures and notify if relevant. Cohesion Policy FAQ on RIS3

12 What if we got it wrong in terms of priorities or policy mix? Relaunch entrepreneurial discovery process to revise RIS3, re- programme OP if necessary, use experimentation to limit risk What if my RIS3 is not ready by the time the OP has to be submitted? Count also time until OP approval Who checks the fulfilment of the RIS3 ex-ante conditionality? 1. Member State (central government), 2. Commission Cohesion Policy FAQ on RIS3

13 RIS3 expert questions 1.Stakeholder involvement? entrepreneurial discovery process? testing possible new areas? 2. Evidence-based? areas of strength and future activity identified? 3.Innovation and knowledge- based development priorities? support upgrading of existing activities? 4.Appropriate actions identified? How good is the policy mix? 5.Is strategy outward looking? How does it promote critical mass/ potential? 6.Synergies between different policies and funding sources? 7.Achievable goals set? measure progress? support a process of policy learning and adaptation? Ex-ante conditionality Existence of national or regional RIS3 / policy framework Based on a SWOT analysis (incl. DAE, ICT demand & supply, ICT capacity building, if relevant) Concentrate resources on a limited set of R&I priorities Outlines measures to stimulate private R&I investment Monitoring [and review] system. A framework outlining available budgetary resources for R&I, prioritization of investments linked to EU priorities, poss. ESFRI OPs Strategy for Europe2020 contribution Ex-ante evaluation Priority axis TO 1 and/or TO 2 b/c with spec. objectives, Operations Performance framework, Indicators Monitoring committee / partnership Link between RIS3 - ex-ante conditionality criteria - OP content

14 Thematic guidance material Different types: 1.Guide books MA, policy-makers & desks Advice on policy mix, do's and don'ts in designing measures to specific needs / purposes... 2.Thematic guidance fiches desks & poss. MA Interpretation of investment priorities: what is eligible and what not, examples of questions to ask in negotiations, suggestions for indicators … 3.Ex-ante conditionality fiches desks & poss. MA Explanations on what will be checked and what are limits …

15 RIS3 guide Incubators Universities & regional development Broadband – to be up-dated by CNECT Service innovation Creative industries Green growth Entrepreneurial mind-set Social innovation See: http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/s3pguide http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/s3pguide http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/guides Thematic guides 15 Cohesion Policy

16 Part 2: Synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020 through RIS3 Regional and Urban Policy

17 Negotiations on the legislative packages proposed for the period 2014-2020 EU Parliament and the Council have agreed on the need for coordination at Commission's level between the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF, covered by the CSF) and other EU policies. We need to look for synergies between ESIF and the different EU policies supporting R&I, mainly Horizon 2020 (H2020), especially through RIS3 (Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation). However, to put in practice these synergies, it is necessary to translate the new regulatory requirements into the reality of the programme implementation. Synergies for supporting R&I... A new context! Regional and Urban Policy

18 Possible scenarios combining ESIF & Horizon 2020 Sequential approach: ESIF projects enabling Horizon 2020 projects (upstream) Horizon 2020 projects enabling ESIF projects (downstream) Simultaneous approach: ESIF and Horizon 2020 used in the same project ESIF and Horizon 2020 used in parallel projects ESIF substituting Horizon 2020 funding

19 RIS3 / OP: synergies with Horizon 2020 RIS3 = IP-1 (R&I) OP: in priority areas for RIS3, support to ERDF projects turning results from Horizon 2020 projects into innovation OP: capacity building for submitting to Horizon 2020 projects reinforcing competitive advantages in line RIS3 (infrastructures, skills, partnerships) Horizon 2020 = reference s for R&I priorities at EU level See relevance of Horizon2020 priorities for RIS3 Competitive advantages = easier access to Horizon2020 RIS3 priorities = competitive advantages National & regional authorities involved in RIS3 need information about Horizon 2020! Combining ESIF and H2020 funding is facilitated: see articles 55(8), 60(2) & 87(2.c.v-vi) Cooperation between authorities involved in RIS3 / OP e& RTD-I Theoretical example

20 Mission: To prepare guidelines for combining ESIF, H2020, … with a view to ensure that Partnerships Agreements (PAs) and Operational Programmes (OPs) adopted under the CSF as well as H2020 implementing procedures and documents will enable to promote synergies between these funding sources. Composition: DGs covered by the CSF (REGIO, EMPL, AGRI, MARE) and DGs involved in H2020 (RTD, CNECT, ENTR, EAC) and DG BUDG. Their legal and audit units should be involved in the relevant meetings. In a second stage, horizontal DGs (LS, IAS) and some specific DGs (ENER, MOVE, ENV, CLIM). Target group of the guidelines: public authorities at EU, national and/or regional levels (including agencies in charge of payments, control and audit): - in charge of designing and implementing the PAs and OPs under the CSF, - involved in the implementation of policy instruments for research, innovation and competitiveness, at EU, national and regional levels. Interservice Working Group (ISWG) on Synergies Regional and Urban Policy

21 Combining EU funding sources supporting R&I requires to: analyse the specific implementing procedures / documents (step by step) applicable at EU, national and regional level, with a view to identify obstacles and opportunities for synergies, adapt these procedures and documents for promoting / facilitating synergies. Guidelines should provide answers (do's and don'ts) to a list of practical questions to be dealt with by the public authorities for promoting / facilitating synergies. Approach proposed to prepare guidelines Regional and Urban Policy

22 Mtg01 (25/02): Kick-off meeting (mandate of the ISWG-Synergies) Mtg02 (06/03): Facilitating synergies between ESIF projects and H2020 "mainstream" projects [in RIS3, PAs, OPs / WPs and calls for proposals] Mtg03 (11/03): Facilitating synergies between ESIF projects and EIT/KICs, Marie-Curie/COFUND, Erasmus for All, ERA Chairs (RTD) Mtg04 (26/03): Facilitating synergies between ESIF projects and Joint Programming, ERA-NET, Article 185 TFEU- initiatives, EUREKA Mtg05 (05/04): Facilitating synergies Research Infrastructure (ESIF / H2020) Mtg06 (11/04): Facilitating synergies for SMEs (ESIF / H2020/ COSME) Mtg07 (25/04): Facilitating synergies through public procurement of innovation and pre-commercial public procurement Mtg08 (28/05): Discussion on a first full version of draft guidelines … other meetings for finalising the guidelines Topics for the ISWG-Synergies meetings Regional and Urban Policy


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