Presentation on theme: "Technology transfer and innovation"— Presentation transcript:
1Technology transfer and innovation in the Euro Mediterranean Cooperationthrough Enterprise Europe NetworkAntonios FYSEKIDISDirectorate E: Promotion of SMEs' competitivenessUnit ENTR/E2 :Business cooperation & Support NetworkWorking Party on Euro-Mediterranean Industrial CooperationBruxelles, November 2011
2The Network in the Euro-Mediterranean Full coverage in EU 27From the EUROMED countries:ISRAEL (CIP Participating country)TURKEY (CIP Participating country)EGYPTSYRIATUNISIA (Joined in 2011)MOROCCO (proposal submitted – a new finalised working programme is expected)Cooperation on an unfunded basis under CIP article 21.5Hosted by local business organisations and with reciprocity in business support services to European SMEs
3The Network’s results since 2008 Helped businesses to sign over cooperation agreementsOrganised international brokerage events for over 30,000 companiesLocal events for half a million companiesOver 250,000 technology- and company reviews, IPR, Financing & funding9000 SMEs consulted via feedback and panelsInformation and services used by over 2.5 million SMEs
4Why the Network is adding value to the Euro Mediterranean Cooperation : Local and EU SMEs:BBS Technology Transfer / BCD Business Cooperation profilesExpressions of Interest received / submittedBusiness and technology partnership agreements concludedFor the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership Countries:Serving the ultimate goal of the MEDA partnership to establish a Euro-Mediterranean Free-Trade AreaWithin the framework of the Association Agreements and the Euro-Mediterranean Charter for EnterprisesFor the host organisations:Certain business support centres started under the Euro-Mediterranean PartnershipAccess to information on Community legislation and programmesDissemination of best practices, innovative ideasExpansion to new markets, finding cooperation partners.
5Application process :Special attention to Annex 3Annex 3 – Co-operation of entities in third countries with the network based on Article 21.5, page 54 of the Submission SetThe proposal should include a letter of support of the Delegation of the Commission to the country
6What nextFocus on strengthening the performance and the integration of the cooperating non EU partners into the Network cultureThe Network will continue beyond 2014 under the dedicated“Business Competitiveness and SME ProgrammeNext period 2013 – 2014 for the Network partners:Working programmes of the cooperating non EU partners to be submitted by 1 June 2012