Presentation on theme: "Enterprise Europe Network and LMI: ….."— Presentation transcript:
1Enterprise Europe Network and LMI: ….. Picture copyright of blackbir/dk via FlickrDr. Henriette van EijlEuropean CommissionENTR D1 (innovation policy)
2Aims of the Lead Market Initiative Foster the emergence of lead markets of high economic and societal value by …creating innovation-friendly market framework conditions ….to reduce the time-to-market of new goods and services and to enable emerging sectors to grow faster.
3How: a policy mix to achieve maximum impact in 6 sectors Demand-side measures- regulationstandardisation- procurementclustersPackage= LMI- Fiscal measures- Equity support- R&D funding…The Aho-report, followed by a Communication“Putting knowledge into practice: a broad-basedinnovation strategy for Europe” of 2006Supply-side measures
4Implementation: activities already started in 1st half of 2008: Policy toolsStandardisationLabellingCertificationLegislationPublic ProcurementComplementary ActionsLead Market Arease-HealthEU Recommendation for interoperabilityIntroduce the Electronic Health Insurance CardNetwork to be set up by DG INFSOEU Patient Smart Open Services large scale pilot fundedSustainable construction2nd generation of EurocodesScreening of national building regulationsNetworks of European Contracting Authorities to foster demand for innovationSMEs guide on collaborative working schemes in constructionProtective textilesInventory of all relevant standardsTraining platform for buyers and usersBio-based productsProduct performance standardsInventory of legislation affecting bio-based productsFP7 call on bio-refinery pilot plantsRecyclingRaw materials initiativeWaste Framework DirectiveFinancial support (CIP) for market replication projectsRenewable energiesMandatory national targets for 2020Guide on funding available for RE demonstration and pilot projectsTimeline till 2012
5Who is involved in the LMI: cooperation is key in obtaining fast implementation of the action plans Member States:Ministries of Economic/ Science Affairs, European Council, Competitiveness CouncilStandardisation, public procurement and regulatory organisations.Stakeholders: business organisations, NGOs, trade unions, insurance companies, regional and local authorities, VC, European Technology Platforms etc. For each sector, there is a ‘contact/advisory’ group with strong industry participationNetworks: EEN, industry/SME networks, cluster networksEC internal coordination: 15 different DGs, both sector and regulatory departments of the EC.
6Question: How to optimise the use of our building blocks? EEN has 3 activity modules and has established at least 6 Sector Groups in LMI sectorsLMI focuses on 6 market sectorswith a tailored action plan foreach market
7Links between LMI and EEN sector groups: LMI task forceLead DG + task force leaderINTELLIGENT ENERGYRenewable EnergyDG TREN, Norela ConstantinescuSUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTIONSustainable constructionDG ENTR I5, Antonio PaparellaHEALTHCAREeHealth, bio-based productsDG INFSO, Michael PalmerTEXTILEProtective textilesDG ENTR G4, Outi NiiranenMATERIALSBio-based productsDG ENTR F5, Tomas JonnsonENVIRONMENT/ Water & Waste management and air pollutionRecyclingDG ENV, Jakub WejchertSector group leaders and LMI task force leaders were contacted early October
8Cooperation with EEN Sector groups on the basis of the 6 LMI action plans: Develop activities in regions and countries that complement the LMI activities, ex. in public procurement, regulation, standardisationEx: stimulating innovative public procurement by bringing together local procurers and high tech SMEs in the 6 LMI sectorsEx: asking SMEs about what local/regional legislation hampers their innovation programmes in these 6 sectorsProviding intelligence about LMI-related measures in MS and regions
9Direct involvement of EEN partners in LMI activities and support-activities: CIP programmes, for ex.:EIP Europe INNOVA/ PRO INNO activities with LMI linkCall of networks of public procurers in support of the LMIRegions of Knowledge call (FP7) with LMI linkActivities funded by structural funds