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1 Enterprise Europe Network and LMI: ….. Dr. Henriette van Eijl European Commission ENTR D1 (innovation policy) Picture copyright of blackbir/dk via Flickr

2 Aims 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.

3 How: a policy mix to achieve maximum impact in 6 sectors Supply-side measures Demand-side measures - regulation - procurement - R&D funding - Equity support - Fiscal measures … The Aho-report, followed by a Communication Putting knowledge into practice: a broad-based innovation strategy for Europe of standardisation - clusters Package = LMI

4 Standardisation Labelling Certification Legislation Public Procurement Complementary Actions Networks of European Contracting Authorities to foster demand for innovation EU Recommendation for interoperability Financial support (CIP) for market replication projects Guide on funding available for RE demonstration and pilot projects Product performance standards e-Health Sustainable construction Protective textiles Bio-based products Recycling Renewable energies 2 nd generation of Eurocodes SMEs guide on collaborative working schemes in construction Network to be set up by DG INFSO Waste Framework Directive Lead Market Areas Policy tools Screening of national building regulations Raw materials initiative Introduce the Electronic Health Insurance Card Training platform for buyers and users FP7 call on bio- refinery pilot plants Mandatory national targets for 2020 Implementation: activities already started in 1st half of 2008: EU Patient Smart Open Services large scale pilot funded Inventory of legislation affecting bio- based products Inventory of all relevant standards Timeline till 2012

5 Who 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 Council Standardisation, 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 participation Networks: EEN, industry/SME networks, cluster networks EC internal coordination: 15 different DGs, both sector and regulatory departments of the EC.

6 Question: How to optimise the use of our building blocks? EEN has 3 activity modules and has established at least 6 Sector Groups in LMI sectors LMI focuses on 6 market sectors with a tailored action plan for each market

7 Links between LMI and EEN sector groups: Sector groupLMI task forceLead DG + task force leader INTELLIGENT ENERGYRenewable EnergyDG TREN, Norela Constantinescu SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION Sustainable constructionDG ENTR I5, Antonio Paparella HEALTHCAREeHealth, bio-based products DG INFSO, Michael Palmer TEXTILEProtective textilesDG ENTR G4, Outi Niiranen MATERIALSBio-based productsDG ENTR F5, Tomas Jonnson ENVIRONMENT/ Water & Waste management and air pollution RecyclingDG ENV, Jakub Wejchert Sector group leaders and LMI task force leaders were contacted early October

8 Cooperation 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, standardisation Ex: stimulating innovative public procurement by bringing together local procurers and high tech SMEs in the 6 LMI sectors Ex: asking SMEs about what local/regional legislation hampers their innovation programmes in these 6 sectors Providing intelligence about LMI-related measures in MS and regions

9 Direct involvement of EEN partners in LMI activities and support-activities: CIP programmes, for ex.: EIP Europe INNOVA/ PRO INNO activities with LMI link Call of networks of public procurers in support of the LMI Regions of Knowledge call (FP7) with LMI link Activities funded by structural funds

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