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Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November 2001 1 TEN-Telecom Information Day 12.11.2001 SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES OF TEN-TELECOM Simon HOLLAND EC-INFSO/F3.

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1 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November TEN-Telecom Information Day SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES OF TEN-TELECOM Simon HOLLAND EC-INFSO/F3 Tel: Fax:

2 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November A Programme to aid the launch of e-services and applications In the public interest bridging frontiers TEN-TELECOM OBJECTIVE

3 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November SUPPORTED PROJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST IN AREAS DEFINED in the Workprogramme INSUFFICIENT SHORT TERM FUNDING LONG-TERM FINANCIAL VIABILITY

4 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November TEN-TELECOM DOES NOT ADDRESS: - Research and development activity - Basic telecom infrastructures - Content

5 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November Innovation FOCUS ON COMMON INTEREST Socio-economic benefit Sustainable mass market Market focus Trans-European

6 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November COMMUNITY FUNDING MARKET VALIDATION PROJECTS : Up to 50% of the cost financed. For projects in a feasibility and market validation phase. DEPLOYMENT PROJECTS : Up to 10% of the investment cost financed for the first two years. Projects in a market deployment or start- up phase.

7 FORMS OF COMMUNITY FUNDING (up to 10% of total investment cost) - Direct grants - Interest rebates - Contributions to guaranty fees - Risk capital - Direct grants - Interest rebates - Contributions to guaranty fees - Risk capital PROJECTPHASES FUNDEDPROJECTPHASES FUNDED (technical studies, design and development, technical validation) Business plan Market validation Evaluation of Business plan Initial Market deployment Full Market deployment Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 PREDEPLOYMENTPHASESPREDEPLOYMENTPHASES DEPLOYMENTPHASESDEPLOYMENTPHASES Project Phases and Funding Research and development - Co-funding of Business plan and Market validation (up to 50 %) - Co-funding of Business plan and Market validation (up to 50 %)

8 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November Entry conditions a clear business idea an existing application commitment from partners Business plan preparation first draft at month 6 BPS advise on business plan preparation MARKET VALIDATION PROJECT Market validation demonstration of the service in a real market context Max. duration: months

9 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November INITIAL MARKET DEPLOYMENT PROJECT ENTRY CONDITIONS An operational business plan A detailed investment plan and identified investors Convincing management Concrete work plan (i.e., clear milestones) PROJECT OBJECTIVES Test commercial roll-out Confirm cash-flow and investment profitability Confirm management Max. duration: 24 months

10 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November TEN-Telecom Business Plan Support Project Guidance and Assistance in Preparing and Improving the Business Plan of TEN-Telecom funded Projects

11 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November Objective Enable TEN-Telecom participants to write concise comprehensive business plans Build a European-wide business plan network for the benefit of TEN-Telecom project participants Help TEN-Telecom in building the bridge with the private investment community Organise cross-fertilisation / exchange of ideas Stimulate participation in TEN-Telecom

12 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November CALL for PROPOSALS 2001/2 Sectors opened for proposals: - Generic services - Education and training - Services for SMEs - Europes Cultural heritage - Transport and mobility - Environment and emergency management - Health and consumer protection - City and regional networks - New work methods and job creation services Indicative Budget 20 Meuro (2002)

13 Information Day Call 2001/2 - Brussels 12 November TIMETABLE CALL 2001/2 Publication : 6 November 2001 Close : 31 January 2002 Evaluation proposals : February 2002 Contract negotiations: June 2002 Funded projects start : September 2002


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