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Christian SAUBLENS EURADAs CEO. Integrated support for SMEs at regional level Research Innovation Skills IPR Compliance with standards and safety rules.

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2 Integrated support for SMEs at regional level Research Innovation Skills IPR Compliance with standards and safety rules Prototype Proof of concept (technology and market) Demonstration Market replication Clients (public procurement / private sale) Enabling technologies and service innovation Feasibility support for R&D proposals New challenges need new approaches

3 New knowledge, competences, technologies New products, technical solutions, production processes New services New designs or brands New business operating models New systems and networks New life style ways New working practices, organisations or management models Public service realised in a new way Types of innovation

4 Today, public policies are based on: Looking backwards Benchmarking Applying fashion concepts But how do enterprises innovate? Creating new ideas Re-using existing ideas in a new form Giving old ideas a new life Absorbing/ imitating innovative ideas Following new consumers demands What is driving innovation ?

5 The dimensions of support for R&D+I 1. Approach to R&D+I 2. Nature of the support Research Design & Prototyping Human Capital Start ups New products/services New business models Public procurement Market replication Activities Enterprises Market Sectors Science parks Incubators & networks Infrastructure Enterprise growth Knowledge (people/talent) Research centres IP protection Tourism ICT & e-business Enabling technologies Manufacturing Financial support Non-financial support Training Skills Technology transfer Mentoring/coaching Consultancy

6 PURCHASE Call to purchase a product/service/equipment Procurement for innovation (outcome based challenge) Pre-commercial procurement Negotiated public procurement TAX HOLIDAYS For R&D+I For training For investment including FDI In free-zones For private investors IN-HOUSE SERVICE Recruit people to provide a service IN KIND SUPPORT Competition/reward Soft landing offices INDIRECT SUPPORT Vitrine technologique Living labs to showcase innovative products/services Cofinance investment in human capital Use of infrastructure as demo/labs for the testing of new products/services DIRECT FUNDING Call to provide grants: 100%, 50%, 25% Repayable advance Vouchers Proof of concept DEVELOPERS Build and rent (estate such as incubators, industry park, science park, …) Build and charge (utilities, networks,…) Package of support to attract an investor (free zone, roads to a plant,…) OUTSOURCING Create a fund (guarantee, seed, VC, micro-credit, loans, mezzanine, business angels side car fund…) Create an intermediary organisation to provide services (RDA, RIA, FDIA, Technology centre, institute) Support a structure to chanel support (pôle de compétititivité, cluster, BAN …) Public-private partnership Concession Implementing mechanism

7 Infrastructure (tangible and intangible) Human Financial R&D Innovation Natural and cultural Sustainable development Institutional and administrative Attractiveness for FDI & talent Assets review


9 Governance and strategy Source: EURADA

10 Triple to penta-helix model « Silicon Valley »-an modelEuropean model Universities and research centres Public & private Talent attractiveness START-UP & SPIN- OFF Universities and research centres Public LARGE ENTERPRISE CAPITAL RISQUE B.A. & V.C. PUBLIC GRANTS SMEs and civil society Private investors

11 The knowledge challenge 1. Creation of new knowledge Technology Service innovation and/or non-technological innovation 2. Commercialisation of new products/services based on new knowledge Knowledge-based region technology leaders start-ups gazelles licensing Knowledge-based region technology leaders start-ups gazelles licensing Others access to knowledge absorption of knowledge diffusion of knowledge Others access to knowledge absorption of knowledge diffusion of knowledge

12 Knowledge cycle in a region Existing Creation CustomisationExploitation Anchoring People Traditions, know-how Patents Research Experimentation Living labs Imitation Adaptation Licensing Innovative products/services Start-ups Clusters Partnership Knowledge transfer Talent attraction Knowledge take-up by enterprises Depreciation ? Foresight Market intelligence Stakeholder interaction Relevance of RDTI Outsourcing Offshoring Delocation Source: EURADA

13 Cross-sectorial technology platforms Source:

14 Skills challenges: location/relocation ROUTINE WORK Done by people ROUTINE WORK Done by machine s CREATIVE WORK Talent Digitalisation Outsourcing Automation Research Development Design Marketing and sales Global supply chain management Customisation Networks


16 Enterprise Competitiveness "Sandwich" Theory Niche iApple BMW Dyson Nespresso Mass Dell Acer Nokia General Motors Low Cost Dacia Easy Jet Ryanair ZTE

17 Regional Competitiveness "Sandwich" Theory Niche Toulouse, Cambridge, London, Milano… Knowledge creators Mass Wallonia Nord-Pas-de-Calais Midlands Low Cost Cantabria, Madeira, Andalusia, … Knowledge absorbers

18 The enterprise pipeline assessment matrix Sector Life cycle N° of enterprises Nature of the public support N°Trends Soft business support FinanceInfrastructureSkillsSocial capital Market intelligence Research & innovation Networking Pre-venture Existence / Start-up Early growth Expansion Maturing International relocation Re- engineering process Decline Pre-failure / Closure

19 Four avenues of an entrepreneurial discovery process turning traditional sectors into new competitive areas Nord-Pas-de- Calais(F) in rail transport or Baden-Württemberg (D) from the automotive sector to mobility, or Friesland (NL): salt-resisting crops; modernising specialisation through new technology [Jyväskylä (FIN) in the paper industry with the integration of ICT, optoelectronics and nanotechnology]; diversifying, based on existing specialisation [whale tourism in Husavik (IS) from fisheries experience; eco-building in Lower Austria (A)]; radical change [Leuven (B) in microelectronics; Cambridge (UK) in biotechnology or Cantrabria (E) in marine science].

20 A commercialisation ecosystem for new ideas Concept factory technological and scientific research innovation in services transfer of technology knowledge uptake Incubation high value-added venues and networks business angels – seed capital – grants? mentoring potential entrepreneurs (by serial entrepreneurs) proof of concept technological showcasing Development venture capital – corporate venturing all-out cooperation prototyping first client closure, including through pre-competitive tendering and new PPP formats Growth internationalisation profits enabling self-financing of future investment

21 The most pressing problem faced by euro area SMEs Source: European Central Bank

22 Is there a choice of the strategys ingredients? Florida or not Florida? ? ? ?

23 For more information: Christian SAUBLENS EURADA –

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