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1 1 European Policies to Promote EST into the Market INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO RGESD - Research Group on Energy and Sustainable Development Maria da Graça Carvalho, Ana Pipio and Sandrina Pereira International Conference on Early Stage Energy Technologies and Tool Training Seminar for Assessment of their Market Potential Brno, 31st March 2005

2 2 Barriers  Lack of resources;  Deficient collaboration between research and industry;  Lack of co-ordination of research carried out by the Member-States and the EC;  No exchange of experiences and ideas;  Duplication of investments;  Private investment in R&D;  Lack of information and access to project results;  … Barriers:

3 3 Lisbon Strategy Lisbon strategy’, entail reforms in three main dimensions: a) further consolidation and unification of the European economic environment; b) improving the creation, absorption, diffusion and exploitation of knowledge; and c) modernisation of the social model. In 2000, the European Council set up the goal of turning Europe into the world's most competitive knowledge-based economy by 2010 - Lisbon Strategy.

4 4 The Barcelona Council, in 2002, emphasised the importance of research and innovation by setting the goal of increasing the level of expenditure in research and development to 3% of GDP by 2010 with two thirds of that investment coming from the private sector. European leaders have set numerous targets for growth of the European economy, for improving industry's competitiveness and for increasing investment in research. Larger investment in Research and Development Greater involvement of the private sector Lisbon Strategy

5 5 Investing more in R&D, engage the private sector is one part of the equation, and better co-ordination of European research has been initiated through the creation of the European Research Area (ERA) and related policy actions, such as the 'benchmarking of national research policies'. The ERA is the broad heading for a range of linked policies that attempt to ensure consistency of European research and facilitate the research policies of individual Member States in order to build a ‘common market’ for research and innovation. European Research Area Co-ordination of European research

6 6 The 6th Framework Programme (FP6) is the instrument supporting the creation of the European Research Area. The FP6 provides a coherent and ambitious pan-European framework for supporting RTD as part of EU research policy:  Stimulates transnational collaboration in research, particularly between industry and universities;  Encourages technology transfer;  Ensures the availability of venture capital;  Provides greater protection of intellectual property rights;  Support the human resources development; and  Encourages SME’ involvement. 6th Framework Programme

7 7 Early Stage Technologies Idea/PaperLaboratory PilotDemonstrationMarket ES T

8 8 Idea/PaperLaboratoryPilotDemonstrationMarket Increasing Investment in R&D Thematic areas Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems Cross-cutting activities New and emerging science and technology (NEST) Integrating and strengthening ERA (FP6) Cross-cutting activities SME Activities International Co-operation Activities Thematic Promotion and Dissemination

9 9 Idea/PaperLaboratoryPilotDemonstrationMarket Coordination of European R&D Strengthening ERA (FP6) Co-ordination of research activities ERA-Net Scheme Art. 169 of the Treaty

10 10 Engage the private sector Technology Platforms Intelligent Energy for Europe (DG-TREN) CONCERTO (FP6) Remove market barriers to the increased use of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. It supports promotional activities (in a broad sense). Technology Platforms aims to foster public-private partnerships between the research community, industry and policy makers. The role of Technology Platforms is stimulating more effective RTD, particularly in the private sector. Concerto supports local communities in developing concrete initiatives that are both sustainable and highly energy efficient. Concerto support integrated demonstration and dissemination actions (including a significant short-term research component) which involve the real-scale application of new, renewable and efficient energy technologies.

11 11 Future of EU Research The European Commission has started the debate on the future European Union programme to support research activities and policies - 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The proposed orientations imply a significant expansion of the European Community research budget for the period 2007-2013. Two new areas for European-level research activities are presented: space and security

12 12 Future of EU Research In the FP7 is expected to be reinforce the role of:  Technological Platforms  Basic Research  ERA-Net Scheme  Art. 169 of the Treaty Six major objectives identified  Launching European technological initiatives  Creating European centers of excellence  Stimulating the creativity of basic research  Making Europe more attractive to the best researchers  Developing research infrastructure of European interest  Improving the coordination of national research programmes

13 13  The European policy has enhance to a greater extent the importance of research to the EU sustainable growth.  Several activities have been carried on in order to get closer researchers and market actors. Conclusions  The mechanisms to support basic research, to promote the demonstration of new technologies and solutions and to bring research results to the market have been created.  Coordination of research has been largely focused

14 14 Conclusions  Effective collaboration between research and market stakeholders Gaps between support allocate and results obtained  Information flow

15 15 Contacts Sandrina Pereira IST - INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO DEM/STE Pav. Mecânica I, 2 Av. Rovisco Pais 1049-001 Lisboa PORTUGAL Phone:+351 218 419 446 Fax:+351 218 475 545 Ana Pipio

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