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1 The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
CIP Monica Ibido - EARTO

2 Content CIP policy background and objectives
CIP structure : 3 operational programmes The Entrepreneuship and Innovation Programme (EIP) The ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP) The Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE)

3 Policy background Lisbon European Council (2000): making the EU the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world Gothenburg European Council (2001): the Union Strategy for Sustainable Development Spring European Council 2005: working together for growth and jobs- a re-launch of the Lisbon Strategy The EU Strategic Framework i2010 –A European Information Society for growth and employment

4 OBJECTIVES Support to innovation activities (including eco-innovation)
Provide better access to finance for SMEs and deliver business support services in the regions (enterprise competitiveness and innovation capacity) Favour a better take-up and use of the information and communications technologies (ICT) and help to develop the information society Promote an increased use of renewable energies and energy efficiency in all sectors, including transport Main target : European enterprises, especially SMEs

5 Basic infos A comprehensive framework for innovation
Duration: – Sector: Enterprise competitiveness and innovation Competence: European Commission-DG Enterprise Financial contribution: € million Legal Basis: Decision 1639/2006/CE of Website:

6 Implementation Separate Annual Work-Programme (WPs) - managed by the EC - assisted by a separate Management Committee (representatives from the Member States) Annual Support Measures

7 Participation: SMEs as main target and a wide range of business organisations from : -EU Member States -Non EU Member States -EFTA countries members of the EEA Accession Countries and Candidate countries Western Balkans Other third countries

8 Grants for projects and other intervention mechanisms
How to apply ? Grants for projects and other intervention mechanisms Through calls for proposals launched by the Commission Contracts for studies and other services Covered by calls for tenders launched by the Commission Community financial instruments for SMEs implemented by the EIF through financial intermediaries (e.g. banks) or specialised funds

9 CIP 3 operational programmes
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programme (EIP) € million incl. € 430 for eco-innovation Information Communication Technologies - Policy Support Programme (ICT- PSP) € 730 million Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) € 730 million SMEs, Eco-innovation

10 1st pillar: the EIP Objectives: Schemes
Access to finance for start-up and SMEs SMEs’ cross-border cooperation and technology transfer (business innovation and support services) Support to all form of innovation and eco-innovation Support for policy development (entrepreneurship and innovation related reforms) Schemes CIP Financial instruments (equity and loan guarantees) Business and innovation support services Pilot and market replication projects Support to improve innovation policy (benchmarking and exchange of best practices) CIP Financial instruments are implemented by the EIF on a trust basis

11 1st pillar: EIP- Access to finance
PURPOSE: facilitate access to finance for SMEs in different phases of their life cycle (Seed, Start- up, expansion and business transfer) Instruments: The High Growth and Innovative SME Facility (GIF) The SME Guarantee Facility (SMEG) The Capacity Building Scheme (CBS)

12 1st pillar: EIP (1)- Access to finance
GIF It provides risk capital for SMEs in their early stages (GIF1) and in their expansion phase (GIF2); - SMEs innovative with high growth potential (also undertaking RTD) SMEG It provides loans guarantees to encourage banks to make more debt finance available to SMEs, including microcredit, by reducing the banks’ exposure to risk; - SMEs carrying out high risk investments in technology development, innovation and technology transfer or SMEs whose financial structure is weak CBS It helps to reinforce the capacity of financial intermediaries to invest in and lend to SMEs - SMEs innovative and /or with growth potential, including those in traditional economy

13 1st pillar: the EIP (1) Community Financial instruments for SMEs
EU budget Co-Guarantees Invests Provides funds Guarantee Society Venture capital Fund Banks Invests SMEs Lends SMEs 13 13

14 1st pillar: EIP (1)- Access to finance
The EIF- European Investment Fund Set up in 1994,it’s the EU specialised financial institution for SMEs It provides venture capital for SMEs, particularly new firms and technology-oriented businesses. It provides guarantees to financial institutions (such as banks) to cover their loans to SMEs. It is not a lending institution!! (no grant loans or subsidies to businesses, not direct investment in any firms). Instead, it works through banks and other financial intermediaries. It uses either its own funds or those entrusted to it by the EIB or the European Union. EIF shareholders: EIB, EU (through the EC), European banks It is active in EU MS and Croatia, Turkey, plus 3 EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) 

15 1st pillar: EIP (2)- Business and Innovation Support services for SMEs
Financial support to the members of European Business Support Networks which provides these services: Information, Advice, Feedback, Business Cooperation, Internationalisation Services Services for Innovation and the transfer of technology and knowledge Services encouraging participation in FP7 (raising awareness among SMEs on FP7; helping SMEs to identify their R&T needs; assisting SMEs in the preparation and coordination of project prop) “no wrong door – simplify SMEs’ access to these services

16 1st pillar: EIP (2)- Business and innovation Support services for SMEs
600 partner organizations in more than 44 countries Proximity, full geographical coverage, extension beyond EU Free-of-charge services: Information on EU legislation and policies on EU funding opportunities Assistance to find a business partner for cooperation or technology transfer to achieve internationalization to foster innovation Feedback to the Commission (listening to SMEs)

17 1st pillar: EIP (3) :Innovation and Eco-innovation
Pilot and market replication projects Eco-innovation ICT-PSP programme Intelligent Energy Europe programme GRANTS To partially cover the eligible project costs First applications or market replications of innovative and eco-innovative techniques, products or practices which have been technically demonstrated with success, but owing to residual risk, they have not yet significantly penetrated the market and support to interoperability (for ICT based services).

18 1st pillar: EIP (3)- Eco-innovation
Objective: Reducing pollution and optimising resource use New production processes or business methods lowering costs and environmental impacts Environmentally-friendly products and services addressing new needs, new markets Voluntary approaches to environmental management, eco-innovation clusters and networks

19 1st pillar: EIP (4)- Support to innovation
Networking and cluster schemes Mutual learning for excellence Benchmarking Best practice exchange Meetings of experts Data collection and surveys Analysis and monitoring performance Publications, studies

20 1st pillar: EIP – Who can apply ?
A wide range of businesses, organisations and SMEs All EU Member states Certain third countries Check the WP2009 Eligibility criteria differ from one funding scheme to the other; it might also differ between two different calls within the same funding scheme

21 ICT Policy Support Programme
CIP ICT Policy Support Programme

22 EACI – Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation
The EACI is one of the new Executive Agencies created by the EC to put policies into action more efficiently and to help managing Programmes Located in Brussels, it is operational since 2005 till 2015 (previously IEEA) Aim: to implement the IEE Programme, the SMEs support network and eco-innovation initiatives, and Marco Polo Programme It reports to DG TREN, DG ENTR and ENV

23 2nd pillar: the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP)
Stimulating the wider deployment and best use of innovative ICT-based solutions Facilitating the coordination and implementation of actions for developing the information society across the Member States Support the EU Policy on Information Society

24 2nd pillar: the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP)
Support mainly to: – Pilot actions for wide scale testing of innovative services with a pan European dimension – Thematic networks for policy coordination and consensus building, preparing for future actions – Studies and events including policy analysis, benchmarking, and promotion activities Focus is on areas of public interest: Where ICT-based solutions can bring substantial improvements to quality and efficiency of services To open up and facilitate the development of EU-wide markets for innovative ICT

25 2nd pillar: the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP)
Technology and non-technology innovation beyond final research demonstration phase does not support research activities (exc. technical adaptation and integration work) Support to the development of digital content fully integrated in ICT PSP from 2009

26 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – Structure
Work Programme is yearly based and focused on a set of themes – For each theme, an ultimate socio-economic goal is defined Themes are addressed through a set of objectives – To be achieved through community contribution An objective is supported with Pilot (s) A or B + Best Practice Networks (only for the theme of Digital Libraries) b) Thematic Network (s) Through Calls for proposals –c) Awareness, benchmarking, conferences, Studies, Through Calls for Tenders or Grants Pilots A and B plus Thematic Networks at least 75% of the ICT PSP budget. C) are not part of CIP Call 4 26

27 ICT-PSP WP 2010 and Themes of Call 4
Theme 1- ICT for energy efficiency and smart mobility (19M€) Theme 2- Digital Libraries (30M€) Theme 3- ICT for Health and inclusion (14M€) Theme 4- Open Innovation for future Internet enabled services in smart cities (15M€) Theme 5- ICT for improved public services (13M€) Theme 6- Multilingual Web (16M€) Total indicative budget: 107 M€ Closure date of the 4th Call: 1 June 2010, 17h00 Pilots A and B plus Thematic Networks at least 75% of the ICT PSP budget. C) are not part of CIP Call 4 27

28 Funding Instruments Pilot (Type A) - building on initiatives in EU MS or AC with interoperability of services as central theme Pilot (Type B)- stimulating the innovative use of the ICT in public and private sector (under realist conditions) Thematic Networks – mobilisation and exchange between practicionners and policy makers Best practice network (BPN): Combining consensus building/ awareness raising/ large scale implementation – only for Digital libraries

29 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – 1 . Pilot (Type A)
Goal: ensure the EU-wide interoperability of ICT- based solutions (being launched or already in operation in EU MS) Outcome: to implement an open, common interoperable service solution based on common specifications (cross border access and avoid market fragmentation of innovative services and products Duration: up to 36 months (operational phase of 12 months) Scale: implementation in at least 6 MS/AC (wider deployment)

30 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – 1 . Pilot (Type A)
Participants: national administrations,service providers, industrial stakeholders & users Funding: support up to 50% of cost of work for achieving interoperability (direct and indirect calculated as a flat rate of 30% of personnel costs) Community contribution : 5-10M€ / pilot

31 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – 2 . Pilot (Type B)
Goal: first implementation of an ICT based innovative service addressing the needs of citizens, governments and businesses Outcome: operational pilot service demonstrating significant impact potential and the engagement of a complete value-chain of stakeholders Duration: typically months (operational phase of 12 months) Focus: fostering innovation in services, take-up completed R&D work, extension of service prototype and networking activities with other pilots projects in the same areas

32 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – 2 . Pilot (Type B)
Scale: implemented in at least 4 different MS / AC and with potential to scale to all Participants: relevant public authorities (sustaining partners), service providers, industrial stakeholders and users Funding: supports (up to 50%) of the total eligible costs of implementing the pilot service (direct and indirect calculated as a flat rate of 30% of personnel costs) Community contribution available: 2- 3M€ / pilot

33 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – 3. Thematic Networks
Goal: bringing together relevant stakeholders, expertise and facilities with the objective of exploring new ways of implementing ICT-based solutions Outcome: exchange good practices and to develop new policy implementation schemes, to facilitate replication and codeployment of innovative solutions, to prepare future pilot. Clear objectives and measurable outcomes (not a generic exploratory activity) Dissemination: the outcomes of the work should be available in public domain and widely disseminated

34 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – 3. Thematic Networks
Duration: typically months (sustainability) Participants: all the necessary key stakeholders (minimum 7- a Network coordinator) Funding: a lump sum covering additional costs of work directly related to the network objective (Grant to network) or use of actual costs reimbursement Community contribution available: K€ / network

35 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – 4. Best Practice Network
Participants: Legal minimum of 7 legal entities from 7 different Member States or associated countries. Funding: 80% of the direct costs and No funding of indirect costs Community contribution: 3-5 M€ per BPN 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – 4. Best Practice Network Only for the digital libraries theme, only for a transition period up to 2011. Promote the adoption of respective standards and specifications by combining the "consensus building and awareness raising" function of a network with large-scale implementation on a sufficient mass of content.

36 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – Who can apply?
The programme is open to all legal entities established in the EU Member States Legal entities established outside the EU may participate on equal terms with Member States on the basis of and in accordance with the conditions laid down in the association agreements (associated countries*) Other third countries may participate on a case-by-case basis but will not receive any funding Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Croatia, Turkey, and starting from Serbia The Memorandum of Understanding for the participation of Serbia in the ICT-PSP was signed on 23rd October which means that organisations from Serbia will be eligible for funding in the next Calls for Proposals (the next call, Call 4, is foreseen to be opened in early 2010). 36

37 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – Who can apply?
National authorities Ministries, local and regional authorities Public organisations e.g. hospitals, schools, libraries,.. Drivers in Pilot As, key users in pilot Bs and TNs Private companies including SMEs As suppliers of innovations Mainly in Pilot Bs and TNs as main actors Academia and public research –As experts and possible suppliers of innovations The Memorandum of Understanding for the participation of Serbia in the ICT-PSP was signed on 23rd October which means that organisations from Serbia will be eligible for funding in the next Calls for Proposals (the next call, Call 4, is foreseen to be opened in early 2010). 37

38 2nd pillar: ICT-PSP – How to apply ?
Reading the Annual WP Call fiche Funding instrument Read carefully the eligibility and exclusion criteria Guide for Applicant Check regularly :

39 The Intelligent Energy Europe Programme

40 OBJECTIVES Promote the EU renewable energy and energy efficiency policies (a new Energy Efficiency Action Plan published early 2011) Promote the EU Targets 730 M€ for the period A program helping to convert policy into actions by: creating and spreading the know-how and skills needed encouraging the wider uptake of proven technologies and effective methods and best practices acting as a catalyst for innovation informing and feeding back into policy making

41 IEE does not support the research and development of the technologies (FP7 domain).
IEE funding not available for « hardware » type investments and infrastructures (EU Structural Funds may support) 2010 Calls for Proposals expected publication date: mid March 2010 Deadline: mid June 2010

42 How this year budget be spent ? (figures to be confirmed)
56M€ to support "promotion and dissemination projects" Up to 75% of the eligible project costs 15M€ for the "Elena"  facility of the EIB to support market replication projects 17M€ to purchase services (Tenders) 16M€ for concertated actions Expected projects with high impacts

43 International organisations Natural persons cannot apply
Who can apply? Any public or private organisation established in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Croatia (check IEE website) International organisations Natural persons cannot apply

44 SAVE- Energy efficiency & rational use of resources (20M€)
Funding areas 2010 SAVE- Energy efficiency & rational use of resources (20M€) 2 key actions: energy efficiency in buildings consumers’ behaviours actions ALTENER- New & renewable energy sources and energy diversification (20M€) RES electricity RES in buildings Bio-energy and bio-resources STEER- Energy efficiency and new and renewable energy sources in transport (10M€) 2 key actions: energy efficient transport : capacity building on clean transport and learning Instruments: Promotion and dissemination projects  Pilot Market Replication Projects

45 Summarizing: What CIP does and does not
It excludes research and technological development activities It is complementary to Seventh Framework RTD Programme It deals with non-technological as well as technological innovation that has moved beyond the final demonstration phase and is ready for market replication It feels the financial gap between research development and innovation, by funding the transfer of research results to commercialisation, in coordination with FP7 It covers the market replication of existing technologies that are to be used in a new and innovative way It complement the Structural Funds and other EU Programmes

46 Summarizing: CIP main funding schemes
1- Community financial instruments for SMEs 2- Pilot and Market replication projects Policy analysis, development, coordination, twinning, best practices exchange, thematic networks For 2 an 3 the basic principle of funding is co-financing (EC grants to projects in certain percentage to cover the overall costs)

47 How FP7 and CIP complement each other
Complementary and mutually reinforcing actions Designed to operate side by side in support of Lisbon objectives Close coordination FP7: Dissemination of knowledge and innovation-related activities (within projects) CIP: Innovation support networks and take-up of proven technologies

48 How FP7 and CIP complement each other
FP7-RTD CIP Funding of projects Research, technological development and demonstration (collaborative research projects) Take-up of existing technologies: environmental, ICT and energy-efficiency SMEs’ participation in Research Simplification Specific schemes for SMEs Transnational cooperation in RTD also between SMEs and public organisations, universities Actions promoting SMEs’ participation in FP7 Access to finance “Risk Sharing Finance Facility” for large European RTD projects and infrastructures (with EIB) Risk capital (start-up and expansion) SMEs guarantee facility SMEs loan securitisation Dissemination of knowledge Within projects In thematic areas (CSA/SA) Mobility of researchers Networks providing innovation support services (IRC, IPR helpdesk) Regions Research-driven clusters Innovation clusters

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