Presentation on theme: "SME Support under Horizon 2020 DG Research and Innovation, Info Day, Brussels, November 2013."— Presentation transcript:
SME Support under Horizon 2020 DG Research and Innovation, Info Day, Brussels, November 2013
Less than 50% of industrial partners use the publicly funded applied research projects strategically; Only about 22% of SMEs participating in EU research programmes; Most academic engage with industry to further their research rather than to commercialise their knowledge; Results are not exploited because projects were not designed for exploitation; There is a strong relationship between internationalisation and innovation, but SMEs are not aware of internationalisation support programmes; The information environment of (European) R&D programmes is unattractive and repelling to SMEs. SMEs Impact Assessment in 2007 – 2013 European Programmes
SMEs Advantages in Horizon 2020 Competition To compete among the best European companies Visibility At European level Training Possibility to receive business/management coaching Networking To expand investors and customers network Financial Facilities Preferential treatment for subsequent financing (EU Financial Instruments)
SME Instrument under Horizon 2020 The SME Instrument is targeted at all types of innovative SMEs showing a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise. It provides staged support covering the whole innovation cycle in 3 phases complemented by a mentoring and coaching service. Transition from one phase to the next will be seamless provided the SME project proves to be worth further support in a further evaluation. Each phase is open to new entrants. 3 Phases are foreseen: Phase 1: Concept Feasibility assessment; Phase 2: R&D and Demonstration work; Phase 3: Commercialisation.
SME Instrument under Horizon 2020: 3 Implementation Phases Phase 3: Commercialisation Promote instruments as quality label for successful projects; Facilitate access to private finance; Support via networking. EU Financial facility. NO DIRECT FUNDING Phase 2: R&D, Demonstration, Market Replication Output: Investor – ready Business plan 0.5 – 2.5 M EUR EC funding 12 – 24 months Input: Business Plan plus description of activities (30pages, 88%budget) Activities: Development prototyping, testing, piloting, miniaturisation, scaling – up, market replication, research Phase 1: Concept and feasibility assessment Input: Idea/Concept (Business Plan,10 pages, 10%budget) Activities: Feasibility of concept, Risk Assessment, IP Regime, Design study, Pilot application ect Output: elaborated Business Plan 2 Lump sum: 50.000 EUR 6months
Objectives of SME Instruments under Horizon 2020 Increase the participation of industry, SMEs and first time applicants in Horizon 2020; Stimulate private sector investment in research and innovation; Promote research and innovation with a focus on value creation and accelerate the development of technologies into innovative products, processes and services. Means: Full-scale pilot running in 2015 and 2016; In-depth assessment as part of interim evaluation.
Scheduled Dates for each Phases SME Instrument under Horizon 2020 is implemented primarily in a bottom up manner via a continuously open call around 4 cut – off dates per year: Phase 1Phase 2Phase 1Phase 2 18/06/2014 24/09/2014 17/12/2014 09/10/2014 17/12/2014 18/03/2015 17/06/2015 17/09/2015 16/12/2015 18/03/2015 17/06/2015 17/09/2015 16/12/2015 2014 2015