BOOSTING INNOVATION THROUGH COOPERATION

EU and Italian financial tools

Michele Scataglini, APRI Consulting Ltd. Szeged, September 25th 2008

Contents
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Structural Funds Objective 3 EU Territorial Cooperation Transnational cooperation: Interreg IVB South East Europe Transnational cooperation: Interreg IVB Central Europe Interregional cooperation: Interreg IVC Italian national tools Way ahead

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Structural Funds 2007-2013

Programming framework 2007-2013

3 objectives of Regional Policy – Ob. 1 Convergence – Ob. 2 Regional Competitiveness and Employment – Ob. 3 European Territorial Cooperation

From the “pilot initiative” Interreg of the previous periods, to self-standing objective of Regional Policy Acknowledged role of cooperation across borders as a driver of socio-economic development Cross-border, transnational, interregional cooperation

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Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013 and Innovation

Objectives of Territorial Cooperation and ERDF intervention as stated by Art. 6 EC Reg. 1080/2006 (among others): transnational cooperation in the field of innovation aimed at: • creation and development of scientific and technological networks • enhancement of regional R&TD and innovation capacities • establishment of networks between appropriate tertiary education and research institutions and SMEs • technology transfer between R&TD facilities and international centres of RTD excellence • twinning of technology transfer institutions • development of joint financial engineering instruments directed at supporting R&TD in SMEs; Interregional cooperation aimed at improving policies in the fields of innovation and knowledge economy

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Territorial Cooperation Italy-Hungary
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No direct borders excluding access to cross-border cooperation Transnational cooperation allows cooperation among large groups of regions without the constraint of common border areas. 13 EU Programmes, 2 of which include Hungarian and Italian regions: – Interreg IVB South-East Europea area – Interreg IVB Central-Europe area

Interregional cooperation allows cooperation among all EU Regions without geographical constraints. Actors belong to the public sphere: – Interreg IVC

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Interreg IVB South-East Europe Programme

Participating countries and regions

N. 8 Member States: Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia

N. 7 Candidate and potential candidate countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey

N. 2 third countries: Moldova, Ukraine

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Innovation in South East Europe

Priority Axis 1: Facilitation of innovation and Entrepreneurship

– AoI 1.1. Development of technology and innovation networks in specific fields

– AoI 1.2. Development the enabling environment for innovative entrepreneurship

– AoI 1.3. Enhancement of the framework conditions and paving the way for innovation

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1.1. Technology and innovation networks
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Transnational partnerships around innovation centres and agencies in high-tech sectors Facilitating the formation or consolidation or restructuring of transnational productive clusters Creating or reinforcing co-operation networks between companies and research, technology and innovation facilities of different countries and promoting joint action regarding applied research Creating transnational exchange-teams specialised in building up technology and innovation capacity for improved products, processes and services Strategic co-operation aiming at enhancing the use of innovative and cleaner new technologies and its application at local and regional level Establishing transnational networks between appropriate tertiary education and research, technology and innovation facilities Establishing joint training courses in connecting with technology and innovation networks Establishing science-and technology park networks developing standards and locational requirements for successful “high tech campus” Increasing the internationalisation level of research, technology and innovation facilities Facilitating the application of technological innovation in the programme area by enhancing the mobility of researchers, supporting the exchange of knowledge

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1.2. Development of environment for innovative entrepreneurship
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Networking of SME-support facilities to set up mechanisms for developing approaches in supporting innovative entrepreneurship Pooling expertise in networks to help SMEs diagnose and solve legal, organisational and human issues associated with innovation processes Co-operation activities for the support and promotion of female entrepreneurship Exchanging of practice and experience among innovative SME (managed by SMEsupport facility) Increasing the SMEs’ awareness of innovation and technology approaching better roads to market Developing standards and locational requirements for successful “innovative business parks” Developing regional business support structures within transnational partnerships Co-operation in the field of innovation financing, making SMEs more familiar with various financial engineering techniques, setting up of transnational innovation trusts.

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1.3. Enhancement of the framework conditions and paving the way for innovation
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Improving governance at regional and local level with respect to innovative entrepreneurship Development of “innovation management”, “innovation support” and “innovation governance” through analysis and monitoring of innovation performance and the development and co-ordination of innovation policy Networking between regions sharing an interest in a specific economic field/sector, aiming at strengthening the economic profile of respective regions Promoting the image formation of South East Europe as a place of innovation and growth by ICT Using ICT-tools to encourage young people to develop entrepreneurial spirit and wake enthusiasm for scientific education Taking the chance to explain and experiment the potential of Environmental Technologies Innovation

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Implementation principles

Eligible beneficiaries – Public bodies – Bodies governed by public law – Bodies governed by private law with non-commercial character Periodic calls for proposal – http://www.southeast-europe.net – Early 2009

Implementing bodies – JTS: Vati Public Benefit Company, Budapest – Managing Authority: National Development Agency, Budapest

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Interreg IVB Central Europe Programme

Participating countries and regions
Central Europe Programme IV B

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N. 9 Countries involved N. 8 Member States: Czech Republic, parts of Germany, parts of Italy, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Slovenia and Slovak Republic N. 1 partner state: Ukraine

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Innovation in Central Europe

Priority 1: Facilitating Innovation across Central Europe

– 1.1 Enhancing framework conditions for innovation

– 1.2 Establishing capabilities for the diffusion and application of innovation

– 1.3 Fostering knowledge development

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1.1 Enhancing framework conditions for innovation

Setting up exchange and coordination mechanisms for innovation approaches and policies across Central Europe between key players of the innovation system (regional development agencies, chambers of commerce, universities, research institutions, small and medium sized enterprises etc.), e.g. through foresight initiatives Supporting the establishment and development of transnational clusters in key competence areas Setting up links between public authorities and financing institutions to develop capacity in financial engineering (funding schemes, venture capital etc.) for innovation across the cooperation space Implementing transnational cooperation between public and private (regional) players in innovation Creating and strengthening institutions for technology transfer with a specific view to transnational transfer approaches and intellectual property right practices Fostering policies to support easy access to and link between R&TD facilities

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1.2 Establishing Capabilities for the Diffusion and Application of Innovation
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Stimulating technology transfer and knowledge exchange mechanisms Putting the cooperation of technology transfer institutions and the production sector into practice Fostering access to scientific knowledge and the use of already existing knowledge Establishing transnational networks between appropriate tertiary education and research institutions Encouraging the use of ICT to create better transregional and transnational communication and cooperation between innovation systems Setting up and intensifying the application-oriented cooperation between research system and companies Creating preconditions for making access to high-level technologies easier on transnational level

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1.3 Fostering Knowledge Development

Creating new and improved existing transnational educational and training networks in higher education (e.g. linking academic and business qualifications) Implementing joint strategies and action plans for strengthening human resources and knowledge development Putting joint strategies for managing demographic change, migration and brain-drain into action Establishing transnational cooperation between training facilities and labour market organisations Promoting actions on the diffusion of technological and innovation results as well as on the importance of regional innovation systems

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Implementation highlights

Eligible beneficiaries – Public bodies – Bodies governed by public law – Bodies governed by private law with non-commercial character

Periodic calls for proposal – http://www.central2013.eu – Early 2009

Implementing bodies – JTS: based in Vienna – Managing Authority: City of Vienna

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Interreg IVC Interregional Cooperation

Participating countries and regions
Interregional cooperation IV C

EU27, Norway and Switzerland.

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Innovation and knowledge economy

Supporting activities and actors involved in research and development Supporting research and innovation infrastructure such as science parks, innovation centres, incubators or support to clusters Strengthening creative interaction in the knowledge businesses - public sector triangle Improving the capacity of regions for research and innovation Promoting entrepreneurship and business start-up, especially in knowledge-based, innovation driven sectors. Increasing investment in R&D related human capital

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Implementation highlights

Eligible beneficiaries – Public bodies (preferably regional level) – Bodies governed by public law (preferably regional level) Periodic calls for proposal – http://www.interreg4c.net – Deadline 30th January 2009

Implementing bodies – JTS: Lille – Managing Authority: Nord-Pas de Calais Region

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Italian financing tools

Italian Ministry for Economic Development
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Framework agreement between Ministry of Economic development and Italian Institute for Foreign Commerce (ICE) Enhance economic competitiveness and internationalization of the Italian SMEs through cooperation between tertiary education/research institutions and companies Partnership model – Italian University as beneficiary – Italian private company as co-financer – Foreign University as local partner Maximum size: euro 250.000 Maximum duration: 18 months Deadline: October 10th 2008

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The growth strategy
Private sector IT Competitive ness on global market
COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH

Cooperation with R&D Foreign Investment HU Cooperation R&D IT - HU IT

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Generating projects

Cross-cutting issues among programmes

Transnational networking

Framework conditions

Policy development

Cooperation between companies and research Cooperation among research institutions Development of joint trainings and curricula Stimulation of technology transfer

Improving access to finance Support services for innovative entrepreneurship Development of high-tech campuses Support start up of innovative businesses

Improving governance of innovation Strengthening innovation profile of regions

Spreading use of ICT Increasing investment in R&D related human capital

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What to do now?
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Assess the innovation needs of your region Share them with foreign counterparts Identify common needs and solutions Match the need with one of the Programmes Schedule the application for a Grant Implement your project Evaluate the results Create synergies with your national Structural Funds

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Some concrete examples
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http://www.agrobiotechxchange.eu/project.php http://www.elisa-project.net/ http://npd-net.urenio.org/ Programme websites 2000-2007 www.cadses.net http://www.interreg3c.net

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