The Greek & European Funding Landscape: a beginner's guide

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Χαρτογραφώντας το χρηματοδοτικό τοπίο στην Ελλάδα και την Ευρώπη: ένας πρακτικός οδηγός. Παρουσίαση που έγινε στις 2/12/2014 στο EGG στο πλαίσιο συνεργασίας με το PRAKSIS Business Coaching Centre.

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Horizon 2020The SME InstrumentErasmus+Life+Creative Europe , () Crowdfunding/Microfinancing



Who has a start-up? Please raise your hands so that I can see themIs this a common picture to you? Are you all chasing money at the first stages?This is absolutely normal. You need money to burn until you get your product ready.Lets suppose for a moment that you are one of the lucky ones:4

you find the money.From a seed investor. Is that happiness? Yes, but only for a few weeks or maybe days.What happens next?


You need more money. And here you go chasing again.6


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Who can participate?In general all legal entities and individual researchers Companies (of any size) Universities Research organisations Public bodies (local, regional, national) Federations, foundations, network organisations International organsiations

to implement governmental policiesto achieve sociopolitical objectives in all policy areas at EU, national, local levelPhilosophy behind grants

Show me the moneyHorizon 2020

What is Horizon 2020Commission proposal for a 80 billion euro research and innovation funding programme (2014-2020)A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area:Responding to the economic crisis to invest in future jobs and growthAddressing peoples concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environmentStrengthening the EUs global position in research, innovation and technologyImpact of R&D on economic recovery

1. Excellent science2. Industrial leadership3. Societal challenges1. Excellent science2. Industrial leadership3. Societal challengesIdeaProductionSolution1. Excellent science2. Industrial leadership3. Societal challengesAcademiaAcademia + IndustryAcademia+ Industry+End-users

All under three pillars Societal Challenges Health Food Energy Transport Climate Action, Environment, Resource eff. and raw materials Inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies Secure Societies

Industrial Leadership ICT Space NMP Access to Risk Finance All under work programmes

Priority 1 | Excellent scienceWhy:World class science is the foundation of tomorrows technologies, jobs and wellbeingEurope needs to develop, attract and retain research talentResearchers need access to the best infrastructures

Excellent science is at the foundation of economic prosperity and wellbeing.. Priority 2| Industrial leadershipWhy:Europe needs more innovative SMEs to create growth and jobsStrategic investments in key technologies (e.g. advanced manufacturing, micro-electronics) underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectorsEurope needs to attract more private investment in research and innovation

Innovative companies are at the heart of job creation and growth. However, Europe lacks such companies, particularly among small and medium-sized enterprises. Priority 3 | Societal challengesWhy:EU policy objectives (climate, environment, energy, transport etc) cannot be achieved without innovation Breakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences & humanitiesPromising solutions need to be tested, demonstrated and scaled up

Types of actionsSpecific Challenge Collaborative Research ProjectsNetworksMarket-drivenR&DBottom-upAcademic grantsCommercialinnovationTypes of actionsHorizon 2020SME support: integrated approach20 % budgetary target in LEITs & SC'Innovation in SMEs'FellowshipsEurostars II32

Public accessECAS login 18-2014''Specific challenge''Scope''Expected impact''Type of action'WORK PROGRAMME 2014/2015- Example of Topic

34H2020 WP 2014-2015 Useful Info (1)Portal of HORIZON 2020: to get funding?:

Participant portal?: to participate?: Online Manual (registration, user account, find partners)

Reference Documents / General Introduction 2014-2015: annexes (You can see it also as a part of every call): templates for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and Innovation Actions (IA): of administrative forms and template for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA): H2020 WP 2014-2015 Useful Info (2)Reference Documents / Main WP, Focus areas: RULES FOR PARTICIPATION: full list of H2020 WP 2014 - 2015 Calls WP 2014 2015 Open calls:

H2020 WP 2014-2015 Useful info (3)Research Enquiry Service 2020 Helpdesk forms: Form 1: Research and innovation actions; Innovation actions; SME instrument Form 2: Coordination & support actions: WP 2014-2015 Useful Info (4)38The SME Instrument


Why participate?Rank among the best European SMEs

Visibility at a European and global level

Business/management coaching

Networking opportunities

Support for follow-up financing 42

Desired SME profileFor innovative SMEs with an ambition to develop, grow and have an international impactFocused on established SMEs with high growth potentialSingle company support (consortia of several SMEs possible)Activities at TRL 6 or aboveNo obligation for applicants to sequentially cover all three phases; still a "linear" process is strongly encouraged70% funding (exceptions possible)43Only for-profit SMEs established in the EU or associated countries may applySeek advice by support networks EEN and NCP

4344TRL 0: Idea. Unproven concept, no testing has been performed.TRL 1: Basic research. Principles postulated and observed but no experimental proof available.TRL 2: Technology formulation. Concept and application have been formulated.TRL 3: Applied research. First laboratory tests completed; proof of concept.Technology Readiness LevelsTRL 4: Small scale prototype built in a laboratory environment ("ugly" prototype).TRL 5: Large scale prototype tested in intended environment.TRL 6: Prototype system tested in intended environment close to expected performance.TRL 7: Demonstration system operating in operational environment at pre-commercial scale.TRL 8: First of a kind commercial system. Manufacturing issues solved.TRL 9: Full commercial application, technology available for consumers.

The 3 Project PhasesPhase 1 - Concept & Feasibility Assessment

50 000 in EU funding

Feasibility study

Initial 10 page business proposal to be drafted

6 months in duration45The 3 Project PhasesPhase 2 Innovation Project

Between 0.5 million and 2.5 million in EU funding.

Develop project through innovation strategy

Draft a more developed, 30 page business plan

1-2 years in duration46

The 3 Project PhasesPhase 3 Market launch

No stand-alone phase!No direct funding

Extensive support and coaching

Facilitate access to risk finance Additional support and networking opportunities (EEN)


Themes for 2014-2015In 2014 and 2015 the SME Instrument will sponsor SMEs operating within 13 themes:

48ICT: open disruptive innovationNanotech, or other advanced tech for manufacturing and materialsSpace research and developmentDiagnostics devices and biomarkersSustainable food production and processingBlue growthLow carbon energy systemsGreener and more integrated transportEco-innovation and sustainable raw material supplyUrban critical infrastructureBiotechnology-based industrial processesMobile e-government applications (2015 only)SME business model innovation (2015 only)

Only for-profit SMEs established in the EU or associated countries may applySeek advice by support networks EEN and NCP

48Specific Challenge: The challenge is to provide support to a large set of early stage high risk innovative SMEs in the ICT sector. Focus will be on SME proposing innovative ICT concept, product and service applying new sets of rules, values and models which ultimately disrupt existing markets.

The objective of the ODI is threefold:Nurture promising innovative and disruptive ideas;Support their prototyping, validation and demonstration in real world conditions;Help for wider deployment or market uptake.

Proposed projects should have a potential for disruptive innovation and fast market up-take in ICT.In particular it will be interesting for entrepreneurs