R&D and INNOVATION IN CYPRUS by COSTAS IACOVOU Director

Report
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Evolution of RTD Activities in Cyprus
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Recent Performance in R&I
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Constraining Factors
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National Strategic Framework for R&I
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RTD activities
CSC,
NCRI
CUT, CI,
EUC, UN, FUT
2020
EU
CII
Member
RPF
UCY
2010
2007
ARI,
CING
1992
1990
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1998
2004
2005
Year
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GERD (% GDP)
GERD (€mln)
Annual Increase
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
0,40
0,43
0,44
0,42
0,49
54.438
61.352
70.058
73.365
82.988
17,0%
12,7%
14,2%
4,7%
13,1%
GERD by Sector of Performance
GERD by Source of Funds
(2005-2009)
(2005-2009)
10%
25%
Public Sector
13%
4%
Public R&D
Businesses
43%
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Higher Education
22%
Private non-profit
Business Expend.
17%
66%
External Funds
Other
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Human Resources (FTE)
Annual Increase
Researchers (FTE)
Annual Increase
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
1.157
1.226
1.244
1.201
1.266
13,8%
6,0%
1,5%
-3,5%
5,4%
682
748
799
806
873
17,0%
9,7%
6,8%
0,9%
8,3%
1,400
1,200
1,000
800
600
400
200
0
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
Number of Researchers
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2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Human Research Capital
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1.213 eligible proposals, 1.474 applicants (22nd)
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255 successful applicants
(17,3% success rate, ranked 23rd)
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220 successful proposals (18,1%)
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184 signed grant agreements
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€39,4mln (€28mln in FP6), ∼2% of EC contribution
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CY
Source: Innovation Union Scoreboard 2010, Feb 2011
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Innovation
Follower
Source: Innovation Union Scoreboard 2010, Feb 2011
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Insufficient research infrastructure
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Small number of researchers
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Small size and poor participation of enterprises/
Weak links with academia
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Limited commercialisation of research results
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Lack of research culture
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National Target
GERD: 0,50% by 2020.
Strategic Pillars
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Enhancement of Human Research Capital
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Further Promotion of R&I in enterprises
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Prioritization in Research Fields
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Getting Innovative Ideas to market
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Innovation in the Public Sector
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Thank you for your
attention
Charis Soteriou
Planning Officer
Tel.: +357 22602875
Fax: +357 22666810
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.planning.gov.cy
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