Eurostars 2

Report
Eurostars 2 (2014-2020)
“Efficient economy and Joint Programme Eurostars 2”
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Eurostars Programme
In a Nutshell
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Eurostars 1 Programme (2007-2013)
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EUROSTARS is:
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European Programme specifically dedicated to R&D performing SMEs
Joint programme between EUREKA and the EC (2007-2013)
400 M€ of Public Funds (300M€ from EUREKA and 100M€ from EC)
EUREKA is :
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An intergovernmental R&D network created in 1985 (40 members)
Financed using national and regional public and private funding (30 B€)
Market oriented & Bottom-up
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33 Eurostars member countries
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Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
The Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
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Who participates in Eurostars projects?
Type of participants
Other
1%
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> SMEs represent 72%
of participants
University
12%
Research
Institute
9%
Large
company
6%
R and D
Performing
SME & SME
72%
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What is a Eurostars project?
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> Eurostars is
bottom-up :
open to all
technological
areas
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What is the impact of a Eurostars programme?
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With 1M€ of public funds, 10M€ of additional turnover is
expected
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Eurostars
Project Profile
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What is a Eurostars project?
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Type of consortium
Small projects:
o 3 to 4 participants
SMEs with Large
companies & other
type of
organisation
20%
SMEs only
37%
SME with more
than 1 Research
organisation or
University
15%
o 2 to 3 countries
o 29 months duration
SME with 1
Research
organisation or
University
28%
o 1,4 Million euros of
total costs
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Eurostars 1 Programme
Key Achievements
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Key Achievements
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High Attractivity & Target Reach
• 3540 applications received and 783 funded in 10 cut offs
• 72% of applicants are R&D SMEs
Substantial Impact
• 10 000 jobs are expected to be created
• 2000 products/process or new services to be released on the market
Effective Implementation
• Time to contract went down from 13 months to 8,7 months
• 33 Countries agreeing to Common Rules
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Why Eurostars is successful ? “It’s the SME Stupid…” > 12
SMEs are in the driving Seat
• SMEs is always the project leader. Small Consortium
• At least 50% of the Job done by SMEs
Market Oriented
• Product, Process or Service to be the final output within 2 years
• Business knows best (no thematic restrictions)
Attract & Fund the Most Innovative SMEs in Europe
• Designed as the SME Champions League (R&D Performing SMEs)
• Around 1000 R&D SMEs applying per cut off. 150 Funded.
Simple and Fast Application (low bureaucracy)
• Rapid evaluation process
• National Support
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Eurostars 2
Key Characteristics
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Eurostars 2
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Eurostars 2
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• The target group is estimated at 400 000 R&D SMEs (EC ex-ante Eurostars 2)
• Eurostars 1 reached around 7000 R&D SMEs (which submitted an application)
• Eurostars 2 will reach around 20 000 R&D SMEs
Eurostars 1
Eurostars 2
Target Group
dimension
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Eurostars 2: Main Characteristics
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 Target Group remain the same (R&D SMEs)
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But definition is widened (10% FTEs or 5 FTEs)
 Budget is triple (from 400 M€ to 1148 M€)
 Shorter Time To Contract (7 months)
 Partnership of Third country (e.g. South Korea)
 More Standardisation
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Common Financial Viability
Common Reporting
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Eligibility criteria
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• Consortium Leader is an R&D-performing SME
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Target group
• At least 2 participants from 2 different Eurostars members
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International project
• Project duration is less than 3 years
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Market driven
• Market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project
completion
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Direct impact on the company turnover
• The R&D performing SMEs are undertaking at least 50% of total
R&D cost (excluding sub-contracting)
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SME driven projects
• Well balanced partnership (no country responsible for more than
75% of the project costs)
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Effective partner cooperation
• No restriction on thematic area (bottom up)
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Business knows best
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A global project base
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EUREKA member country
Associated country (may lead projects but it must include a full EUREKA member; 1+1 rule)
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Country has participated as a ‘third’ country (may contribute to projects with two EUREKA members; 2+1 rule)
Eurostars
evaluation process
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The Eurostars process
SUBMISSION
SUBMISSIONOF
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PROPOSALS
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APPLICATIONS &
ASSISTANCE
ASSISTANCE
EVALUATION PHASE
1. Registration
1. Eligibility check
Contact your National
project Coordinator
2. Technical assesment
2. Submission
applications
Draft consortium agreement
Technical experts
assesment
3. Financial viability
check
National funding body
Financial documents from all
partners
Other annexes (optional)
4. Evaluation and ranking
Independent Evaluation
Panel (EIP)
Check Guidelines for
Applicants
5. Approval of the
ranking list by High
Level Group
14 weeks
Cut-off date
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FUNDING
SYNCHRONISATION
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5 weeks
MONITORING PHASE
1. Project initiation
Contact your National
project Coordinator and
your National Funding Body
National registration for
funding
Final signed Consortium
Agreement
2. Project execution
3. Market introduction
Market Impact Report
Project Progress Report
Final Report
Check Guidelines for Participants
Max. 3 years
Communication of Communication of
evaluation results funding availability
2 years
Time
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Evaluation : 2 Step Process
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1. Technical Assessment by 3 experts
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1. Financial Viability check by the national funding bodies
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3. Evaluation and Ranking by Independent Evaluation Panel
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Three major criteria each with 4 themes
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Basic Assessment (the project planning)
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Quality of the consortium
Added value through co-operation
Realistic and clearly defined project management & planning
Reasonable Cost structure
Market and Commercialisation
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Market size
Market access and risk
Competitive Advantage
Clear and Realistic Commercialisation Plans
Innovation and R&D
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Degree of innovation
New Applied Knowledge
Level of Technical Challenge
Technical achievability & Risk
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Funding of project applications
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> The funding of partners is based on the national
funding rules (info on Eurostars website)
> The funding of projects is following the ranking list
until national budget exhaustion
Average success rate 20%
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Why should I participate?
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Main Motivations for Participating
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Main motivations for participating in Eurostars
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Develop new
products/services/
processes
Complement skills
with the skills of
other participants
Obtain
public funds
Access
new markets
Mutual sharing
Mutual sharing
Share the risk
of human and
of existing
financial resources
know-how
Develop strategic
co-operation
with competitors
Other
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How to apply?
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Online registration and application tool
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www.eurostars-eureka.eu
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Read the guidelines for applicants
Register online
Contact our national contact
Fill in the online application form
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Next Cut Off date 13 March 2014
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Example of Success Stories
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A Revolutionary Contact Lens
• Offers Patient greater visibility and comfort
• Company market dimension x12 (4.5 B€)
A Breakthrough Video Restoration Software
• Offers the rapid restoration of video-archives
• Company has grown tenfold in 6 years
A Needle-Free Injection
• Offers Patient with needle phobia an alternative
• Company will produce 150 million units
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Thank you
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First cut off of Eurostars 2
13 March 2014
We are at your disposal for
further questions
More info on our website:
www.eurostars-eureka.eu
Alessandra Audano
Eurostars Project officer
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