Linking BRICS innovation potential through Innovation Networking

Report
Linking BRICS innovation potential through
Innovation Networking Platform
Sergey Korotkov
Director, UNIDO CIIC Russia
Common Trends in BRICS’ Innovation Development
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The continuous development of the national innovation system
Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014
promotes the formation of SMEs’ innovation networks,
4
Finland
6
United States of America
7
Singapore
GII Rank
53 49 29 13
technology parks and incubators. It also provides a good
Germany
platform for the development of SMEs, while at the same time
services. (BRICS – National Systems of Innovations, IDRC,
2014)
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Internationalisation of SMEs, R&D institutions and
universities is a important driver of economy growth
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“Open innovation” is a new model to foster competiveness of
national industry through intensive cooperation with R&D
teams and innovative SMEs worldwide
China
Russian Federation
South Africa
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and incentives, technical support and technical intermediary
Brazil
76
building SME innovation networks through national policies
India
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20 40 60
GII Score
80
Innovation Networking Platform
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UNIDO project “Partnership between Russia and Brazil in technology and innovation for development of SMEs”
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The general goal of the project is to enhance business partnerships between BRICS’ countries to exploit potential synergies
between them in selected areas of innovation and new technologies, through institutional alliances supported by UNIDO as
broker of win-win Cooperation. In the selected areas of cooperation, the two BRICS countries could mutually benefit from
their know-how and market opportunities to intensify intra-BRICS investment flows.
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The project is targeted at developing a phased approach for sustainability. Firstly by establishing electronic
communication tools and by training staff at networked technological institutions in Brazil and Russia to assist SME
associations in preparing joint proposals for cooperation in the two BRICS countries, and then by seeking financial and
technical resources to sustain the assistance for longer term cooperation between Brazil and Russia and further expand this
approach to other BRICS countries.
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The objective of the first project phase is to develop a networking platform for technology institutions, business
associations and venture capital organizations to enhance innovation alliances and sustainability of technology transfer
between Russia and Brazil, with extension to other BRICS countries.
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This initiative should be a first step (feasibility study) for full-scale project for establishment of BRICS Business Innovation
Network supporting innovation and technological cooperation among BRICS countries.
Project Scope
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Project duration: 01/06/2014 – 31/05/2015 (to be extended till 31/05/2018)
Target groups and beneficiaries
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SMEs, Universities, R&D Labs, Industry looking for new markets/opportunities via technology cooperation
Milestones:
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Launch of IT-platform
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Networking partners in BRICS countries join the IT-platform
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15+ technological offers/requests for cooperation are identified and uploaded to the IT platform.
Expected results:
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IT-platform for technology institutions, business associations and venture capital organizations established at
counterpart institutions and shared with BRICS countries.
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Institutions are strengthened in staff service capacities to assist SMEs in seizing mutual market opportunities
and appropriate technology transfer solutions in high growth sectors, as well as in fostering international
alliances between Russian and Brazilian SMEs.
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Joint pilot projects in priority sectors are identified and support is provided for their implementation.
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Compendium of models is diffused to other BRICS countries, inviting them to join the platform through an
international workshop carried out to present the platform and the related achievements of the pilot project.
Coordination
Linking Innovation Players together
Common
Tools
Common Methodology
(requirements, formats)
Stakeholders: (national innovation support
agencies, R&D institutions, technological
platforms, business associations)
National Coordinators (operational
management, monitoring)
Advisory Board
Technology Audit
Standard
Information &
Communication
Platform
Brokerage events &
activities
Coordination with
Innovation support
Funds & Programs
Trainings
SMEs, R&D
institutions,
universities
Financial support of
services
Certification
Network Members –
Regional Development
Agencies, Technology Transfer
Centers etc.
Partnership for the project implementation
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UNIDO – Policy Project Coordinator (“umbrella partner”)
Russian Technology Transfer Network - partner in Russia, project
operator
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Project is open for participation. We invite to join:
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national technology transfer networks/centers
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foundations supporting the national innovation development
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business associations supporting technological business cooperation
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universities and their alliances with industrial companies
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innovation infrastructure – business incubators, technoparks, clusters, etc.
Success Factors
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Political support (UNIDO, RF Ministry of Economic Development, RF
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, coordination bodies in BRICS countries ….)
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Synergy with other initiatives
Experience of the Russian Technology Transfer Network in the
establishment of transnational networks
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FURTHER CONTACTS:
Moscow UNIDO Center
[email protected], [email protected]

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