WP6_Scaling-up - Danube

WP6: Scaling up
Danube Funding Mechanisms
Ulrike Kunze (DLR) and Ralf König (FFG)
General Assembly Meeting
Vienna, December 11, 2014
Objectives of the Work Package
 support T2.1 (EUSDR Policy Dialogue)
 assess options for joint funding mechanisms in the Danube
region (existing or under preparation) in collaboration with
concerned stakeholders
 support coordination of joint funding mechanisms in the
Danube region
 examine possibilities for scaling up funding mechanisms
towards an Art. 185 TFEU measure (= joint programme with EU
contribution) or other measures
 consider role of planned DRRIF (Danube Region Research and
Innovation Fund); if DRRIF established, support
call secretariat, communication processes
WP 6: Scaling up Danube Funding
• T6.1 Support to the Funding Parties Platform (FPP)
Task Lead: FFG (Austria)
Further involved partners: DLR/BMBF, ZSI/BMWF, CEI,
• T6.2 Scaling up joint funding mechanisms
Task Lead: DLR / BMBF (Germany)
Further involved partners: ZSI/BMWF, BIC, UNS, FFG, SIG,
• T6.3 DRRIF Contact Points / Secretariat
Task Lead: DLR / BMBF (Germany)
Further involved partners: UNS, CEI, URAK (printing)
Task T6.1: Funding Parties Platform
Objectives and activities
• establishment of STI Funding Parties Platform (FPP)
• close cooperation/synergies with
– EUREKA network/contact points in Danube region
– Ulm Follow-up Working Group
– EUSDR PA7 DRRIF-Working Group and Feasibility Study
– STI funding agencies, networks/associations in Danube
region & EU countries (regional/national level)
• Support to the preparation of a possible STI funding call under
DRRIF during project implementation period
WP 6 – Scaling up Danube Funding
Task T6.1: State of play and first steps
• EUREKA and the Danube - Multilateral Meeting
June 18, 2014, Bergen/Norway
– Special meeting of EUREKA-Danube HLRs and NPCs
– Discussion of possibilities of a EUREKA Danube Region
Multilateral Call in 2015 (and beyond)
• To make use of a variable geometry within the EUREKA
• to promote industrial R&D projects in the Danube Region
• Multilateral Meeting „EUREKA Danube Region
Initiative (E!DI)“
November 04, 2014, Zürich/Switzerland
– 1st preparatory meeting for EUREKA Danube Region
Multilateral Call 2015
Task T6.1: State of play and first steps
• “Enhancing transnational research & innovation
cooperation in the Danube Region: Joint EUREKA –
Danube-INCO.NET workshop”
December 11-12, 2014, Vienna/Austria
– 2nd preparatory meeting for EUREKA Danube Region
Multilateral Call 2015
– Discussion (finalization ?) of 2015 call details
– AT, BG, HR, CZ, DE, HU, RO, RS, SK have signalized to
support projects by public funding
– Participants: Danube-INCO.NET partners, EUREKA HLRs
& NPCs from the Danube Region and EUREKA
secretariat (Brussels)
„E!DI“- Multilateral Call 2015
Finalization of call documents
Opening of call
Deadline for project outlines
Deadline for EUREKA project applications
Evaluation and funding process, selection of
• check and evaluation of project applications
are organized/carried out by the EUREKA
national offices/national funding bodies
Labeling of EUREKA projects
• If at least two countries have evaluated
positively, the project is eligible for the
EUREKA label (E! Meeting in 10/15)
January 2015
March 9, 2015
April 30, 2015
June 17, 2015
Start of projects
Late 2015
Swedish NPC/HLG1 Meeting
Task T6.1: Next steps „E!DI“-Multilateral
Call 2015
• Call dissemination: EUREKA activities
– announcement via the EUREKA communication channels
(website, EUREKA news, eZine, LinkedIn, …)
– similar at national level
• Call dissemination: To Do’s by project partners
– call promotion via your national channels, networks or social
– check for relevant events in the first half of 2015 to
initiate/support, organize a matchmaking/brokerage
 inform national event organizers about E!DI call in 2015
– keep (establish) close contact with your national EUREKA
HLRs/NCPs and the E!DI funding agencies
Task T6.1: Next steps in 2015
• Task objective: Establishment of a platform of STI funding
– allocation of workshop preparatory activities to task partners
 screening of STI funding agencies and relevant/applicable
funding programmes
 establishing/fostering links/relations to national funding bodies
– workshop with Danube Region funding parties (incl. E! funding
 2nd/3rd quarter 2015
– discussion and agreement on common/multilateral activities of
STI funding parties
 aligning activties
 call (joint funding) for multilateral cooperative research projects
– consideration of outcome of DRRIF feasibility study
– supporting other relevant multilateral funding initiatives
Task 6.2 Scaling up joint funding
mechanisms: 2 objectives
1. Develop a vision for a Joint Danube Programme –
considering role of DRRIF (Danube Region Research
and Innovation Fund) and cooperating with
concerned stakeholders
2. Examine framework conditions and assess option for
a roadmap towards a possible Art. 185 Danube
1. Vision of a joint Programme
Take into account developments of DRRIF and other
relevant initiatives:
 examine framework conditions and possibilities
 exchange information and use synergies with
concerned stakeholders:
• EUSDR PA7 activities (Steering group, DRRIF
WG, DRRIF Feasibility study, JRC „Scientific
Support to the EUSDR“)
• others: f. ex. EUREKA, Ulm Follow up WG,
Danube Region Programme, …
2. Options for a roadmap towards a
possible Art. 185 Danube measure
• Examine need, adequacy, pre-conditions,
requirements, existing structures/instruments
• Use experiences from other projects:
– Art. 185 initiatives: BONUS/Baltic Sea,
PRIMA/Med. countries, AAL, EUROSTARS
3. Activities in the last months
• addresses stakeholders in
the Danube region for
potential coordination of
• describes Deliverable
D6.11 (“Roadmap”)
• finalised and uploaded
Visit to BONUS Secretariat Helsinki, 08/09/2014
Exchange of information, discuss experiences,
receive recommendations
Deliverable D6.11:
Roadmap towards a possible Art. 185 measure
• Draft submitted to
Quality Assurance end of
October 2014
• under discussion
• “Work in Progress”: will
be updated during the
course of the DanubeINCO.NET project
Discussion, conclusions and
recommendations (I)
• Discussion of adequacy, specificities and limitations
of an Art. 185 measure for the Danube region
• Generally: discuss a set of (critical) points and agree
upon by participating countries before starting
• Chose adequate instrument; depends (not only but
mainly) on
– political and financial commitment of stakeholders
– their interest and influence on a future
potential programme
Discussion, conclusions and
recommendations (II)
Recommendations (ctd.):
• Provide “sufficient” amount of funding
• Estimate time frame of several years for establishment;
foresee intermediary step(s) (Era-Net COFUND?)
• Be prepared to a complex procedure with involvement of
many stakeholders
• Use pragmatic approach and flexible implementation:
coordinated system of existing programmes, variable
geometry, …
• Exploit synergies between European, national and
regional funds
Task 6.3 DRRIF Contact Points/
• if DRRIF established during project’s lifetime: prepare
and support implementation
 …. joint documents (call text etc.),
 dissemination material,
 information packages for key stakeholder groups
(DRRIF Contact Points, applicants, evaluators and)
 a wiki with “Frequently Asked Questions” and
answers given by DRRIF-Contact Points
Dr. Ulrike Kunze
Dipl.-Phys. Ralf König
Project Management Agency
c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Berlin, Germany
Austrian Research and Promotion Agency
Vienna, Austria
Phone: +49 (0)30 / 67055 - 7981
[email protected]
Phone: +43 (0)57755 - 4601
[email protected]

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