HORIZON 2020 - Zero Carbon Marine Transport (ZCMT)

European Union Horizon 2020 and MARTEC funding for fundmental marine research

 

 

 

The Bluefish ZCMT concept is aimed at producing enabling technology for Zero Emission Vessels (ZEVs or ZCCs) of the future. ZCMT theory is based on a lightweight SWASH hull design that is extremely stable, upon which it is hoped to develop this concept in Europe via collaborative research with academia and industry. A consortium is currently being formed, the details of which are presently confidential, but you can follow progress on the chart below. We are not at present being funded for this activity.

 

The theory is that a ZCMT vessel need not use diesel fuel to traverse the oceans at relatively high speed 24/7 and 365 days a year if required. 7-10 knots average cruising speed is the target, hoping for 10 knots once refined. The enabling dual-axis harvesting technology as applied to a SWASH hull is yet to be tried in any form to be able to proceed to a feasibility study and from there to industrial research. Collaborative research will be essential at almost every stage before a prototype might finally hit the oceans.

 

Broad estimations suggest that a vessel of this design will pay for itself in fuel saved every ten years. The bigger the vessel, the more fuel is saved. With rising bunker prices the economics of operation are favorable, apart from green politics now playing an active role.

 


DESCRIPTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH - GREEN MARINE TRANSPORT

1. The proposed technology research consists of an advanced electric propulsion system based on dual axis energy harvesting from nature that involves considerable ship re-design;

2. Where one axis uses the next generation of solar panels to track the sun for maximum conversion of light to electrical energy.

3. Where  another axis uses the next generation wind turbine generators to convert wind as a vector into electrical energy.

4. The proposed research combining the main energy harvesting methods into a dedicated hull design, such as to achieve low running drag and safe automatic controls of ship systems as may eventually improve navigation - but that navigation in not within the scope of this present proposal.

5. Where the proposed research also embodies a transmission system and motor(s) that allows engine options to be engaged at will to suit desired running speed with maximum efficiency. Also including variable propeller technology in certain applications. 

 

The above involves six areas of research:

 

A. Ship hull design and structural research

B. Solar panel design and controls

C. Wind turbine application and control

D. Electric motor drive efficiency

E. Autonomous functions (tracking) for effective energy management

F. Integration with onboard energy (battery) storage systems

 

 

INNOVATION - ENERGY AUTONOMY

The proposed mix of technology is believed to be the key to eliminating the need for diesel fuel on board, so eliminating ocean pollution, for ocean endurances of up to 24/7 and 365 days a year totally free of conventional fuels, thus an autonomous vessel.

IPR status = Patent pending
National Patent: GB1301488


KEYWORDS

 

002001 Design and Modeling / Prototypes
002009002 Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
002009005 Shipbuilding
002009006 Traction/Propulsion Systems
H.50.2.0 Sea and coastal freight water transport
M.74.1.0 Specialised design activities

 

 

PARTNERS SOUGHT

* Ship (hull) design, ship testing during Phase 1 research (fundamental research) and testing during Phase 2 (pre-industrial feasibility study).

 

* Wind turbine and PV panels manufacturers.

 

* Commercial boat and ship builders.

 

* Electric motor and battery producers.

 

 

HORIZON CONSORTIUM BUILDING 2014

 

Denmark 1

18-02-14

NDA complete IP shared - awaiting conf

Greece

10-02-14

NDA invited

Spain 1

24-01-14

NDA & IP complete - awaiting conf

Turkey

22-01-14

NDA invited

Turkey

22-01-14

NDA invited

Italy

10-02-14

NDA sent invited

Spain 2

24-01-14

NDA complete 

Belgium

20-01-14

NDA & IP confirmed interest

Spain 3

13-01-14

Awaiting NDA

Poland

19-12-13

NDA complete IP shared - awaiting conf

Spain 2

27-01-14

NDA complete IP shared - awaiting conf

Denmark 2

01-02-14

NDA complete IP shared - awaiting conf

UK 1

Proposed

Lead at present

UK 2

01-02-13

NDA signed confirmed interest

UK 3

01-02-14

NDA in progress - confirmed interest

 

 

GB 1301488 PATENT DETAILS (not available outside NDA as yet)

 

Interested parties will need to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement to view the patent details and receive details of the proposed initial design the subject of this present research. Our standard form on NDA is available on request, following an expression of interest.

 

 

Patent application certificate, autonomous ships        Patent - antonomous energy harvesting for vessels

 

 

LEAD PATENT - Patent progress 2013 - 2014, the lead application has now passed to the Search stage, as of 20 January 2014. As a SME without unlimited resources, this strategy is the logical next step in developing the IP for our technology partners. Research that we hope to secure funding for in the next 12 months is sure to lead to International improvement patents as specific new markets are identified. Our path to commercialization is based on a track record of IP grants, to be shared with collaborating concerns on a free basis.

 

 

FINDING FUNDING

 

Sadly, you will find a bewildering array of potential funding streams, most of which are not applicable and so will lead nowhere, but sap the will to live. Obviously, the EU and member states mean well, but as you can see from the selection of calls and so-called incentives below - it is actually a minefield that may well end up costing you more than you might reasonably secure for any project. The schemes are designed for academics to win, with specialist departments funded by initiatives for academic institutions to support bids from academics. Good luck!

 

 

 

(DRAFT 18/10/2013)
(European Commission C(2013)XXX of XX December 2013)


MG.4.1-2014. Towards the energy efficient and emission free vessel

 

HORIZON 2020 – WORK PROGRAMME 2014-2015

Smart, green and integrated transport  -  Part 11

4. WATERBORNE


A modern, safe, secure and resource efficient waterborne transport system, encompassing deep sea shipping, coastal shipping around Europe and the use of the internal waterways, is an essential requirement for an economy which aims at succeeding on the global scale and supporting a truly integrated internal market.


Today's challenges for the sustainable development of such a system are defined by the optimal use of energy sources and the minimization of its environmental impacts, in particular with regard to pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions. The waterborne sector is still lagging behind in these respects as compared with other transport modes.


MG.4.1-2014. Towards the energy efficient and emission free vessel


Specific challenge: The challenge is to support developments that make new and existing vessels in maritime transport and inland navigation significantly more efficient and less polluting through solutions addressing four ship sub-systems: engine, pollution abatement systems, propulsion, energy sources and management including the efficient operation of onboard systems.


Waterborne transport still offers an enormous potential for pollution reduction and energy efficiency gains. The reduction of pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions is far removed from the progress made in road transport, particularly in the category of older, small to medium-size vessels which make up a large proportion of intra-European waterborne transport, including inland navigation.


Since vessels have a long life expectancy, developing technologies for clean retrofit and fuel conversion solutions is a key aspect of the challenge.


Scope: In order to meet this challenge, proposals should address one or several of the following aspects:


• Optimisation of conventional ship engines, including fuel flexibility, new materials, lifetime performance and near zero emissions engines.
• Development of low-maintenance, affordable off-the-shelf retrofit solutions for emission reductions of existing engines.
• Development of Liquified Natural Gas/dual fuel powered engines for small and midsize ships, including the specific aspects of retrofitting, fuel supply and storage, safety (on-board and on-shore) and classification, and solutions to address the risks of methane slip.
• Design and demonstration of new and improved propulsion means and vessel configurations that include the entire drive train and the propeller and hull optimisation for vessels, including applied research in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

• Use of new energy sources including renewables, alternative fuels, hybrid and electric solutions with the aim to demonstrate the feasibility of the zero or near-zero emissions vessel.

 

Solutions that are sufficiently close to market take-up so that ship owners will consider these concepts in their future investment plans should be demonstrated. This applies in particular to the existing fleet and retrofitting solutions which must be cost-effective and present a considerable societal return on investment.


Research and innovation efforts should enable pilot applications for new engines, new pollution abatement technologies, new propulsion trains and alternative fuels solutions to enter the market by the end of the research period.


The Commission considers that projects requesting a contribution from the EU between the range of 8 to 17 million euro would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected impact: It is expected to:


• Achieve efficiency gains and emission reductions that go significantly beyond normal technological progress and the benchmarks of the existing regulatory regimes at lowest costs.
• Achieve fuel efficiency gains of at least 15% for retrofitting per type of solution (engine or propulsion) and at least 30% per type of solution for new concepts.
• Accomplish a 25% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and a reduction of, on average, 80% in air pollution compared with Best Available Technology (BAT).


Experience acquired in this innovative field should be broadly made available to ship owners requiring improvements in the environmental performance of their vessel.

 

 

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TRANSLATION INTO RESEARCH FUNDING CALLS

 

The above draft extract from 2013 translates into these calls:

 

Horizon 2020 dedicated SME Instrument - Phase 1 2014

 
H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
 
Sub call of: H2020-SMEInst-2014-2015

 

Publication date 2013-12-11 Deadline Date 2014-12-17 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
    Intermediate deadlines(s) 2014-06-18 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
      2014-09-24 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Total Call Budget €25,102,000 Main Pillar Industrial Leadership
Status Open OJ reference OJ C361/9 of 11 December 2013

 

 

Topic: Supporting SMEs efforts for the development - deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue growth BG-12-2014-1

 

Specific challenge: The potential of Europe’s Oceans, seas and coasts is significant for job and growth creation if the appropriate investments in research and innovation are made. SMEs contribution to the development of the 'Blue Growth Strategy' (COM (2012) 494) can be significant in particular in the fields of marine biotechnology (related applications, key tools and technologies) as well as aquaculture related marine technologies and services.
However, SMEs lack access to finance to develop their activities and the economic and financial crisis has made access to finance even more difficult. This is particularly true in the previously mentioned maritime sectors, where access to finance for SMEs is considered as one of the most important barriers for the development of innovative maritime economic activities.

 

and


Topic: Small business innovation research for Transport IT-1-2014-1 

 

Specific challenge: The European transport sector must have the capacity to deliver the best products and services, in a time and cost efficient manner, in order to preserve its leadership and create new jobs, as well as to tackle the environmental and mobility defies. The role of SMEs to meet these challenges is critical as they are key players in the supply chains. Enhancing the involvement of weaker players in innovation activities as well as facilitating the start-up and emergence of new high-tech SMEs is of paramount importance.

 

 

RULES - APPLICABLE TO THE ABOVE CALLS

 

Scope: The SME instrument consists of three separate phases and a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries. Participants can apply to phase 1 with a view to applying to phase 2 at a later date, or directly to phase 2. 


In phase 1, a feasibility study shall be developed verifying the technological/practical as well as economic viability of an innovation idea/concept with considerable novelty to the industry sector in which it is presented (new products, processes, design, services and technologies or new market applications of existing technologies). The activities could, for example, comprise risk assessment, market study, user involvement, Intellectual Property (IP) management, innovation strategy development, partner search, feasibility of concept and the like to establish a solid high-potential innovation project aligned to the enterprise strategy and with a European dimension. Bottlenecks in the ability to increase profitability of the enterprise through innovation shall be detected and analysed during phase 1 and addressed during phase 2 to increase the return in investment in innovation activities. The proposal should contain an initial business plan based on the proposed idea/concept. 
The proposal should give the specifications of the elaborated business plan, which is to be the outcome of the project and the criteria for success.


Funding will be provided in the form of a lump sum of EUR 50 000. Projects should last around 6 months.


In phase 2, innovation projects will be supported that address the specific challenge and that demonstrate high potential in terms of company competitiveness and growth underpinned by a strategic business plan. Activities should focus on innovation activities such as demonstration, testing, prototyping, piloting, scaling-up, miniaturisation, design, market replication and the like aiming to bring an innovation idea (product, process, service etc) to industrial readiness and maturity for market introduction, but may also include some research. For technological innovation a Technology Readiness Levels of 6 or above (or similar for non-technological innovations) are envisaged; please see part G of the General Annexes. 


Proposals shall be based on an elaborated business plan either developed through phase 1 or another means. Particular attention must be paid to IP protection and ownership; applicants will have to present convincing measures to ensure the possibility of commercial exploitation ('freedom to operate').


Proposals shall contain a specification for the outcome of the project, including a first commercialisation plan, and criteria for success. 


The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 0.5 and 2.5 million would allow phase 2 to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Projects should last between 12 and 24 months.


In addition, in phase 3, SMEs can benefit from indirect support measures and services as well as access to the financial facilities supported under Access to Risk Finance of this work programme. 


Successful beneficiaries will be offered coaching and mentoring support during phase 1 and phase 2. This service will be accessible via the Enterprise Europe Network and delivered by a dedicated coach through consultation and signposting to the beneficiaries. The coaches will be recruited from a central database managed by the Commission and have all fulfilled stringent criteria with regards to business experience and competencies. Throughout the three phases of the instrument, the Network will complement the coaching support by providing access to its innovation and internationalisation service offering. This could include, for example, depending on the need of the SME, support in identifying growth potential, developing a growth plan and maximising it through internationalisation; strengthening the leadership and management skills of individuals in the senior management team and developing in-house coaching capacity; developing a marketing strategy or raising external finance.


Expected impact: 


· Enhancing profitability and growth performance of SMEs by combining and transferring new and existing knowledge into innovative, disruptive and competitive solutions seizing European and global business opportunities. 


· Market uptake and distribution of innovations tackling the commercial uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials and advanced production technologies in a sustainable way. 


· Increase of private investment in innovation, notably leverage of private co-investor and/or follow-up investments. 


· The expected impact should be clearly described in qualitative and quantitative terms (e.g. on turnover, employment, market seize, IP management, sales, return on investment and profit).


Type of action: SME Instrument (70% funding)

 

NOTE: This level of funding is insufficient to support cutting edge disruptive technology research by SMEs, especially those recently formed for R&D, where there is no commercial funding for high risk ventures - and where state of the art commerce, is likely to resist change.

 


Jose Manuel Barroso, European Commission president

 

Let's complicate the hell out of this, never mind that funding for R&D is diluted

 

MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015

 
H2020-MG-2014 TwoStages
 
Sub call of: H2020-MG-2014-2015

Publication date

2013-12-11

Deadline Date

2014-03-18 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

 

 

Stage 2

2014-08-28 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Total Call Budget

€341,000,000

Main Pillar

Societal Challenges

Status

Open

OJ reference

OJ C 361 of 11 December 2013

 

Topic: Safer and more efficient waterborne operations through new technologies and smarter traffic management

 

 

You are advised to carefully read all provisions below before the preparation of an application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
     

  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
     

  3. Evaluation 

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme. 

    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

     

  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     

  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.
     

  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic: 

    Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    Stage 1 standard proposal template
    Stage 2 standard proposal template
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement
     

  7. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility 

    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

     

  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

 

 

 

Enterprise Europe network for research and innovation collaboration

 

  Ref: RDUK20131220001

A UK company is part of a consortium of UK members seeking a European partner to join a Horizon 2020 funding bid. The aim is to develop a novel low-drag hull. They are seeking industrial partners in the shipbuilding industry to co-develop the innovation to proof of concept and to create a demonstration prototype. They are also seeking potential end users, such as supply ships.

 

European Union member states

 

 

 


TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY BOARD - CATEGORY

 

Applicant type, size and activity

You may be eligible to receive different rates of funding depending upon the type and size of your organisation and the activity that you are doing in the project. For competition funding purposes, you will apply as:

Business

The Technology Strategy Board provides funding for projects which are led by business. The principal objective of the support is to stimulate R&D and innovation activity, encouraging businesses to develop innovative products, processes and services with future commercial potential.

 

Business applicants, which includes industry and all other organisations that do not qualify as Research Organisations, or Charities/Public Sector Organisations undertaking research, will be able to have their individual eligible costs funded at the following rates:

 

Applicant Business Size

Fundamental Research

Pre-industrial Feasibility Studies

Industrial Research

Pre-experimental Feasibility Studies

Experimental development

Micro/Small

100%

75%

60%

50%

35%

Medium

100%

75%

60%

50%

35%

Large

100%

65%

50%

40%

25%

 

Please see section 2 below for research category definitions.

 

The definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)  used by the Technology Strategy Board is contained in the European Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (2003/361/EC), which took effect on 1 January 2005 or any subsequent definition provided by the Commission.  This can be found at:

 

 

"large enterprise" means any enterprise that is not an SME.

Research Organisations

When referring to 'Research Organisations' (RO) the Technology Strategy Board uses the definition from the Community Framework for State aid for Research and Development and innovation -

 

"Research Organisation" means an entity, such as a university or research institute, irrespective of its legal status (organised under public or private law) or way of financing whose primary goal is to conduct fundamental research, industrial research or experimental development and to disseminate their results by way of teaching, publication or technology transfer.

 

All profits must be reinvested in these activities, the dissemination of their results or teaching. Undertakings that can exert influence upon such an organisation, for instance in their capacity of shareholders or members of the organisation, shall enjoy no preferential access to the research capacities of such an organisation or to the research results generated by it.

 

Research Organisations undertaking non-economic activity will be funded as follows:

 

For Technology Strategy Board competitions this means:

  • Universities (HEIs)

  • Non-profit distributing Research and Technology Organisations (RTO) including Catapults

  • Public Sector Research Establishments (PSRE) and

  • Research Council Institutes

where the organisations meet the definition of RO as stated above and where they are undertaking non-economic activities.

  • Universities – 80% of Full Economic Costs (as determined via the JeS application system described below)

  • Non profit distributing Research and Technology Organisations, Catapults, Public Sector Research Establishments and Research Council Institutes – 100% funding of eligible costs

To receive funding at this level, Research Organisations will have to be non-profit distributing, and ensure they disseminate the outputs of their research relating to the project, and state in the application how they are going to do this.

 

Please note: Where Research Organisations are engaged in economic activity as part of the project, they should apply and will be treated as business enterprises and the aid granting conditions will be the same as those applicable to business.

 

See State Aid section for information on economic and non-economic activity.

 

Full Economic Cost (FEC) and Joint Electronic System (JeS)

 

Universities and other Research Organisations registered on the JeS system submit their costs through this system using an approved research costing methodology. The costs submitted and approved through the JeS system should then be input onto the specific Application and Finance Forms for submission into the competition.

 

Please note:

 

* Universities and other HEIs must continue to use the JeS system

* Other Research Organisations registered on JeS should continue to use that system where they are applying as academic institutions for non-economic project activity and where their costs are required to be submitted in that format

* For JeS applicants, only 80% of the FEC is allowable as eligible costs. The remaining 20% is not considered to be a contribution from the Research Organisation to the project and should not show on the finance table or forms.

 

Research costs submitted through the JeS system must be in line with the business and research participation rules.

 

Public sector organisation or charity doing research activity

 

There are a number of charities and public sector organisations, for example, medical research charities, NHS Trusts and Local Authorities, that may work with business in delivering innovation. They do this by providing knowledge, skills and resources.

Where such organisations are not undertaking economic activity or obtaining economic benefit from a project, and where they are not giving economic benefit to other project participants, they are able to apply for 100% grant funding for their eligible project costs if they:

 

* are undertaking research (see below), and

* meet the requirements for dissemination of their project results, and

* state in the application how they are going to do this.

 

Please note:

 

* research activity may be taken to be experimental or theoretical work or critical investigation aimed at the acquisition of new knowledge and skills or to research a new understanding for developing new products, processes or services;

* where charities and public sector organisations are undertaking research within a project, their eligible costs should be included in the total research organisation involvement for the purposes of meeting the participation rules;

* the organisation should also ensure that it is not applying for grant towards costs, for example, overheads, that are already funded by the public purse as part of its normal activities or as part of another public-funded project.  

 

See State Aid section for information on economic and non-economic activity.

 

Category of Research & Development

The category of R&D activity will be specified in the competition scope, as explained in the competition brief and the guidance document. In applying to the competition, your project should fall within this specified category of research and development.

The Technology Strategy Board supports the following categories of research and development:

 

Fundamental research

Industrial research

Experimental development

Technical feasibility studies

Projects that span more than one category of research

 

Fundamental Research

 

This means experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without any direct practical application or use in view.

 

Industrial Research

 

This means the planned research or critical investigation aimed at the acquisition of new knowledge and skills for developing new products, processes or services or for bringing about a significant improvement in existing products, processes or services. It comprises the creation of component parts to complex systems, which is necessary for the industrial research, notably for generic technology validation, to the exclusion of prototypes.

 

Experimental Development

 

This means the acquiring, combining, shaping and using of existing scientific, technological, business and other relevant knowledge and skills for the purpose of producing plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes or services.

 

These may also include, for instance, other activities aiming at the conceptual definition, planning and documentation of new products, processes or services. The activities may comprise producing drafts, drawings, plans and other documentation, provided that they are not intended for commercial use.

 

The development of commercially-usable prototypes and pilot projects is also included where the prototype is necessarily the final commercial product and where it is too expensive to produce for it to be used only for demonstration and validation purposes. In case of a subsequent commercial use of demonstration or pilot projects, any revenue generated from such use must be deducted from the eligible costs.

 

The experimental production and testing of products, processes and services shall also be eligible, provided that these cannot be used or transformed to be used in industrial applications or commercially.

 

Experimental development shall not include routine or periodic changes made to products, production lines, manufacturing processes, existing services and other operations in progress, even if such changes may represent improvements.

 

Technical Feasibility Studies

 

The objective of technical feasibility study research is to assist business to work, either individually or collaboratively, with other industrial or research organisations on Research & Development that requires an initial study prior to embarking on a subsequent and larger R&D project. These studies are considered to be further away from the market than the project itself, and therefore higher aid intensities apply.

 

The Technology Strategy Board supports two categories of Feasibility Study research:

  • Preparatory to Industrial Research

  • Preparatory to Experimental Development

The competition scope will define the requirements for the feasibility study, including the area of research and development as well as the expected size and duration of the study.

 

Projects that span more than one category of research

 

The competition scope will specify in which category of R&D the project must sit.  However, there may be a need for some projects to include work packages which represent more than one category of research. For example, some may include a range of Industrial Research and Experimental Development. In this case, you should identify:

 

1. where the project predominantly sits (ie where more than 50% of the eligible costs will be incurred), and

 

2. where the other work packages in the project fit within each category of research, and

 

3. that the project still meets the scope of the competition, and

 

4. apply for a grant commensurate with the aggregated work packages.

 

You should then:

 

1. Identify the main category, e.g. Industrial Research, where the project predominantly sits in the appropriate field on the first page of the Application Form

 

2. Calculate the appropriate level of funding for the total project. e.g. for a large company if 80% of a project is Industrial Research and 20% Experimental Development, as defined by work package costs, the total eligible level of funding is 45% of total eligible project costs (80% @ 50% = 40%, and 20% @ 25% = 5%)

 

The Assessors will judge if the project fits the category of R&D, and that the work packages are correctly assigned across the research and development categories.

 

If the Assessors judge that they are not correctly assigned, the Technology Strategy Board will adjust the grant percentage accordingly.

 

It is rarely the case that a single project contains all three categories of research.

 

 

STATE AID

 

State aid as defined by the European Community (EC) Treaty is financial aid that has the following characteristics: It

  • is granted by the State or through State resources;

  • favours certain undertakings or production of certain goods;

  • distorts or threatens to distort competition;

  • affects trade between Member States of the Community.

The Treaty allows a certain level of State aid within an approved framework, associated funding limits and criteria.

 

The Technology Strategy Board operates competitions within an approved scheme. This can be found at: http://www.innovateuk.org/deliveringinnovation/state-aid.ashx

 

You are responsible for making sure that we are given the correct information that allows us to award grants within our scheme.

 

If there is a breach of State aid, the European Commission would require the project participants to repay any grant received, including interest, above that which was due. In a consortium project, the Collaboration Agreement should make provision for this possibility.

 

 

Non-economic activity

 

In most cases, the primary activities of Research Organisations are normally of a non-economic character, notably:

  • education for more and better skilled human resources;

  • the conduct of independent R&D for more knowledge and better understanding, including collaborative R&D; 

  • dissemination of research results.

Technology transfer activities (licensing, spin-off creation or other forms of management of knowledge created by the research organisation) are of non-economic character if these activities are of an internal nature and all income from these activities is reinvested in the primary activities of the Research Organisation.

 

Where public sector organisations and charities are involved in a project, they will need to demonstrate that the work they will be doing qualifies as non-economic research activity to be treated as a research participant.

 

State aid, as defined by the European Community (EC) Treaty, is financial aid that has the following characteristics: It

  • is granted by the State or through State resources;

  • favours certain undertakings or production of certain goods;

  • distorts or threatens to distort competition;

  • affects trade between Member States of the Community.

The Treaty allows a certain level of State aid within an approved framework, associated funding limits and criteria. The Technology Strategy Board operates competitions within an approved scheme. This can be found at: http://www.innovateuk.org/deliveringinnovation/state-aid.ashx

 

You are responsible for making sure that we are given the correct information that allows us to award grants within our scheme.

 

If there is a breach of State aid, the European Commission would require the project participants to repay any grant received, including interest, above that which was due. In a consortium project, the Collaboration Agreement should make provision for this possibility.

 

 

 

Economic activity

 

Where non profit distributing RTOs, Catapults, Public Sector Research Establishments, Research Council Institutes, charities and public sector organisations are involved in a project where they are undertaking economic activities, they will need to do so as an industrial partner.

 

They will, therefore, be required to provide the appropriate match funding for the project or will need to act as a sub-contractor. This would include, for example, projects where they do not plan to disseminate their results, or where they are not planning to reinvest the income from these activities in the primary activities of the research organisation.

 

RTOs operating on a ‘profit distributing' basis will always be considered to be an industry partner.

 

The Community Framework for State aid for Research and Development and Innovation makes the following reference to the public funding of economic activities -

 

‘If research organisations or other not-for-profit innovation intermediaries (for example, technology centres, incubators, chambers of commerce) perform economic activities, such as renting out infrastructures, supplying services to business undertakings or performing contract research, this should be done on normal market conditions, and public funding of these economic activities will generally entail State aid'.

 

 

Please note:

  • Where Research or other organisations are undertaking both economic and non-economic activity, in order to avoid cross-subsidisation of the economic activity, the two kinds of activities and their costs and funding must be clearly separated.

  • If the work that a Research or other organisation is proposing to undertake in a project does not meet the definition of non-economic activity, then it should apply as an industry partner.

 

 

Dissemination

 

Where Research and other organisations are involved in Technology Strategy Board projects and funded for undertaking non-economic research activity, we will expect to see evidence of plans to disseminate their project outputs over a reasonable timescale. This means we will look for evidence in the application and, for funded projects, during and following the conclusion of the research and development.

 

The requirement for dissemination of research results intends to secure wider benefit from the higher level of public support given to those research participants.

 

There are various ways dissemination of project results may occur, for example producing a case study, speaking at a conference, publishing academic papers, open access repositories (databases where raw research data can be accessed by anyone), or through free or open source software and so on.

 

The specific nature and timing of the dissemination will be determined by the project, but must be described in the application and developed throughout the project if successful in gaining funding.

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN A PROJECT

 

Business

 

The Technology Strategy Board provides funding for research and development which is business-led. The principal objective of the support is to stimulate innovation activity, encouraging businesses to work with other commercial and research organisations to develop innovative products, processes and services with future commercial potential.

 

To support this business focus, the Technology Strategy Board aims to optimise the level of funding business receives whilst recognising the importance of the contribution of research organisations to R&D projects. We require, therefore, the following levels of participation:

 

  • at least 70% of the total eligible project costs are incurred by commercial organisations and

  • a maximum of 30% of total eligible project costs is available to research participants. Where there is more than one research participant, this maximum will be shared between them.

Please note: The above participation levels will not be varied unless otherwise specified in the competition scope.

 

Businesses may choose themselves to fund directly any higher levels of research organisation involvement in projects, but those additional costs:

  • will be considered to be outside the project;

  • should not be included as eligible cost in the project for either participant;

  • should not appear on any finance forms; and

  • will not attract grant.

 

Please note: If a business applicant is participating in a project but is not requesting a grant, then:

  • their role and level of involvement should be described in the relevant sections of the application form as for other participants;

  • their name should appear in the list of participants in the finance summary table with their total costs but with zero grant requested;

  • they do not need to complete a detailed finance form;

  • if the application is successful, they will not be included in the grant offer letter but the project description, costs and associated grants for other participants will be made public to comply with government requirements on transparency of public funding. 

 

Research Organisations

 

The level of Research Organisation involvement will be for the project consortium to agree according to the scope of the competition, and the specific project aims and objectives. However, it must also fit with the business share of eligible costs as outlined above.

 

Where the Technology Strategy Board is specifically targeting transfer of knowledge from the research base to business, the level of total research organisation participation will be increased to 50% of the total project cost.

 

In this case, the funding levels will be specified in the competition documentation at the outset and above.

 

Please note:

  • The level of total research participation is set at a maximum of 30% of total eligible project costs

  • If there is more than one Research Organisation (University, non-profit distributing RTO, Catapult, PSRE, Research Council Institute, charity or public sector organisation undertaking research) in the project, the maximum 30% of eligible costs must be shared between them

  • Eligible costs for JeS registered applicants means 80% of FEC

 

Public sector organisations and charities

 

Where charities and public sector organisations are doing research within a project, the work and dissemination plan should be described in the application and the eligible costs counted towards the research organisation participation levels set for the competition.

 

Research activity may be taken to be experimental or theoretical work or critical investigation aimed at the acquisition of new knowledge and skills or to research a new understanding for developing new products, processes or services.

 

 

COLLABORATION

 

The objective of Collaborative Research & Development is to assist industry, research communities and other organisations to work together on Research & Development projects in strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services can emerge.

 

In all collaborative projects there must be:

  • at least two collaborators;

  • business-led consortium, which may involve both business and research participants; and

  • evidence of effective collaboration.

Effective collaboration can be evidenced, for example, through the distribution of work packages and added value created in the project from working together.

 

Typically, this would mean that no one partner would have more than 70% of the eligible costs, and we would expect to see the structure and rationale of the collaboration described in the application.

 

Please note: The lead partner in a project must be a grant recipient.

 

 

 

CONTACTS MARTEC & HORIZON 2020

 


National Contact Persons MARTEC

 

Austria

Dr. Christian Pecharda (FFG)

Email: christian.pecharda@ffg.at

Phone: +43 (0)5/7755-5030

 

Belarus

Dr. Natallia Yankevich (NASB)

Email: lab_12@tut.by

Phone: +375 293417342

 

Denmark

Mr. Mogens Schrøder Bech (DMA)
Email: MB@dma.dk
Phone: +45 39 17 45 01

 

Germany

Mrs. Filiz Aslan (JÜLICH)
Email: f.aslan@fz-juelich.de
Phone: +49 30 20199-554

 

Finland

Mrs. Mervi Pitkänen (KTK)
Email: mervi.pitkanen@koneteknologiakeskus.fi Phone: +35 84 05 35 30 66

 

France

Mr. Patrick Vidal (MEDDE)
Email: patrick-l.vidal@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
Phone: +33 14 08 11 46 8

 

Lithuania

Prof. Vytautas Paulauskas (KU)

Email: donatasp@takas.lt

Phone: +370 685 608 84

 

Norway

Mr. Sigurd Falch (RCN)
Email: SF@RCN.NO
Phone: +47 22 03 73 02

 

Poland

Mr. Wojciech Piotrowicz (NCBR)

Email: wojciech.piotrowicz@ncbr.gov.pl

Phone: +48 22 39 07 297

 

Romania

Mr. Mircea Segarceanu (UEFISCDI)

Email: mircea.segarceanu@uefiscdi.ro

Phone: +40 21 302 38 83 

 

Spain

Mr. Carlos Sánchez Lafuente (INNOVAMAR)
Email: csanchez@innovamar.org
Phone: +34 91 74 72 11 6

 

Sweden

Mr. Göran Rudbäck (SMA)

Email: goran.rudback@sjofartsverket.se

Phone: +46 708 19 12 28

 

Turkey

 Mr. Oğuz Özbay (TÜBITAK)
Email: oguz.ozbay@tubitak.gov.tr
Phone: +90 31 24 68 53 00 (4556)

 

United Kingdom

Mr. David Elson (TSB)

Email: david.elson@tsb.gov.uk

Phone: +44 7768 924 092

 

 

National Contact Persons HORIZON 2020

 

Mr. Cliff FUNNELL

United Kingdom - Horizon - National Contact Point, Transport NCP

Cliff Funnell Associates

70 Downview Road

PO22 0EE Barnham

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 7813 301007

 

 

Mr. Chris BARKER

United Kingdom - FP7 - National Contact Point, Environment NCP

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Nobel House, 17 Smith Street

SW1P 3JR London

United Kingdom

Tel: +44-20-72381629

Fax: +44-20-72381504

 

Ms Jo FROST

United Kingdom - FP7 - National Contact Point, Ideas NCP

UK Research Office (UKRO)

Rue de Trone 4

 1000 Brussels

United Kingdom

Tel: +32-2-2896121

 

 

 

 

EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL & INVESTMENT FUND 

 

Background to European Structural and Investment Fund Strategy

 

Having access to both the South East European Structural Investment Fund programme and the Single Local Growth Fund provides LEPs with the opportunity to draw together resources from both Europe and at home to deliver the priorities for delivering economic growth outlined in South East Strategic Economic Plan.

The SE LEP EU Structural Investment Fund Strategy (SIF) is aligned to the priorities of the SE LEP Strategic Economic Plan.

In April 2013, Ministers wrote to Local Enterprise Partnerships to confirm that EU Structural and Investment Funds (SIF) for 2014-2020 will be allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships to direct investment and deliver local growth strategies. Each LEP was asked to set out their priorities for this funding through an European Structural and Investment Fund Strategy (ESIF), linked to their Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) by October 2013. The details of investments are to be prepared throughout the Autumn 2013 and a final submission made to Government in January 2014.

 

Background to European Structural and Investment Funds

 

European Structural and Investment Funds are designed to improve economic growth and social wellbeing across Member States. All Member States receive some form of assistance. The Structural Funds (ERDF and ESF) cover a wide range of activities, all designed to improve economic competitiveness and employment. In April 2013, Ministers wrote to Local Enterprise Partnerships to confirm that European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for 2014-2020 will be allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships to direct investment to deliver local growth strategies. The UK Government invited Local Enterprise Partnerships to develop strategies for how it will invest European Structural and Investment Funds for the period 2014-2020 in their local areas. The South East LEP has been notionally allocated approximately £165 million of ESIF which is for both ERDF and ESF allocations. EARDF (rural programme) funding allocations are to be announced shortly.

 

The LEP has three key roles in this work

1. Lead the development of an European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy,
2. Consult and engage all interested parties, including rural interest.
3. Develop a pipeline of compliant projects which deliver the strategy from late 2014 onwards.

 

 

SE-EP CONTACTS

 

South East LEP Secretariat
c/o Essex County Council
County Hall
Market Road
Chelmsford
CM1 1QH
Tel: 01245 431469

Email: lep@essex.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

The European Technology Platform WATERBORNE is a forum where all stakeholders from the waterborne sector (sea & inland) define and share a common Vision and a Strategic Research Agenda, driving the necessary innovation efforts forward.


MARITIME EUROPE STRATEGY ACTION (MESA) is supporting WATERBORNE TP

 

WATERBORNE TP is an initiative that came forth from the Maritime Industries Forum (MIF) and its R&D committee in 2005 and is making strident efforts to regularly update R&D requirements for European competitiveness, innovation and the meeting of regulations like safety and environment. The stakeholders include EU associations covering deep and short sea shipping, inland waterways, yards, equipment manufacturers, marine leisure industry, research and university institutions, classification societies etc. The so-called stakeholder Support Group is matched by a Mirror Group of government appointed delegates.

The WATERBORNE TP is one of the some 30 technology platforms in the EU and where appropriate possibilities for exchanges or other ways of cooperation are investigated.

The WATERBORNE TP published a VISION 2020 paper in 2005, a Strategic Research Agenda in 2006 and an Implementation Plan in 2007. In 2011 the WATERBORNE Declaration has been published as position paper for HORIZON2020. Strategic Research Agenda and Implementation plan have been revised in 2011 and the renewed VISION2025 document has been published. The contents are been used by industry sectors, national R&D programs and not in the last place by the European Commission for defining the outline of and calls under the R&D Framework Programs.

Maritime Europe Strategy Action (MESA - FOSTER WATERBORNE), main strategic objective (in line with WATERBORNE-TP) is to strengthen the effectiveness of the research and innovation capacities of the European maritime industry, by:

* Optimization of the European maritime RDI strategies;
* Improvement of the stakeholders network, of the dissemination, of the use of the research results, and increasing the visibility of the R&I findings;
* Fostering the definition of the maritime R&I transport policies.

MESA, is :

 

(1) providing support to the WATERBORNE TP work, enlarging and maintaining it, 

(2) identifying 4 major themes (implemented via Thematic Technology Groups on Energy Efficiency, Safety, Production, E-Maritime) performing an in-depth analysis and assessment of the achievements at EU and National level, to foster future strategic lines in research and innovation, 

(3) updating the strategic research agenda and creating an innovation agenda contributing to close the gaps between research and market uptake, 

(4) enhancing a network for the exchange of ideas and priorities, 

(5) acting as major player for dissemination raising waterborne value chain profile and visibility in Europe.

Foresight activity will provide market, societal and regulatory trends studies, contributing to transport RDI policies.

An Integration Group will issue Strategic documents for the waterborne sector: VISIONS2030, Strategic Research Agenda, Innovation Agenda, Implementation Plan, homogenizing findings of the Thematic Technology Groups and the Foresight.

A comprehensive communication strategy will be implemented including coverage of the TRA2014, 2016, Technology Workshops, Major Conferences, Newsletter, Brokerage Events, Show Cases of successful projects, TRIP liaison, etc. MESA involves 28 partners, (industrial, research, education, associations) ensuring the widest possible participation accustomed to work together since many years, in the majority of EU projects and in the WATERBORNE-TP. 

 

LINKS

TEN-TEA - Trans European Transport Network Excecutive Agency

MIF - Maritime Industries Forum

EMSA - European Maritime Safety Agency - European Commission Agency

DG TRADE - DG TRADE - European Commission

DG RESEARCH - DG Research Directorate General - European Commission

DG MOVE - European Commission DG MOVE (Transport)

DG MARE - DG MARE - Directorate General for Maritme Affairs and Fisheries - European Commisssion

DG ENVIRONMENT - DG ENVIRONMENT - European Commission

DG CLIMATE ACTION - DG CLIMATE ACTION - European Commission

Use the Maritime Transport Research Database (MTRD)

www.maritimetransportresearch.com

"Use the Maritime Transport Research Database (MTRD) for information on maritime transport research projects and to publicize your relevant work. Check in and register to post your new project, or provide updates on new developments and outcomes of existing projects."

FPs' website - Commission’s website on Frame Work Research Programmes

Europe Innova - Europe Innova - Partnership for better innovation suport

ETPs website - Commission’s website on European Technology Platforms , CORDIS

EC European Research Area - The role of community research policy in the knowledge-based economy

TRIP - Transport Research and Innovation Portal

TP WIND - European Technology Platform for Wind Energies

 

 

 

WP 07 - INNOVATION in SMEs; SME INSTRUMENT

 

 

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-smeinst-1-2014.html

 - Conditions common for this call

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/reference_docs.html#h2020-call_ptef-pt

 - reference documents

 

Publication date: 11 Dec 2013

 

Opening: 1 March 2014 for phase 1 and 2

 

Deadlines:

 

Topic identifier: Open call cut off dates

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 1

Phase2

 

18 June 2014

9 Oct 2014

18 March 2015

18 March 2015

 

24 Sept 2014

17 Dec 2014

17 June 2015

17 June 2015

 

17 Dec 2014

 

17 Sept 2015

17 Sept 2015

     

16 Dec 2015

16 Dec 2015

 

Topics and submission service

10 – Energy Challenge· SIE-01-2014-1: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon energy system

 

* Specific Challenge: SMEs play a crucial role in developing resource-efficient, cost-effective and affordable technology solutions to decarbonise and make more efficient the energy system in a sustainable way. They are expected to strongly contribute to all challenges outlined in the legal base of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’, in particular with regard to§ Reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint by smart and sustainable use (including energy-efficient products and services as well as ‘Smart Cities and Communities’),§ Low-cost, low-carbon electricity supply (including renewable energy as well as CCS and re-use),§ Alternative fuels and mobile energy sources,§ A single, smart European electricity grid,§ New knowledge and technologies, and§ Robust decision making and public engagement.

 

11 – Smart, green and integrated transport· IT-1-2014-1: Small business innovation research for Transport

 

* Specific challenge: The European transport sector must have the capacity to deliver the best products and services, in a time and cost efficient manner, in order to preserve its leadership and create new jobs, as well as to tackle the environmental and mobility defies. The role of SMEs to meet these challenges is critical as they are key players in the supply chains. Enhancing the involvement of weaker players in innovation activities as well as facilitating the start-up and emergence of new high-tech SMEs is of paramount importance.

 

12 – Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials· SC5-20-2014-1:

 

Boosting the potential of small businesses for eco-innovation and a sustainable supply of raw materials* Specific challenge: Innovative SMEs have been recognised as being able to become the engine of the green economy and to facilitate the transition to a resource efficient, circular economy. They can play an important role in helping the EU to exit from the economic crises and in job creation. The potential of commercialising innovative solutions from SMEs is however hindered by several barriers including the absence of the proof of concept, the difficulty to access risk finance, the lack of prototyping, insufficient scale-up studies, etc. Growth therefore needs to be stimulated by increasing the levels of innovation in SMEs, covering their different innovation needs over the whole innovation cycle.

* Innovative SMEs should be supported and guided to reach and accelerate their full green growth potential. This topic is targeted at all types of eco-innovative [1] SMEs in all areas addressing the climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials challenge, focusing on SMEs showing a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise. All kinds of promising ideas, products, processes, services and business models, notably across sectors and disciplines, for commercialisation both in a business-to-business (B2B) and a business-to-customer (B2C) context, are eligible.

 

13 – Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies

 

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/en/h2020/topics/2568-inso-9-2015


* Specific Challenge: Current societal and economic challenges as well as rising expectations to reduce the burden on users, put pressure on all public administrations to provide efficient, open and citizen-centric public services.

 

* Due to the increased use of mobile technology as well as the increasing availability of public information, data and online services, public services can be transformed. Coupling open public data and services with information and services offered by the private sector can lead to innovative, user-friendly and personalised services that can be accessed easily.

 

* Because of their size, knowledge and agility, SMEs are key actors for the provision of those innovative services. The "apps" market for mobile devices is a very dynamic market, which mostly lacks application specifically for the public sector. Engaging SMEs into the potentially huge public sector innovation market is a challenge for local and regional public authorities.

 

* The scope of this action is to provide support to innovative SMEs, including start-ups, for the design and creation of innovative applications, in order to foster the delivery of mobile public services.

 

* The aim is to help the interaction of citizens and businesses with public administrations. This may be done through the combination of public and private sector services, through mobile technologies. Although they may be first piloted in a local context – with the involvement of public administrations and end users - the solutions need to ensure replicability, also taking into account multi-lingualism and, where necessary, the cross-border dimension. Scalability and sustainability issues are to be considered.Applicable to all calls:

Scope: The SME instrument consists of three separate phases and a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries. Participants can apply to phase 1 with a view to applying to phase 2 at a later date, or directly to phase 2.

In phase 1, a feasibility study shall be developed verifying the technological/practical as well as economic viability of an innovation idea/concept with considerable novelty to the industry sector in which it is presented (new products, processes, design, services and technologies or new market applications of existing technologies). 

 

The activities could, for example, comprise risk assessment, market study, user involvement, Intellectual Property (IP) management, innovation strategy development, partner search, feasibility of concept and the like to establish a solid high-potential innovation project aligned to the enterprise strategy and with a European dimension. Bottlenecks in the ability to increase profitability of the enterprise through innovation shall be detected and analysed during phase 1 and addressed during phase 2 to increase the return in investment in innovation activities. The proposal should contain an initial business plan based on the proposed idea/concept.

The proposal should give the specifications of the elaborated business plan, which is to be the outcome of the project and the criteria for success.


Funding will be provided in the form of a lump sum of EUR 50 000. Projects should last around 6 months.

In phase 2, innovation projects will be supported that address the specific challenge and that demonstrate high potential in terms of company competitiveness and growth underpinned by a strategic business plan. Activities should focus on innovation activities such as demonstration, testing, prototyping, piloting, scaling-up, miniaturisation, design, market replication and the like aiming to bring an innovation idea (product, process, service etc) to industrial readiness and maturity for market introduction, but may also include some research. For technological innovation a Technology Readiness Levels of 6 or above (or similar for non-technological innovations) are envisaged; please see part G of the General Annexes.

Proposals shall be based on an elaborated business plan either developed through phase 1 or another means. Particular attention must be paid to IP protection and ownership; applicants will have to present convincing measures to ensure the possibility of commercial exploitation ('freedom to operate').

 Proposals shall contain a specification for the outcome of the project, including a first commercialisation plan, and criteria for success.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 0.5 and 2.5 million would allow phase 2 to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Projects should last between 12 and 24 months.


In addition, in phase 3, SMEs can benefit from indirect support measures and services as well as access to the financial facilities supported under Access to Risk Finance of this work programme.

Successful beneficiaries will be offered coaching and mentoring support during phase 1 and phase 2. This service will be accessible via the Enterprise Europe Network and delivered by a dedicated coach through consultation and signposting to the beneficiaries. The coaches will be recruited from a central database managed by the Commission and have all fulfilled stringent criteria with regards to business experience and competencies. Throughout the three phases of the instrument, the Network will complement the coaching support by providing access to its innovation and internationalisation service offering. This could include, for example, depending on the need of the SME, support in identifying growth potential, developing a growth plan and maximising it through internationalisation; strengthening the leadership and management skills of individuals in the senior management team and developing in-house coaching capacity; developing a marketing strategy or raising external finance.

Expected impact:

· Enhancing profitability and growth performance of SMEs by combining and transferring new and existing knowledge into innovative, disruptive and competitive solutions seizing European and global business opportunities.

 

· Market uptake and distribution of innovations tackling the commercial uptake of nano technologies, advanced materials and advanced production technologies in a sustainable way.

 

· Increase of private investment in innovation, notably leverage of private co-investor and/or follow-up investments.

 

· The expected impact should be clearly described in qualitative and quantitative terms (e.g. on turnover, employment, market seize, IP management, sales, return on investment and profit).

 

Type of action: SME Instrument (70% funding)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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