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Science and Technology Development Fund: Supporting Research and Technology Development

Eng. Mohamed Nagaty

Innovation Manager

November 22nd, 2010


S&T governance system reform

Higher Council for Science and Technology

Science and Technology Development Fund

Background


STDF Objectives

  • Funding scientific research and technology development;

  • Supporting the complete cycle of innovation;

  • Disseminating information on S&T in Egypt; and

  • Developing and monitor S&T indicators.


Challenges

  • Absence of a National Strategy for S&T

  • Human Resources

  • Incomplete Cycle of Innovation


Challenges:

National Priority Areas for S&T

  • New and Renewable Energy

  • Desalination and Water resources

  • Life Sciences (Medical science, Pharmacy)

  • Food and Agriculture

  • Space Technology and Applications

  • Information and Communication Technology

  • Social Sciences and Humanities


Human Resources

Brain drain

Challenges: Human Resources


Challenges :

Innovation Cycle

  • Basic research, output is scientific papers

  • Applied research, output patents

  • Technology development, output is prototype

  • Product development, output is products


Challenges:

Incomplete Cycle

of Innovation

National Science Foundation, 2008, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008


Challenges

  • Incomplete Cycle

  • of Innovation

Chart of Papers in Biotechnology in Developing Countries


Challenges

  • Incomplete Cycle

  • of Innovation

Chart of Patents in Biotechnology in Developing Countries


Facing the Challenges: STDF Action Plan

  • Main Pillars

    • Funding Mechanisms

    • Technology commercialization

    • Science and Technology Foresight

    • Partnerships


Funding Mechanisms

  • National Research Grants

  • Joint Research Grants

  • Targeted Calls

  • Capacity Building

  • Innovation

  • Partnership with IMC


Funding Mechanisms

National Research Grants

Young Researcher

Basic & Applied

Reintegration

  • Ph.D. from a reputable Uni.

  • < 35 yrs.

  • 3 Years

  • L.E 1,500,000

  • L.E. 5 million (establishing a lab)

  • YR based inEgypt

  • < 40 yrs.

  • 3 Years

  • L.E 600,000

  • Any researcher(s) based

  • in Egypt

  • 3 Years

  • L.E 1,000,000

  • Landscape for R&D community

  • Capacity building

  • Minimize brain drain

  • Landscapefor R&D

  • community

  • Capacity building

  • Brain Gain

  • Strengthening R&D

  • community


Funding Mechanisms

Targeted Calls

Agriculture

Water

Water Desalination

Improvement of Sustainable Food Production

Renewable Energy

HCV

  • Epidemiology of

  • HCV infection

  • HCV diagnostic

  • modalities

  • HCV therapy

  • HCV prevention

  • Wind Energy

  • Solar Energy: CSP & PV

  • Peaceful applications of

  • Nuclear Energy

  • 1.5 MW Wind Turbine


Funding Mechanisms

Joint Research Grants

Egyptian Italian Cooperation

US-Egypt Joint Research Grants

Egyptian German Research Fund (GERF)

  • Promote S&T cooperation

  • All Fields of Science

  • Research Up to $250,000

  • Integrated Science up to $750,000

  • Junior Scientists visits

  • Research planning & development

  • Joint workshops

  • Under Negotiations

  • Innovative oriented joint research

  • Up to € 200.000

Egyptian French Cooperation

Egyptian Japanese Scientific Cooperation

  • Research up to € 300.000

  • Mobility

  • Chairs of Excellence

  • Mobility and Seminars

  • On going negotiations with JST


Funding Mechanisms

Capacity Building

Instrument Development & Acquisition

Instrument

Maintenance

  • Purchase of equipment up to L.E. 5 M

  • Development of equipment up to L.E. 10 M

  • Institutional Grant

  • Must be aligned with an

  • institutional long term plan

  • Maintenance of equipment up to L.E. 5 M

  • Institutional Grant

  • Must be aligned with an

  • institutional long term plan


Funding Mechanisms: Innovation Fund

  • Funding scientific innovation and its development till the development of prototype.

  • Overcoming the technological risk

  • Support scientists with scientifically and practically established innovation.

  • Possible future support of successful technologies to overcome business risks and market risks.

  • Grants up to L.E. 5 M

  • Projects from 2-4 years


Funding Mechanisms: Partnership with Industry

  • Joint fund with the Industrial Modernization Center

  • Servicing all Industrial Sectors

  • L.E 100 million

  • 5 funding schemes


Technology Development

Product Development

Basic Research

Applied Research

Partner

Prototypes

Products

PC

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Patents

Papers

Technology Commercialization

  • STDF

Technology Venture Management Company


Intellectual Property Rights

STDF

an assignee

STDF not

an assignee

Product Development Phase

Applied Research

  • STDF will guarantee from 15- 20% to the inventor

  • Inventor/ or a third party covers patenting process fees

  • 10% to STDF for the initial incubation of the research

  • STDF covers patenting process fees


STDF Achievements

  • All Grant Schemes

Success rate is 20%.

  • 398 projects were accepted for funding with a total

  • budget of L.E 377 million


STDF Achievements

  • STDF-IMC Projects

  • 60 funded project with total budget of 41.7 M


Thank YouFor more informationwww.stdf.org.eg


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