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Science and Technology Development Fund: Supporting Research and Technology Development. Eng. Mohamed Nagaty Innovation Manager. November 22 nd , 2010. S&T governance system reform Higher Council for Science and Technology Science and Technology Development Fund. Background.

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science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

Science and Technology Development Fund: Supporting Research and Technology Development

Eng. Mohamed Nagaty

Innovation Manager

November 22nd, 2010

background
S&T governance system reform

Higher Council for Science and Technology

Science and Technology Development Fund

Background
stdf objectives
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
Challenges
  • Absence of a National Strategy for S&T
  • Human Resources
  • Incomplete Cycle of Innovation
slide5

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
slide7

Challenges :

Innovation Cycle

  • Basic research, output is scientific papers
  • Applied research, output patents
  • Technology development, output is prototype
  • Product development, output is products
challenges1
Challenges:

Incomplete Cycle

of Innovation

National Science Foundation, 2008, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

challenges2
Challenges
  • Incomplete Cycle
  • of Innovation

Chart of Papers in Biotechnology in Developing Countries

challenges3
Challenges
  • Incomplete Cycle
  • of Innovation

Chart of Patents in Biotechnology in Developing Countries

facing the challenges stdf action plan
Facing the Challenges: STDF Action Plan
  • Main Pillars
    • Funding Mechanisms
    • Technology commercialization
    • Science and Technology Foresight
    • Partnerships
funding mechanisms
Funding Mechanisms
  • National Research Grants
  • Joint Research Grants
  • Targeted Calls
  • Capacity Building
  • Innovation
  • Partnership with IMC
slide13

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
slide14

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
slide15

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
slide16

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
slide17

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
slide18

Funding Mechanisms: Partnership with Industry

  • Joint fund with the Industrial Modernization Center
  • Servicing all Industrial Sectors
  • L.E 100 million
  • 5 funding schemes
slide19

Technology Development

Product Development

Basic Research

Applied Research

Partner

Prototypes

Products

PC

PC

PC

PC

PC

PC

PC

PC

PC

PC

Patents

Papers

Technology Commercialization

  • STDF

Technology Venture Management Company

intellectual property rights
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
STDF Achievements
  • All Grant Schemes

Success rate is 20%.

  • 398 projects were accepted for funding with a total
  • budget of L.E 377 million
slide22

STDF Achievements

  • STDF-IMC Projects
  • 60 funded project with total budget of 41.7 M
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