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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


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

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


Challenges human resources

Human Resources

Brain drain

Challenges: Human Resources


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

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


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

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


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

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


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

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


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

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


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

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


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

Funding Mechanisms: Partnership with Industry

  • Joint fund with the Industrial Modernization Center

  • Servicing all Industrial Sectors

  • L.E 100 million

  • 5 funding schemes


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

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


Science and technology development fund supporting research and technology development

STDF Achievements

  • STDF-IMC Projects

  • 60 funded project with total budget of 41.7 M


Thank you for more information www stdf org eg

Thank YouFor more informationwww.stdf.org.eg


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