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Georgia Tzenou, EKT/NHRF. 1. 1. Regions of Knowledge under FP7 (*Info provided by the European Commission) 2. TRANS REG NCP services 3. Research-driven clusters: success stories. Georgia Tzenou, EKT/NHRF. Regions of Knowledge (RoK) FP7 new regional dimension, under “Capacities”

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1. Regions of Knowledge under FP7(*Info provided by the European Commission)2. TRANS REG NCP services

3. Research-driven clusters: success stories

Georgia Tzenou, EKT/NHRF

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Regions of Knowledge (RoK)

  • FP7 new regional dimension, under “Capacities”

Specific Programme CAPACITIES

  • Research Infrastructures
  • Research for the benefit of SMEs
  • Regions of Knowledge: 126 Meuro
  • Research Potential
  • Science in Society
  • Support to the development of coherent research policies
  • International Cooperation

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Regions of Knowledge (RoK)

  • Development of regional ‘research-driven clusters’ to:
  • Strengthen regions’ capacity for investing in RTD and carrying out research activities
  • Produce research strategies that contribute to regional economic development

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Research-driven cluster under FP7-RoK Triple helix:

  • At least one research entity, one business entity and one regional authority from the same geographical region
  • Other actors (consultants, associations, etc.) and actors from different geographical area additionally to triple helix

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Open CALL: REGIONS-2009-1

  • Trans-national cooperation of regional research driven clusters
  • Participants
  • Consortia of at least 3 regional research-driven clusters from 3 different Member States or Associated countriesCoordinator : either a regional authority or a fully fledged RDC (with legal entity)
  • Enhancing the sustainable use of natural resources and of the natural and man-made environment, covering four themes:
    • Water management,
    • Forest management
    • Soil and land management
    • Waste management
  • … in support of the Lead Markets Initiative

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Open CALL: REGIONS-2009-1

Deadline for submission : 27/01/2009

Budget: 16,1 Meuro (1-3 Meuro per project)

Duration: up to 36 months

Financing rate: up to 100 % of eligible costs

Funding scheme: CSA –CA, coordinating action

…and synergies with Structural Funds to reinforce R&D investment

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Open CALL: REGIONS-2009-1

  • Analysis, development and implementation of research agendas
  • Mentoring of regions with a less developed research profile for capacity building (compulsory)
  • Initiatives to improve integration: definition of joint action plans, business plans – following SWOT analysis and definition of RTD needs
  • Measures towards the implementation of the JAP
  • International cooperation activities (optional)
  • Dissemination activities
  • but:

- JAP finalized during the first half of the project

- Implementation of JAP/research not funded under RoK

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Expected impact/outcome

  • Regional economic growth and competitiveness through the definition of strategies integrating research
  • Response to the needs of regional business communities
  • Mobilisation of local, national and community funds (including SF) to implement defined regional action plans in support of regional economic development
  • Increase in and more effective investment in R&D
  • Inclusion of more regions into the ERA

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1. Regions of Knowledge under FP72. TRANS REG NCP services

3. Research-driven clusters: success stories

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TRANS REG NCP Network Who We Are:

  • European Network of National Contact Points for FP7 – RoK programme
  • Consortium of 11 National Contact Points, representing all 36 NCPs Regional
  • Partners from PL (Coordinator), RO, GR, BG, ES, DE, FR, LV, TR, LT, IT
  • 4-year project, co-funded by EU FP7

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TRANS REG NCP Network Who We Are:

Coordinator: IPPT PAN, Poland

DisseminationEKT, Greece

Networking & Knowledge Transfer MER-NASR, Romania

Support to trans-national cooperation MES CRA, Bulgaria

Trainings CSIC, Spain

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TRANS REG NCP NetworkWhat we target at:

  • Provide high level services for information and support to potential participants
  • Reduce the entry barriers for less experienced regional actors
  • Enhance partnerships between different regional players
  • Disseminate good practices and successful examples of research driven cluster
  • Encourage synergies with other EU policies/networks for an integrated approach to the cohesion of regions in Europe.

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TRANS REG NCP NetworkWhat We Offer:

  • Comprehensive information for the programme (up-to-date information on the website, e-newsletter, FAQs, etc)
  • Partner Search Facility: tool to promote trans-national cooperation among regional authorities, research organizations, enterprises, throughout Europe
  • Success stories: successful examples of research driven cluster in Europe and third countries
  • Information on complementary EU policies: links and contacts for other funding sources, Networks, etc.
  • Dissemination at European level: promotion of research clusters in European events, electronic publications, etc.

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Find on www.transregncp.eu

  • Funding opportunities
  • Supporting documents
  • Success stories
  • Partner Search Facility
  • RDC Database
  • Links & Sources
  • News & Events

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Partner Search soon online!

  • Dissemination of validated proposal ideas
  • Promotion of trans-national cooperation between regional clusters
  • Benchmarking/exchange of know-how among clusters

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Our Newsletter

  • Calls Updates
  • News & Events
  • Online Publications
  • Promote your own activities !

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Conferences & Workshops

Present in high level European events:

  • Euroscience Open Forum

(Barcelona, July 2008)

  • Open Days(Brussels, October 2008)

Workshops on research-driven clusters:

  • Experts presentations, conclusions, tips online!
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1. Regions of Knowledge under FP72. TRANS REG NCP services

3. Research-driven clusters: success stories

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Success story in Agrofood

RAF Regions: Bringing the Benefits of Research to AgroFood SMEs

of the Regions of

Greece - Central Macedonia

Italy-Puglia

Bulgaria - Pazardjik

Consortium: Technology Consultants

Regional Authorities, SME Associations, Research Entities

Coordinator: Euroconsultants, GreeceProject: 30 months, 880.000 €

http://www.rafregions.eu/

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Success story in Agrofood

RAF Regions Results

  • Identification of key players and competencies in AgroFood
  • Development, transfer and take-up of knowledge and research results for the AgroFood Industry
  • Assessment of Regional AgroFood RTD needs
  • Elaboration of Action Plan
  • Facilitation of the efficient programming and use of FP7, CIP, SFfunding
  • Collaboration with European regions and projects(Food Cluster Initiative, FINE project, Food Valley organisation, ETP Food for Life)
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Success Story on Life Sciences

BRIDGE BSR Project:

Regions from Denmark, Germany, Poland, Finland, Latvia, Estonia

Coordinator: ScanBalt, DenmarkProject: 30 months, 871.995 €

http://www.scanbalt.org/

* Info from project’s presentation in the Open Days event, Brussels, 2008

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Key Deliverables:

  • Identifying barriers between academic research and SMEs, by analysis of:- Regional Innovation Strategies - Regional IP Bottlenecks - Regional Financing Bottlenecks
  • Create and Implement a Joint SME Innovation Agenda
  • Develop Shared SME Support Services between clusters
  • Initiate a Top of Europe Life Science Foundation/Network
  • Implement IP-Indicators and business models in 2 existing networks
  • Develop/Implement a Scoreboard model for cluster impact on regional economy * Info from project’s presentation in the Open Days event, Brussels, 2008
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