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How to succesfully obtain a Valorisation Grant. October 11 th , 2012 Stefan Jongerius Wouter Segeth. Mission STW. Enabling knowledge transfer between technology driven sciences and its potential users. Est. 1981. 1 . By financing excellent applied scientific research

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how to succesfully obtain a valorisation grant

How tosuccesfullyobtain aValorisation Grant

October 11th, 2012

Stefan Jongerius

Wouter Segeth

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Mission STW

Enablingknowledge transfer betweentechnologydrivensciencesanditspotential users

Est. 1981

1. Byfinancing excellent appliedscientific research

2. By uniting scientists and potential users in research

Imgsrc: www.technologie.at

slide3

Current relations

  • 500projectleaders
  • 750 researchers
  • 600 companies in user committees
  • 2500 actual user relations
  • 50 fte STW office employees
slide4

Universitiesinvolved

Participationknowledge-institutions in STW-programs (OTP, Perspectief & Vernieuwingsimpuls) based on running projects in 2009

slide5

Topsectors

Percentage relevance topsectors based on STW projects

slide6

STW network

Bubblechart STW network; sizeindicatesnumber of proposals; relativedistanceindicatescollaboration

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STW budgets

€ 74,7M

Partnership & Valorisation Grant

9,5M

Co-finance & transfer fees

23,0M

Perspectief

EL&I

10,5M

NWO other

Vernieuwingsimpuls

31,7M

NWO, OCW

basic funding

Open Technology Program

  • income
  • expenses
  • Yr. 2011
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STW Instruments

  • Perspectief
  • Technology drivennetworks
  • ≥ 3 universities
  • Size: 2 - 7,5 M€ per programme
  • Vernieuwingsimpuls (NWO)
  • Individual research grants
  • Size ≤ 1,5 M€ per proposal
  • Open Technology Programme
  • Technology drivenresearch projects
  • Size: ≤ 750 k€ per project
  • In-cash and/or in-kind contributions from users
  • Valorisation Instruments
  • Valorisation Grant
  • Demonstrator
  • Stimulationcommercialisation of research results
  • Partnerships
  • Demand-drivenprogrammes
  • 50% in-cash contributions from industry
  • Size: ≤ 3 M€ per partnership
financing valorisation

Technology transfer

Financingvalorisation
  • Fundamental Research
  • Applied Research
  • Transition
  • Market entry
  • Market expansion
  • Government
  • OTP
  • ValorisationGrant
  • Fundingintensity
  • Banks
  • Demonstrator
  • Fundinggap
  • Industry
  • Industry
  • Venture Capital
  • Perspectief
  • Partnership
  • Angel Investors
stw valorisation
STW valorisation

Proof-of-Principle

Proof-of-Concept

Pre-series

Product

Prototype

Public

Private

Sales

Result

Active user

Knowledge transfer

Industry & SME

Research

OTPPerspectief HBO RAAK

Promisingresult

Demonstrator

Industry & SME

Active entrepreneur

Valorisation Grant

Start-Up & SME

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Valorisation Grant

New technologyleadingtonew business

from public to private

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STW Valorisation Grant

Started in 2004.

This program closely resembles the American Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR).

The main objectives of the Valorisation Grant are:

To transfer university knowledge into business

  • to existing SME companies
  • to new companies

To strengthen the innovation power of SME

  • high-tech innovations
valorisation grant

Public

  • Private
Valorisation Grant

Phase 1: Feasibility study

  • to show technical feasibility
  • to show economical / commercial feasibility
  • maximum: 25.000 euro

Phase 2: Valorisation phase

  • proof of concept
  • to raise venture capital
  • to serve first customers
  • maximum: 200.000 euro

Phase 3: Commercial phase

  • fully commercial operating company
  • privately funded, no public funding
valorisation grant1
Valorisation Grant

Who can apply?

Only university employees can apply

However…

The applicant can use the grant to start-up a company or to cooperate with an existing SME

The advantage

Stimulates university employees to start business activities

Universities becomes much more involved in innovative SME activities

facts valorisation grant
FactsValorisation Grant
  • Yearly budget: 3-4 million euro
  • 2 calls a year
  • Open call, no themes.
  • One big competition. Every applicant gets interviewed by a experienced panel of entrepreneurs, private bankers and scientists
  • STW is willing to transfer or license IP to company for market price
findings so far
Findings so far
  • The motivation at the university to develop your own business is high.
  • The entrepreneurial skills at the universities can be improved.
  • The incubator facilities at the universities make Valorisation Grant projects more successful
  • Low-entrance private seed capital makes the continuation into phase 3 relatively easy.
how to write a vg phase 1 application
How towrite a VG phase 1 application

Content

1. Contact details

2. Business idea

2.1 The problem

2.2 The proposed solution

2.3 Innovativeaspects

2.4 Commercial aspects

2.5 The IP position

3. Project plan

3.1 The aim of the project

3.2 Description of work

3.3 Milestones, time scheduleandcostindications

3.4 The project team

4. Budget plan

  • Evaluation criteria:
  • Technologicalinnovation (1x)
  • Market potential (1x)
  • Project plan (1x)
  • The team (1x)
how to write a vg phase 2 application
How towrite a VG phase 2 application

Content

1. Contact details

2. Business development plan

2.1 The business idea

2.2 The product development plan

2.3 Market andcompetition

2.4 Business organisation

2.5 IP positionandstrategy

3. Project plan

3.1 The aim of the project

3.2 Description of work

3.3 Milestonesand time scheduleandcostindications

3.4 The project team

4. Budget plan

  • Evaluation criteria:
  • Technologicalinnovation (1x)
  • Market potential (1x)
  • Project plan (2x)
  • The team (2x)