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European support forLow carbon vehicle innovationDavid Morrall Director, Europe and International, EEDA21 July 2009

europe key automotive driver
Europe – key automotive driver
  • Improves standards and performance
    • Safety, emissions, communications protocols, recycling, consumer protection, etc.
  • Delivers legislation that requires improvement
  • Provides funding that encourages improvement
    • Competitiveness, research & development, territorial cooperation and knowledge transfer
    • Variety of funding addresses wide range of transport themes
    • Programme Cycle 2007-2013
    • Strong environmental theme
    • Strong ‘partnership working’ focus
competitiveness erdf
Competitiveness - ERDF
  • European Regional Development Fund - ERDF
  • “Towards Low Carbon Economic Growth”
    • 1. Innovation & Knowledge Transfer
    • 2. Enterprise & Business Support
    • 3. Sustainable Development, Production & Consumption
  • Opportunity - Programme open to 2013
    • Investment €110.9m (~£100m)
    • With essential match €275m (~£247m)
  • Impact and benefits
    • Assist 7,460 SMEs, start-up 1,485 new businesses
    • Create or safeguard 5460 jobs
competitiveness erdf4
Competitiveness - ERDF
  • Projects must have ‘towards low carbon growth’ at their heart
    • Definition is broad. There are many opportunities.
  • Projects aim to encourage / support SMEs in:
    • Collaborative and open innovation, Entrepreneurship
    • Knowledge networks with HEIs and other businesses
    • Development of renewable energy supply chains & clusters
    • Low carbon performance & resource efficiency including use of ICT
    • Projects that effect sustainable production / consumption
    • Renewable / energy efficient demonstrator or exemplar projects
  • Also limited support for
    • Flagship business space, low carbon in design and objective
    • Key strategic developments supporting growth of ‘cleantech’ sector
competitiveness erdf5
Competitiveness - ERDF
  • ERDF must
    • Benefit multiple Small & Medium Enterprises
    • Only deliver activity and benefits within the region
    • Include at least 60% match funding
    • Be delivered on not-for-profit basis
      • Suits collaborative projects lead by public sector eg Universities and local authorities, but also larger business
  • ERDF cannot support
    • Applications from single beneficiaries
    • Fundamental research
    • Motor vehicle production or vehicles for community transport
      • Emphasis on innovation & demonstration
competitiveness erdf6
Competitiveness - ERDF
  • Example: InCrops
    • “Distributed Enterprise Hub” stimulates innovation in alternative / non-food crops
    • £4.06m invested over five years.
      • £1.15m ERDF, £1.05m EEDA, £1.86m invested by 13 partners
      • Includes 4 universities, 4 R&D organisations,
      • All European/world leaders in field providing knowledge transfer
      • Aims to benefit 200 SMEs, +50 start-ups and create/save 70 jobs

Lotus EcoElise: hemp fibre panels

erdf more information
ERDF: more information
  • www.eeda.org.uk/erdf
research development
Research & Development
  • Seventh Framework Programme – FP7
    • Main instrument for funding research & development
    • Transport now a specific priority. €4.18bn budget
    • Funds CIVITAS (CIty-VITAlity-Sustainability) and CUTE (Clean Urban Transport for Europe)
    • FP7 Surface Transport Priorities:
      • The greening of surface transport
      • Encouraging and increasing modal shift, decongesting transport corridors
      • Ensuring sustainable and accessible urban mobility
    • Electrification of road and urban transport is potentially a priority within the (summer) 2009 Call.
r d territorial cooperation
R&D, Territorial Cooperation

Example: CIVITAS Smile biofuels

  • Research, development and demonstration
    • Aims to improve urban air quality, create sustainable, safe & flexible traffic systems
    • Biodiesel trials in buses, taxis & fleets
  • 5 country ‘territorial cooperation’
    • Centre for Carbon Reduction ‘CRed’ with City of Norwich and…
    • Malmö (Sweden) Tallinn (Estonia), Suceava (Romania) and Potenza (Italy)
    • Knowledge applicable to other cities

Hardstaff biomethane dual-fuel

produced from waste biomass or purpose grown crops/residues

towards low carbon growth
Towards low carbon growth
  • The scale of growth forecast for the region requires bold thinking and rapid, widespread adoption of low carbon technologies and standards.
  • Our industries and knowledge base can contribute low carbon solutions for the region and the world.
towards low carbon growth11
Towards low carbon growth
  • Strong alignment with European & UK government strategic objectives, therefore support.
  • We will only succeed in bringing about long-term sustainable and lower carbon economic growth if we work together to achieve common goals.

Lord Drayson, Minister for Business, Innovation & Skills with Lightning electric car built in Peterborough and part of the Technology Strategy Board funded

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European support forLow carbon vehicle innovationDavid Morrall Director, Europe and International, EEDA21 July 2009