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FFG - The Austrian Research Promotion AgencyManagement of Innovation andTechnology Policy Programmesin AustriaMartin Reishofer, 4 May 2011 wbc-inco.net,Seminar on Innovation Managementin the EU FrameworkprogrammeOhrid / Macedonia

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1) Overview on FFG and FFG Funding Schemes2) The Programme COIN as a good practice example of a FFG Innovation Funding Scheme

www.ffg.at

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Austria

Germany

EU-25/27

Catching-up: Expanding R&D spending

Ambition to join the club of „innovation leaders“

  • GERD 2010: 2,76% of GDP, rank 3 on european level (leading: Schweden and Finnland)
  • rank 7 in European Innovation Scoreboard („Innovation Follower“)

Gross expenditures on R&D in % GDP;

Source: Eurostat; chart: ABA

strengths and weaknesses of the austrian innovation system according to cis 2009

EU 27

weaknesses

strengths

Strengths and weaknesses of the Austrian innovation system according to CIS (2009)

S&E and SSH graduates

S&E and SSH doctorate graduates

Tertiary education

Life-long learning

ENABLERS

Youth education

Public R&D expenditures

Venture Capital

Private credit

Broadband access by firms

Business R&D-expenditures

IT expenditures

k. A.

No n-R&D innovation expenditures

SMEs innovating in-house

Innovative SMEs collaborating

FIRM ACITIVITES

Firm renewal (SMEs entries + exits)

Public private co-publications

EPO patents

Community trademarks

Community designs

Techn. Balance of Payments flows

SMEs introducing product or process innovations

SMEs introducing marketing or organisational innovations

k. A.

Resource efficiency innovators

Reduced labour costs

OUTPUTS

Reduced use of materials and energy

Employment in medium-high & high-tech manufacturing

k. A.

Employment in knowledge-intensive services

Medium-tech and high-tech manufacturing exports

New to market sales

New-to -market sales

New-to -firm sales

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Parliament

Committee for Research, Innovation & Technology

Federal Government

BMF

BMWFJ

BMVIT

BMWF

Austrian Science Fund

www.ffg.at

ffg austrian research promotion agency
FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Founded in September 2004

Merger of four organisations

Austrian Industrial Research Promotion Fund

Technologie Impulse Gesellschaft

Austrian Space Agency

Bureau for International Research and Technology Cooperation

Legal structure: private limited company

Owner: Federal Government, represented by

Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology

Federal Minister of Economy, Family and Youth

Budget 2010

555 million € budget (2009: 508 Mio €)

225 staff (full-time equivalents)

www.ffg.at

organisational structure
Organisational Structure

Internal audit

Management

Strategy

Aeronautics

and Space

Agency (ALR)

Internal services

General

Programmes

(GP)

Structural

Programmes

(SP)

Thematic

Programmes

(TP)

European

and

International

Programmes

(EIP)

www.ffg.at

ffg research promotion statistics

508

447

Mio

Mio

.

.

296

371

Mio

Mio

.

.

310

378

Mio

Mio

.

.

FFG-Research Promotion Statistics

Development

from 2008 to 2009

2006

2007

2008

2009

Accepted projects

1.221

+ 21 %

2.545

1.805

3.072

2.113

5.220

+ 3 %

5.088

2.703

Partners

funding

Agreed

Cash value

- 9 %

548

Mio

.

406

Mio

.

- 13 %

424

Mio

.

255

Mio

.

Payments

+ 3 %

366

Mio

.

306

Mio

.

Source: FFG Promotion Statistics 2009

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FFG-Research Promotion Statistics IIAllocation of cash values according to type of organisations in 2009

4,02;

3,27;

1%

1%

Business

71,22;

Research Organisations

14%

Universities

Intermediates

others

47,17;

9%

TOTAL PAYMENTS

378,73;

75%

Source: FFG Promotion Statistics 2009

www.ffg.at

ffg research promotion statistics iii new ffg apllicants 2007 2009
FFG-Research Promotion Statistics IIINew FFG-apllicants 2007- 2009

New Applicants

Experienced Applicants

3500

3000

Antragsteller in genehmigten Projekten

2500

1.129

1.307

2000

39%

46%

2.913

1500

2.863

436

31%

1000

1.784

1.556

1.409

973

500

0

2007

2008

2009

general programmes gp
General Programmes (GP)

Objective

Strengthening the technological competitiveness of companiesbased in Austria

Broadening of the innovation base (attracting newcomers)

Funding model is based on

In-house project assessment and selection

Open call

Bottom-up (no thematic focus)

www.ffg.at

general programme
General Programme
  • any technology fields or firm sizes
  • experimental research and development projects
  • projects with a concrete chance of commercial exploitation
  • funding: fulfilment of technical and economical criteria
thematic programmes tp
Thematic Programmes (TP)

Programmes

FIT-IT – Information technologies

At:net – Austrian Electronic Network

BENEFIT – New technologies for elderly people

Intelligent transport systems and services (IV2S)

Energy Research

NANO Initiative – nano sciences and nano technologies

KIRAS – Safety research

TAKE OFF – the Austrian aeronautics programme

GEN-AU – Genome research

www.ffg.at

europ ean a nd international programme s eip
Europeanand International Programmes (EIP)
  • Objectives
  • Support of Austrian researchers in industry and science with a view to promoting participation in the European Research Framework Programme, EUREKA,CIP, etc.
  • Tasks
  • National competenceand service centre for European and international R&Dprogrammesand initiatives
  • Professional information and counselling on all programmes by competent national contact points
  • Establishment of contacts with international R&D networks
  • Monitoring of Austrian participation in EU Framework Programme
a eronautics and space agency alr
Aeronautics and Space Agency (ALR)

Objectives

International positioning and networking of Austrian industry, economy, science

Securing Austria‘s competitiveness at the international level

Implementation of Austrian aeronautics and space policy

Tasks

Central contact point for coordination of activities

Representing Austria in EU bodies, ESA, EUMETSAT

Management of participation in bilateral and international aerospace programmes, management of the Austrian space programme

Sustainable development and strengthening of the Austrian aeronautics and space cluster

www.ffg.at

structural programmes
Structural Programmes

Science

Industry

www.ffg.at

www.ffg.at

structural programmes mission
Structural Programmes - Mission
  • To support sustainable networks and partnerships between science and industry
  • To improve and accelerate the transformation of knowledge into innovation
  • To strengthen human potential in Austria as a location for research and innovation
coin funding the transfer of knowledge into innovation focused on smes

COIN – a good practise example of aFFG Innovation Funding Programme

COIN – Funding the transfer of knowledge into innovation (focused on SMEs)
  • Initiated by two Austrian ministries (programme owner cooperation)
  • Thematically open calls
  • Target groups: companies (especially SMEs), Intermediaries, RTOs
  • Consortia type projects
  • Open Calls with „cut off dates“ twice a year
coin basic requirements and regulations
COIN - Basic Requirements and Regulations
  • FTE-Richtlinien (Basic Guidelines by Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology and Federal Ministry of Economy), based on the European Framework Programme
  • Programme Document COIN (owned by the ministries)(guidelines for the implementation of the programme)
  • Guidelines for calls(detailed regulations for proposer’s, tips and hints for submission)
  • Reporting Guidelines (for project processing, resp. monitoring)
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COIN Calls in 2 Programme Lines

COIN – „Competence Building“

  • is focused on cooperation projects strengthening the innovation level especially of SMEs by technology and knowhow transfer
  • Consortia type projects: min. cooperation of 3 companies (2 of them SMEs)
  • Additional (optional) partners: universities, universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), research institutes, higher education institutes, other intermediaries (e.g. Technology Centers, Clusters, …)
  • aims at building competences and strengthening those agents, that are core partners for enterprises in terms of R&D an innovation
  • partners are not mandatory; only RTO partners are allowed to receive funding; company partners have to be orderer of R&D in Phase 2 of the project running time

COIN – „Cooperation and Networks“

coin cooperation and networks funding scheme
COIN „Cooperation and Networks“ Funding Scheme

twobasic requirements

Practical Application in Form of Consortia minimum 3 companies (SMEs),

additional RTOs, Intermediaries, further companies

Knowledge- and Technology-transfer to SMEs

Co-operation

Innovation

  • - innovative products
  • - Innovative procedures
  • innovative services
  • Build-up of sustainable innovation oriented cooperation
  • Implementation of innovation projects based on existing networks between SMEs and RTOs
funding conditions in detail
Funding Conditions in Detail
  • Minimum project configuration is 3 companies (thereof 2 SMEs)
  • Funding by grants
  • funding rate is limited to 60% of the total project costs (40% own resources can be brought in by cash or in Form of “in kind”, e.g. by working hours)
  • Maximum funding: 500.000 Mio EUR
  • At least 60% of the project costs must be costs of the consortia partners, i.e. max. 40% external costs
  • Duration: projects can be funded for maximum 3 years running time
coin call management

Proposals (submitted by e-call)

COIN – Call Management

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

Pn

Call Deadline

FFG

„Check on Eligibility“ & Technical Expertise

------ m a x . 2 , 5 m o n t h -------

Jury of Experts

Ex ante Evaluation of Proposals,

Explicit Funding-Recommendation

MinisterAnnouncement of Decision

Communication of Results

facts and figures based on 4 coin calls cooperation networks
Facts and Figures (based on 4 COIN Calls “Cooperation & Networks”)
  • 248 proposals (Ø 60 proposals p.a.)
  • 74selected and funded projects -> Ø quota of success: 30%
  • Total funding amount: approx. 25,5 Mio EUR
  • More than 450 funded Consortia Partners
  • - Ø Volumen per project: approx. 600.000 EUR- Ø Funding per project: approx. 350.000 EUR
  • Mainly 2 years running time
split of consortia partners
Split of Consortia Partners

On average 5 to 6 Partners per project

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COIN „Special“

Transnational Funding within a national programme by

COIN „Cooperation & Networks International“

Partner Countries:

Albania,

Bosnia-Herzegovina,

Croatia,

Macedonia,

Montenegro,

Serbia (inkl. UNMIK/Kosovo)

Ukraine,

Turkey,

Moldova

Russia,

Belarus

Armenia,

Azerbaijan,

Georgia,

Kazakhstan

  • Funding Criteria and Procedure related to COIN „Cooperation & Networks“, but …
  • Funding up to 70% (RTDI-Institutes 75%)
  • min. 4 companies/SMEs (thereof 2 from Austria)
  • min. 15 % and max. 50% funding to non Austrian Partners
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R&D makes an Impact

>> www.ffg.at

FORSCHUNG WIRKT.

Thank You