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ECREIN Platform in Rhône-Alpes (RA) Inventory of instruments and actions to support eco-innovation and eco-investment in the « Development - Exportation » stage 16 th of October 2007 (morning). Project supported by the European Commission. Summary. Key figures for Rhône-Alpes

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ECREINPlatform in Rhône-Alpes (RA)

Inventory of instruments and actions to support eco-innovation and eco-investment in the « Development - Exportation » stage

16th of October 2007 (morning)

Project supported by the European Commission

summary
Summary
  • Key figures for Rhône-Alpes
  • Instruments to support development stage
  • Instruments to support exportation stage
key figures for the rh ne alpes region

RA is one of the 15 European Regions which generate the most of affluence

Key figures for the Rhône-Alpes Region
  • Area :8% of the area of France, 2nd French Region
  • Population :6 Millions of Inhab(2006), 2nd French Region
  • Economy :GDP total : 165 Billions€ (France : 1 700 Bil€)

GDP/Inhab : 28 131 € (France : 27 957 €)

+ 9% of companies setting up between 2003 and 2005

Traditionalareas of activity : chemistry, textile, mechanical…

Emerging areas in the vanguard of innovation : electronics, computer science, biotechnologies, …

365 000 companies in Rhône-Alpes (91% have less than 10 employees).

The medium SMEs (50 employees) employ 45% of the working population.

smes and innovation
SMEs and innovation

SMEs and innovation: OSEO survey (based on 1000 SMEs - 2005)

      • 56% leave 1 or many innovations pending
      • 8% are organized to innovate regularly
    • The innovation concerns:
      • Product(56%)
      • Working organization (37%)
      • Selling techniques / distribution (28%)
      • Production process (23%)
  • Authorities mobilization to support SMEs innovation
    • Government programmes « Gazelles » (2006)
    • France Investment plan (2007)
    • Research tax rebate more flexible
    • Merging of ANVAR, BDPME, SOFARIS in OSEO and doubling of the budget
    • First patent free for SMEs…
smes and development

USA

226

Italy

132

Germany

122

France

107

SMEs and DEVELOPMENT
  • Small size of french SMes

Jobs growth in SMEs, which have been created since 7 years

(Source : Pourquoi nos PME ne grandissent pas, A. Dumas, Institut Montaigne, Juillet 2006)

  • Déficit of french medium SMEs (from 20 to 499 salaries), but a lot of very small SMEs : diffulty to develop the SMEs after their creation
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Summary
  • Key figures for Rhône-Alpes
  • Instruments to support development stage
  • Instruments to support exportation stage
accompany smes development stage
Accompany SMEsDevelopment stage

Regional structures

Regional agency

for innovation

Banks

Clusters

CdC (national bank)

ENTERPRISES

Professional union

INPI

CCI

Oseo

ADEME

CRCI

Financing and

technical support

Chambers of

commerce

instruments to support development
Instruments to support development
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Guarantees
  • Capital venture
  • Skills financing
grants
Grants
  • Network technological benefit (Region/Oseo)
    • To allow SMEs to innovate
  • Financial support to enhance networking of very small enterprises (Region)
    • Emergence of new activities
  • Research tax rebate mobilization (OSEO)
    • Funds mobilization
  • Research and Development assistance (Region)
    • feasibility, R&D project , clean technology transfer
loans
Loans
  • Bank loans
  • Innovative project support (OSEO)

Technological innovation elaboration

  • Technological transfer support (OSEO)
    • Development of technological cooperation (cluster)
  • Technological partnership support (OSEO)
    • Involve SMEs in collaborative projects
  • Innovation in SMEs support(Region)
    • Technological innovation development
  • Innovation development Contract (OSEO)
    • Technological innovation, new markets...
guarantee
Guarantee
  • Innovation guarantee (OSEO)
    • Bank financing access
  • Biotech Guarantee
    • Bank financing
  • Bail Guarantee on innovative project
    • Ease bail financing on stock order market
  • Innovative SMEs guarantee (OSEO)
    • Shareholders’ equity contribution
  • Shareholders’ equity guarantee
    • Shareholders’ equity contribution
  • FOGIME (ADEME)
    • Middle or long term loan to benefit shareholders’ equity contribution
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Venture capital fundsdevelopment capital : shareholders’ equity contributionin a company in development stage
  • Rhône alpes, Auvergne, Bourgogne PME2
  • Rhône Dauphiné Développement
  • Sofimac
  • Sofimac Croissance
  • Sudinnova SA
  • Sudinnova II
skills financing
Skills financing
  • Hiring support

Recruitment support for innovation (OSEO)

    • Recruitment of doctors

Grant to recruit a new-graduate to develop an innovative project (Region)

    • Recruitment of young people (high school diploma + 5 years of study)
  • Consultant financing

Network technological benefit (Region - OSEO)

    • Include innovation in the development strategy

Diagnosis financing (Region)

Consultancy support (Region)

Regional funds for consultancy support (Region)

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Summary
  • Key figures for Rhône-Alpes
  • Instruments to support development stage
  • Instruments to support exportation stage
national context
National Context
  • SMEs and export: Ubifrance survey (2004)
    • 100 000 SMEs export, more than 50% export occasionally
    • For the 45 000 SMEs which regularly export : 10% export more than 10% of their turnover et 30% export occasionally more than 10% of their turnover
    • 90% of theses SMEs have less than 250 salaried worker and realize 45% of the French export
    • 1 technologically innovative SMEs of 2 export
    • 3 innovative SMEs of 10 have an international market compare to 1/10 for classical SMEs
  • SMEs and patent
    • Positive impact when SMEs take out a patent = increasing of:
      • 43 % of the staff,
      • more than 30% of the turnover,
      • and of the self financing.
    • 10% of French SMEs take out a patent compare to 25% in USA
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Accompany SMEs in the internationalExportation stage

Regional structures

Banks

Erai

Alsace International

Bretagne International

Ubifrance

Sopexa

Entreprises

France

partnership

Professional union

Economical missions

French Chambers

of commerce abroad

Ademe

INPI

Oseo

Coface

Financing

and technical support

Chambers of

commerce

instruments to support export
Instruments to support export
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Guarantees
  • Skills financing
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Grants

  • Exportation support (Region)
    • Realization of the international action plan. Implemented by chambers of commerce
  • Collective programme for exhibitions (Region / Chamber of commerce)
    • Involvement in SMEs exhibitions
  • Individual support for exportation steps (Ubifrance)
    • Finalise a development project abroad
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Loans
  • Investment dedicated to exportation: (guarantee and) financing (OSEO)
  • Investment of subsidiary abroad: (guarantee and) financing (OSEO)
  • International development contract (OSEO)
guarantees
Guarantees
  • Funds for studies and support to private sector (OSEO)
    • Ease the french SMEs setting up abroad (thanks to subsidiaries)
  • FASEP (OSEO)
    • Financing of studies upstream from projects, technical assistance
  • Prospecting insurance (COFACE)
    • Guarantee to prevent the failure risk
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Skills financing

  • Idéclic Strategy (Region)
    • Recruitment of an executive in charge of developing exportation project
  • Support to recruit a project manager dedicated to export (Region)
    • For enterprises clusters
  • International Voluntary in enterprise (Ubifrance)
    • Recruitment of a junior for a mission abroad
first conclusions
First conclusions
  • Lot of new governmental approaches for SMEs development
  • Small size of French SMEs
  • Great diversity of financing
  • Necessity to develop financial tools assessment at the regional scale