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European R&D Funding Opportunities Robert Bunn, Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland – encouraging Collaboration Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Collaborative Networks Competence Centres Collaboration Enterprise Europe Network Innovation Vouchers Collaborative R&D Support

R&D Funding Programmes Non-EU R&D Funding Programmes EU R&D Funding Programmes

Business Engagement in R&D Technology Led Adoption of Knowledge Developing Capacity Building Innovation Market Led

Support for small companies to get innovative solutions to technical and business challenges

Short Term Reward

Assistance to explore how R&D can help your business and help businesses get involved in R&D Grants for in-house R&D projects with collaborative bonuses

Driving New Knowledge Applying New Knowledge

Companies and research teams in HE/FE collaborating Industry-led research in emerging technology sectors

Long Term Reward


 The Eurostars programmes purpose is to provide funding for market-oriented research and development, specifically with the active participation of R&D performing SME’s.

 Collaborative - must involve at least two partners from two different Eurostars member countries.

 UK Funding for SMEs only at 50% of eligible costs – up to


per UK partner  Eurostars Cut-off 10: Deadline 4th April 2013 Eurostars Cut-off 11: Deadline Autumn 2013


IAPP: Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways

 Enhancing industry-academia collaboration  Exchange of knowledge via exchange of people  Consortium defines the research project topic Commercial Partner in one MS/AC + Non-Commercial Partner in another MS/AC

Northern Ireland Successful participation in FP7 Collaborative R&D Funding (2007-2012)

€ 1 670 170 € 9 557 251 Industry Higher Education Other € 35 256 109

€53 million awarded to NI participants in FP7

Invest NI = NICP for Industry/SMEs

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EEN NI ONIEB (Brussels) UK NCPs RoI NCPs InterTradeIreland

SME, entrepreneurs, innovation at the core of


2020 strategy


SME Instrument

Phase 1 Concept & Feasibility assessment Phase 2 Demonstration Market Replication R&D Phase 3 Commercialisation SME - EU financial facilities Risk assessment, technological & commercial feasibility Partner search, Design study and business plan Demonstration, prototyping, testing , market replication, scaling-up, miniaturisation, research --- continued support throughout the project

Quality label, access to risk finance, indirect support

Support Services Available

 Identify the most appropriate funding scheme for your project idea and research needs  Provide advice on UK and EU funding rules, regulations and eligibility criteria  Assist you to find the right partners through the Enterprise Europe Network and ERRIN  Signpost you to further specialist events and advice  Invest NI financial support for proposal preparation

Enterprise Europe NI

What is the Enterprise Europe Network?

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Largest European Commission funded business support network 600 partner organisations 44 countries - Member States and affiliates 6,000 specialist advisors Potential access to circa 20 million European SMEs

Enterprise Europe NI

Technology / R&D related activities

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Consultancy visits Partner searching (including FP7) Dissemination of technology offers and requests Technology missions Partnering & brokerage events Seminars & workshops

Commercially related activities

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European Business Information Commercial collaboration opportunities

Financial Support for Preparing Collaborative R&D applications: Invest NI: Project Definition* Eligible Costs

 Labour  Consultancy Fees  Legal Advice  Travel and Subsistence Costs * Open to Invest NI client companies and to universities/ research organisations through the FP7 mentoring scheme

Team Leader

Joanne Coyle Email: [email protected]

Collaboration Executives – Northern Ireland

Lisa O’Reilly Email: [email protected]

Robert Bunn Email: [email protected]

R&D Liaison Executive – Brussels

Farha Brahmi Email: [email protected]

Tel. 028 9069 8807 Tel. 028 9069 8594 Tel. 028 9069 8602 Tel. 00 32 2 290 1345 Invest NI Collaborative R&D Team Contact Details