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									Expert Group Meeting on Innovation Systems in Practice,
  The Relevance for Industry in Developing Countries

‘Medibtikar – a programme stimulating Innovation and
    Technology Transfer in the MEDA Countries’

           Vienna, UNIDO, 23 October 2007


                     Dr Gudrun Rumpf
            Team Leader– Intrasoft International S.A.
Agenda



    • Medibtikar Programme & Achievements
    • Technology Transfer to MEDA Countries
         – Why, what and how
         – Success factors
    • Progress and Challenges
    • Future Actions
MEDIBTIKAR EMIP: Programme & Achievements


           Creation of services to stimulate the creation of innovative SMEs
           Initiate Industry support structures such as Technology Transfer
 Goals
           Assist to key sectors in MEDA Countries Textile, Food, ICT
           Advise for the elaboration of Governmental Innovation Policy


            EuropeAid three years to March 2009 €7.3 million budget
            Regional beneficiaries (10 Ministries of Industry) 20 Person Team
 Design
            Led by Intrasoft International based in Cairo Four Strands:
            Training, Technical Assistance, Studies and Networking

           50 preparatory missions across all countries; Over 12 Training
           courses involving 600 plus persons; EMIP & MEDIS established 2
 Results   major studies (SWOT analysis & MEDIS) 4 conferences, papers
           delivered at 10; Partners DG ENTR, World Bank, EIB, UNESCO,
           UNIDO
MEDIBTIKAR EMIP: Intrasoft Consortium Leader

        ACTIVITIES
                     Since 1996 large scale projects supporting links between
                     Universities and Industry – 15 major projects in progress

         MARKETS     Long experience with OPOCE. DG Enterprise, DG Research,
                     EIB, Europe Aid and MEDA Governments

                     Multicultural team of 150+ professionals. Offices in 5 sites
       RESOURCES
                     (Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Romania, Egypt).
                     Resources cover Innovation Consultancy, Journalism,
                     Translations, Web Development, Training
          CORDIS
                     Since 1998 responsible for all Editorial and Technical
                     aspects of the Portal communicating European R&D
   PUBLIRESEARCH
                     Since 2006 communicated all aspects of the EU Seventh
                     Framework Programme on behalf of European Commission

       INNO-IMPACT   Since 2005 completing a comprehensive study on the
                     impact on Innovation of the EU 5 th / 6th Framework
                     Programme. 7,000 organizations surveyed
MEDIBTIKAR EMIP: Why Technology Transfer?

Why? Big opportunities and big threats for
 MEDA countries. Industry needs to innovate
 by process improvements, new product
 development, access to new markets, etc
What? Training to set up of Euro-Mediterranean
 Industrial Partnerships (EMIP) network
Who? MEDA business support organizations
How? 1.) EMIP Three Training Courses
     2.) EMIP pilot actions
     3.) Use of an established Methodology
MEDIBTIKAR EMIP: What are we building?

                 Technology Requests & Offers
                                                     European
   TT Networks                                       Networks
   Nine Sigma                Industry              IRE, IRC, EIC
       RTI             Support Organization       EUREKA, EBAN,
    YET2COM           from Egypt / Morocco /
                     Tunisia / Jordan / Syria /
                         Lebanon / Algeria
     Tech                   Enabled by                Tech
    Request                MEDIBTIKAR                Request
     Offer                                            Offer
                              Tech
     Global                  Request
                              Offer                  Europe
     Small &
                                                      SME
     Large
    Industry                  MEDA
                              Small &
                              Large
                             Industry
MEDIBTIKAR EMIP: Which processes enabled?


      Actors in the EMIP will enable SMEs in the MEDA Region to
      form Technology Transfer Agreements across the different
       parts of the Technology Lifecycle.



Research    Development Production                 Sale          End-User
                                                            **
                                                  5.) Commercial agreement
                                                  with technical co-operation

                                  3.) Manufacturing agreement
                                  4.) Licence agreement
             1.) Technical co-operation
             2.) Joint venture
Intrasoft network management experience

                          Open Innovation Platform


                          Technology Exchange      Innovation Monitoring:
                          Technology Requests      Multiple Surveys
 Communication
                          Technology Offers        Create Edit Surveys
 E-Newsletters
                          Commercialization        Output Management
 Calendar of Events
                           Follow-Up Workflow      Dashboard
 Network Library
                          Company Outreach         Statistical Reporting
 Information Repository
                          Open Standard            Data Export
 Forum
                          Clustering Options       Integration with Tech
                          Inter-network exchange   Exchange


          Directory – Research Centres and Client Companies
MEDIBTIKAR EMIP: Leverages 10 Years IRC Experience

                                   Companies achieving technology partnerships
               The learning network                                               The growing network                                            The mature network

             • Network members work
            1400                                                              • Standards are                                                  •Standards &
                                                                                                                                            1248
               individually                                                     formalised                                                     tools are adopted
            1200                                                                                                                               1190 1204
             • Standards & tools need to                                                •In common                                             •Focusing on
                                                                                                                                        968
               be
            1000 defined                                                                agreement between                                      quality
                                                                                        the stakeholders 770                              868
             • The common values of the                                                                                                        •Ready for new
              800                                                                                  674
               Network are identified                                                   •Regularly revised                                     learning curve
                                                                                             554
             •600
               Common measurable items                                                  •Implemented via
               arise                                                                   366
                                                                                        shared tools.
              400
                                                                          240
                                                             190
   The start: 200 125 125 140
                                                                                  Results are growing                                           Linear growth of the
European Commission Results are                low                                   exponentially                                                     results.
decision to address 0
                       1995-1996


                                   1996-1997


                                                 1997-1998


                                                              1998-1999


                                                                           1999-2000


                                                                                        2000-2001


                                                                                                    2001-2002


                                                                                                                2002-2003


                                                                                                                            2003-2004


                                                                                                                                         2004-2005


                                                                                                                                                     2005-2006


                                                                                                                                                                 2006-2007
market failure




                 Nb clients                    End of reporting period
Ingredients Triple A Networks – the stairway to success


                                                      Alive
                                                      Network      Success
                                                      utilizing
                                                      common
                           Active Members          standards and
                                                        goal
                           Common standards
                              and tools




         Animating      Who works alone,adds.
         coordinating
Common
            body        Who works together, multiplies.
  goal
                        Who works in an   AAA network, exponentiates   .
MEDIBTIKAR EMIP:     Achievements & Challenges


             First modules of training completed for Egypt, Syria, Morocco,
             Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon
 Progress    Industrial support organizations being established in Egypt & Lebanon
             Initial company visits completed in Egypt


              Translation from a policy initiative to a support mechanism
              for SMEs
Challenges    Training of personnel to be able to interact and support SMEs
              Focusing resources and moving Initiatives forward

             Formal connection of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia and
             Lebanon as international members of the IRC Network
             Promotion of the first success stories
  Future
             Enlarging the Network: Connection to Nine Sigma and RTI Networks
             MEDIBTIKAR Annual Conference – 7th / 8th November
Contact Details

   Cairo Office
   EUROMED Innovation and Technology Programme
   3 Abu El-Feda St
   Zamalek
   Cairo

   Project Director: Richard Woodham
   Team leader : John Yates
   Deputy Team Leader: Eric Chataigne

   Tel No: +20(0)227365850
   E-mail: j.yates@medibtikar.net / e.chataigne@medibtikar.net
   WWW: www.medibtikar.net

								
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