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									  ECO-INVESTMENT AND ECO-INNOVATION SUPPORT IN MALOPOLSKA
                           REGION

                          Józef Węgrzyn
Environment and Rural Areas Developement Department of Malopolska
                            Voivodeship




                      Project supported by the European Commission
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Prezentation plan

    Malopolska Region information:
       National context

       Scientific centre

       Investments location

       Infrastructure for innovation


    Good examples
       The Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management

       Activity of Malopolska Regional Agency for Energy and Environmental Management Ltd


    Regional situation – problems identified in the regional strategies

    How to solve the problem
       Support ata teh national level
       Support at the regional level

       Regional Operational Programme - Malopolska 2007-2013



    Contact



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Malopolska Region – national context



    20% of Poland’s population
     within a 100 km distance
     from region’s capital
    5% of Poland’s area
    7,3 % of Poland’s GDP
    8 % of Poland’s FDI
    12,7% of the number of scientists
    10% of the number of students
    9,4% of expenditure on R&D




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Malopolska Region – scientific and academic centre

220
                                                 203 thous.
200

180

160

140
                                                no. of students
120
         2001     2002     2003     2004     2005      2006
       32 universities and colleges
       Jagiellonian University – oldest and most prestigious

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Malopolska Region - infrastructure for innovation


   Institutions supporting development of MSP, Innovation and eco-
       investments in Malopolska:

      10 Development Agencies
      16 Business chambers
      20 Associations of entrepreneurs
      8 Foundations
      14 R&D units
      5 Special economic zones: clusters, technological parks, innovation
       centres, etc




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Good examples


   Examples of existing instrument for innovation and eco-innovation support
   at the regional level

    The Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
          The regional fund financed from regional and national budget acting on the
          basis of the act of parliament „Envronment Protection Law”



    Activity of Regional Business Angel Network - RESIK
          The first regional business angel network created by Malopolska Regional
          Agency for Energy and Environmental Management ltd in the frame of ESF
          programme




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Good example - The Regional Fund for
Environmental Protection and Water Management
  Main objective of WFOŚiGW is to co-finance investments and other actions
   to benefit environmental protection in Malopolska Voivodeship.

  The projects examined by WFOŚiGW are broken down into investment and
   non-investment projects”
     Investments in 3 areas: water management, waste management and air protection
     Non-investment: ecological education, research and development

  Beneficiaries:
     Communes of Malopolska Region
     Entrepreneurs
     Other institutions

  Ways of financing
     Donations
     Preferencial loans



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Good example- Regional Busines Angel Network

    The new network created and managed by Malopolska Regional Agency
     for Energy and Environmental Management Ltd in march 2007

    The Agency (owned by Malopolska Region and Krakow City) is an
     institutions supporting development of eco-investments and eco-
     innovation in Malopolska Region through its activity eg:

    Regional Business Angel Network           – first in our region network
     serving as a bridge between private investors and innovative
     entrepreneurs – www.resik.pl

    The network assemble:
       Innovative projects – enetrpreuners
       Equity investors: business angels, seed capitals
       Supporting institutions: innovation centres, clusters, business centres,
          technology transfer centres



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Regional situation – problems identified
in the regional strategies
  Most important regional strategies and programmes:

      The Malopolska Region Development Strategy 2007-2013
      The Malopolska Region Innovation Strategy 2007-2013
      The Malopolska Region Environment Protection Programme 2005-2012


  defines following main obstacles for innovation and eco-innovation
     developement:

      –   Lack of coordinated national and regional system of innovative projects
          financing
      –   Lack of cooperation betweeen businnes support institution, B&R sector and
          administartion




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How to solve the problem
National support for innovation and eco-innovation
Support at the national level
 Structural funds and national budget
    Operational programme “ Innovative Economy” 2007-2013
    Operational programme “Infrastructure and Environment” 2007-2013
    Technological Initiative – Minister of Science and Higher Education Programme

 Foundations and funds
    Activity of The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
    „Ecofund” foundation
    Foundation for Polish Science

 Commercial activity
    Banks eg. Environmental Protection Bank – preferential terms
    National Economy Bank – governmental programmes
    Business Angel Networks, Seed Capital Funds, Venture Capital Funds



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How to solve the problem
Regional support for innovation and eco-innovation
 Most important financing programmes supporting innovation, eco-innovation
    and eco-investments:

  Structural funds, regional budget
     Regional Operational Programme - Malopolska 2007-2013
     Rural Developement Programme

  Foundations and funds (regional budget)
     The Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
     The District (Poviat ) Environmental Protection Fund
     The Commune Environmental Protection Fund

  Commercial activity
     Banks eg. Environmental Protection Bank,
     Activity of Regional Business Angel Network - eg. RESIK
     Private financing




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Most important regional instrument –
Malopolska Regional Operational Programme - 2007-2013


    Regional Operational Programme is an instrument of realization of
     regional development strategy with use of European Union funds for
     2007-2013

    Main objective of MRPO - creation of good environment for economic
     growth and employment development will be achieved through
     infrastructural investments and innovation and information society
     support

    Priorities for innovation, eco-innovation and eco-investments in MRPO
       Priority   1   –   Environment for knowledge society development
       Priority   2   –   Regional chance economy
       Priority   5   –   Krakow’s metropolitan territory
       Priority   7   –   Environmental protection infrastructure




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Contact


          Environment and Rural Areas Developement Department
                         of Malopolska Voivodeship
                       ul. Basztowa 22, 31-156 Kraków
                 Tel. +48 12 63 03 140, fax. +48 12 63 03 141
                     E-mail klas@malopolska.mw.gov.pl
                      Contact person: Karolina Laszczak




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