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									Regional Dimension of the 7th Framework
             Programme

       Regions of Knowledge
               2008
                       Enterprise Ireland, 15 January 2008



                                                   Ciaran DEARLE (DG RTD- B.4)


  RTD-B.4 - Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential               Not legally binding
                    FP7 2007 - 2013
              Specific Collaborative research
            Cooperation – Programmes

                         Ideas – Frontier Research

                         People – Human Potential

                   Capacities – Research Capacity

                                                        +
                                       JRC (non-nuclear)

                                           JRC (nuclear)

                                               Euratom

RTD-B.4 - Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential       Not legally binding
        FP 7- specific programme
             « CAPACITIES »

1.   Research Infrastructures
2.   Research for the benefit of SMEs
3.   Regions of Knowledge (RoK)
4.   Research Potential (RP)
5.   Science in Society
6.   Activities of International Cooperation

     RTD-B.4 - Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential   Not legally binding
                                Before Regions
                                 of Knowledge
• Pilot Action in 2003
    Objective: implementing the Lisbon strategy at regional level,
     stressing the central role of knowledge for regional development
    Instrument: networks of European regions, including universities,
     research entities and enterprises.
    14 projects financed for € 2,5 M; 1 Irish participant
• Call for proposal in 2004
    Objective: promote more and better regional investments in
     research
    Instrument: mutual learning, coordination and collaboration
     between regional policies and initiatives through foresight,
     benchmarking, networking and coordination activities
    18 projects financed for € 9 M; 3 Irish participants


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                  Regions of knowledge
                                  Policy context
The "Regions of Knowledge" initiative responds to a need
to increase the overall capacity of regional players to foster
science and technology-based economic development,
by better integrating research to their regional strategies

Within the framework of the Lisbon strategy for a performing
knowledge-based economy

To help reach the Barcelona objectives



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            Regions of Knowledge
Two objectives for all European regions:
                                                         Produce research strategies
Strengthen their capacity for
                                                                that contribute
investing in RTD and carrying
                                                            to regional economic
   out research activities
                                                                 development


Through the development of regional ‘research-
driven clusters’
     Associated and candidate countries are also eligible



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          What is a regional
          research-driven cluster?
    Research                                              Regional
        Entity                                            Authority

                                             Regional
                                            Research–
                                              Driven
                                              Cluster
   Business
                                                        Other Actors
    entity
     (e.g. SME)                                         (e.g. Banks)


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          Expected outcome and impact
Expected Outcome
    Improve links between research actors and business
   community
    Foster transnational / cross-border cooperation
    Enhance mutual learning and exchanges of experience and
   best practices between regional actors
Expected impact
    Regional economical growth in selected domains
      Response to the needs of regional business communities
      Mobilisation of local, national and community funds to
       implement defined regional action plans in support
       of regional economic development

        RTD-B.4 - Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential   Not legally binding
           I - FP7 and the Structural
           Funds: more synergies
• FP 7 has a new regional dimension, under “Capacities”
• … while Structural Funds will reinforce R&D investment
   – Earmarking: 75% of funds for Lisbon priorities in
     Competitiveness & Employment Objective, incl.
     Ireland.
   – In fact, 83 % just for R&D and innovation in the case
     of Ireland
   – Complementary funding to be encouraged … but no
     double funding. Practical Guide in Spring 2008.



       RTD-B.4 - Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential   Not legally binding
      Work programme for 2008
      and implementation
Description of main activities :
• Foreseen calls
• Funding schemes
• Selection and negotiation procedure
• Some implementation issues


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        I – RoK: Main activities 2008

Two calls foreseen for a total of 10,1 M €:
• REGIONS-2007-1 (9.3 M €)
Analysis, mentoring, integration of research agendas and
definition of Joint Action Plans
• REGIONS-2007-2 (0.8 m €)
Facilitating the emergence of new regional research driven
clusters and mutual exchange of information




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 I – Thematic priorities in 2008


1. Maximising the benefits of research
   infrastructures for regional economic
   development
2. Regional contributions to the reduction of CO2
   emissions




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                           I – REGIONS-2007-1
       Analysis, mentoring, integration of research agendas
               and definition of Joint Action Plans
Activities
• Analysis, development and implementation of research agendas
• Mentoring of regions with a less developed research profile or
  mutual learning
• Initiatives to improve integration: definition of joint action plans,
  together with business plans – following SWOT analysis and
  definition of RTD needs
• Dissemination activities
Participants
• Consortia of at least two regional research-driven clusters –
             i.e. counting at least 6 partners from 2 countries and
            respecting the triple helix – with regional/local authority
                as Coordinator
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                          I - REGIONS-2007-2
           Facilitating the emergence of new clusters
                      and mutual information
Activities
• Creation of new research driven clusters
• Analysis, workshops, roundtables, expert group meetings,
dissemination activities, including web-based initiatives
• Preparation of action plan

Participants
• at least 3 participants (one research entity, one regional
authority, one business entity) - from the same region
• or one research driven cluster (for mutual information
        activities)

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                Funding scheme overview
                               funding                 duration    Community       % of total
                               scheme                              contribution   eligible cost
REGION-2007-1            coordination                up to         approx.        up to 100%
Analysis,                and support                 36 months     1 Mio. €
mentoring,               action
integration of
research actors
and definition of
JAP
REGION-2007-2      coordination                      up to         Approx.        up to 100%
New clusters and and support                         24 months     200.000 €
mutual information action




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       Selection and negotiation
• Timetable of procedure
   Calls for proposals to be published : 30/11/2007
   Deadline for submission : 14/03/2008
   Selection, with help of independent experts – within 3
    months of call closure
   Negotiation phase
   Commission decision
   Signature of grant agreement and entry into force, if
    possible before year end


      RTD-B.4 - Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential   Not legally binding
           Selection and negotiation
• Reminder : eligibility criteria, especially for
   Cluster composition (number and type of entities)
   Regional/local authority must be Coordinator
   Geographical location
• Selection and award criteria:
   Financial capacity
   Relevance to the objectives of the work programme
    Scientific and technological excellence
   Potential impact – through the development,
      dissemination and use of project results
   Quality and efficiency of the implementation and
      management


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                 Thank you for your attention !




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