CONSTRINNONET: WP1 REPORT: 4.4 “LOCAL INITIATIVES-GREECE” Call for Proposals/National level: Deadline 30/04/2004 HELLENIC REPUBLIC: MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT GENERAL SECRETARIAT FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY (www.gsrt.gr) 3rd COMMUNITY FRAME of SUPPORT (2000-2006)/OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME: “COMPETITIVENESS” (EPAN) Metre 4.3: “Programme TECHNOBROKERAGE” ‘Development and Networking of Service Providers Organisms on Issues of Technology Transfer and Innovation’ General The General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development calls for interested parties to submit proposals in the frame of Action “Programme TECHNOBROKERAGE' which is included in the Operational Programme "COMPETITIVENESS", Metre 4.3. The programme is part-financed by private and public resources. The Public Expense for envisaged works will not exceed 40% of the total budget of those individual works. The remaining budget percentage is to be covered by private finance. The 70% of Public Expense are financed by the European Fund of Regional Growth (ETPA) and 30% from the Greek State. More specifically, the Action 4.3.4 "Programme TECHNOBROKERAGE: Development and Networking of Service Providers Organisms on Issues of Technology Transfer and Innovation”, is included in Metre 4.3 "Encouragement of Research, the Transfer and Dissemination of Technology to the enterprises, Support of Activities for International Scientific and Technological Collaboration and Transfer of Technology" (which falls into the Axis of Priority 4 of EPAN "Technological Innovation and Research"), which has the aim of intensification of research and mainly in the realization of resembling activities (transfer of technology, distribution, briefing etc) in the interior of enterprises. The aim of work is the Creation or Extension of services of Technology Transfer and Innovation from abroad (with the form Technology Brokers, Patent Attorneys, Technology Valuators, Marketeers) to the country and vice- versa, as well as from the institutions of production and management of scientific and technological information, to the productive institutions of country. The program will also support actions of networking that aim in the facilitation of application of research results and particularly: in the discovery of partners for licensing in the discovery of investors for creation of companies spin-off in the international technological and commercial evaluation of technologies/ products in the support for the enterprising planning or even in technological support of companies from scientific personnel of foreign and domestic research and educational centres. The direction of the Action "TECHNOBROKERAGE” is turned to the aid of creation of TECHNOBROKERAGE centres at national level and in various major regions of the country, that will act in a complementary role with similar activities that are developed or developing in the region (Centres for Enterprise and Technological Development, BICs, Offices of Mediation, Higher Education Institutions, Polytechnic Colleges, Scientific and Technological Parks and Incubators) which will be specialized in: the identification of technology that will have direct relation with the produced products or the industrial infrastructure of the country or even of the particular region, using new forms of management of technology, the promotion of domestically produced technology in international markets. The objective of the “Programme TECHNOBROKERAGE” is the creation of a web of specialized centres of technobrokerage, that will provide at all times up-to-date information on available, all over the world, technology of their interest. These centres might be connected electronically between them so that they serve on an individual basis (self-sustainable) or to refer interested parties to other more relevant centres, in order for enterprises to locate and in following to incorporate in the production new methods or advanced equipment/products. Right to participate Proposals can be submitted by Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises (according to the definition that is reported in the regulation of Committee (EK) No 70/2001) Activities supported by the Program • Estimation of technological needs of enterprises on geographic unit, sector of enterprises or technological sector level, • Investigation of market of offered technologies and Identification of suitable technology, • Estimation of possibilities of application of technologies in enterprises, • Development of portfolio of industrial property (licensing in - licensing out) • Organization and Execution of negotiations on the signature of conventions of technology transfer between donors and recipients of technology and provision of advisory services in the know-how of conventions, • Development of activities for the search, domestically and abroad, of ways of financing of investment for technology transfer/ know-how, • Initial trials and adaptations of the enterprise-recipient of technology/ know- how for the complete adoption, • Identification of partners for concession of authorizations of exploitation of know-how (licensing), • International technological and commercial evaluation of technologies/ products, • Provision of advice with regards to diplomas of industrial property in Greece and abroad, • Identification of partners for the creation of spin-off companies, • Technological support of companies from scientific personnel of domestic and foreign research and educational centres, • Networking with service providers organisms of know-how, as well as other institutions with similar activities (Offices of Mediation, Higher Education Institutions, Polytechnic Colleges, Research Centres, E&T Parks and Incubators, etc).
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