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					Promoting Growth and Jobs
   in the BMW Region
              Gerry Finn, Director
            BMW Regional Assembly
Overview
1. BMW Operational Programme
2. Innovative Actions
3. Policy
4. EU Funding for Growth & Jobs
1) BMW Regional
  Operational
Programme (OP)
   2007-2013
         Promoting Growth and Jobs
        Through the BMW Regional OP
• Lisbon Growth and Jobs
  Agenda – Influence
  Programme Priorities

• ‘Earmark’ Interventions
  Contributing Directly to
  Growth & Jobs

• Contribution of OP to      Annual monitoring of key
  Ireland’s National          performance indicators
  Reform Programme             including job creation
         BMW Regional Operational
          Programme 2007-2013
 3 Priority Objectives
1. Innovation, ICT &
   the Knowledge
   Economy
2. Environment
   & Energy
3. Urban
   Development
   & Transport
   Networks
              (1) Innovation, ICT &
            the Knowledge Economy
• 6 Incubation Centres in
  Place in IoTs & 69
  Companies Hosted
• 8 Applied Research
  Enhancement Centres in
  Place
• 87 Researchers
  Supported in 7 PRTLI –
  Funded Projects With
  BMW Partners              5 Marine Research
                             Projects Funded
              (1) Innovation, ICT &
            the Knowledge Economy
• 3,370 SMEs assisted by CEBs
  Since 2000

• 14,743 jobs created in CEB -
  Assisted Enterprises

National Broadband Scheme
Enable c. 89,000 Residential &
c. 5,000 business customers
              (2) Environment &
              Renewable Energy
• Target of 30 Civic
  Amenity Recycling Sites
  in BMW Region
• €24m, 22 Additional
  Water Treatment Plants

 New National Park Visitor
          Centres
     Ballycroy & Clara
   c. 35,000 visitors p/a
                (2) Environment &
                Renewable Energy
• 1660 SMEs Registered for
  Energy Efficiency Supports

• 49 Gas-Fired Combined
  Heat & Power Installations

• Ocean Energy Programme
  Launched – 8 Companies
  Participating                Designated Sustainable
                                    Energy Zone,
                                      Dundalk
          (3) Urban Development &
              Transport Networks

• 2 Major Road Projects:
  Tullamore Bypass &
  M6 Athlone to
  Ballinasloe Motorway
  link
                            Planned Investment in
• Investment in Physical        24 New Railcars
  Infrastructure in RAPID    Serving Destinations
                              in the BMW Region
  Towns in the Region
  Adult
Recreation
 Facility,
Blacklion,
Co. Cavan
          (3) Urban Development &
              Transport Networks
• Gateways & Hub Fund       Gateways
  launched in 2009          (1) Athlone, Mullingar &
                                Tullamore (3 Projects)
• 12 Projects Approved      (2) Dundalk
• €17m ERDF Awarded         (3) Galway
  + Levered Public          (4) Letterkenny
  Investment €40m           (5) Sligo
                            Hubs
• Urban Regeneration,       (1) Ballina
  Transport links, Arts     (2) Castlebar
  Infrastructure, Traffic   (3) Cavan Town
  Management                (4) Monaghan Town
                            (5) Tuam
 2) BMW Regional
  Programme of
Innovative Actions
                       1. Research Briefings
Innovative Actions     2. Mentoring
   Programme           3. Research Vouchers
                       4. Innovation
 €1.8m Programme of       Management
  Innovative Actions   5. Food Technology
  completed in 2009    6. Technology Transfer




                       Continuation of
                       Initiatives Being
                            Pursued
3) POLICY
Recent Activities
            BMW Assembly &
           INNOVATION POLICY
• Innovation Audit 2004   • Policy Submissions &
  & 2010                    Meetings with
• 2 Programmes              Ministers e.g. SSTI
  Innovative Actions        Review,
  (€4.3m)                 • Presentation to
• BMW ROP R&D               Innovation Taskforce.....
  (€115m–EU co-
  financed)
           Innovation Taskforce
Highlighted need to:

• Implement Appropriate
Mechanisms to Bridge
Gap between Academia
& Enterprise (Diffusion)

• Developing Strategic
Alliances with Less
Developed Institutions
e.g. Líonra BMW Region
Research and Innovation
Agreement
Maximising the Economic Impact of
  Airports in the BMW Region




 378 Jobs/€100m p/a       National Aviation Strategy
Tourism                   Multi-Criteria Evaluation
Direct Access/FDI/Time    Development of Airport
Savings to Business      Focused Economic &
 Economic/Growth         Tourism Plans
Potential                Continued Role for PSO
 4) European
 Funding for
Growth & Jobs
   4) European Funding Opportunities for
              Growth & Jobs
EU Financial Engineering – Credit for SMEs
• JEREMIE & JASMINE
(COR- Small Business Act)

European Globalisation Fund (Dell etc)

Interreg Programmes (Assembly Contact Pt)
• Atlantic Area
• Northern Periphery
   4) European Funding Opportunities for
              Growth & Jobs
       Project Example: Atlantic Area


Objectives: Secure Opportunities of Export
            Growth for SMES
Method: Development of ‘Tools for
         Internationalisation’, Economies
         of Scale
       NB for Small Open Economy
     Partners: Westbic/Midland Regional Authority
       Thank You

   Gerry Finn, Director

www.bmwassembly.ie

				
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