SMEs – collaborating with a HEI
9.00 – 9.30 registration
9.30-9.45 Introduction to the day
9.45 - 10.15 Intro and icebreaker – getting to know, reflecting and sharing, use the rose motif (petals and
thorns) – was your education a petal or a thorn? Take 10 minutes to reflect, 10 minutes to discuss with the
person to their right, 5 minutes group reflection.
10.15 – 11.00 BENIFITS/WHY BOTHER?
10.15– 10.30 - Problem Solving
•Video on how an SME solved a problem with HEI help
•Summary power point
10.30 – 10.45 - Expertise/ Research/Equipment
•Power point: One slide on each topic (Expertise/Research/Equipment)
10.45 – 11.00 - Credibility
•One case study – video?
11.00 – 11.15 - International R&D networks
•Power point highlighting networks such as FP7 and their benefits
11.15– 11.30 - Tea Break
11.30 – 13.00 CHALLENGES
11.30 – 12.00 - The modern university and business – Interactions and common challenges (MLU)
•Flow chart & power point slides
12.00 – 12.30 - Understanding the research challenge? The need to clarify costs
•Video and discussion (interactive)
•Hard copy spread sheet to begin the thought process (link to afternoon practical session)
12.30 - 13.00 - IPR
•Technical presentation
13.00 LUNCH
Facilitators – plan of the presentation
• HEI Programmes
• Expected results
• Facilitator – who is that?
• HEI and SME facilitators: primary providers and supporters
• Government Programmes to engage HEI&SME
• HEI Business Engagement Programmes
• Technology Transfer Programmes
Facilitators - plan of the presentation
• Science Innovation Centres NCN
• Business Support Units
• Non-Governmental Organizations
• Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organizations
• Enterprise Agencies
• Business Incubators
• Private Investors
HEI Programmes
• Involve SMEs and HEIs into mutually beneficial cooperation
• Ensure SMEs access to research and innovation
• Provide HEIs with financing and return of investment made in
research
HEI Programmes
• HEIs enhance their business credibility
• HEI Programmes identify barriers in cooperation between SMEs
and HEIs
• HEI Programmes Management Stuff often
comes from business circles to use their
business practice
Expected results
• Overcoming of barriers in cooperation between SMEs and HEIs
• Access to innovation and research knowledge for SMEs
• Understanding of SMEs
functioning by HEIs
• Creation of cooperation
community of HEIs and SMEs
Expected results
• Financial return of HEIs investment in research
• Self-employment in HEI sector – students and start-up
companies
• SMEs growth
Expected results
• Developed materials incorporation into different courses and
studies
• Sectoral organizations getting involved in research
• SMEs operating within
Business Incubators,
Innovation Centres and
acquire investors, such as
venture capital companies
Facilitator – who is that?
• „A facilitator is someone who helps a group of people
understand their common objectives and assists them to plan to
achieve them without taking a particular position in the
discussion.”
• „Facilitation in business, organizational development (OD) and
in consensus decision-making refers to the process of designing
and running a successful meeting.”
HEI and SME facilitators
Primary Providers
• Government Programmes
• HEI Business Engagement
Programmes
• Technology Transfer Programmes
• Science Innovation Centres NCN
• Business Support Units
HEI and SME facilitators
Primary Providers
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Non-Governmental Organizations
Enterprise Agencies
Business Incubators
Private Investors: Business Angels, Venture Capital
Organizations
Science Innovation Centres NCN
Business Support Units
Non-Governmental Organizations
Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organizations
Enterprise Agencies
Business Incubators
Government Programmes
to engage HEI&SME
• Funds are distributed by managing authorities in Poland,
National Centre of Research and Development
Examples of programme
• EUROSTARS
HEI Business Engagement Programmes
• Aim to support transfer of knowledge
• Suport projects that have chances to be implemented in
economy
• Stimulate cooperation between scientist and entrepreneurs
• Increase expenditure for research and development works
• Enhance cooperation between enterprises and universities
Technology Transfer
• „Technology Transfer” - the
process of skill transferring,
knowledge, technologies
Basic types of Tech Transfer
and its programs
• “Vertical Technology Transfer”
• „Horizontal Technology Transfer”
• Some government programmes are set for funding technology
transfer in the market
• Many TTPs are implemented within incubators
• Different countries have different methods for commercial
exploitation:
 licensing agreements
 setting up joint ventures and partnerships
 spin-offs
 spin-outs
Example of Tech Transfer Programme
• Technology Fishing Rod
Science Innovation Centres NCN
Science Innovation Centres NCN
• About the NCN
• Tasks of the NCN
Business Support Units
• What are BSUs?
• What do BSUs do?
• What are the benefits od BSUs?
Non-Governmental Organizations
• What are NGOs?
• What are the benefits of NGOs?
Non-Governmental Organizations
• What can NGOs do for you?
Quasi-Autonomous
Non-Governmental Organisations
• Examples of Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental
Organisations.
Enterprise Agencies
• What are Enterprise Agencies?
• What do Enterprise Agencies do?
• What are the benefits of Enterprise Agencies?
Business Incubators – can take care of you
• What are Business Incubators?
• What do Business Incubators do?
• What are the benefits of Business Incubators?
Private Investors
• Who are Private Investors?
• What do Private Investors do?
• What are the benefits of Private Investors?
Private Investors Business Angels
• Who are they and how can you approach them?
• What are the ways they can help you?
• What are the benefits of having their help?
• What they will ask you
for?
Private Investors
Venture Capital Organizations
• The specific of VCOs and how they can provide you a help?
Thank you for your attention!
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