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 • • • • • • • • • • 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!