TESLA
Transnational Ecosystem Laboratory and Actions
May 17th & 18th 2012
Kick off meeting, Cork
TESLA – origins & evolution
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Initial Bi-lateral exchanges – Bangor/BMW – Jan 2011
Project spec. prepared & elaborated – March 2011
BMW agreed as Lead /Co-ordinator
Partner search undertaken Spring & summer 2011
Initial Partner meeting – Cambridge June 2011
Lead Partner seminar – London, July 2011
Second & Final preparation meeting, Brussels, September 2011
Pre-submission Lead Partner meeting with JTS – Lille,
September 2011
• Final submission of completed bid – October 2011
Project Aim
To design and deliver a suite of supports to assist the growth &
development of early stage, technology-based enterprises, with
export potential (HPSUs)
• help HPSUs internationalise more quickly.
• identify new Product Development opportunities for HPSUs
• assist HPSUs access key market intelligence
• help Industrial Liaison staff in HEI benefit from inter-regional
placements
• stimulate new spin in ventures from existing firms
• access new sources of HPSU finance including venture capital.
• Deliver innovation supports to remote locations of NWE
TESLA Project Partnership
1. BMW Regional Assembly – Lead Partner
(Ireland)
2. Líonra – Regional Higher Education Network in
BMW Region - Ireland
3. Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland)
4. European BIC Network (EBN, Belgium)
5. INI-Novation (Darmstadt, Germany)
6. Tilburg University, (Netherlands)
7. Bangor University (Wales)
8. Laval - Mayenne Technopole (France)
Associate Partner: CREATIVE NRW, Germany
Lead Partner Role
• BMW Regional Assembly is the Project Manager,
Finance Manager and Communications Manager for
the project
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Preparation of partnership agreements
Overall co-ordination of the implementation of the project
Chairing of steering committee
Compilation of Project Reports every 6 months and final
report
Financial management and control
Compilation of payment claims and payments to partners
Liaison with NWE Secretariat on revisions etc.
Communications strategy for the project
Fourteen Project Actions
ACTION
Creative Industries HPSUs
New Product Design & Development
Innovation Outreach
Internationalisation
Transnational Placements
Soft Landing & Co-Incubation
Mentor Plus
Spin Ins
Entrepreneurial Finance
Public Procurement
Best Practise Toolkit
On Going Monitoring
Evaluation
Dissemination & Continuation
ACTION LEADER
EBN
Cork IOT
Lionra
Cork IOT
Cork IOT
EBN
Lionra
Cork IOT
Tilburg University
Tilburg University
Tilburg University
BMW Regional Assembly
Lionra
BMW Regional Assembly
Action
Action Leader
Partners Involved
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Creative HPSU
EBN
Bangor/Tilburg/Creative NRW (Obs)
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New Product Design & Dev.
CIT
Bangor/LMT
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Innovation Outreach
Lionra
Bangor/CIT/INI Novation
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Internationalisation
CIT
EBN/Lionra/INI-NOV/LMT
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Transnational Placements
LMT
Bangor/EBN/Lionra/INI-NOV/CIT
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Soft Landing/Co Incubation
EBN/INI-Nov
Lionra/CIT/LMT
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Mentor Plus
Lionra
EBN/LMT/INI-NOV/CIT
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Spin Ins
CIT
Lionra/Tilburg/LMT/Bangor
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Entrepreneurial Finance
Tilburg
CIT/Bangor/INI-NOV
10. Public Procurement
Bangor
Tilburg
11. Best Practise Document
Tilburg/Bangor
ALL Project partners
12. On Going Monitoring
BMW RA
ALL Project partners
13. Evaluation
Lionra
ALL Project Partners
14. Dissemination & Continuation BMWRA
ALL Project Partners.
Six Work Packages
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WP1: Driving Innovation
WP2: Internationalisation
WP3: Skills and Capabilities
WP4: Finance and Procurement
WP5: Best Practices & Case Studies
WP6: Monitoring & Evaluation
+ Management and Co-ordination
+ Communications Strategy
Project delivery framework
Work Package
Action
Partners
1. Driving Innovation
- Creative Industries
- New Product Design & Development
- Innovation Outreach
EBN (Lead), CIT, Bangor,
Tilburg, Lionra, INI-Novation,
Laval-Mayenne Technopole +
NRW
2. Internationalisation
- Internationalisation
- Transnational Placements
- Soft Landing/Co-Incubation
Led by CIT
All partner regions involved
3. Skills & Capabilities
- Mentor Plus
- Spin Ins
Bangor (lead), CIT, Lionra, INI –
Novation, Laval Mayenne
Technopole, EBN, Tilburg
4. Finance & Procurement
-Entrepreneurial Finance
- Public Procurement
Tilburg (Lead), Bangor, CIT
5. Best Practise/case
studies
- Best Practise Toolkit
Led by Tilburg, all regions
involved
6. Monitoring &
Evaluation
-On going Monitoring
- Ex-poste Evaluation
Lionra (Lead), all regions
involved.
Overall project management/co-ordination/communication –
BMW Regional Assembly
TESLA Budget
• Overall Project Budget is €3,832,440
• ERDF co-financed by the North West Europe
Interreg IVB Programme
• Total grant €1,916,220 (50% of costs)
• Delivery Timeframe : May 2012 – May 2015
• Official start date: 01/01/2011, End Date: 30/05/2015
Budget Breakdown per partner
Partner
Total eligible
cost
ERDF – 50%
BMW Regional Assembly
€391,009.92
€195,504.96
Cork IOT
€515,291.72
€257,645.86
Lionra
€577,916.44
€288,958.22
EBN
€445,643.39
€222,821.69
INI-Novation
€290,457.03
€145,228.51
University of Tilburg
€419,404.90
€209,702.45
Bangor University
€704,752.28
€352,376.14
Laval Mayenne Technopole
€487,964.54
€243,982.27
TOTAL €3,832,440
€1,916,220.11
Global Budget per cost heading
Budget Line
Staffing
Approved budget
€2,408,701
% of total
62.8
External Experts
Travel & Accommodation
Meetings & Seminars
€418,216
€298,838
€201,819
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5.2
Publicity
€119,223
3.1
Equipment
First Level Control
€61,260
€59,426
1.6
1.5
Administration – 11%
€264,957
Total €3,832,440
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100%
Timetable for delivery of actions
Creative HPSU
July 2012 – Oct 2014
New Product Design & Dev
Aug 2013 – Oct 2014
Innovation Outreach
March 2013 – June 2014
Internationalisation
Aug 2013 – Oct 2014
Transnational Placements
Aug 2013 – Oct 2014
Soft Landing/Co-Incubation
July 2012 – Oct 2014
Mentor Plus
March 2013 – June 2014
Spin Ins
Aug 2013 – Oct 2014
Entrepreneurial Finance
Jan 2013 – June 2014
Public Procurement
Jan 2013 – Nov 2014
Best Practise Document
July 2014 – Feb 2015
On Going Monitoring
May 2012 – Feb 2015
Evaluation
March 2014 – Feb 2015
Dissemination & Continuation
March 2013 – Feb 2015
Conditions of approval fulfilled
Transnationality – the D.D.D.I.D principle: •
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Design together
Develop together
Decide together
Implement together
Disseminate together
Action Plan revised – 2.5
WP revised
– 2.4
Section 2.3 revised
A.16 added on structures
Description of Actions
Clearer description of actions to include selection
procedures, processes & components of Terms of
Reference
• Section 2.5 enhanced
• Action 15 added to describe TOR
• Section 3.1 enhanced on Project Management
Diffrentiation from other NWE funded projects
• ECCE Innovation – Economic Clusters of
Creative & Cultural enterprises
• Open Innovation (IOIT)
Liaison with Laval Mayenne Tech to provide
clarity on complementarity.
Long Lasting impacts/Sustainability
• Revised objectives & long lasting effects –
section 2.2 to include fora to sustain the
results e.g. EBN/Pro-Inno /WIRE
• New information added under action 14 to
elaborate continuity post project.
• A mainstreaming strategy to be developed by
the Lead Partner by February 2015
Communication Strategy
Section 4 enhanced to provide more detailed
information on target groups & key messages
 Internal partnership
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Beneficiaries
Enterprise Support Agencies
EU Level Audience
General Public
Each WP enhanced as part of section 2.4
Action 14 – further elaboration on Dissemination
Budget Justification
• Further justification provided on Staffing
levels – 63% overall
• Audit /First Level Control costs
• Travel & Accommodation costs
Observers
Sections 2.4 and 2.5 amended to include
Creative NRW in Action 1 – Creative HPSUs
Project Outcomes include
• 612 firms will be engaged in
the 10 initiatives
• 55 new products designed
and/or developed
• 45 HPSUs will be
established
• 68 support workshops will
be hosted.
• 850 expert days will be
provided to firms.
Value added from TESLA
TESLA will : • Strengthen collaboration between higher
education incubation centres and emerging firms
• Complement National Enterpreneur Development Programmes
• Exploit the extensive BIC network through EBN
• Benefit from Venture Finance expertise from Netherlands to
assist HPSUs to secure finance.
• Encourage and support entrepreneurial thinking within existing
medium sixed and large firms