DG-REGIO : smart specialisation synergies

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Synergies between
Clean Sky and ESIF
Why Synergies between Clean Sky and ESIF?
 Combination of funding under H2020 and ESIF is now allowed and encouraged
under H2020 (Article 31 of RfP) and the “Common Strategic Framework” of ESIF
 Scarcer public resources in Europe : more efficiency and optimization in use of
public funds needed through stimulation of combination of different financing
mechanism and leverage effect for competitiveness and jobs creation
 Think global and act local at Regional level, exploit complementarities while at
the same time avoid useless overlaps: suppporting regional stakeholders
international dimension , link with Integrators and strategy
 Potential to support already established regional actors and also involve new
players from the Region in R&I with high potential
Clean Sky action on Synergies with ESIF
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“Clean Sky label” can be an incentive effect and “guarantee
of success” for MS/Regions to invest on projects, support
actions, infrastructures, facilities in favour of well
performed/running actions
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a “win-win” strategy for policy makers to direct R&I regional
funds toward a credible, global industrial strategy with a
“European dimension” which is a key factor for the aero
supply chain
DG-REGIO*:
Synergies between European Structural
and Investment Funds
& Horizon 2020
Role of Smart Specialisation Synergies
* Slides from 4 to 29 are courtesy of DG Regio
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Structure
 What's new in the European Structural and
Investment Funds (2014-2020)?
 How can synergies between Horizon2020 and ESIF
work?
 What do Research and Innovation Strategies for
Smart Specialisation (RIS3) bring to H2020 / Clean
Sky?
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Cohesion Policy
+ ESIF basics
• Based on EU Treaty and aiming at 'economic,
social and territorial cohesion' and 'reducing
disparities'
• 5 funds for Cohesion Policy:
• European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
incl. INTERREG
• European Social Fund (ESF)
• Cohesion Fund (CF)
• European Agricultural Fund for Rural
Development (EAFRD)
• European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
• Around € 450 billion for 2014-2020
in over 450 programmes
• concentrated in less developed regions
• Shared Management
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Major Reform of ESIF: Key Elements
From absorption logic to an investment policy for growth and
jobs
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Greater focus on results
Targeting resources at key growth sectors
Stronger link to the EU economic governance (European semester &
Europe 2020)
Reinforced partnership
Increased role for financial instruments and leverage on private
investments
Increased synergies between Funds and with other EU instruments + €315
billion Investment Plan for Europe
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Pre-conditions for funding: ex ante conditionalities
Smart Specialisation = Key feature of reformed Cohesion Policy to
ensure effectiveness of ERDF investments in innovation
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11 Thematic objectives for ESIF
In billion EUR
Source: ESIF partnership agreements as of December 2014
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ERDF Investment Priorities relevant for innovative
enterprises
For all types of firms
• business investment in innovation and research
• developing links and synergies between enterprises, R&D centres and
higher education
• product and service development
• technology transfer
• public service applications, demand stimulation
• networking, clusters
• applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions,
• advanced manufacturing capabilities
• Key Enabling Technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies
• energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises
• research and innovation in, and adoption of, low-carbon technologies
R&I Projects must support the relevant Smart Specialisation Strategy
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ERDF Investment Priorities relevant for innovative
enterprises
For SMEs:
• developing ICT products and services, e-commerce and enhancing demand for
ICT
• exploitation of new ideas
• creation of new firms, including through business incubators
• new business models
• internationalisation
• advanced capacities for product and service development
• capacity to engage in innovation processes
• industrial transition towards a resource- efficient economy, promoting green
growth, eco-innovation and environmental performance management
• developing and improving environmentally-friendly (including low-noise) and
low-carbon transport systems
R&I Projects must support the relevant Smart Specialisation Strategy
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How does ESIF work for enterprises?
Types of support:
• Grants – to individual recipients and consortia; often pre-allocated; some
first-come-first-served; increasingly competitive calls for proposals; EU State
Aid rules apply!
– Financial instruments (loans, VC, guarantees) to be used for projects with
revenue generation or cost savings potential.
Via individual schemes or SME initiative (EIB) or off-the-shelf instruments;
aim: 5% of ESIF R&I support via FIs
• Public procurement: in 2007-13 around 46% = some €160 billion ; interesting
purchasing power for innovations …
• Support services, feasibility studies, platforms & networks…
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How does ESIF work for enterprises?
Identify relevant Operational Programme(s) & Managing Authorities: by territory (OPs can
be country-wide or per region) and theme / specific objectives:
- ERDF: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/atlas/
- ESF: http://ec.europa.eu/esf/main.jsp?catId=576&langId=en
- EAFRD: https://enrd.ec.europa.eu/en/general-info/whos-who/implementing-authorities/managingauthorities
- EMFF: http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/cfp/emff/country-files/index_en.htm
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Identify open calls / funding opportunities: the co-financing rates (up to state aid ceilings),
payment conditions, budget volumes, application forms, selection mechanisms, delivery forms
(grants, loans, VC, vouchers, advisory services, etc.), timelines, themes & objectives etc. differ
between the OPs!
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Develop project proposal: Funds mostly spent within OP's territory (can be sub-regional,
regional, national, cross-borders, inter-regional, trans-national); limited exceptions possible if agreed
by Monitoring Committee of OP
– Contact Managing Authorities
– Commission is not involved in project selection (only consulted on "major projects" above €50
million)
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Structure
 What's new in the European Structural and
Investment Funds (2014-2020)?
 How can synergies between Horizon2020 and ESIF
work?
 What do Research and Innovation Strategies for
Smart Specialisation bring to H2020 / Clean Sky?
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Concept of synergies
 Improve the quality of national & regional
innovation policies, including type of support measures
 Enhance the impact of investments, incl. "durability", links btw.
projects, building on previous projects of other instruments
 Amplify projects / initiatives by joining forces under different funds to
generate critical mass: cumulation / alternative funding
 Strengthen cooperation and complementarity
across Europe by teaming up different capacities in leading and lagging regions thanks to
smart specialisation
 Strengthen cooperation between innovation actors
and policies relevant for innovation (skilled & creative people,
research, enterprises, investors, market access, different Ministries and departments and on different
levels, legal and administrative framework conditions…)
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What do we NOT accept as synergies?
• NO substituting of national or regional or private co-funding to
projects or programmes by money from the other instruments
• NO diversion of funding away from the purpose of the respective
instrument / operational programme (e.g. smart specialisation strategy)
• NO simple "run for the money": Maximising the acquisition of
additional funding from Horizon2020 or ESIF is no good objective,
as this has no durable impact on growth and jobs and creates
"grant dependency".
DG-REGIO : Novelties for synergies in 2014-20 ESIF Regulations
• Possibility to combine H2020 and ESIF money in the same project (1) or in parallel / sequential
projects via a derogation from the non-cumulative principle of Art. 129 Fin. Regulation that prohibits a
beneficiary to receive 2 EU grants for a project (Art. 65(11) CPR)
• More ESIF can be spent in the EU but outside operational programme territory (e.g. to pool funding for
technology parks, research infrastructures abroad, …) if for the benefit of the programme area: up to
15% per priority axis Article 70(2) CPR (also contract research is possible outside OP territory)
• Stronger obligation to work with innovation actors in other regions & Member States beyond
"INTERREG": Art 96(3)d CPR
• Alignment of similar cost options possible for easier combining of funds: lump sums, flat rates,
standard scales of unit costs under ESIF may use the H2020 rules applicable for similar types of
operations and beneficiaries (Art 67(5)b, 68 CPR)
• Obligation to develop smart specialisation strategies, including seeking synergies
and complementarity with Horizon2020 and other centrally managed EU
programmes and involvement of Horizon 2020 stakeholders in RIS3 development
process and obligation to foresee up- & down-stream measures to Horizon 2020 in
RIS3: Annex 1 to CPR, Section 3.4.
(1) Not considered in Clean Sky – see the 4 possible scenarios p. 38
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Synergies in the ESIF programmes and RIS3s: first insights &
lessons
• Compulsory chapter in PA and OP on coordination among programmes:
varying levels of detail
• Some good examples of "down-stream" support, in particular via selection
principles / criteria for projects
• Simplification via alignment of cost models, lump sums, unit costs etc.:
frequent interest, but rarely specific
• ESIF spending outside OP area: rarely beyond national borders, focus on attracting
foreign innovation actors to use domestic R&I capacities …
• Improved project selection methods: some interest in Horizon2020 independent
evaluators
• Participation of Horizon2020 players in ESIF Monitoring Committees: to be
seen!
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Synergies in the ESIF programmes and RIS3s: first insights & lessons
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Compulsory chapter in PA and OP on coordination among programmes: varying levels
of detail
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Focus on "up-stream" support: capacity building (mainly infrastructure), support for
Horizon2020 participation, support for international network participation, attracting foreign
researchers
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Some good examples of "down-stream" support, in particular via selection principles /
criteria for projects
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Simplification via alignment of cost models, lump sums, unit costs etc.: frequent
interest, but rarely specific
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ESIF spending outside OP area: rarely beyond national borders, focus on attracting foreign
innovation actors to use domestic R&I capacities …
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Improved project selection methods: some interest in Horizon2020 independent evaluators
Participation of Horizon2020 players in ESIF Monitoring Committees: to be seen!
It is not "too late" for synergies: Ops leave wide scope for implementation choices to
Managing Authorities. New OP are only now being launched.
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Structure
 What's new in the European Structural and
Investment Funds (2014-2020)?
 How can synergies between Horizon2020 and ESIF
work?
 What do Research and Innovation Strategies for
Smart Specialisation bring to H2020 / Clean Sky?
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Origins of RIS3
Research & innovation policy:
Technological / scientific
specialisation (centres of
excellence, ...), impact on
growth?
Innovation as driver for
regional development policy
(RIS, RITTS, PRAI, innovation
eco-systems …), does onesize-fits-all work?
Industry policy:
Cluster, sector analysis,
Demand side innovation
support: Lead Market
Initiative
Smart specialisation
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What is Smart Specialisation ?
= fact-based: all assets
= no top-down but dynamic
/entrepreneurial discovery process for
shared vision among innovation
stakeholders, in particular business
= All forms of innovation – not only
technology and research driven
= eco-systems: creating environments for
change, not accumulation of disconnected
projects
= Mobilisation of investments and synergies
across different departments and
governance levels (EU-national-regional)
= source-in knowledge, & technologies
= Be different!
= competitive advantages, potential
for excellence, opportunities
= global perspective on potential
competitive advantage + potential for
cooperation, global value chains
= Concentration of resources on
priorities, problems and core needs +
accumulation of critical mass also
across borders
= no focus on single sector / tech., but
cross-fertilisations, rejuvenating
sectors through higher value-added
activities + emerging sectors / areas
for place-based economic
transformation!
DG-REGIO : smart specialisation synergies
What is Smart Specialisation ?
= fact-based: all assets
= no top-down but dynamic
/entrepreneurial discovery process for
shared vision among innovation
stakeholders, in particular business
= All forms of innovation – not only
technology and research driven
= eco-systems: creating environments for
change, not accumulation of disconnected
projects
= Mobilisation of investments and synergies
across different departments and
governance levels (EU-national-regional)
= source-in knowledge, & technologies
= Be different!
= competitive advantages, potential
for excellence, opportunities
= global perspective on potential
competitive advantage + potential for
cooperation, global value chains
= Concentration of resources on
priorities, problems and core needs +
accumulation of critical mass also
across borders
= no focus on single sector / tech., but
cross-fertilisations, rejuvenating
sectors through higher value-added
activities + emerging sectors / areas
for place-based economic
transformation!
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Business
Research
public and private
manufacturing and
research bodies,
services, primary sectors,
universities,
financial sector, creative
science
and technology
industries, social sector,
parks,
NCPs,
large firms, SMEs,
Technology transfer
young entrepreneurs,
offices,
Horizon2020
students with business
committee
members,
ideas, cluster and business
NCPs, regional ESFRI
organisations, etc.
roadmaps
Entrepreneurial in:
etc.
- Composition and
- Spirit: (risk-taking, broader view
beyond boundaries …)
Different departments,
if relevant at different
government levels, agencies
e.g. for regional development,
business advice,
public procurement offices,
incubators, etc.
Public
administration
NGOs and citizens’
initiatives related to
societal challenges for
which innovative
solutions would be
helpful, consumers
associations,
Talents! etc.
Civil society /
Users
"Smart specialisation
strategies shall be
developed …. in an
entrepreneurial discovery
process. The authorities directly
concerned by Horizon 2020 shall
be closely associated with that
process. Smart specialisation
strategies shall include:
(a) "Up-stream actions" to
prepare regional R&I players to
participate in Horizon 2020 ….
(b) "Down-stream actions" to
provide the means to exploit and
diffuse R&I results, stemming from
Horizon 2020 …."
See Common Provisions Regulation for
ESI funds No 1303/13 annex 1, point 4.3.2.
See also annex III of RIS3 Guide:
http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/s3pguide
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Impact of RIS3 – as seen by MA:
60% of regional policy makers state that the smart specialisation policy
framework introduced significant adaptations in the stakeholder
involvement process (and 20% spoke about a “completely new process”)
More than 40% stated that there have been substantial adaptations to the
existing policy mix.
Source: Survey by Fraunhofer ISI across ESIF managing authorities, relevant regional
innovation policy makers and selected consultants across the EU (2013 Q3).
154 EU regions (from 19MS)
+ 15 countries at national level
• 52 regional and 16 national
strategies peer-reviewed
• Thematic seminars & conferences
• Pilot action for Synergies in new MS:
Stairway2Excellence
• RIS3 guide for policy-makers
• Mapping of specialisations:
[email protected]
• Regional profling
• Web-site, Newsletter …
http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa
Interesting for Clean
Sky:
• 22 priorities to
aeronautics
• 16 regions, 5
countries
… but possible
synergies not limited
to those regions
[email protected]:
database for RIS3 priorities
•Enable Regions and Member States to
position themselves,
•To find their unique niches
•To seek out potential partners for
collaboration
•Approx. 31 countries and 196 regions
and 1350 priorities
http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/map
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Main challenges for Commission to make smart
specialisation work:
1. Keep the ball rolling: RIS3 is conceived as an on-going (and reiterative) process
with stakeholder involvement (Entrepreneurial Discovery Process), monitoring and
adjustments until 2020…
2. Implementation tools & capacities: quality of the implementation and impact
depend on suitability of the support tools, the administrative capacities to design
such tools and manage them effectively and efficiently
3. International opening and cooperation: generate critical mass via combining
forces, complementing capacities and getting the chain links together for value
chains.
Role for synergies with Horizon 2020, including
Joint Undertakings like Clean Sky
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Links and documents:
 Cohesion Policy & European Structural and Investment Funds
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index.cfm/en/
 Horizon 2020:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020documents
 S3Platform, including RIS3 data base and Stairway to Excellence pilot project:
http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa
 Vanguard Initiative: http://www.s3vanguardinitiative.eu/
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European Commission guidance document for
H2020 / ESIF synergies
Structure of guidance
Basic Principles & Concept of Synergies and Cumulation
Recommendations for
policy-makers and implementing bodies for strategy development, programme design and
implementation mechanisms; Overview of Commission support (SWD(2014)205 final)
Annex 2
Annex 1
Explanations by
programme
(differences,
opportunities,
management
principles)
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ESIF & Cohesion
Policy
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Horizon2020
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COSME
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Erasmus+
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CEF digital
services
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Creative Europe
Scenarios & hands-on advice
for policy-designers & implementers by project format
(also interesting for beneficiaries)
1. Horizon2020
- Standard R&I projects
- ERA Chairs, Teaming & Twinning
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie researchers' mobility
- ERA-NETs, Joint Programming Initiatives, Art. 185 initiatives and Art.
187 Joint Technology Initiatives
- EIT / Knowledge and Innovation Communities
- Research Infrastructures
- Pre-Commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovative
Solutions
- Innovation in SMEs
2. COSME – Enterprise Europe Network
3. ERASMUS+ - mobility, Knowledge & skills alliances
4. Creative Europe –innovation in& with Creative Industries
5. CEF - Digital Services Platforms – e-government interop.
Guidance on synergies
among and with
financial instruments:
short reference guide for
Managing Authorities.
See:
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_p
olicy/thefunds/fin_inst/index_e
n.cfm
Modernisation of EU
State aid frameworks:
See:
http://ec.europa.eu/competitio
n/state_aid/modernisation/inde
x_en.html
Guidance for end beneficiaries
Pointing beneficiaries via a 6-step checklist to possible EU funding and support sources for R&I. See previous guide
Clean Sky JU initiative
for building synergies with ESIF
Assets of the aeronautical sector
• The aeronautical sector is one the major sectors of excellence of
Europe in the global competition: it is worth investing in innovation
for a Region where a relevant industrial basis exists
• Aeronautics is very innovation - intensive
• The growth of aeronautics (5% per year) makes it necessary to
extend its basis, hence an easier “entrance ticket” for newcomers if
adequately supported
• The aeronautical supply chain is global: only those European
entities (in particular SMEs) involved at the innovation level will
have a robust, long-term position
Assets of Clean Sky for synergy with ESIF
• Clean Sky manages the majority of H2020 funding in
aeronautics R&I: key interlocutor
• A Programme total budget (public + private contributions) of 4
Billions (Clean Sky 2)
• In the calls no rule to apply as a consortium with partners from
different MS: this “mono-beneficiary” approach is a major
simplification – while participation through clusters (regional,
national or european) is also common and positive
Synergies between Clean Sky and ESIF
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Synergies and complementarity are an opportunity for
all Clean Sky participants, whatever their size and their
role in the Innovation Chain
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In particular, a significant support can be brought to the
supply chain, SMEs, Clusters (active in CS or planning to
apply)
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SME have been winning the largest share of Clean Sky
calls for proposals: > 35% in Clean Sky 1: developing a
wide basis for synergies with Structural Funds policy to
innovation in SMEs
Clean Sky JU: a pragmatic approach to synergies
with ESIF (1/2)
• Being concrete
• Raising awareness and creating a momentum
• After a first phase of general information through different
channels, now answering proposals for co-operation from
interested Member States (MS) and Regions with no attempt
to a full coverage with a flexible approach and possible
tailored-made forms of cooperation
• Signing MoUs with these MS/Regions in order to set the scene
and agree the general framework of a cooperation without
trying to get into details
Clean Sky JU: a pragmatic approach to synergies
with ESIF (2/2)
• Building a demonstration phase with a few MS/Regions,
implementing pilot cases of actually funded, complementary
projects
• Involving CS industrial Members
• Then (mid 2016) drawing conclusions from the first pilot cases
(hard points, success stories, lessons learnt, optimal size of
projects… ) and building a long-term (-> 2024) roadmap
NB. The action of the CSJU in this field will be limited by the workload
generated with a necessary, continued priority to the CS2 programme
management
Clean Sky action
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Bilateral meetings with Regions or States (Managing Authorities) to exchange
about Regional capabilities, RIS3, explore synergies and ways to complement
and leverage Clean Sky technical content with further/parallel actions cofunded by ESIF at national/regional level
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Meeting held so far with key “aero” Regions from France, Italy, Germany, Spain,
Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Sweden...
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JU supported by its States Representatives Group and interfaces with
stakeholders “local” community such as regional aero clusters
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A successful JU-organized workshop took place in Paris “Le Bourget” on 17th
June 2015
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MoU signed by August 2015 with Midi-Pyrénées (France), Andalusia (Spain),
Romania (at State level) and Catalonia (Spain) – others in the pipeline
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Several pilot cases under discussion
4 scenarios proposed to Managing Authorities
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Basic (realistic) principle: CS calls and Regional calls must be kept
asynchronous – no try to have any simultaneous / symmetric
approach; this drives the mechanisms foreseen
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These synergies should be a way to emphasize bottom-up
approaches from applicants / beneficiaries
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4 high-level scenarios identified for driving the appropriate
mechanisms for cooperation, to be adapted to the regional
funding schemes envisaged under the OPs, rules and processes
while keeping the CS Programme/calls in conformity with its own
rules
4 scenarios for synergy
1.
Upstream support
Regional ESIF support for developing capabilities/skills /
infrastructures of its local entities in view of planned
participation to future CS calls
2.
Parallel funding
Applicant to CS call ( for Core Partner and CfP) proposing in
parallel a complementary and separate set of ESIF activities
which may be granted ESIF support
3.
Sequential funding / downstream support
CS member or partner proposing a continuation / spin-off /
amplification of a CS project with ESIF support
4.
Thematic approach
Region to complement CS Programme through the definition,
consistently with its own RIS3 policy of appropriate areas /
themes not addressed in CS but contributing to the overall
objectives
Scenario 1: upstream support
• Regional ESIF support for developing capabilities/skills /
infrastructures of a local entity in view of planned
participation to future CS calls
• CSJU role is then to inform the Managing Authority of the
expected Programme priorities/roadmap and content of
future calls for Core Partners and Calls for Proposals with the
appropriate level of accuracy
• Difficulty: the detailed call text is not available in advance –
and won’t be; a publishable intermediate level should still be
found in order to help the Managing Authorities to
understand the technical trends
• No pilot case foreseen under this scenario yet
Scenario 2: parallel funding
Applicant to CS call ( for Core Partner and CfP) proposing in parallel a
complementary and separate set of ESIF activities which may be granted
ESIF support
• Already applicable in the Calls for Core Partners ;
• Applicable to 2nd CfP of July 2015 – the ESIF WP will be evaluated as a separate
process - outside the CfP rules and evaluation (only those ESIF WP proposed by the
selected applicants in the call will evaluated)
• Examples: - an alternative technology/solution to same requirement of the CSJU
topic is proposed in parallel to the proposal responding to the topic, for instance
more rewarding but not compatible with the CS2 schedule requirements
- parallel R&I activities, identified by the applicant as complementing the
proposal, going beyond the requirement, having a strategic content for the
applicant and increasing the impact or the market take up
Scenario 2: parallel funding
• Applicants are encouraged to identify upfront the ESIF funding schemes or OP
priorities which may be looked at for requesting ESIF support to the
complementary activities proposed to the JU.
• Managing Authorities can play a very important role to support their
stakehodlers in this process which may lead to funding through ESIF activities
linking to a CS funded project and with a “CS label” awarded by the JU
• For CfP, a specific ESIF synergies guidance note is available and should be
consulted by stakeholders and Managing Authorities
http://www.cleansky.eu/sites/default/files/documents/esif_guidance_note_csju_
17_07_15.pdf
Scenario 3: sequential funding
CS member or partner proposing a continuation / spin-off / amplification of
a CS project with ESIF support
• During a R&I project development, new ways for technology research,
further improvements, higher TRL, complements for reaching a final
market uptake, or spinoffs, are always identified – most of the time they
cannot be funded under the existing CS Project – this may be proposed to
CSJU for pre-assessment or evaluation and if positive, submitted through
the Regional ESIF call
• Examples:
– More competitive manufacturing technology for the same design
– Application of a successful, new technology (like a new measurement device) to
another integrated product, aeronautical or not
Scenario 4: thematic approach
Region to complement CS Programme through the definition, consistently with its
own RIS3 policy, of appropriate areas / themes not addressed in CS but contributing
to the overall objectives
• CS2 programme is not (cannot be!) exhaustive: significant areas are kept
outside, because of financial or timing limitations – however they are still
strategic
• Consistently with the Smart Specialisations of a Region, CSJU may propose
relevant themes for the regional Calls, at an agreed level of “granularity”
• Example: Regions focussing on avionics – CSJU to bring inputs about what
specific items to prioritize, e.g. integration of COTS, self-learning functions, etc
Implementation modalities (1/3)
• In all scenarios, asynchronicity is the rule (no try to
synchronize calls or funding decisions)
• In all cases, CS and Regional procedures/applicable rules will
apply respectively to the supported activities
• Common feature to scenarios 2 and 3: a Clean Sky label is
given to the successful applicant / proposal through the JU
independent evaluation means.
Implementation modalities (2/3)
• This label may be considered (or not) by the relevant Region –
for instance through extra points awarded to a CS-labelled
bearer – or through the direct funding of the proposed
project if its rules allow to do so.
• Here the Managing Authorities can play a crucial role to
create the necessary “incentive effect” and encourage their
stakeholders to propose activities linking to CS. The MoU
framework help to define this upfront and agree modalities of
implementation with the JU
• For scenario 4, the Clean Sky label applies by definition to the
content of the call or part of it since the themes/topics are
proposed or designed in agreement with the JU
Implementation modalities (3/3)
• CSJU (own staff or CSJU-appointed experts) may be involved
in the Regional evaluation process at expert level, if required
• Or the Region may use the previous CSJU evaluation (sc 2 & 3)
for its own process – and complement it if needed
• CSJU may participate in, or be delegated, the project technical
monitoring to ensure the continuity of the synergy and
maximization of impact
Clean Sky Members
Clean Sky members involvement through the JU is necessary, in
particular for:
• Pre-defining topics of future CS calls as much as possible (for scenario 1)
• Confirming the relevance of proposed sequential/parallel activities (for
scenario 3)
• Proposing strategic areas / themes (for scenario 4)
• Participating in projects when necessary (e.g. for drafting technical
requirements; or performing an integrated demonstration under a TBD
funding scheme)
• Generally speaking, bringing or confirming the strategic inputs
MoU model: proposed content
The JU makes available an annotated model MoU, which can be adapted with no
limitation to any MS/Region specificity or policy
The model contains notes and indications to the MS/Region, a simple and effective tool
to agree a cooperation and make thing start quickly…
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Commitment to work together to explore and identify synergies through its respective Programmes
and mechanisms
Indicate the MS/Region policy framework to support R&I or aeronautics in particular. NB it’s not
necessary that the RIS3 mentions aeronautics as priority, a link could be made with a correlated
areas ( R&I, transport, mobility, materials, Co2 reduction etc)
Indicate the ESIF instruments/funding schemes under the OP which will be devoted to stimulate
synergies. It can be a general R&I call but with implementation modalities to stimulate synergies, a
specific call in aeronautics or a call with thematic areas. Some MS/Regions have also envisaged a
specific action devoted to support projects in synergies with H2020 or specifically with JTIs..
Involve the JU in regional WG on RIS3 and any specific one on R&I/aeronautics if existing to
exchange on regional capabilities and policy priorities
Agree to enter a pilot phase to stimulate synergies with an interim evaluation by mid 2016. The
imminent target is to achieve concrete pilots and show results
MoU model: proposed content
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Establish a Working Group composed by the Region, JU representatives and stakeholders
representatives as appropriate to implement the tasks under the MoU and agree implementation
modalities at regional calls levels
Exchange of information and on some communication aspects about synergies and the cooperation
under the MoU.
Participation to events organized by the two organizations
NB: to be signed by the President of the Region or by the DG of the Managing Authority ( both
options possible)
The annotated model MoU can be requested by any MS/Region/Managing Authority by addressing the
JU legal manager and stategic advisor at the following email: [email protected]
Links and documents
 Guide for authorities on synergies between ESIF and Horizon2020 and other EU
programmes: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/activity/research/index_en.cfm
 CSJU guidance note on synergies in calls for proposals
http://www.cleansky.eu/sites/default/files/documents/esif_guidance_note_csju_17_07_1
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 Common Provisions Regulation for the European Structural and Investment Funds:
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/what/future/index_en.cfm
 Research and innovation support under ESIF
(http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/activity/research/index_en.cfm )
 ESF, Youth initiative & EaSI: http://ec.europa.eu/esf/main.jsp?catId=45&langId=en
 Cohesion Policy & European Structural and Investment Funds
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index.cfm/en/
 S3Platform, including RIS3 data base and Stairway to Excellence pilot project:
http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa
 Vanguard Initiative: http://www.s3vanguardinitiative.eu/
 Horizon 2020 regulations & rules for participation, PPP & P2Ps:
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http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/reference_docs.html
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