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24/05/2018
New Europe-wide legislation to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and encourage building renovation has been approved by the EU institutions.
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07/06/2018
General information about INNOTRANS project partner ̶ Abruzzo Region
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10/11/2020
The second part of Timisoara’ fourth Local Learning Lab envisioned a creative environment in a non-pandemic world, and sought to tighten the sector...
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Project summary START EASY is an initiative promoted by the Government of Catalonia in cooperation with national, regional & local authorities as well as other stakeholders from all corners of Europe (BE, ES, FR, IT, LT, LV, PL), which endeavours to create the best conditions for growth. The project will improve policy making & deliver smart tools that enable a conducive environment for business to start easy & quickly, boosting business startup activity & competitiveness in Europe. By learning from one another (peer reviews), exchanging & integrating good practices (GP) from all over Europe (study visits, research and studies, etc.), & developing joint strategies (workshops & other events), the partnership will overcome common challenges identified such as: the difficult and costly process behind regulations governing business creation which tend to discourage entrepreneurial activity; the limited responsiveness of the public administration to the needs of these new startups, thereby making necessary to catch up in the digitalization of public services, once-only principle (OOP) for business data registration, one-stop shop (OSS) models, etc. Numerous activities have been therefore structured in Phase 1 to promote active interregional exchange and effective stakeholder engagement for joint development of Action Plans (AP), as well as EU-wide dissemination. The plans should conduce improvements in the policy instruments selected, delivering new & enhanced public services & tools that facilitate the entry of new businesses into the marketplace (new projects supporting digital services, OOP, OSS, & administrative simplification in general will be supported). They should also conduce to better governance, engaging multiple stakeholders in policy understanding, development and implementation, in particular key decision and policy makers at the different governance levels (including Managing Authorities (MA)), agents from the startup ecosystem and business enabling institutions (BEI)) €1,407,084.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic SME competitiveness Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? ERDF Operational Programme Catalonia 2014-2020 under the investment for growth and job's goal The thematic objective (TO) of the OP referred to is TO2 ''Improve the use & quality of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) & access to them'', stressing the need to increase & improve the public services so that they can be individual and accessible from different, while enabling administrative procedures in an efficient way for the final user. The Government thereby seeks to promote a technological leap forward to have the option to interact digitally with users, to ensure accessibility & security & to fully handle services online as much as possible. This makes necessary changes of the legal framework and organisational setting. This transformation has to additionally follow user-centricity principles, putting the user at the centre of the service. This is recognised as a driving force behind the change of the relationship between the public administration & enterprises, which in turn should facilitate entrepreneurship & strengthen the competitiveness of the Catalan economy. In effect, the rise of startups evidences the need to adjust public policies & services to their very specific requirements. In this concern, the policy instrument is also considered relevant for future entrepreneurship-oriented policy, tackling startups as new emerging companies - different from traditional companies - that require a new legal & procedural approach. In addition, eGovernment efforts to reduce administrative burden on enterprises should go along with the OOP implementation. Which partners are working on this? Government of Catalonia Metropolitan Strategic Plan (PSM) 2.0 - Objective 4.4 "One Stop Shop for companies: equal rules and certain times" The Metropolitan Strategic plan (PSM) 2018-2020 is the main policy instrument of the Metropolitan City of Bologna (MCBO). The plan identifies the general, sectorial & transversal development objectives in the medium & long term for the metropolitan area, identifying the priorities for action, resources &methods. The Objective 4 (7 are in total the objectives identified) is addressed to fuel entrepreneurship and economic development toward innovation, creating a pro-business environment. In particular, the Ob. 4.4 focuses on improving the metropolitan OSS network and their services, working to have simplified and unique regulations and procedures in all the 55 municipalities of the metropolitan area, to rationalize the desk resources, encouraging specialization processes, to complete the full integration of the digital platform and to implement the OOP. OSS are of strategic importance to achieve the overall goal of making Bologna a Start-up Valley, making the OSS not only the node where you grant authorizations, but making them a strategic hub for local economic development, a driving force behind the transformation of the relationship between the public administration and enterprises, facilitating entrepreneurship. The MCBO & the Emilia-Romagna Region shared the need to encourage simplification policies in the General Framework Agreement (2016), Act by which the competence for the coordination of the OSS network is attributed to the Metropolitan City of Bologna. Which partners are working on this? Metropolitan City of Bologna OP for investing European Structural and Investment funds, Thematic priority (TO1) "Research and Innovation" The objective of the instrument is to promote private R&D investment, strengthening the links & interactions between business & research, in particular promoting investment in product & service development, & in technology. It also seeks to promote demand, networking & open innovation according to the Smart Specialization strategy, support technological & applied science research, implementation of pilots & preliminary product validation. Important components of the instrument are two financial measures named “Inostartas” and “Inovaciniai čekiai“. The first measure is devoted to support to R&D activities of start-ups & innovative SMEs, including development of prototypes & testing of new products. Overall budget of the measure foreseen is around €9,4 million. The second financial measure supports the cooperation of SMEs with research institutions while providing financial means to use the research results for the development of products & services. It is widely acknowledged & previous evaluations of these financial measures evidence so, there is an utmost need to simplify the administrative procedures for start-ups in order to make the support measures more flexible and easy to use. START EASY will provide a platform to share the experiences & learn from other regions in order to formulate the recommendations & proposals for the further improvement of the financial support, including the possibility of streamlining & making ‘digital by default’ the different procedures. Which partners are working on this? Lithuanian Innovation Center Regional Operational Programme for Lubelskie Voivodeship 2014-2020, 3.7 Increasing competitiveness of SMEs The support planned as a part of Measure 3.7 of the ROP is dedicated to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and aims to break down barriers connected with access to finance, know-how and to trigger actions composing the value chain of an enterprise. The aim is to increase the competitiveness, improve productivity, enhance effectiveness of work and the scale of the business activity conducted by enterprises from Lubelskie Voivodeship especially by implementing innovative solutions. The support includes funding for enterprises, co-financed up to 70% of the eligible costs, and it may be granted for the initial investment. That is, investment in tangible or intangible assets connected with: the stating up of a new business activity and/or setting-up of a new establishment; increase of the production potential of the existing establishment; diversification of the output of an establishment into new additional products that previously were not made; or a fundamental change in the overall production process of an existing establishment. Identified issues in relation to the policy instrument addressed have to do with the complexity of the administrative proceedings for startups and entrepreneurs in accessing the financial support described. Working towards the administrative simplification of the procedures and rules, improving access to these services (financial and non-financial) through OSS and OOP implementation, would facilitate Start-ups and SMEs the access to funding. Which partners are working on this? Lublin Science and Technology Park Economic Development Policy for East-Flanders 2013-2019 (and 2020-2026) The current Policy Plan strives to create an innovative, creative & sustainable East-Flanders. ‘Stimulating and developing new entrepreneurship’ is one of the 4 major priorities of this strategy. Different studies demonstrate that East-Flanders scores poorly on entrepreneurship. Although the amount of new entrepreneurs & startups is rising, in international comparisons (e.g. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)), East-Flanders is always lagging behind. Therefore, the policy instrument pursues 4 main objectives: 1. Building a positive image of entrepreneurs: encouraging people to start a business through different actions, especially targeting young people and students 2. Supporting entrepreneurs from a ‘good idea’ to a ‘good business’ through a start academy 3. Facilitating an easy business start-up procedure in close cooperation with all Belgian government actors and business associations 4. Boosting growth for start-ups: triple-helix approach to stimulate performant and growing businesses   The new Policy Plan (2020-2026) which is under development right now, will also focus on: - Involving and supporting local municipalities in their contacts with start-ups. Realising a network between East-Flemish cities & municipalities on building a business enabling environment (including OSS and OOP principles). Use of new cutting-edge technologies in supporting startups. - New forms of startups (e.g. freelancers, gig economy), requiring new models of relationship with these startups. Which partners are working on this? Economic Council of East Flanders Regional Operational Programme for Mazowieckie Voivodeship 2014-2020 As startups are on the rise, the EU is launching different initiatives to strengthen the startup ecosystem and create a business-friendly environment to fuel entrepreneurship, while the self-government (regional level) in Poland has realised the need to adjust its policies to this business reality. In effect, the activities of the ROP are not addressed to future entrepreneurs to help them create their business. This problem concerns SMEs and in particular startups. At the moment, there are existing programs of financial support for new entrepreneurs, addressed mainly to the unemployed and graduates. There is still lack of education of the future entrepreneurs' community on how to run the business, especially in smaller centers of the region. In ROP there are the following instruments for existing entities: ● support for the initial phase of enterprise development; ● support for running and developing enterprises; ● integration of existing Business Environment Institutions (BEI) services to create a comprehensive offer - including product development; access to capital; specialist consultancy for SMEs (e.g. innovation brokers, cooperation platforms). There is a need to: change the disproportions in the region in terms of supporting entrepreneurship; support and educate in the subject of starting a business, setting up startups and assisting in their development. This should be reflected in the ROP. Which partners are working on this? Mazovia Development Agency Plc (cancelled) - Administrative Simplification Plan In accordance with the Internal Market Directive 2006/123/EC, the Guichet Entreprises service (GES) is the online OSS that enables new entrepreneurs & business leaders to complete the administrative formalities related to a business activity. Any entrepreneur must have the possibility to remotely complete the formalities that are required to start a business, modify the situation of a business & stop a business activity. The GES intends to become a reference administrative service in the digital domain, to assist businesses digitally to transform themselves & develop their activity. Since its creation, GES has developed numerous tools & new ways of collaborating with public & private partners. Although GES has made progress to achieve these objectives, numerous challenges remain: the business creation pathway in FR remains complicated due to the number & variety of players involved (centres for business formalities, commercial courts…), & to the numerous formalities new entrepreneurs must complete. Administrative burdens are an obstacle to business creation & the development of the French economy. As part of the administrative simplification plan, GES seeks to become the main interface between users & the multiplicity of French organisations involved in the creation of businesses by simplifying administrative procedures, digitising formalities & connecting all the players of the ecosystem of business creation in order to boost business creation and the French economy. Which partners are working on this? Directorate General for Enterprise Operational Programme 2014-2020 “Growth and Employment” The development of the startup community continues to be one of the priorities of the Latvian Government, as it is recognised in its OP 2014-2020 to which START EASY is addressing. In particular, Program - SAM 1.2.1., Activity 1.2.1.2. "Technology Transfer Program'' has the following objectives defined: " To provide a contribution to achieve objectives of the Smart Specialization Strategy of Latvia, " To support the development of the competence of the research result commercialization; promote commercialization of the research results and to transform the research results into successful entrepreneurship; " To promote innovation activities in SME's and to provide aid to them through the transfer of technologies for the development of new or significantly improved products or technologies " To promote the establishment of start-up companies in Latvia. The goal to promote the establishment of startup companies in Latvia is a main area of focus during the START EASY project, and where the Government would like to see some improvement. For that, the aim is to reduce the administrative burden and make the application procedure and other operations easier and much more efficient for the startups to continue prospering and growing. So far, the program has collected some success stories since the launch, but it has not achieved the results that were expected: " 10 innovation projects approved " 40 commercialization projects approved " 1 highly qualified employee approved and hired Which partners are working on this? Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia Sign up for the START EASY newsletter Subscribe now Our second newsletter is out! November 2020 Check out our first newsletter! March 2020 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); START EASY Tweets by START EASY Latest News See all project news 05/08/2021 RSGs on crowdfunding in Bologna Regional Stakeholders meeting and Training Webinars on Crowdfunding: fundamentals and operational techniques". The cycle of three meetings organised in within ... Type: Project 06/07/2021 Our video is out!! Want to know more about how we help boost startup activity and competitiveness in Europe? Type: Project 06/07/2021 Directions for the development of regional OSS On 06.07.2021, Polish START EASY project consortium met virtually (ZOOM platform) with their stakeholders to debate on the topic of the meeting titled: ”Di... Type: Project 10/06/2021 Polish GP on start-up support during OSS workshop Our START EASY Polish partners, Lublin Science and Technology Park and Mazovia Development Agency took part in an international online meeting on start-up suppo Type: Project 04/05/2021 Webinar on youth entrepreneurship hosted by ECEF On the 4th of May 2021 ECEF and Vlajo got the opportunity to present three good practices on young entrepreneurship to other policy makers of Interreg Europe Type: Project 30/11/2020 Online Study Visit on funding and Covid-19 support Start Easy project meeting about government funding and COVID-19 support for start-ups Type: Project 14/10/2020 Workshop in the European Week of Regions and Cities Smart policy making to boost startup activity and competitiveness in Europe Type: Project 06/08/2020 Business support in Lublin as seen by RSG Business support in Lublin as seen by START EASY regional stakeholders Type: Project 13/01/2020 First Local Stakeholder Group Workshop in Bologna On 19 December 2019, the first local stakeholder meeting of Start Easy project was held in Bologna. The aim was to point out success factors and weaknesses of l... Type: Project 29/11/2019 Meeting of the RSG of the Mazovian partner On 29 November 2019, at the Mazovia Development Agency Warsaw, the 1st Meeting of the Regional Stakeholder Group of the Mazovian partner of took place. Type: Project
Project summary Industry 4.0 (I4.0) is taking off across Europe. Regions are keen to ensure that their strategies are coherent with this new line of integrated, digital development. They must also ensure that SMEs, the heart and soul of regional economies, are involved and that they benefit from it. This is not only technological R&D. It is about cultural mind-set, preparation and qualifications. 4.0-Ready partners cooperate at interregional level to reach their overall aim: to prepare SMEs for the I4.0 revolution. With SMEs, we refer to entrepreneurs, owners, managers and staff at all levels, who need to become ready to take on the new challenges of I4.0. European social funding (ESF) can support vocational and professional capacity building. European regional development funding (ERDF) can support technological, organisational and skill development. Improvements to these policies could go far to ensuring that SMEs, and people working for them, are able to embrace and benefit from industrial digitalisation and automation. 4.0-Ready partners and stakeholders cooperate to understand SMEs’ skill and digital maturity needs and what policy makers can do with policy instruments to address these needs. They develop an Action Plan, with proposals on how ESF/ERDF policies can better support SMEs in preparing for I4.0. Partners and selected stakeholders implement and monitor the Action Plan, starting in project Phase 1, leading into Phase 2. Policy improvements range from funding projects on I4.0 skills and digital maturity, to management approaches that create synergy between policy instruments, to strategies that integrate both I4.0 and the SME skill focus. Partners are Managing Authorities or Implementing Bodies of selected policies: they have the power to make real change. 4.0-Ready regions will become better placed for a successful, durable and profitable application of I4.0. They will support their SMEs to become more competitive, while maintaining and creating more and better jobs. €1,430,341.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic SME competitiveness Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? ROP ESF 2014 – 2020 / Axis A Employment and Axis C Education and Training ROP ESF 2014-2020 is the regional investment programme for growth, employment, education and training. It included Axis A - better and sustainable occupation (including A.4 Adaptation of businesses, entrepreneurs & workers to change) and C - professional training & continuous learning (C.3 Adapting training systems to the labour market). Both support continuous training (particularly for RTD and innovation), ITS / IFTS training courses, worker retraining and support for SMEs to adapt to economic change. Final beneficiaries are SMEs and their workforce (young and aged workers, professionals, managers and entrepreneurs). 31% of ROP ESF resources were initially scheduled for 2019-20. This is now increased and calls are expected in each of remaining year of the period. This leaves room for significant improvements. ROP ESF was created before the I4.0 revolution, so did not make reference to skills in this field. In 2017, the Managing Authority (MA) started to adapt ROP measures/calls to the I4.0 national strategy. However, more work is required. ROP ESF needs to test and adapt funding measures to support SMEs in training / employing a workforce that can adapt to necessary technological and organisational actions. Possibilities include training for employed people, technical education/training courses, continuous training and other initiatives, such as intergenerational mentoring. POR ESF should support a combination of measures for a smooth integration of I4.0 into the workforce. Which partners are working on this? Agency for the development of the Empolese Valdelsa Regional Government of Tuscany 2014-2O SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND JOBS 2014-2020 (with annexe - Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy) Finland’s ESIF programme is a multi-funding instrument aiming to create over 12,700 new jobs and support 5660 SMEs by 2023. 4.0-Ready will particularly address ERDF Action Line for Producing and using the latest information and knowledge. Funded projects should implement the Smart Specialisation Strategy of Helsinki-Uusimaa (RIS3), where Industrial Digitalisation is a spearhead thematic area. The RIS3 is highly relevant in the context of regional governance reform. The Policy addresses SME Competiveness by generating new businesses, promoting growth, internationalisation and energy efficiency in SMEs, addressing production and use of the latest knowledge. It does so by developing centres of research, expertise and innovation based on regional strengths, strengthening innovation in enterprises and developing renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions. Beneficiaries are educational institutes and development organisations. SMEs are indirect beneficiaries. At least 2 calls are expected in the last programme years, but not yet defined. It would be important for at least one call to strengthen readiness for Industry 4.0 in SMEs. As ERDF and ESF funding is limited, it is important to find efficient ways to use funding, to strengthen links between ERF and ESF (with different managing bodies) and to find synergies with other funding instruments. As the ERDF programme cannot give direct support to companies, there is a need to find efficient new ways for SME capacity building. Which partners are working on this? Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council Operational Programme 2014-2020, Axis 6 - Competencies, Measure 1.1 The ERDF Axis being analysed within 4.0-Ready funds creation and equipment of Competence Centres for Industry 4.0. The ESF OP provides complementary funding for trainers within these Centres. The Policy Instrument has funded 3 Competence Centres working in different sectors on global and additive technologies, automation, robotics and smart maintenance, sustainable development and energy efficiency. The projects were created with SIRRIS research centre and clusters MECATECH and WAN (smart specialisation). The Policy Instrument has also financed important projects on the digital economy, though these are not directly linked to Industry 4.0. These large scale projects have absorbed the majority of ERDF and ESF funding in this sector (though some savings may be observed in the final years) and the challenge now is to monitor and improve their implementation. Improvements concern better integration of projects into a global strategy for the development of Industry 4.0. These projects should also be linked to the Wallonie Digital Strategy, which was approved in 2015 after projects were already set up. The current training axis in Wallonie is largely focused on schools and teaching, while the SME component could be strengthened. Interregional learning and regional stakeholder engagement should help to achieve improvements: creating a greater Industry 4.0 culture, enlarging the circle of trainers active in I4.0, supporting a more coherent and multi-stakeholder skills approach. Which partners are working on this? Public Service of Wallonia Regional Operational Programme of the Silesian Voivodeship for 2014-2020 (with Regional Innovation Strategy) ROP WSL 2014-2018 is the regional investment programme for economic and entrepreneurship development, growth, employment, education and training. This multi-fund ERDF/ESF OP aims to fulfil the Silesia 2020 Development Strategy. It runs alongside the regional RIS3 (planned updates in 2019-20). The OP provides funding for 10 thematic objectives, with SME Competitiveness allocated 12% of total investment. It aims to improve the viability of SMEs that are most vulnerable to market fluctuations and to boost investment in innovation. Axis I supports the Modern Economy (ERDF). It funds activities aimed at increasing market value of R&D, increased enterprise R&D, improving the pro-innovation environment of enterprises and improving the competences of SMEs employees. Among the initiatives funded, the OP has funded the Network of Regional Specialised Observatories (SORIS). SORIS will support enterprises (SMEs) in raising qualifications and competences in the area of regional specialisations. Axis 8 supports Regional knowledge-based economy cadres (ESF). Activities improve competences of employees in the SME sector. The current OP does not distinguish activities to support industry 4.0, which is now essential for the proper development of entrepreneurship. Thus, updates to the OP and the Regional Innovation Strategy, must ensure that I4.0 and means of dealing with industrial modernisation are an integral part of measures for SME competitiveness and conditions on the employment market. Which partners are working on this? Marshal's Office of Silesia Region, Silesian Government ERDF Regional Operational Programme Navarra 2014-2020 ERDF OP, within Priority Axis 3 Improvement of SME competitiveness, supports SME to create and enhance advanced capabilities for the development of goods and services. This measure funds two schemes, where beneficiaries are Navarra based companies (mostly SMEs): • Investment projects for SME competiveness that must acquire new tangible or intangible fixed assets. • Improved goods and services provided by SME, production processes or internal organisation: advanced engineering and consultancy services. At the time of the elaboration of the OP, Industry 4.0 concept didn’t have the current level of development. Measures to increasing SME competitiveness were foreseen, but there was no reference to Industry 4.0. RIS3 Navarra has since included it as a priority. The evaluation criteria of OP calls now include a criteria where projects that comprise technological enablers in the field of I4.0 are subsidised with higher level of aid. This is a first step to make SME aware of the need to adopt I4.0 and to get ready for the changes that it implies. However, public policy should now provide SME more specific and customised services, in different domains. To foster I4.0 4.0-Ready is expected to provide input to this. Measures could include elaboration of roadmaps towards digital transformation, calls targeted at supporting SME investment in I4.0 technology and training. There should be public support to training centres so that they can offer up-to-date training on I4.0 related fields.   Which partners are working on this? Government of Navarra Operational Programme Human Capital 2014 - 2020, Priority 3, "Jobs for all", Axis 3.12 Improving employees' level of knowledge / skills / skills related to economic sectors / areas identified according to SNC (National Competitiveness Strategy) and SNCDI (National Research, Development and Innovation Stategy) The overall objective of the OP is to improve equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in a formal, non-formal or informal setting, updating knowledge, skills and competences of the workforce and promoting flexible learning pathways. Priority 3 “Jobs for all” supports access to employment. This will entail improving people’s skills, facilitating the recognition of qualifications and experience; assisting participants in finding a job or setting up micro companies and SMEs. Within this, Axis 3.12 focuses specially on improving employees’ skills related to the country’s key economic sectors, as identified by the national competitiveness and R&D strategies. Eligible applicants are individual enterprises (micro and SMEs). The Application Guidelines for this specific priority, document to support potential beneficiaries in applying, are now under public consultation. The ESF objectives were created before the Industry 4.0 revolution, so there is currently no reference to it in the guidelines. This priority can be improved with measures to support the integration of Industry 4.0 into the workforce. The growing need for lifelong learning in means that the OP should promote more flexible types of delivery, personalised training offers and well-established validation systems for non-formal and informal learning. The potential of Information and Communication Technology can be used to stimulate education and training of SME staff and help them adapt to I4.0. Which partners are working on this? Regional Intermediate Body for Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development - Bucharest - Ilfov Region Operational Programme for the European Union Funds’ Investments in 2014-2020, Priority Axis 9 ESF support within Priority Axis 9 is allocated to 6 measures addressed to SMEs. The overall objective of these measures is to ensure support for employees’ qualification and training. They also seek to create conditions for employees to acquire specific competences and to adapt to changes in the economy. “Competence LT” funds training for the development of sectoral competences for enterprises. “Apprenticeship” funds trainings for employees in the form of apprenticeship; trainings in the workplace. “Invest LT” and “Training for the employees of foreign investors" fund trainings and qualification improvement of employees of foreign investors investing in Lithuania. A number of projects have already been funded for each and each has targets for the number of SME employees to be trained. Calls are foreseen for these measures until mid-2020. These measures administered by the 4.0-Ready partner are linked with RIS strategies, through improving the competitiveness of SMEs. Changes and improvements for these measures are carried out continuously by monitoring projects in steering committees, which include all stakeholders, adjusting to industry needs and changes. Industry 4.0 is only in the initial stage. The ESF policy instrument and calls launched until now do not address it directly. This needs to be addressed: SME competitiveness must be connected to I4.0 priorities in programming documents and in calls. Which partners are working on this? Foundation European Social Fund Agency Tweets by 40Ready Latest News See all project news 15/12/2021 Project presentation in a study visit On Wednesday 15 December our partner Public Service of Wallonia took part in an online event where 40Ready was presented Type: Project 09/12/2021 5th stakeholders meeting in Silesia The 5th meeting of the Silesian regional stakeholders was held online on December 9 2021. Type: Project 23/11/2021 7th Stakeholder meeting in Wallonia On 23 November, Wallonia organised its 7th Stakeholder Committee. Type: Project 10/11/2021 I4.0 and the SMEs digital transition workshop 40Ready took part in a workshop organised by the Policy Learning Platform the last 10th November Type: Project 18/10/2021 2nd Interregional Learning Event held 40Ready partners met again after about two years since the last time due to the global pandemic. Type: Project 13/10/2021 40Ready @Factory 4.0 Conference The second day of the Interregional Learning event of the project was held during the Factory 4.0 Conference in Bucharest, last 13 Octorber 2021. Type: Project 12/10/2021 4th stakeholders meeting in Silesia On October 12 the 4th stakeholder meeting of Silesia region was held online Type: Project 28/07/2021 ESFA exchanged good practices with project partners ESFA experts exchanged good practices with the 40Ready project partners from Italy, Finland, Belgium, Spain, Poland and Romania in online meetings. Type: Project 13/07/2021 Workshop on skills and digital maturity of SMEs OIR POSDRU Bucharest - Ilfov organised a workshop on 13th July within the 40Ready project. Type: Project 21/06/2021 6th Walloon Stakeholder meeting The 6th Stakeholder Committee was held on 21 June 2021. The Walloon actors mobilised project met by videoconference. Type: Project
Project summary In its assembly of March 2000, the European Council acknowledged the need of increasing the expenditure in innovation by implementing better policies and making a better use of public funds. To achieve this, the EC has put great emphasis on increasing the use of financial instruments (FIs) as a delivery tool for the Cohesion Policy. Besides the obvious advantages of recycling funds over the long term, financial instruments help to mobilise additional public or private co-investments to address market failures. Moreover, FIs (Guarantees, Business Angels, Venture Capital, Crowdfunding, Crowdlending) have also proved to be a useful tool in helping innovative SMEs overcome the ‘valleys of death’ and reach a sustainable growth phase to become ‘stock exchange listed’ companies. Financial Instruments for Innovation - Innova-FI partners are seeking to improve the design and implementation of Financial Instruments as a delivery mode of Structural Funds, so that they best meet and serve the financing needs of innovative and RTDI-driven businesses in all the stages of their start-up and growth. Innova-FI partners will do this by learning about the innovation landscape, and how it is being publicly financed, in partner regions. The consortium will examine together identified challenges, such as:  Designing FIs that are well adapted to the different phases of the business;Moving away from a grants culture, very much established in the RTDI and innovation field;Achieving a better alignment of FIs with other support measures; and/orCreating cross-border instruments. €1,620,025.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 31 May 2023 Topic SME competitiveness Results Innova-FI main outputs will be:7 thematic workshops and 7 study visits 1 Joint Peer Learning 3 policy booklets for governments, compiling case studies and recommendations 7 Action Plans 2 dissemination events in Brussels to engage with regions outside the consortium 1 high-level conference in collaboration with SERN (Start-Up Europe Regions Network) Participation of Innova-FI partners at 12 external events Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Competitiveness and Internationalisation OP – Compete 2020 Compete 2020 aims to accelerate the consolidation of the national innovation system, mainly by supporting the increase in absorption and R&D capacities in companies and their transformation in alignment with a more knowledge and innovation intensive paradigm. With a total allocated ERDF budget of 4,413 M€, Innova-FI will focus AXIS 1 (OT1) with 1400 M€ and Axis 2 (OT3) with 1632 M€. COMPETE has a comprehensive panel of instruments to support technology transfer up until innovation, comprising the complete value chain of innovation. Axis 1 supports firm led R&D and technology transfer and Axis 2 gives direct support to SME innovation. COMPETE2020 uses refundable incentives and grants. It is launching a series of financial instruments which need to be integrated in order to avoid overlaps and provide a smooth cruise of actors through them particularly in early stages (through business angels, venture capital, etc) coping with two market failures: higher interest rates compared to EU and shallowness in early stage financing. There is a clear need for improvement highlighted in the ex-ante assessment’s recommendations for FIs: striking a balance between already used FIs and more innovative instruments, and finding right combinations between FIs. Thus, we aim to develop an FI architecture that provides a better framework to overcome the deficiencies of the capital market, the higher credit cost and the shallowness of complimentary instruments dedicated to finance innovation. Which partners are working on this? National Innovation Agency 2014-2020 Regional Operational Programme for Sląskie Voivodeship Priority Investment 3c supporting the creation and extension of advanced capabilities in the development of products and services Within the investment priority 3c, actions will be taken to contribute to the development of SMEs. Projects focused on acquiring and implementing product and process innovations, with the possibility of using non-technological innovation as support, along with the possibility of their promotion in national and international markets, will be supported primarily. Within the investment priority 3c, it is also planned to support enterprises' access to external capital through development of financial instruments contributing to the competitiveness of SMEs. Financial instruments will primarily focus on business development by strengthening core business or implementing new projects or entering new markets. Financial instruments will, therefore, support investments in fixed assets and intangible assets as well as working capital, provided they are linked to a development investment. Participation in Innova-FI activities will help us improve professional services and the different financial mechanism for SMEs under the OP; strengthening of businesses competitiveness and positive influence for the development new business initiatives will follow. Which partners are working on this? Regional Development Agency in Bielsko-Biała Regional Operational Program 2014-2020 of the Valencia Region Order of the Valencia Regional Ministry for support of Industrial Sectors Priority Axis 3 To improve the competitiveness of SMEs / S.O. 3.4.2 Promoting innovation of SMEs and innovation cooperation in all areas The 2014-2020 ERDF ROP contributes to implement the Regional Strategy for Smart Specialization of Valencia (RIS3-CV), providing funding opportunities and financial support for the growth of Valencia Economy. With €1,136 million for the whole period, the ROP focusses mostly on 3 TOs: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation;Enhancing access to, and use and quality of information and communication technologies;Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).The ROP will contribute to the objective of promoting innovation in SMEs, through financial support measures (grants and also FIs) in innovative companies which have a high potential in creating activities and services of high value and wealth for Valencia Region. IVACE manages all ROP programs addressed to improve research and innovation in SMEs and Clusters in the Region. The ROP plans the use of financial instruments under two investment priorities: Axis 1, priority 1(b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research centres and higher education sector; Axis 3, priority: 3(a) promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms. Innova-FI will focus on this last priority 3(a). Having focused mostly in debt (guarantees and loans), the OP could be improved mainly through the introduction of new and more sophisticated FIs. Which partners are working on this? IVACE, Valencia Institute for Business Competitiveness Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) ERDF OP 2014-2020 Programming: for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth The ROP has a total allocation of resources equal to € 230.779.184,00 structured in 5 thematic Axis corresponding to the Thematic Objectives (TO) referred to in 1303/2013 Regulation: Axis I–TO1 Strengthen research, technological development and innovation; Axis II-TO3 Promote competitiveness of small and medium enterprises; Axis III-TO4 Support the transition towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors; Axis IV–Urban Development; Axis V-TA Technical Assistance. The initiatives are aimed at: Boosting employment; Creating new start-ups; Collaborations between enterprises and research centres; Encouraging investments by the production system. Priority concerned: Axis I–TO1 Strengthen research, technological development and innovation: Strengthening the competitiveness of enterprises is the specific goal of Axis 1. The main aim of the Axis is to support R&D as strategic lever to foster development and competitiveness of the regional economic system. The action contributes to the following Axis 1 objectives: (1.4a) Creation and consolidation of innovative startups and spinoff of research - Venture Capital; (1.3a) R&D activities carried out through the cooperation between economic actors and between economics and scientific structures. FVG Regional government (ERDF OP Managing Authority) is planning to activate one venture capital financial engineering tool for the acquisition of innovative start-up participations and support their growth and increase their survival rate. Which partners are working on this? Friuli Innovazione – Research and Technology Transfer Centre Operational Programme for the European Union Funds' Investments 2014-2020 (“Operational programme or OP”) OP has 11 priorities. EUR 7.8m (total EU contribution) was allocated for the implementation of OP. Managing Authority intends to implement as many financial instruments (“FIs”) as possible under these priorities. INVEGA aims to contribute to the increase of Lithuanian competitiveness and thereby is implementing FIs under 3 OP priorities: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation (TO1) (total allocation for this TO is EUR 798m), Enhancing the competitiveness of SME (TO3) (total allocation for this TO is EUR 625m) and Investing into social inclusion (TO8) (total allocation for this TO is EUR 630m). TO3 focuses on high-added value and technology and knowledge intensive activities, boosting new innovative businesses and innovation capacity in SMEs. The measures under TO3 should be connected with TO1 while supporting spin-offs. Under TO3 it is already planned in the OP to transfer a significant share of allocated funds through FIs. However, the allocation for FIs under TO1 is much lower at the moment. The ex-ante assessment on the use of FIs for business support provided several recommendations: to have a balance between FIs already used and new instruments; implement more equity FIs; find a better financing form for business and science cooperation. This document also stressed the need for a better cooperation between business and science institutions in order to implement innovative ideas. Which partners are working on this? Investment and Business Guarantees Ltd. Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020 The Slovenian Operational Programme (OP) gives a high priority on supporting innovative SMEs, since they have the highest growth potentials and a potential to create 3-times more jobs than enterprises with medium growth potentials. To this end, OP considers crucial to improve access to capital and funding and other support services. As a support for the implementation of the above-mentioned action (specific objectives 1 and 2 within the priority axis 3, investment priority 3a and 3d), Slovenia will use instruments facilitating access to finance, which will be intended for enterprises in all phases of their development to close the financing gaps:debt and equity financing instruments (venture capital, bank loan guarantees with interest rate subsidies, microloans, microguarantees, loans and mezzanine financing);financial instruments adapted to particular phases of the development of enterprises (e.g. seed and pre-seed) and other modern forms of financing;grants, including in conjunction with other financial instruments, for specific purposes and target groups;actions complementary to financial instruments, such as mentoring, business consulting. SVRK has identified following shortcomings in the OP:inadequate pool of financial instruments, addressing and dedicated to directly support innovation for SMEs;we should set up financial instruments that will primarily support the innovative SMEs as well as their innovation actions. Which partners are working on this? Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy Operational Programme of Central Macedonia 2014–2020 The Programme aims to boost economic development and create job opportunities in the region. It contributes to achieving the EU2020 targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, also in line with the smart specialisation strategy. It should create jobs and help SMEs to become more competitive and innovation-driven. EU funding will also contribute to meeting the requirements of the Union's acquis, in particular as regards greenhouse gas reduction in and increase energy efficiency. OP Central Macedonia has 3 investment priorities regarding SMEs and innovation focused on EU2020: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation (ERDF 2.38% of EU allocation);Enhancing access to, and use and quality of ICT (ERDF 1.16% of EU allocation);Enhancing competitiveness of SMEs (ERDF 10.79% of EU allocation).The total value of investment in the priority axis dedicated to SME competitiveness is €138m to provide financial and nonfinancial support SMEs. The Implementation mechanisms that the Region is considering to include are:Grants;Vouchers (Innovation, Technology);Incubators, accelerators and relevant mechanisms to support entrepreneurship, cluster’s support.Although the OP RCM highlights the financial needs of the SMEs and that the funds of the OP are limited, however there are not measures foreseen for the exploitation of the use of FI. We are seeking to influence 5% of Structural Funds dedicated for these 3 axis though the incorporation of FIs. 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06/02/2019
On 29 and 30 January 2019, the Policy Learning Platform organised a peer review in Gävleborg, Sweden. Discover the policy recommendations.
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08/02/2018
The European Commission has recently launched two EaSI calls for proposals that are relevant for social entrepreneurship. Both have deadlines for mid-April.
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Project summary FEMINA partners believe that increased female participation can make high-tech SMEs more competitive. This belief, based on academic studies and practical experience, must become part of mainstream policy. The gender gap is still visible in high-tech sectors across EU-28: women represented 29% of entrepreneurs in 2014 and 32.5% of employees in high-tech manufacturing and knowledge-intensive services in 2015. This is not a question of social inclusion. It is about economic growth: studies show that the women’s specific skills can help to diversify and consolidate enterprises; that closing the gender gap could generate an EU GDP increase of 13%. In this context, FEMINA partners cooperate at interregional level to reach their overall aim: to ensure that selected policy instruments are integrated with measures to promote female engagement in their high-tech sectors, with a focus on sectors in their RIS3. FEMINA considers how to identify, implement, monitor and evaluate policy measures that break down barriers to female high-tech entrepreneurship, to employment and career progression in high-tech SMEs and to the gender dimension of innovation in funding schemes for high-tech start-ups and SMEs. Policy improvements are foreseen through specific projects funded to address these barriers, through improved policy management (e.g. gender criteria in monitoring) and through strategic focus, whereby partners work to include female participation in high-tech as a fundamental principle of their policies for SME competitiveness. FEMINA’s main outputs are Action Plans, detailing these desired changes, which partners and selected stakeholders will implement and monitor over a 2-year period. The results of this implementation will benefit SMEs and the territory. An increase in female participation in high-tech entrepreneurship, employment and leadership should establish a culture of gender parity in these sectors, with impact on inclusive growth and regional competitiveness. €1,387,974.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 31 May 2023 Topic SME competitiveness Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Multiannual Programme of Chamber of Commerce of Arezzo for the period 2013-2018 and 2019 – 2023 The Multiannual Programme (MP) of the Chamber of Commerce is a 5-year policy document. It defines the priority areas for the administration and strategic objectives. All activities carried out in the period of reference must be in line with this framework. The MP is developed using input from territorial stakeholders.   The MP it updated annually through the programmatic forecast report, thanks to results from monitoring activities (performance plan). This report is the strategic plan for each intervention priority. It translates Policy objectives into concrete activities and projects, with a relative financial allocation.   The overall goal of the MP is to support local enterprises. This is the mission of the Chamber of Commerce. In order to achieve this, the MP has 5 macro objectives. Among these, FEMINA is particularly relevant to Innovation and Formation and to Development of logistical infrastructure, technologies and services.   While Arezzo Chamber of Commerce has a Committee of Female Entrepreneurship and the above innovation objective, the MP could be improved in both fields. The challenge is both to strengthen committee activities and to link gender and innovation. The focus on female participation in high-tech fields is missing. This focus would help local SMEs, who seek input to strengthen competitiveness in a period of economic difficulty, and would contribute to regional objectives, particularly the new Industry 4.0 platform. Which partners are working on this? Arezzo Innovation AREZZO -SIENA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CRAFT AND AGRICULTURE Regional Operational Programme of Sterea Ellada 2014 – 2020, Priority Axis 03: “Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises" Through the specific objective “Promotion of products and services innovation”, the Region supports existing and new SMEs (operating in RIS3 sectors) to increase skills, improve products, introduce innovative and differentiated products and enhance competitiveness. The recession has highlighted the Region’s structural weaknesses and the economy has changed in terms of production base, employment, investments intensity and entrepreneurship. The policy should enhance regional investment attractiveness, assist SMEs in reaching new competitive markets and internationalising.   Support for SMEs include: supporting technological development and modernisation of SMEs in RIS3 domains; promoting qualitative enhancement, certification and standardisation of products; supporting new or upgraded products/services and differentiated production base; hosting production sites and facilities.   Equal opportunities and non-discrimination are horizontal principles of the POR. Instrument 3c addresses equal gender participation in the labour market from a “basic civil rights and opportunities for women” perspective. It leaves the competitiveness objective unaddressed. As such, its fails to establish the link between gender and competitiveness and to reflect the potential impact of female entrepreneurship on the economy. Thus, it is vital to explore the gender dimensions of increased high-tech SME competitiveness and to leverage female entrepreneurship as a driver of enhanced regional development. Which partners are working on this? Athens University of Economics and Business - Research Centre Regional Development Fund on behalf of the Region of Sterea Ellada Regional Operational Programme Investment in Growth and Jobs ERDF 2014-2020 in Bucharest-Ilfov Region, Priority Axis 2: SMEs competitiveness improvement ROP includes as Thematic Objective “Improving competitiveness of SMEs, agricultural sector, fishery and aquaculture”. Investment Priority 3a states “Entrepreneurship encouragement mainly by facilitating economic exploitation of new ideas and stimulating creation of new businesses, including business incubators”. Specific objective 2.1 should “Strengthen the market position of SMEs in the competitive domains identified by the National Research Strategy and the Regional Development Plan”.   The economic crisis marked the onset of the decline of the SME sector. The downward trend has intensified so that increases in the number of SMEs achieved in the period before the economic crisis was almost totally cancelled. Within this framework the ROP finances activities such as (i) construction/expansion of the production/services space of micro-enterprises, including endowment with tangible and intangible assets, and (ii) creating/expanding business incubators/accelerators, including the development of related services.   ROP includes as horizontal principle Gender Equality. However there is no direct connection between this principle and its potential to promote competitiveness in high tech sectors. This has not been recognised and issues such as female entrepreneurship, female access to employment and career progression or gender dimension of innovation are not directly addressed. Partner 6 believes that improving the policy in this respect would contribute to regional development. Which partners are working on this? Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency ERDF Regional Operational Programme Cantabria, Thematic Objective 3 The ERDF programme focuses investments on key priority areas: innovation and research; digital agenda; support for SMEs; low-carbon economy; promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty.   FEMINA particularly addresses thematic objective (TO) 3, improving competitiveness of SMEs. In particular, it seeks to improve action lines 3d - support capacity of SMEs to grow at regional, national and international level and to engage in innovation - 030d1 - Promote growth and consolidation of SMEs (improving financing, technology, access to advanced support services) and 030d2 Promoting innovation and cooperation for innovation, in particular eco-innovation, social innovation. Within the specific line to promote female entrepreneurship, the ROP supports female job creation under a technological perspective (e.g. within digital sectors).   FEMINA partners in Cantabria consider female entrepreneurship as one of the most important drivers of job creation and economic growth. It is crucial for the development of a vibrant SME business sector. It enhances productivity growth and can help find practical solutions to social and environmental challenges. However, while the ROP considers equality between men and women through mainstreaming and specific positive actions, it does not currently reflect the link to competitiveness. It is important to clarify how female entrepreneurship can contribute to regional development objectives and where the ROP can intervene to achieve this. Which partners are working on this? SODERCAN - Cantabria Regional Development Agency DG of Equality and Women Issues, Government of Cantabria Operational Programme for North Middle Sweden 2014-2020 - TO1: Strenghening research, technological development and innovation, Investment priority 1b The thematic objective of the OP is strengthening research, technological development and innovation and the specific objective is increased number of innovative SMEs.   Within the thematic objective the programme funds preliminary studies, exchange of experiences and operations promoting a functioning innovation system; the development of innovative capacity of enterprises; interaction between enterprises, clusters, research and higher education; internationalisation.   The overall objective is to promote business investment in R&I and develop links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector. It promotes investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies.   The OP states that strengthened work on gender issues is important for the success of the instrument. However, this statement has not yet had significant impact. Moreover, the direct link between gender and the high-tech sector is not currently explicit. FEMINA is the chance to establish the link between priority and practice within the innovation priority. Which partners are working on this? Region Dalarna Operational programme ERDF 2014 - 2020 North Netherlands, investment priority 1.b, TO 1 .strengthening research, technological development and innovation The main objectives of the OP ERDF North are to promote business investment in Research and Investment (R&I); develop synergies between enterprises, R&D centres, knowledge institutions and higher education; and encourage innovation through smart specialisation. ERDF funds, in combination with public and private co-financing, should strengthen the R&I intensity in SMEs and improve their uptake of innovation. By fostering investments in these objectives, the region contributes to the overarching EU2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The region recognises the need for targeted investments, taking into account its socio-economic profile, as well as the European Council’s country-specific recommendations, overarching European and national strategies and, in particular, the Regional Innovation Strategy of Northern-Netherlands. Public funding support to a target of 575 SMEs is expected to trigger an additional EUR 57 million in private investments for innovation in the selected regional clusters linked to societal challenges. There is room for improvement in this policy instrument. The instrument insufficiently addresses female participation in high tech jobs and the way in which they can contribute to innovation and sustainable growth. Through FEMINA, the partner and Managing Authority wish to investigate how a more active role for work in entrepreneurship, existing SMEs and the content of SMEs’ innovations can contribute to the overall goal of the programme. Which partners are working on this? CMO STAMM Latest News See all project news 25/11/2021 Job Opportunity Open position as Project Finance Officer in the Interreg Europe Secretariat. Type: Project 26/10/2021 Arezzo -Siena Pilot Action Opening of the Call for Applications: -Digital and business plan mentoring for aspiring female entrepreneurs - Type: Project 17/09/2021 Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education The FEMINA Project participates in the XI European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education. Type: Project 06/09/2021 FEMINA Action Plans The FEMINA Action Plans are now all approved and will be published as they get their final signatures. You'll find them in the FEMINA Web site Library tab. Type: Project 15/07/2021 Launch of the Pilot Action Arezzo-Siena Territory The Pilot Action tests a mentoring path for a group of aspiring female entrepreneurs, focused on development of their business idea. Type: Project 12/07/2021 Open Position - Project Finance Officer Open Position in The Interreg Europe Secretariat as Project Finance Officer (18 months contract). Type: Project 30/05/2021 "FEMINA" Video on Female Entrepreneurship Fondazione Arezzo Innovazione and others have produced a video to attract young female entrepreneurs on the added value of digital technologies. Type: Project 20/05/2021 Femina - first three years FEMINA project - first three years. Have a look at the Midway video. Type: Project 14/05/2021 THE ERADICATION OF GENDER ROLES A workshop for creating a local network for cooperation and promotion development at regional level for best development of European Interreg FEMINA Project. Type: Project 24/03/2021 Norway: More girls choose male dominated fields Never before has so many girls applied to the male dominated construction, technology and industrial educations as in 2021 Type: Project
09/12/2021
On 7 December, the Policy Learning Platform hosted a webinar as part of the e-mobility trilogy on the roll-out of charging infrastructure. Watch the recording.
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