Agencies and sectors for technology and innovation

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OPEN DAYS 2006
Brussels - Prague House
10 October 2006
Agencies and sectors for
technology and innovation
Innovation Pole: Services and
Networking for Competitiveness and
Innovation in the Lombardy Region
Attilio Martinetti
Director
Euro Info Centre IT 351 – Special Agency of
the Milan Chamber of Commerce
Overview: Tools to promote
innovation and competitiveness
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Innovation Pole: catalyser of all dynamic local
energies and players (other entities,
associations, universities /research centres,
SMEs)
Networking through international networks
(IRC, EIC, BICs, Europe Innova), with centres
of excellence
Framework Agreement for competitiveness
between the system of the Chambers of
Commerce and the Lombardy Region (20062008)
Introduction: Lombardy Region
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Lombardy is one of the four “ENGINES” in
Europe
Lombardy economy represents one-fifth of the
italian economy, with a GDP (Euro 229 billion in
2000) equal to 20.7% of the national GDP
Enterprises account approximately for 15% of
the national total: there are an overall 740,000
enterprises
Total R&D spending (in % of GDP): 1.17%,
divided in the following sectors: public sector
0.31% (Government 0.12%, University 0.19%),
and private sector 0.86%.
Innovation Pole
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Objectives:
 To facilitate innovation, particularly of SMEs
 To participate in the definition of research and
innovation policies at regional level
 To promote a cultural mobilisation towards
innovation
Driving principles:
 Users demand – researches conducted together with
the Politecnico of Milan, UNIMITT, Bocconi University
 Analysis of innovation services/centres at regional
and international level
 A comprehensive and responsive supply of services
for companies
Users demand:
Orientation to innovation
Have vision of future
innovations
Aspiring
Innovators
31%
9%
Inert
(persistent)
56%
Inert
(switched-off)
4%
Do not have achieved
leading innovations
Have achieved
leading innovations
Future orientation
towards innovation
Do not have vision of
future innovations
Past achievements
Users demand
INNOVATORS
ASPIRING
Services from Institutional Bodies
INERT
80%
60%
Use of
innovation
services
(offered by
private sector
- consultants)
68%
Use of
innovation
services
(offered by
institutional
bodies)
46%
43%
24%
Innovators
Aspiring
40%
20%
32%
24%
0%
University Chamber of Associations
Commerce
Analysis of supply services
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At regional level: tool QuESTIO (www.questio.it)
At international level: visit to the following centre of
excellence:
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Zenith Gmbh – Dusseldorf (DE)
Steinbeis – Stuttgart (DE)
Arist – Lyon (FR)
Cidem- Barcelona (ES)
Méditerranée Technologies - Marseille (FR)
Pera Group - Melton Mowbray (UK)
Innovation Philadelphia- Philadelphia (USA)
ERBI/St. Johns Innovation Centre - Cambridge (UK)
Technopark Zurich - Zurigo (CH)
Chicago Technology Park - Chicago (USA)
Provincia di Trento, Agenzia di Sviluppo, Microsoft Research
Centre (I)
Framework Agreement for
Competitiveness (2006-2008)
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Between the Lombardy Region and the
system of the Chambers of Commerce (+
Province of Milan)
Rationalisation of existing measures and
optimization of resources
5 sectors of intervention: innovation,
internationalisation, territorial marketing,
P.A. modernization, intervention towards
artisans and micro enterprises
2006-2008: 206.8 mln €
Joint call for proposal for
innovation projects (2006)
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Resources: 21 mln € (16 mln € innovation
projects; 5 mln € patenting and
technological consultancy services)
Beneficiaries: SMEs, aspiring
entrepreneurs
Contribution:
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Innovation projects: 50% eligible costs (max.
50.000 €)
Patenting: 50% eligible costs (max. 14.000 €)
Technological consultancy services: 50 % eligible
costs (max. 10.000 €)
Major issues
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Consensus and alliances at local, regional
level (see creation of 2 new committees:
“Consulta” and “Laboratorio”)
Contents / services rationalisation and
creation (see other complementary
demand analyses)
Alliances at international level (see 3 pilot
projects)
Future outlook: National
Agency for Innovation
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The National Agency has been set up by the
2006 financial act
Its seat has been assigned at the Milan
Chamber of Commerce, and, consequently at
the Innovation Pole
The 2007 financial act allocates to the Agency
5 mln € yearly.
The regional model of intervention could be
transferred at national level, with a particular
focus on industrial districts, networks of
enterprises