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Research for the benefit of SMEs

The new approach

Amaury NEVE

European Commission

DG Research - Unit T4: SMEs


Strengthen the innovation capacities of SMEs

to develop new products and markets by

outsourcing of research:

Increase their research effort

Acquire technological know-how

Extend their networks

Research for the benefit of SMEs

Objectives

Improve the exploitation of research results


SMEs

SME Associations

Other enterprises,

End users

Principle: Outsourcing scheme

“customer-seller” relationship

Investing

in Research

Results & IPR

RTD-

Performers


“Customer-seller” relationship between

SMEs* and RTD-performers.

Clear principle:

SMEs invest in R&D

SMEs* invest in the RTD project and outsource

part of the research activities to "RTD performers”.

RTD performers invoice their services to SMEs*.

EC contribution: Grant to the project (and

not to individual participants) which covers only

part of the total investment.

SMEs* and "Other participants and end users"

contribute with own resources to the project.

Collective leadership of the SMEs* in the project.

* including SME associations


Funding Scheme - principles

The financial support of the Community in

accordance with the Rules for participation will be

capped at a value not exceeding 110% of the

estimated price to be invoiced by RTD

providers to SMEs or SME Associations.


“Value” of the project is based on the

subcontracted R&D activities.

EC contribution

Maximum financial contribution is 110% of the

price to be invoiced by RTD providers

to SMEs or SME Associations.

The Community support has to be in

accordance with the Rules for participation.


Rules for participation

Funding rates

R&D: maximum of 50 % of the total eligible costs

Exception: SMEs, non-profit public bodies, secondary

and higher education establishments and research

organisations: maximum of 75 %

Associations may meet the criteria for SMEs

Demonstration activities: maximum of 50 %

Management activities: maximum of 100 %

Other activities: maximum of 100 %

(e.g. training, coordination, networking, dissemination)


Budget for the SMEs

Activities and costs

Step 1: Calculation of the

budget for the SMEs

SME 1 SME 2 SME 3

RTD 260.000 395.000 125.000

Own RTD 45.000 55.000 20.000

Invoice RTD performers

for subcontracted RTD

215.000 340.000 105.000

DEMO 10.000 25.000 0

Own DEMO 10.000 25.000 0

Invoice RTD performers

for subcontracted DEMO

0 0 0

OTHER 10.000 5.000 10.000

MANAGEMENT 60.000 5.000 5.000

TOTAL 340.000 430.000 140.000


Budget for the RTD

perfomers

Activities and costs

Step 2: Calculation of the

budget for the RTD Performers

RTD 1 RTD 2

OTHER 0 30.000

MANAGEMENT 5.000 5.000

TOTAL 5.000 35.000


Step 3: Calculation of the budget

for the Other enterprises and end-users

Budget for Other

enterprises and end users

Activities and costs

OTH 1

RTD 10.000

DEMO 40.000

OTHER 0

MANAGEMENT 0

TOTAL 50.000


Step 4: The total budget of the project

Partners & costs RTD DEMO MANAG OTHER TOTAL

SME 1 260.000 10.000 60.000 10.000 340.000

Own activities 45.000 10.000

Subcontracting 215.000

SME 2 395.000 25.000 5.000 5.000 430.000

Own activities 55.000 25.000

Subcontracting 340.000

SME 3 125.000 0 5.000 10.000 140.000

Own activities 20.000

Subcontracting 105.000

RTD 1 5.000 0 5.000

RTD 2 5.000 30.000 35.000

OTH 1 10.000 40.000 0 0 50.000

TOTAL 790.000 75.000 80.000 55.000 1.000.000


Partners & costs RTD

[50%/75%]

Calculation of the EC contribution

DEMO

[50%]

MANAG

[100%]

OTHER

[100%]

TOTAL Maximum EC

contribution

SME 1 260.000 10.000 60.000 10.000 340.000 270.000

Own activities 45.000 10.000

Subcontracting 215.000

SME 2 395.000 25.000 5.000 5.000 430.000 318.750

Own activities 55.000 25.000

Subcontracting 340.000

SME 3 125.000 0 5.000 10.000 140.000 108.750

Own activities 20.000

Subcontracting 105.000

RTD 1 5.000 0 5.000 5.000

RTD 2 5.000 30.000 35.000 35.000

OTH 1 10.000 40.000 0 0 50.000 25.000

TOTAL 790.000 75.000 80.000 55.000 1.000.000 762.500

TOTAL amount of subcontracting, excl. VAT 660.000

Maximum EC contribution = 110% of

subcontracting to RTD performers excl. VAT 726.000

Requested EC contribution is the minimum of the two: 726.000


Distribution of the EC contribution

Scenario 1

Partners & costs Total costs EC contribution

for each participant

Own contribution

(in kind)

Own contribution

(in cash)

SME 1 340.000 241.000 99.000 0

Subcontracting 215.000

SME 2 430.000 340.000 90.000 0

Subcontracting 340.000

SME 3 140.000 105.000 35.000 0

Subcontracting 105.000

RTD 1 5.000 5.000 0 0

RTD 2 35.000 35.000 0 0

OTH 1 50.000 0 50.000 0

TOTAL 1.000.000 726.000


Distribution of the EC contribution

Scenario 2

Partners & costs Total costs EC contribution

for each participant

Own contribution

(in kind)

Own contribution

(in cash)

SME 1 340.000 259.832 80.168 0

Subcontracting 215.000

SME 2 430.000 328.611 90.000 11.389

Subcontracting 340.000

SME 3 140.000 106.989 33.011 0

Subcontracting 105.000

RTD 1 5.000 3.821 1.179 0

RTD 2 35.000 26.747 8.253 0

OTH 1 50.000 0 50.000 0

TOTAL 1.000.000 726.000


Capping of the EC contribution

Project 1

budget

Maximum

EC contribution

Project 2

budget

Maximum

EC contribution

RTD 900.000 675.000 900.000 675.000

Own RTD SMEs 400.000 0

RTD Subcontracting 500.000 900.000

Other activities 50.000 50.000 50.000 50.000

Management 50.000 50.000 50.000 50.000

Total 1.000.000 775.000 1.000.000 775.000

Subcontracting ► 110% 500.000 550.000 900.000 990.000

Requested EC contribution

is the minimum of the two:

550.000 775.000


Calculation of the EC contribution

What is specific for SME associations?

IPR ownership and rights for dissemination and use should

reflect the needs and the role of the SMEs in the

consortium and of the members of the SME-AGs.

Some SME-AGs may NOT qualify for 75% funding rate

for RTD activities.

Some SME-AGs may NOT be able to recover VAT.

System is flexible for tailor-made solutions:

SME-AG may charge costs incurred by its members

in carrying out the project

Participating SMEs and SME-AG members may

invest in the project

Other forms of remuneration are possible:

e.g. grant to the RTD performers


Budget for the SME-AGs

Activities and costs

Step 1: Calculation of the budget

for the SME associations

SME-AG 1 SME-AG 2 SME-AG 3

RTD 820.000 470.000 130.000

Own RTD 40.000 30.000 10.000

Invoice RTD performers

for subcontracted RTD

780.000 440.000 120.000

DEMO 0 0 0

Own DEMO 0 0 0

Invoice RTD performers

for subcontracted DEMO

0 0 0

OTHER 50.000 20.000 20.000

MANAGEMENT 110.000 10.000 7.000

TOTAL 980.000 500.000 157.000


Budget for the RTD

perfomers

Activities and costs

Step 2: Calculation of the

budget for the RTD Performers

RTD 1 RTD 2

OTHER 60.000 45.000

MANAGEMENT 10.000 10.000

TOTAL 70.000 55.000


Budget for Other

enterprises and end users

Activities and costs

Step 3: Calculation of the budget for

the Other enterprises and end-users

(including SMEs)

OTH 1

[SME]

OTH 2

[SME]

OTH 3

[SME]

OTH 4

RTD 40.000 40.000 40.000 25.000

Own RTD 25.000 25.000 25.000 25.000

Invoice RTD performers

for subcontracted RTD

15.000 15.000 15.000 0

DEMO 20.000 20.000 20.000 25.000

Own RTD 20.000 20.000 20.000 25.000

Invoice RTD performers

for subcontracted RTD

0 0 0 0

OTHER 0 0 0 0

MANAGEMENT 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000

TOTAL 62.000 62.000 62.000 52.000


Step 4: The total budget of the project

Partners & costs RTD

[50%/75%]

DEMO

[50%]

MANAG

[100%]

OTHER

[100%]

TOTAL

SME-AG 1 820.000 0 110.000 50.000 980.000

Own activities 40.000 0

Subcontracting 780.000

SME-AG 2 470.000 0 10.000 20.000 500.000

Own activities 30.000 0

Subcontracting 440.000

SME-AG 3 130.000 0 7.000 20.000 157.000

Own activities 10.000

Subcontracting 120.000

RTD 1 10.000 60.000 70.000

RTD 2 10.000 45.000 55.000

OTH 1 [SME] 40.000 20.000 2.000 0 62.000

Own activities 25.000 20.000

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 2 [SME] 40.000 20.000 2.000 0 62.000

Own activities 25.000 20.000

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 3 [SME] 40.000 20.000 2.000 0 62.000

Own activities 25.000 20.000

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 4 25.000 25.000 2.000 0 52.000

Own activities 25.000 25.000

Subcontracting

TOTAL 1.445.000 25.000 155.000 195.000 2.000.000


Partners & costs RTD

[50%/75%]

Calculation of the EC contribution

DEMO

[50%]

MANAG

[100%]

OTHER

[100%]

TOTAL Maximum EC

contribution

SME-AG 1 820.000 0 110.000 50.000 980.000 775.000

Own activities 40.000 0

Subcontracting 780.000

SME-AG 2 470.000 0 10.000 20.000 500.000 382.500

Own activities 30.000 0

Subcontracting 440.000

SME-AG 3 130.000 0 7.000 20.000 157.000 124.500

Own activities 10.000

Subcontracting 120.000

RTD 1 10.000 60.000 70.000 70.000

RTD 2 10.000 45.000 55.000 55.000

OTH 1 [SME] 40.000 20.000 2.000 0 62.000 42.000

Own activities 25.000 20.000

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 2 [SME] 40.000 20.000 2.000 0 62.000 42.000

Own activities 25.000 20.000

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 3 [SME] 40.000 20.000 2.000 0 62.000 42.000

Own activities 25.000 20.000

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 4 25.000 25.000 2.000 0 52.000 27.000

Own activities 25.000 25.000

Subcontracting

TOTAL 1.445.000 25.000 155.000 195.000 2.000.000 1.560.000

TOTAL amount of subcontracting, excl. VAT 1.385.000

Maximum EC contribution = 110% of

subcontracting to RTD performers excl. VAT 1.523.500

Requsted EC contribution is the minimum of the two: 1.523.500


Distribution of the EC contribution

Scenario 1

Partners & costs Total costs EC contribution

for each participant

Own contribution

(in kind)

Own contribution

(in cash)

SME-AG 1 980.000 838.500 141.500 0

Subcontracting 780.000

SME-AG 2 500.000 440.000 60.000 0

Subcontracting 440.000

SME-AG 3 157.000 120.000 37.000 0

Subcontracting 120.000

RTD 1 70.000 70.000 0 0

RTD 2 55.000 55.000 0 0

OTH 1 [SME] 62.000 0 62.000 0

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 2 [SME] 62.000 0 62.000 0

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 3 [SME] 62.000 0 62.000 0

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 4 52.000 0 52.000 0

Subcontracting

TOTAL 2.000.000 1.523.500


Distribution of the EC contribution

Scenario 2

Partners & costs Total costs EC contribution

for each participant

Own contribution

(in kind)

Own contribution

(in cash)

SME-AG 1 980.000 822.321 157.679 0

Subcontracting 780.000

SME-AG 2 500.000 419.552 60.000 20.448

Subcontracting 440.000

SME-AG 3 157.000 131.739 25.261 0

Subcontracting 120.000

RTD 1 70.000 58.737 11.263 0

RTD 2 55.000 46.151 8.849 0

OTH 1 [SME] 62.000 15.000 47.000 0

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 2 [SME] 62.000 15.000 47.000 0

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 3 [SME] 62.000 15.000 47.000 0

Subcontracting 15.000

OTH 4 52.000 0 52.000 0

Subcontracting

TOTAL 2.000.000 1.523.500


Important documents

Workprogramme "Research for the benefit of SMEs"

Guides for applicants "Research for SMEs“ and “Research for

SME associations”

Guide to Intellectual Property Rules for FP7 projects

Rules for the submission of proposals

These documents and additional information about the open calls are

available on the following webpages:

http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.Capaciti

esDetailsCallPage&call_id=35

http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.Capaciti

esDetailsCallPage&call_id=36

http://sme.cordis.lu/home/index.cfm

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