STRENGTHENING NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL COLLABORATION, INCUBATORS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NICHE MANAGEMENT

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1 STRENGTHENING NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL COLLABORATION, INCUBATORS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NICHE MANAGEMENT UNFCCC Workshop on National Systems of Innovation and Climate Technology Emrah Alkaya, Ph.D. Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) October 13, 2014 Bonn, Germany

2 Pillars of a National Innovation System «Coordination» Regulatory Framework Expertise & Services R&D Promotion Laws Technology Development Zones Tax Incentives Organized Industrial Zones Sectoral and Regional Incentives etc. Financial Instruments Grants for Pure and Applied Research Soft Loans for Tech. Development Equity Finance for Tech. Entrepreneur. Bank Credits and Loans etc. Networks & Platforms Clusters and Sectoral Organisations TDZs & OIZs Investor Networks Incubators Vertical Expertise in Sectors Service Providers Trainers Coaches & Mentors Attorneys etc. etc.

3 Research to Market Value Chain Push Pull Basic Research Intellectual Property Technology Transfer Technology Development Product Commercial. Regulatory Framework e.g. Tech. Dev. Zones e.g. Feed-in Tariffs Financial Instruments Networks & Platforms e.g. Government Grants Example e.g. IP Marketplaces e.g. TT Accelerator Fund e.g. TTO Networks Expertise & Services e.g. Mentors/ Coaches

4 National Tech. Trans. Network (example) NETWORK SPONSORS (Corporates) NETWORK MEMBERS (Corporates, SMEs,) NETWORK FUNDERS (EU, Governtmental Org.etc.) Tech. Transfer NETWORK Moderator (Network and Marketplace Moderation) Problems, Research Needs Tech/Sector Pioneers (Corporates) Unused Patents OPEN INNOV. Know how Experts/ Mentors National TT ADVISORY BOARD Investors/Funds Spin Off Universties TTOs Research Centers TECHNOLOGY IP MARKETPLACE Web Portal/Showcase Brokerage Events Matchmaking Seminars/Trainings Internationalization Enterprise Eur. Net. WIPO Green, etc. VALUE ADDITION Patent bundling Marketing Business Model Dev. Valuation Negotiation Contract Management Start Up Funding Facilities Tech Needs (Tech Audits) Licensing Industry Partners Proof of Concept

5 Evolution of the Policy Space (Turkey Case) More emphasis towards «semantics» within policy and program space Academic Resarch Industrial R&D IPR Framework Investment Promotion R&D Investment 2011 New Markets Competitiveness SME Development Standards & Infrastructure Product Development Innovation Added Value Thematic Priorities VC & PE Export Promotion Enterpreneurship VC Commercialization

6 A PPP Model for Supporting RTDI: TTGV Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) was founded in 1991 as an example of public private partnership (PPP). It is not for profit It is a Foundation. Its mission is to support technological innovation towards increasing the competitiveness of Turkish industry in global markets TTGV Your Partner in Technological Innovation

7 Collaboration of Different Parties Founders Assembly 26 private sector, 6 public sector, 10 umbrella organisations 14 individuals Board of Directors 10 members from private sector (including the chairman) 5 members from public sector Ministry of Development Ministry of Economy Undersecretariat of Treasury (Hazine) Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Small and Medium Sized Industry Development Organisation (KOSGEB)

8 TTGV and its 4 Axes of Capability PUBLIC PROGRAMME OWNERS PROGRAMME BENEFICIARIES PROGRAMME PROGRAMME PROGRAMME PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS Programme Management FUND PUBLIC SPONSORS Counselling & Project Man. Services TTGV Fund Management FUND PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTIONS Policy and Programme Development FUND PRIVATE SPONSORS PRIVATE SECTOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS FUND BENEFICIARIES

9 Track Record of TTGV Through its soft loan program, TTGV provided well above 385 Million USD to around 1000 technology development projects TTGV was the first institutional investor in the PE/VC market in 2001 TTGV has been the part of many firsts in Turkey: invested in first two PE funds financed first technopark development projects invested in first technology start-up investment company invested in first Turkey dedicated fund of funds (ivci) TTGV designed and piloted first national commercialization program for SMEs, the design was later picked up by government agencies

10 National RTDI Programs and TTGV LARGE COMPANY SIZE MEDIUM SMALL TÜBİTAK (Grants) M. of Science Industry and Technology (Grants) TTGV (Loans) KOSGEB (Grants & Loans) M. of Economy (Grants) START-UP APPLIED RESEARCH INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PRODUCT DEV. & COMMERCIALIZATION

11 Advanced Tech. Projects Supports General Information Provided as soft loan. It aims at providing incentives in the technological fields that has high priorities and also meets market failures within the country. Main objective is to improve technological capability and competitiveness of national industry at selected technology areas Demand-led and flexible support mechanisms.

12 Advanced Tech. Projects Supports Selected Technology Areas: High value-added bio-product manufacturing from agricultural wastes Advanced materials technologies and precisionmanufacturing techniques Renewable energy production, storage and transmission technologies Food technologies Biomedical technologies, and Technologies for Adaptation to Climate Change

13 Advanced Tech. Projects Supports Program Features: Provided as soft loan Project Duration: max. 3 years (min. 1,5 year) Support Amount: max. 3 million $ (min. 1 million $) Support Ratio: 50% of project budget Re-payment: 1 year grace period, 4 years in total with no interest Service Fee: no more than 2,5% of project budget Source of Support: TTGV funds

14 TTGV Environmental Projects Supports Support Mechanism: Provided as soft loan Topics: Energy Efficiency and Eco-Efficiency Project Duration: max. 1,5 years Support Amount: max. 1 million $ Support Ratio: 50% of project budget Re-payment: 1 year grace period, 4 years in total with no interest Service Fee: 6% of support budget Source of Support: TTGV funds

15 TTGV Environmental Projects Supports Environmental Technologies Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Supported Projects TTGV Support ($) Total Sectors Cement Food & Beverages Building materials Textile Recyle Recovery (waste tires) Lime Food & Beverages Energy Paper and paper products Textile Basic metals (steel) Ceramic Hydroelectric power plants

16 TTGV Environmental Supports Success stories composed of 15 projects; Total amount of investment: 15 Million Dollars Total TTGV support amount: 6 Million Dollars 9 projects focusing on the improvements and developments in an established facility; 5 project focusing on new products / new facilities; 2 projects on new initiatives

17 TTGV Environmental Supports Success stories composed of 15 projects; Parameter Natural gas consumption Electricity consumption CO 2 emission Reduced waste to be disposed Ratio of local technology and equipments New employement New qualified employement Saving / minimization amount 6,85 million m 3 /year 2,25 million kwh/year tons/year tons/year 70% 35 employees 8 employees

18 TTGV and Green Entrepreneurship Horizontal Expertise of TTGV Innovation Research and Development Entrepreneurship Competitiveness Technology development Etc. Eco-innovation Cleaner Production Sustainability Eco-efficiency Environmental technologies Etc. Vertical Expertise of TTGV GREEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

19 Green Entrepreneurship Combination of sustainable entrepreneurship and ecoentrepreneurship. The focus is on the environmental benefits particularly those which have a direct contribution to sustainable innovation.

20 Green Entrepreneurship Motives GENERAL TURKEY An awareness and perception about environmental problems Technical and legislative knowledge required! Self realization and independency Enhanced status and income Economic contribution and impact Upholding tradion and securing income + Passion and believe in green values Identifying a gap in the market and finding an environmental solution Security for themselves and families To make a direct contribution to the success of a company Increase in income Flexibility, freedom, etc.

21 Green Entrepreneurship in Turkey Environmental and energy related legislation (international agreements and national legislation) Waste management regulations (specific wastes: end of life tyres, etc.) EU harmonization process (eco-label, WEEE, etc.) Energy efficiency/ Renewable energy laws and regulations Eco-design of energy related products Energy labelling of household appliances Strategy documents and action plans Industrial Strategy and Action Plan (eco-design, ecolabelling, WEEE, Oeko-tex 100 standard, etc.) Financial supports and incentives (R&D, investment, renewables, etc.) National capacity

22 Green Future Accelerator Fund Fund Size: 10 M $ The aim is to develop and apply an innovative support mechanism to accelerate the transfer of R&D outcomes, in the field of environmentally friendly practices, to the market and to support the relevant entrepreneurship activities. Possible project topics include; Energy efficiency Smart energy distribution Energy storage Sustainable transportation Air and environmental quality Bio materials and bio fuels Advanced material and production Recycle, recovery, waste management Alternative technologies that do not damage the ozone layer Other

23 Multiple Impact Points Delivery Platform for Sponsors Brand Impact Ecosystem Impact Business Platform for Entrepreneurs, Knowledge Providers, Investors, Portfolio of Other Activities Policy Impact Implementation Platform for Public Policy

24 Fund Investment Process $25.000: Consultancy $ : Convertible Loan

25 Thank You Emrah Alkaya, Ph.D. Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) Cyberplaza B-Blok Kat: 5-6 Bilkent/Ankara

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