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1 Flanders in the European Sixth Framework Programme for Research Wetenschap en Innovatie 03/07/2009 Department of Economy, Science and Innovation 1

2 Content Methodology The Flemish participation in FP4, FP5 and FP6 (a comparison) The Flemish participation in FP6 Situating the Flemish participation in Belgium Conclusions 2

3 Methodology Final version database of june 2008 via e-corda No participation data on FUSION Analysis based on signed contracts INTAS funding ( 47 million) not included 3

4 Datacleaning for Belgian participants Identification of organisation types Universities and university colleges Companies Research centres Other institutes 4

5 Definitions Flanders : companies in Flemish Region; universities/university colleges under Flemish Community (incl. institutions located in Brussels Region); research centres in Flemish Region; other institutes in Flemish Region (incl. organisations in Brussels Region under Flemish authority) Brussels : companies in Brussels Region; research centres in Brussels Region; other institutes in Brussels Region 5

6 Wallonia : companies in Walloon Region; universities/university colleges under French Community (incl. institutions in Brussels Region); research centres in Walloon Region other institutes in Walloon Region (incl. organisations in Brussels Region under Walloon authority) 6

7 Financial return BE: 3.87% (Belgium s contribution to total EU budget for period ) FLANDERS: 2.2% Flemish share of Belgian budget for scientific research: 56% Flanders share in the Belgian GDP reference year 2005): 57.1% 7

8 The Flemish participation in FP4, FP5 and FP6 (a comparison) FP4 FP5 FP6 Number of participations 1,972 1,575 1,342 Number of projects 1,567 1,304 1,051 Number of participants Number of participants as coordinator (in %) 17.6% 21.4% 15.2% Funding million million million Total EU-FP funding to contracts 11.5 billion 12.7 billion 16.6 billion Financial return 2.38% 2.19% 2.12% Expected return % % ± 2.2% 8

9 FP4 FP5 FP6 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Funding (in millions of Euro) (relative figures) Universities and university colleges Companies Research centres Others 9

10 LIFESCIHEALTH IST NMP AEROSPACE FOOD SUSTDEV CITIZENS SME SSP INCO POLICIES COORDINATION MOBILITY INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURES SOCIETY EURATOM (3) Funding (in millions of Euro) Universities and university colleges Companies Research centres Others 10

11 LIFESCIHEALTH IST NMP AEROSPACE FOOD SUSTDEV CITIZENS SME SSP INCO POLICIES COORDINATION MOBILITY INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURES SOCIETY EURATOM (3) Return (%) Universities and university colleges Companies Research centres Others 11

12 Universities and university colleges FP4 FP5 FP Funding (in m illions of Euro) (absolute figures) K.U.Leuven (1) UGent (2) VUB (3) UA (4) UHasselt (5) KUB University colleges Others 12

13 Research centres FP4 FP5 FP Funding (in m illions of Euro) (absolute figures) IMEC VIB VITO IBBT 13

14 Companies FP4 FP5 FP Funding (in m illions of Euro) (absolute figures) SME Large company Company size unknow n 14

15 Top 10 Flemish participants Institution KULeuven IMEC UGent VIB VUB UA VITO SCK Alcatel Bell NV PHILIPS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS Number of participations Funding (millions of euro)

16 Situating the Flemish participation in Belgium Region Number of participations % Number of participants Number of projects Funding (in millions of euro) % Return FLANDERS 1,342 47% 422 1, % 2.12% BRUSSELS % % 0.90% WALLONIA % % 0.94% UNKNOWN 7 0% % 0.02% TOTAL 2, % 1,170 1, % 3.98% 16

17 In Belgium Universities and university colleges Companies Research centres Others Funding (in millions of Euro) Flanders Brussels Wallonia Not specified 17

18 Financial return BE in specific main areas LIFESCIHEALTH IST NMP AEROSPACE FOOD SUSTDEV CITIZENS SME SSP INCO POLICIES Flanders Brussels Wallonia Not s pecified COORDINATION MOBILITY INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURES SOCIETY EURATOM (3) Return (%) 18

19 Brussels participation in specific main areas LIFESCIHEALTH NMP FOOD CITIZENS SSP POLICIES MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURES EURATOM (2) Funding (in millions of Euro) Companies Research centres Other institutes 19

20 Flemish participation in European context Results related to GDP and size of population At least 1,000 participations GDP > 100 billion euro 20

21 Sw eden Denmark Finland the Netherlands Belgium Flanders Sw itzerland Austria Greece Norw ay United Kingdom Germany France Italy Hungary Portugal Spain Czech Republic Poland Funding (in thousands of Euro) / GDP (in billions of Euro) 21

22 Sw eden Denmark the Netherlands Finland Belgium Sw itzerland Norw ay Flanders Austria United Kingdom Greece Germany France Italy Spain Portugal Hungary Czech Republic Poland Funding (in thousands of Euro) / population (unit = 1 thousand) 22

23 International position in EURATOM Flanders Finland Belgium Sw eden the Netherlands France Sw itzerland Czech Republic Germany United Kingdom Spain Hungary Denmark Italy Greece Austria Poland Portugal Norw ay Funding (in thousands of Euro) / GDP (in billions of Euro) 23

24 Participation Flanders neighbouring countries Neighbouring country Germany France United Kingdom Italy The Netherlands Spain Sweden Switzerland Greece Austria Number of participations 2,455 1,927 1,879 1,483 1,157 1,

25 Conclusions Return declines over FP4 to FP5 to FP6 Return in FP6 about as expected (2,12%) Strong in EURATOM, POLICIES, INCO, IST, NMP, SOCIETY and LIFESCIHEALTH 25

26 Share research centres raises Share companies declines KULeuven strongest university IMEC strongest research centre Flanders in an international position at 5th and 8th place 26

27 Added value for policy Publication of data Calculation of public spending on R&D Discussion at several fora: e.g. Flemish Science Policy Council Action plan developed by VCP (Flemish Contactpoint FP) But more recent data needed for agile policy making 27

28 Future work focus on proposal data More recent data Success rates closer communication with stakeholders Request to e-corda: downloadable database remains useful higher frequency of updates include names of researchers include address where research is performed (not headquarters) 28

29 MORE INFORMATION: Monica Van Langenhove be Erwin Dewallef Pascale Dengis 29

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