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TÜBİTAK

R&D GRANTS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS ASSOC. PROF. DR. ALİ RIZA ÖZDEMİR

TÜBİTAK INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION DEPARTMENT Department Director TURKEY-MICHIGAN FORUM 5 June 2012, İstanbul


UBTYS 2011-­‐2016  Strategic  Framework   TÜBİTAK

Mission-oriented approaches in areas with strong R&D and innovation capacity Automotive

Machine Manf.

ICT

Need-oriented approaches in areas with a demand for gaining acceleration

Bottom-up approaches including basic, applied and frontier research

Defense Space Energy Water Food

Development of Human Resources for STI (The mobilization of human capital towards the strategic approach)

Stimulate the Transformation of Research Results into Products and Services (For research results to create added value to the economy based on new products, process and services)

Diffusion of a Multi-Actor and Multi-Discipline R&D Cooperation Culture (To steer the system towards intersectoral and interdisciplinary interactions)

Strengthening the Role of SMEs within the National Innovation System (To integrate more SMEs into being R&D and innovation actors in the system)

Boost the Contribution of R&D Infrastructures to TARAL’s Knowledge Production (For existing and new research infrastructure to provide a foundation to the strategic approach)

Activation of International STI Cooperation in the Mutual Interests of the Country 2 2 (For international STI cooperation to be formed in ways that support the strategic approach)


Two Examples TÜBİTAK

1.  Regional Innovation Platform Program Support  Programme  to  initiate   Scientific  and  Technological   Cooperation  Networks  and  Platforms   (İŞBAP) 2.  Public R&D Procurement Program: As one of the major research grant committees of TUBİTAK is designed to support the projects which fulfill the R&D based needs of public sector institutions including local ones.


Regional Innovation  Platform  Program TÜBİTAK

•  A grant  program  for  the  research  that   would  generate  added  value  with  local   resources  and  capabilities     •  Directly  refers  to  and  based  on  Regional   Innovation  Platforms  and  realization  of  it.     •  Aims  to  develope  and  increase  cooperation   among  local  stakeholders  in  the  cities  or   regions.    


Aim of  the  Program     TÜBİTAK

•  to build  a  continous  and  dynamic   cooperation  platform  among  local   stakeholders  within  each  region.     •  to  help    local  stakeholders  in  their  work  to   create    economic  and  social  benefit     •  to  design  innovation  strategy  and  action   plan  for  the  regions.   •  to   make   regions   cities   competitive   in   the   axis  of  R&D  and  innovation. 5


Expected Contribution  of  the  Program   TÜBİTAK

•  To strengthen  the  interinstutional  cooperation  and   communication  in  the  cities  in  the  axis  of  R&D  and   innovation,     •  To  help  spreading  good  practices  in  the  cities,   •  To  create  innovation  culture  by  sustaining  awareness   on  innovation  in  the  cities,     •  To  help  all  the  stakeholders  in  the  cities  to  benefit  more   effectively  from  national  and  international  funds  with   the  contribution  of  the  Platform,     •  To  use  the  existing  resources  of  the  cities  in  a  beneficial   way  through  science,  technology  and  innovation  and  in   the  direction  of  innovation  needs     6


Members of  the  Regional  Innovation  Platforms       TÜBİTAK

Public

Governorship Special  Provincial   Administra5on   Municipality   Provincial  Organiza5ons   of  the  Ministeries     and  Development   Agencies  etc.    

Research Institutes

Industry

University   Voca5onal  High  School     Research  Ins5tute  etc.    

Firms   Chamber  of  commerce   and/or  Industry   Industry  and   Businessmen  Associa5on   etc.    

Civil Society

Associa5ons   Founda5ons     Individuals  etc.  

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Properties of  the  Program   TÜBİTAK

ü Bottom-­‐up approach       ü Self-­‐organization  principle     ü In  line  with  our  national  policy  for  serving  R&D   and  innovation  culture    

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Application Period,  Duration  and  Budget   TÜBİTAK

•  Deadline: Determined  by  TÜBİTAK  each  year       •  Duration  of  the  project:  Max.  36  months       •  Annual  max.  budget:  250.000  TL    

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Content of  the  Support   TÜBİTAK

•  Organisation, travel  and  accommodation   support,   •  Equipment,     •  Personnel  costs,  scholarships,     •  Consumables,  dissemination  costs,     •  Website,  database  and  virtual  lab  costs   (hardware,  software...etc.)   •  IPR  and  consulting  costs    

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Participant Institutions   TÜBİTAK

Compulsory:   –  special  provincial  administration   –  at  least  one  university  in  the  city   –  development  agency  in  the  region  of  the  city     –  chamber  of  commerce  and  industry    

                   Other  eligible  instutions:     –  Governorship,   –  Special  Provincial  Administration,   –  Municipalities,     –  Universities,     –  Development  Agencies,     –  Research  Institutes,     –  Chambers  of  Commerce/Industry,     –  SMEs,  Firms,     –  Related  NGOs  


Organisation of  the  Regional  Innovation  Platform       TÜBİTAK

Management Board

Participant Institutions

Project Account

Project Manager

Manager Institution

Working Groups

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Participant Institutions


Regional Innovation  Platform       Management  Board  

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•  Management Board   comprises   of   minimum   4,   maximum   10   members.       Duties       •  To  define  aims  of  the  platform,  its  duties  and  approach,     •  To  give  institutional  support  to  the  Platform,     •  To  monitor  and  direct  the  activities  of  the  Platform,     •  To  represent  and  disseminate  the  outputs  of  the  Platform,     •  To  help  the  sustainability  of  the  Platform,     •  To  monitor  the  projects  in  line  with  the  project  agreement.   13


In the  Preparatory  Phase  of  the  Regional     Innovation  Platforms;   •  Prior  research  was  done,   Local  innovation  examples  from  the  world  were  analyzed.    

•  Design of  the  innovation  was  done,   A  program  for  supporting  Regional  Innovation  Platform  was  designed.    

•  It was  disseminated  to  the  stakeholders,   TÜBİTAK  R&D  and  Innovation  Days  were  organized.    

•  Call file  was  prepared,   Representatives  of  the  stakeholders  (Governor,  Rector,  Mayor...etc.)     were  consulted.  

•  Call was  published.   14

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Current Status  of  the  Program   TÜBİTAK

•  In 2010,  it  was  decided  to  support  Regional  Innovation   Platform  Projects  under  the  TÜBİTAK  Support  Programme   for  the  Initiative  to  Build  Scientific  and  Technological   Cooperation  Networks  and  Platforms  (İŞBAP).       •  21  project  applications  were  received  from  20  cities.       •  Peer  review  process  was  done  on  17  September  2011  for  the   Regional  Innovation  Platform  Projects.     •  After  the  review  process,  5  projects  were  decided  to  be   supported  (Aydın,  Diyarbakır,  Elazığ,  Hatay  ve  Siirt).     15


Process of  the  Program     TÜBİTAK

•  5 projects  were  rejected.(Çorum,  Kars,  Muğla,  Kocaeli,  Düzce)     •  13  projects  should  be  revised.     •  2  projects  underwent  directly  evaluation  process.  (Hatay,   Elazığ)     •  3  projects  were  withdrawn.  (Amasya,  Osmaniye,  Sinop,)     •  12  projects  went  through  peer  review  process.       •  After  the  review  process,  5  projects  were  decided  to  be   supported  (Aydın,  Diyarbakır,  Elazığ,  Hatay  ve  Siirt).    

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Applicants (20  cities)     TÜBİTAK

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2.  Public  Institutions  Research  and   Development    Projects  Grant   Programme     (KAMAG)  


TUBITAK’s 1007 Programme’s Base TÜBİTAK

The R&D Situation of Public Sector in 2005: •  Purchased based Public Procurement in Public sector. •  Import based Procurement of Technological Goods or / and Systems. •  Transfers of large amount of resources to abroad for the imports of technological goods and systems.


KAMAG- Aims TÜBİTAK

1.  Increasing the efficiency of project evaluations to have a better match between R&D outcomes and the needs of public institutions. 2.  Increasing import-substitution and decreasing foreign dependency of the country. 3.  Using potential R&D resources such as human resources and infrastructure to build up production capacity of the country. 4.  Increasing cooperation among universities, public and private agencies. 5.  Increasing employment opportunities and quality in the labor market. 6.  Increasing qualified R&D personel within the country.


KAMAG - Programme Cycle TÜBİTAK

Customer Public Institution

Project Submission Project Proposal

Customer Demand Customer Needs

Project Partners

Private Sector

Interdisciplinary Consortia

University

Public R&D Institution

100% Funding     Rate   and  10%   overhead  


TÜBİTAK 1007 Programmes’ Features TÜBİTAK

•  Applications: ü  are taken two times a year. ü  are taken in two steps. •  Projects Grant: ü  Upper Limit

5 million Euros.

ü  Grants are %100 lump sum.

•  Grant Duration: ü  Upper Limit:

48 ay


Basic Actors TÜBİTAK

1.  TÜBİTAK: The National Funding Agency 2.  Customer Institution (MK): Public sector institution that comes with a project to the programme. 3.  Project Executor (PYK) Universities, private firms or public R&D institutions that prepare and manage a project in accordance with a need of Public Institution.


Customer and Executor İnstitutions TÜBİTAK

•  Possible Customer Ins. 1.  Ministeries 2.  Presedencies 3.  Municipalities 4.  City Governments etc.

•  Unabled Institutions: 1.  Non-Profit organizations 2.  Vocational Bueraues 3.  Unions and Clubs 4.  Cooperations etc.


Cautions TÜBİTAK

Customer Institution: 1.  Should prepare project proposal together with the project team. 2.  Should be top qualified institution within public sector. 3.  Should determine its’ R&D needs as rigourous as possible. 4.  Should have a well written Project Results Implementation Plan.


Cautions TÜBİTAK

Project Proposal: 1.  Should not be pure basic research. 2.  Should be more than an effort of data collection and description of present case. 3.  Should not basically aim to finance labatory infrustructure. 4.  Should not be towards solution for commercial needs. 5.  Sould be consistent with the activity areas of public the institution. 6.  Sould be the first study planned at the national level.


Evaluation Criteria TÜBİTAK

•  First Stage Evaluation: 1. Consistency of Project with mission and responsibilities of Customer institution. 2. Consistency of Project with 1007 Programme. 3. Cossistency of Project Results Implementation Plan.


Evaluation Criteria TÜBİTAK

•  Second Stage Evaluation: –  R&D Feature –  Impact –  Technical feasibility •  Institutional Infrastructure •  Project Team •  Project Management Based on these factors panel evaluations, grading and reporting are done. •  Budget negotiations.


Project Phases TÜBİTAK

Project Submission

Project Evaluation and Execution Phase

C P Project Evaluation

Project Execution

Project Monitoring

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P

C T

Customer Institution (C)

Project Ending

C P

Project Executors (P)

T

TUBITAK (T)

Implemetation of Project Result Phase Implementation of Project Results

Monitoring the Implementation

Finalization of the Project

C

T

T


KAMAG – Services TÜBİTAK

•  Evaluation of project proposals –  Administrative evaluation (Eligibility Check) –  Scientific evaluation –  Financial evaluation

•  Result oriented monitoring of approved projects on 6month basis during execution –  Administrative monitoring –  Scientific – R&D monitoring –  Financial monitoring

•  Monitoring of implementation process of the customer public institutions


KAMAG – Evaluation TÜBİTAK

Pre-assessment Process (Administrative evaluation): Projects are evaluated by TUBITAK experts in terms of format and content, R&D activities and their compliance with the programme eligibility requirements. Peer Review Assessment (Scientific –R&D evaluation): Projects are evaluated in terms of their R&D feature, impact factor and technical feasibility by the panel of subject experts. Budget Assessment (Financial evaluation): During Budget Assessment, administratively and scientifically eligible project proposals are financially assessed. This assesment is done by the participation of external subject experts, programme specialist and financial experts from TUBITAK. Project proposals can be eliminated at any stage of the evaluation, while a revision of proposals are possible during the evaluation process.


KAMAG – Monitoring of the On-Going Projects TÜBİTAK

•  During project execution, two subject related experts (besides TUBITAK experts) are assigned for project monitoring. •  Monitoring is carried out in terms of: –  project management. –  compliance with envisaged commitments. –  compliance of the expenditures with the regulations –  achievement of the expected results. –  execution of the programme in compliance with the regulations.


KAMAG Monitoring of the Implementation of the Output

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Monitoring related to Project Results Implementation Plan (whether activities are being implemented according to the approved plan) On-site monitoring carried out by subject experts and TUBITAK experts.  

Project is considered as completed according to subject experts and TUBITAK experts after confirmation of successful application and dissemination of project outputs by customer institutions.


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EXAMPLES FROM 1007 PROJECTS


Computer Vision  Based  Forest  Fire  Detection  And   Monitoring  System    

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Customer  Ins.:  Forest  and  Water  Ministery      Executor  Ins.:      Bilkent  University    Project  Budget:  770.000  TL  

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Other 1007  Project  Examples   TÜBİTAK

•  Installation of  Disaster  Management  and  Meteorological   Early  Warning  System  in  Rize  Province   •  Production  of  Eco-­‐Ductile  Advanced  Cement  Based   Composites  for  Sustainable  City  Infrastructure   •  The  Production  of  Biogas  from  Agricultural  and  Animal   Wastes  and  Utilization  of  Obtained  Gases  in  Integrated   Energy  Conversion  Technologies   •  Investigation  of    the  Convenient  Wastewater  Treatment   Systems  for  Small  Communities:  A  Model  Study  in  Yamula   Dam  Basin   •  Renewable  Energy  Powered  Zero  Emission  Boat  (REPZEB)   Project  


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Thank You  for  Your  Attention!  

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Tubitak International Cooperation Department  

R&D Grants for Local Government and Industry Relationships