Review of Competitive RDI Calls - Forum for Applicants and Evaluators

Review of Competitive RDI Calls - Forum for Applicants and Evaluators
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Review of Competitive RDI Calls

 Forum for Applicants and Evaluators
on calls promoting domestic innovation
            József Pálinkás, President


              Budapest, 6 February 2018
Review of Competitive RDI Calls - Forum for Applicants and Evaluators
Coordination     of resources in a competitive
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               funding system                     The power of excellence
• coordinated management, flexible planning,
  complex portfolio of calls
• well-balanced support to discovery research,
  experimental development and innovation
• novel content, international competitiveness,
  sustainability
• challenge-oriented rather than source-oriented
  project funding
• practical applicability and marketability of RDI
  results
Review of Competitive RDI Calls - Forum for Applicants and Evaluators
Stakeholders    of value-creating innovation
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Review of Competitive RDI Calls - Forum for Applicants and Evaluators
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                   The      szerkesztése
                        system    of RDI sources
                                     Cohesion policy
                                      instruments
                                                                            Direct access to
    Domestic sources                                                     international funding
                              Structural Funds
   National Research,          European Social Fund
   Development and             European Regional                             Horizon 2020
   Innovation Fund               Development Fund                             framework programme


                             Operational Programmes
                              Economic Development and Innovation
                                                                                         EUR 178.5 million
                                Operational Programme (EDIOP, in
approx. HUF 80 bn per year                                                            (approx. HUF 53.5 bn)
                                Hungarian: GINOP)
                                                                            awarded to Hungarian businesses
                              Competitive Central-Hungary Operational
                                                                              and research centres since 2014
                                Programme (CCHOP, in Hungarian:
                                VEKOP)

                             approx. HUF 750 bn between 2014 and 2020
EU  fundsszerkesztése
         Mintacím available to SMEs by thematic priority

      RDI
    HUF 424.0 bn
                          20%

    Training                                     Classic SME
   HUF 73.0 bn                                   development
                    4%                     43%
                              Total              HUF 913.0 bn
                    7%      HUF 2,120 bn
  ICT
HUF 156.0 bn
                     6%

       Energy                                    SOURCE:
                                                  Palyazat.gov.hu
     HUF 125.0 bn               20%
                                                  Partnership agreement

                    Employment
                    HUF 429.0 bn
Target groups,
 Mintacím       calls and funding decisions in the
          szerkesztése
RDI calls (2015–2017)
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           APPLICANTS
Aggregate data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                                            Mintacím szerkesztése
                                                                      *   Structural Funds – EDIOP                  128,1
                                                                                                                                                         711,6
Corporate/business                              National Research, Development and Innovation Fund           55,7
                                                                                                                       187,2
RDI Activities
                                                                     **   Structural Funds – CCHOP         16,5
                                                                                                               78,6

                                                                          Structural Funds – EDIOP                  123,2
                                                                                                                                       426,6
Knowledge                                       National Research, Development and Innovation Fund            63,6
                                                                                                                  123,9                  Total budget
Transfer                                                                                                                                 Total budget for refundable funding
                                                                          Structural Funds – CCHOP     4,6
                                                                                                       8,9                               Awarded funding

                                                                                                                    129,6                Total requested funding
                                                                          Structural Funds – EDIOP                             295,5
Research
Infrastructure                                                            Structural Funds – CCHOP         10,0
                                                                                                            31,2
                                                                                                           8,5
International RDI                               National Research, Development and Innovation Fund          30,4
* Two funding schemes are currently pending evaluation at the MA                                     0,0                               500,0            [HUF bn]       1 000,0
** One funding scheme is currently pending evaluation at the MA
Aggregate data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
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                                                            *         Structural Funds – EDIOP                     1030
                                                                                                                                                                      6403
Corporate/business                                                                                        322
                 National Research, Development and Innovation Fund                                               934
RDI Activities
                                                           **     Structural Funds – CCHOP           84
                                                                                                                 876

                                National Research, Development and Innovation Fund                        309
                                                                                                                  966
Knowledge                                                             Structural Funds – EDIOP       102
                                                                                                       304                              Funded project proposals
Transfer
                                                                                                                                        Submitted project proposals
                                National Research, Development and Innovation Fund                   65
                                                                                                      127

                                                                  Structural Funds – CCHOP           8
Research                                                                                             17
Infrastructure                                                        Structural Funds – EDIOP       101
                                                                                                      266

                                                                  Structural Funds – CCHOP           30
International RDI                                                                                     96

   * Two funding schemes under evaluation by the Managing Authority                              0              1000      2000   3000    4000      5000       6000      7000
   ** One funding scheme under evaluation by the Managing Authority
Aggregate
                       Mintacím data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                                szerkesztése
                      Calls fostering innovative businesses I.

                                          Support of business RDI activities                         77,2
                                                                                                                                                364,7
Structural Funds     Prototype, product, technology and service development                   44,7
                                                                                                             169,2
EDIOP
                                Innovation ecosystem (start-up and spin-off)         4,7
                                                                                           25,7

                             Support of independent business RDI activities                   48,4
                                                                                                             171,3
National Research,
                     Support for export oriented R&D activities of domestic          4,8
Development and                            businesses                                7,0                              Total budget
Innovation Fund                                                                  1,5                                  Awarded funding
                                            Innovation ecosystem (start-up)       7,3
                                                                                                                      Total requested funding
                                          Support of business RDI activities          15,4
                                                                                              44,9
Structural Funds
CCHOP                Prototype, product, technology and service development      1,1
                                                                                            33,7

                                                                               0,0                   100,0    200,0            300,0 [HUF bn] 400,0
Aggregate data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                       Mintacím
                      Calls fosteringszerkesztése
                                      innovative businesses I.
                                          Support of business RDI activities             259
                                                                                                                  1103
Structural Funds     Prototype, product, technology and service development                           718
                                                                                                                                                        2688
EDIOP
                                Innovation ecosystem (start-up and spin-off)       8
                                                                                    44

                             Support of independent business RDI activities              227
                                                                                                      758
National Research,                                                                                                              Funded project proposals
Development and      Support for export oriented R&D activities of domestic        9
                                           businesses                              13                                           Submitted project proposals
Innovation Fund
                                            Innovation ecosystem (start-up)        3
                                                                                   15

                                          Support of business RDI activities        62
Structural Funds                                                                         217
CCHOP                                                                              22
                     Prototype, product, technology and service development                          659

                                                                               0               500         1000          1500         2000       2500         3000
Aggregate
                       Mintacím data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                                szerkesztése
                      Calls fostering innovative businesses II.
                     Support of exportable innovative product development for               1,2
                                innovation-driven export expansion                          1,2

                     Support of business RDI activities through combined credit         0,2
                                                                                                                                   89,8

                                 Support of intellectual property rights activities     0,1
Structural Funds                                                                        0,3
EDIOP                                                                                   0,0                      Total budget
                                                             Innovation voucher         0,1
                                                                                                                 Total budget for refundable funding
                          Support of business RDI activities - Loan programme           0,0                      Awarded funding
                                                                                                          37,0
                                                                                                                 Total requested funding
                      Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs through adaptive            0,0
                                     technological innovation                                     23,7

                              Creation of an ecosystem for technology start-ups             0,9
National Research,                                                                          1,3
Development and                                                                         0,1
                                 Support of intellectual property rights activities     0,2
Innovation Fund
                                                                                      0,0                40,0            80,0       [HUF bn] 120,0
Aggregate data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                     Mintacím szerkesztése
                     Calls fostering innovative businesses II.
                      Support of exportable innovative product development for            3
                                 innovation-driven export expansion                       4

                     Support of business RDI activities through combined credit           2
                                                                                                     350

                                 Support of intellectual property rights activities       33
Structural Funds                                                                           100
EDIOP                                                        Innovation voucher           7
                                                                                          13
                                                                                                                  Funded project proposals
                          Support of business RDI activities - Loan programme             0                       Submitted project proposals
                                                                                           39
                      Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs through adaptive              0
                                     technological innovation                                                                          2062

National Research,            Creation of an ecosystem for technology start-ups           13
                                                                                          21
Development and
                                 Support of intellectual property rights activities           70
Innovation Fund                                                                                127

                                                                                      0              500   1000     1500        2000          2500
Aggregate data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
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                                                  Participation in international cooperation
National Research, Development and


                                                                                                                          2,5
                                                                                 Bilateral cooperation
                                                                                                                                                               13,7


                                                                                                                        2,0
                                                       Support of participation in joint EU initiatives
          Innovation Fund




                                                                                                                         2,3


                                                                                                                  0,8                        Total budget
                                      Support of Hungarian participation in the EUREKA programme
                                                                                                                           2,7               Awarded funding
                                                                                                                                             Total funding request
                                     National complementary support to Hungarian projects under the             0,1
                                                 Horizon 2020 SME Instrument – 2015                             0,1


                                     Support of participation in the EU’s H2020 programme and other         0,1
                                                             joint programmes                               0,2

                                                                                                          0,0                    4,0   8,0          12,0 [HUF bn] 16,0
Aggregate data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
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                                               Participation in international cooperation
National Research, Development




                                                                             Bilateral cooperation                        186
                                                                                                                                                               710
     and Innovation Fund




                                                   Support of participation in joint EU initiatives        27
                                                                                                           30


                                  Support of Hungarian participation in the EUREKA programme              13                     Funded project proposals
                                                                                                               50
                                                                                                                                 Submitted project proposals
                                 National complementary support to Hungarian projects under the            28
                                             Horizon 2020 SME Instrument – 2015                             35

                                 Support of participation in the EU’s H2020 programme and other                41
                                                         joint programmes                                           93

                                                                                                      0                  200    400             600                  800
Aggregate
                      Mintacím data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
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                     Calls fostering cooperation between businesses and research centres

                               R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperation                            96,4
Structural Funds                                                                                                                       370,7
EDIOP                      Higher education and Industrial Cooperation Centre –            26,9
                                   Research infrastructure development                            55,9

                      National competitiveness and excellence programme – 2016             28,0
                                                                                                  61,0

                             Competitiveness and excellence cooperation – 2017            16,7
                                                                                             37,5                        Keretösszeg
National Research,
                                                                                        10,0                             Megítélt támogatás
Development and                          National excellence programme – 2017           10,0                             Teljes forrásigény
Innovation Fund            Higher education and Industrial Cooperation Centre –         8,0
                                   Research infrastructure development                   14,4

                             Support of the National Brain Research Programme       0,9
                                                                                    1,0
Structural Funds                                                                        4,6
                               R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperation            8,9
CCHOP
                                                                                  0,0               100,0       200,0   300,0          400,0
                                                                                                                                [HUF bn]
Aggregate
                             Mintacímdata of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                                      szerkesztése
                            Calls fostering cooperation between businesses and research centres

Structural Funds              R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperation                                  97
                                                                                                                                                 295
EDIOP            Higher education and Industrial Cooperation Centre – Research          5
                                      infrastructure development                         9

                         National competitiveness and excellence programme – 2016             26
                                                                                                        58

                                Competitiveness and excellence cooperation – 2017            22
                                                                                                    47
National Research,
                                                                                            12                           Funded project proposals
Development and            Support of the National Brain Research Programme                 15                           Submitted project proposals
Innovation Fund Higher education and Industrial Cooperation Centre – Research           3
                                      infrastructure development                        5

                                            National excellence programme – 2017        2
                                                                                        2

Structural Funds                  R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperation        8
                                                                                             17
CCHOP
                                                                                    0              50        100   150      200       250      300     350
Aggregate  data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                          Mintacím szerkesztése
                         Calls fostering infrastructure development

                                          Excellence of strategic R&D centres                                    64,2
                                                                                                                                                      184,9

Structural Funds                                                                                          40,1
EDIOP                                         ELI-ALPS large project, Phase 2
                                                                                                          40,1

            Strengthening of the research infrastructure – internationalisation,                   25,3                           Total budget
                                       networking                                                                  70,5
                                                                                                                                  Awarded funding
                                                                                                                                  Total funding request
            Strengthening of the research infrastructure – internationalisation,         6,0
                                       networking                                              18,9
Structural Funds
CCHOP                                                                                    4,0
                                          Excellence of strategic R&D centres
                                                                                            12,3

                                                                                   0,0                    50,0            100,0       150,0               200,0
                                                                                                                                              [HUF bn]
Aggregate data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                    Mintacím szerkesztése
                   Calls fostering infrastructure development

                                                                                                            59
                                   Excellence of strategic R&D centres
                                                                                                                                             160


Structural Funds                                                               1                                        Funded project proposals
                                       ELI-ALPS large project, Phase 2
EDIOP                                                                          1
                                                                                                                        Submitted project proposals

                          Strengthening of the research infrastructure –                              41
                                 internationalisation, networking                                                           105


                          Strengthening of the research infrastructure –                    24
                                 internationalisation, networking                                                73
Structural Funds
CCHOP                                                                              6
                                   Excellence of strategic R&D centres
                                                                                            23

                                                                           0           20        40        60    80   100     120   140   160      180
Aggregate
                                       Mintacím data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                                                szerkesztése
                                      Funded project proposals by type of institution
                                      0,0              50,0         100,0     150,0   200,0     250,0              300,0 [HUF bn] 350,0


Universities, research institutions       1895                                                                        301,4



                       Businesses         1981                                                                       296,6


                                                                                                        Number of funded participations
ELI-ALPS large project, Phase 2           1            40,1
                                                                                                        Awarded funding



                           NGOs           50     3,8


                                      0                       500           1000         1500               2000                   2500
Aggregate
                                        Mintacím data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                                                 szerkesztése
                                       Top funded businesses

                                                          0,0                  1,0                             2,0             3,0         4,0 [HUF bn]
                                  Richter Gedeon Nyrt.                                                                                          4,2
                         AVL AUTÓKUT Mérnöki Kft.                                                                                    3,7
                                Egis Gyógyszergyár Zrt.                                                              2,0
                            Graboplast Padlógyártó Zrt.                                                         1,9
Businesses




                    SME    VARINEX Informatikai Zrt.                                                     1,7
                              SME 3D HISTECH Kft.                                                      1,7
                                      BorsodChem Zrt.                                              1,6
               TISZA-TK PROJEKT Kereskedelmi Kft.                                                  1,6
                 SME    evopro systems engineering Kft.                                          1,5
             NNG Szoftverfejlesztő és Kereskedelmi Kft.                                      1,4
                                                          0               1                  2                             3   4     5                6
                                                           Number of funded participations             Awarded funding
Aggregate data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                                                       Mintacím
                                                      Top         szerkesztése
                                                          funded research and knowledge-dissemination organisations
                                                                                              0,0            10,0                      20,0           30,0          40,0[HUF bn]

                                              ELI-HU Kutatási és Fejlesztési Nonprofit Kft.                                                                            40,1
                                                                       Debreceni Egyetem                                                              28,4
Public research insitutions




                                                                Szegedi Tudományegyetem                                                       22,2
                                                                   Pécsi Tudományegyetem                                        15,4
                              Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Szegedi Biológiai Kutatóközpont                               12,5
                                                                          Pannon Egyetem                            10,9
                                          Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem                            10,6
                                                                         Miskolci Egyetem                      9,7
                                                                      Semmelweis Egyetem                      9,4
                                                         Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem                       8,5

                                                                                              0     10       20            30          40        50   60     70 [no.] 80      90
                                                                           Number of funded participations         Awarded funding
Aggregate data of competitive RDI calls in 2015–2017
                               Mintacímdistribution
                               Territorial szerkesztése
                                                    of awarded funding and S3 region types
                                                 Budapest 140,3
                                                Csongrád 98,1
                                                                                                               [HUF bn]
Knowledge regions                             Hajdú-Bihar 53,3
                                                  Baranya 35,6
                                                    Pest 33,9
                                    Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén 30,8
Industrial production zones                   Bács-Kiskun 25,9
                                                     Fejér 21,7
Knowledge regions                              Veszprém 21,5              National Research, Development and
                                                                          Innovation Fund
Industrial production zones           Győr-Moson-Sopron 19,7
                                                  Somogy 13,3             Structural Funds – EDIOP
Low knowledge and technology
                                                    Heves 13,2
intensive regions
                                    Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg 9,9            Structural Funds – CCHOP
Industrial production zones          Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok
                                                            9,0
Low knowledge and technology
                                                    Tolna   8,0
intensive regions
Industrial production zones          Komárom-Esztergom      7,9
                                                    Békés   7,5
Low knowledge and technology
                                                     Zala   7,0
intensive regions
                                                  Nógrád    5,8
Industrial production zones                           Vas   5,4
S3-related funding schemes
              Mintacím
              by sectoralszerkesztése
                          priority (2015–2017)
100%
90%      176 (15 %)                  59 (14 %)
                                                    Agricultural innovation
80%      115 (9 %)                   34 (8 %)
                                                    Healthy local food
70%                                  76 (18 %)
         241 (20 %)
60%                                                 Sustainable environment
                                     38 (9 %)
50%      117 (10 %)
                                     68 (16 %)      Clean and renewable energies
40%
         211 (18 %)
                                                    Advanced technologies in the vehicle
30%
                                                    and other machine industries
20%                                 147 (35 %)      Healthy society and well-being
         331 (28 %)
10%
 0%
          Bn HUF                      Bn HUF
       Funding Request            Awarded funding
Funding requests and awarded funds in S3 priority of
                                Mintacím
                                Healthy   szerkesztése
                                        society and well-being (2015–2017)




                                        *
* Only discovery research projects in
medicine (NRDI Fund)
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           ASSESSMENT
Evaluation  process of the system of competitive calls
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expanded database        2 to 5 independent   panel assessment,
of peer reviewers        evaluations per      ranking and
a database of 15,000     project proposal     decision proposal
peers, including         (depending on the
foreign experts          type of the call)
                         by anonymous
a set of assessment      peers
criteria open to
public
                       TRANSPARENT, REGULATED PROCESS
The assessment
                             Mintacím        process of RDI calls in 2017
                                       szerkesztése
                                             Submission
         Announcement of the call                                          Assessment of proposals             Funding decisions                 Contracting
                                              deadline



             03/02/
 VKE                                         04/10                          11/04-22/08                        08/23                        24/08-20/12
              2017




                 14/02/                                                             11/05-22/08                                       24/08-23/11
  NKP                                                        05/10                                              08/23
                  2017




Export                                 03/04/                              06/08                         09/06-18/10                     10/19             20/10-20/12
                                        2017



  RDI                     17/02/                                                            07/17                       18/07-14/11                   11/15     16/11-20/12
                           2017



           January        February   March           April           May           June           July         August       September      October        November       December




          02/0
Anonymous peer reviews commissioned by the NRDI Office
                  Mintacím
                 by          szerkesztése
                    call in 2015–2017
                                                  5050 peer reviews
1400

                                                 1218               1244
1200


1000


800

                                                                                                619
600

                                                        428
400
                                      264
                                                              208
200                        154                                                  135                             153 132
       51        52              45                                                   83   59         82
            30        26                    27                             13                              27
  0
Mintacím
How  peer szerkesztése
           reviews are made? – Corporate RDI
Anonymous  peer reviews – Corporate RDI
                                   Mintacím szerkesztése
                                  Assessment criteria                                              Value
Assessment prerequisites
Is the project objective in line with the call objective?                                        Yes/No
a) Does the project fit in with at least one sectoral priority of the National Smart
                                                                                                  Yes/No
Specialisation Strategy?                                                                                       Yes/No questions
b) Does the project involve any scientific-technological innovation or does it foresee the
                                                                                                  Yes/No
creation of a new prototype/product/technology?
Is the budget realistic for the project activities?                                              Yes/No
Does project implementation entail any outstandingly high risk?                                  Yes/No
Assessment of the financial situation (based on the last closed financial year) of
                                                                                                 0-5 points
the applicant organisation (or consortium leader in the case of a consortium)
Professional soundness of the project                                                           0-40 points

Ratio of R&D jobs created and funding amount                                                    0-15 points
                                                                                                                    Scores
Business potential, national/international use of the product or technology
developed with the help of the funding (in relation to the consortium leader in                 0-30 points
case of a consortium)

Increase of the share of own funds in case of maximum funding intensity                         0-10 points
Total:                                                                                          0-100 points

Reviewer’s recommendation
                                                                                             Recommended/Not   Recommendation
                                                                                               recommended


                                                       Reasoning                                                  Reasoning
Anonymous peer reviews – Corporate RDI
                Mintacím  szerkesztése
               Ranging of scores in the first round
“If the project proposal fails to meet
 any of the assessment prerequisites
(yes/no questions), it will be rejected
          with a score of 0.”




0-0,1        0,1-0,2       0,2-0,3        0,3-0,4   0,5-0,6   0,6-0,7   0,7-0,8   0,8-0,9   0,9-1
Anonymous peer reviews – Corporate RDI
                Mintacím
               Ranging    szerkesztése
                       of scores in the second round
“If the project proposal fails to meet
 any of the assessment prerequisites
(yes/no questions), it will be rejected
          with a score of 0.”




0-0,1        0,1-0,2       0,2-0,3        0,3-0,4   0,5-0,6   0,6-0,7   0,7-0,8   0,8-0,9   0,9-1
Anonymous    peer reviews – Corporate RDI
               Mintacím szerkesztése
              Ranging of scores in the third round
“If the project proposal fails to meet
 any of the assessment prerequisites
(yes/no questions), it will be rejected
          with a score of 0.”




   0-0,1        0,1-0,2       0,2-0,3     0,3-0,4   0,5-0,6   0,6-0,7   0,7-0,8   0,8-0,9   0,9-1
Anonymous  peer reviews – Corporate RDI
                                   Mintacím szerkesztése
                                  Assessment criteria                                              Value
Assessment prerequisites
Is the project objective in line with the call objective?                                        Yes/No
a) Does the project fit in with at least one sectoral priority of the National Smart
                                                                                                  Yes/No
Specialisation Strategy?                                                                                       Yes/No questions
b) Does the project involve any scientific-technological innovation or does it foresee the
                                                                                                  Yes/No
creation of a new prototype/product/technology?
Is the budget realistic for the project activities?                                              Yes/No
Does project implementation entail any outstandingly high risk?                                  Yes/No
Assessment of the financial situation (based on the last closed financial year) of
                                                                                                 0-5 points         Scores
the applicant organisation (or consortium leader in the case of a consortium)
Professional soundness of the project                                                           0-40 points

Ratio of R&D jobs created and funding amount                                                    0-15 points

Business potential, national/international use of the product or technology
developed with the help of the funding (in relation to the consortium leader in                 0-30 points
case of a consortium)

Increase of the share of own funds in case of maximum funding intensity                         0-10 points
Total:                                                                                          0-100 points

Rewiever’s recommendation
                                                                                             Recommended/Not   Recommendation
                                                                                               recommended


                                                       Reasoning                                                  Reasoning
Anonymous  peer review outcomes – Corporate RDI
         Mintacím szerkesztése
300


250


200

                                                    Recommended
150
                                                    for funding
                                                    Not
100                                                 recommended
                                                    for funding
 50


  0
      1st round        2nd round       3rd round
Share of rejective
        Mintacím          reviews by anonymous peers
                  szerkesztése
70%


        66%
65%



60%
                                                 58%


55%
                            53%


50%
      1st round           2nd round            3rd round
Anonymous   peer reviews – Corporate RDI
                                    Mintacím szerkesztése
                                  Assessment criteria                                              Value
Assessment prerequisites
Is the project objective in line with the call objective?                                        Yes/No
a) Does the project fit in with at least one sectoral priority of the National Smart
                                                                                                  Yes/No
Specialisation Strategy?                                                                                       Yes/No questions
b) Does the project involve any scientific-technological innovation or does it foresee the
                                                                                                  Yes/No
creation of a new prototype/product/technology?
Is the budget realistic for the project activities?                                              Yes/No
Does project implementation entail any outstandingly high risk?                                  Yes/No
Assessment of the financial situation (based on the last closed financial year) of
                                                                                                 0-5 points         Scores
the applicant organisation (or consortium leader in the case of a consortium)
Professional soundness of the project                                                           0-40 points

Ratio of R&D jobs created and funding amount                                                    0-15 points

Business potential, national/international use of the product or technology
developed with the help of the funding (in relation to the consortium leader in                 0-30 points
case of a consortium)

Increase of the share of own funds in case of maximum funding intensity                         0-10 points
Total:                                                                                          0-100 points

Reviewer’s recommendation
                                                                                             Recommended/Not   Recommendation
                                                                                               recommended


                                                       Reasoning                                                  Reasoning
Distribution
              Mintacím     of project proposals failed against any of the assessment
                          szerkesztése
              prerequisites by failed question – Corporate RDI
70%


60%


50%                                                    Project objective is not in line with call objective


40%                                                    Project fails to fit in with at least one sectoral
                                                       priority of the National Smart Specialisation
                                                       Strategy
                                                       Project fails to involve any scientific-
30%
                                                       technological innovation

                                                       Budget is unrealistic
20%

                                                       Project implementation faces outstandingly high risk
10%


0%
      1st round           2nd round        3rd round
Distribution of project proposals failed against any of the assessment
               Mintacím    szerkesztése
               prerequisites by failed question in the case of non-funded proposals –
               Corporate RDI
100%

90%

80%                                                       Project objective is not in line with call
                                                          objective
70%
                                                          Project fails to fit in with at least one sectoral
                                                          priority of the National Smart Specialisation
60%                                                       Strategy
                                                          Project fails to involve any scientific-
50%                                                       technological innovation
                                                          Budget is unrealistic
40%

                                                          Project implementation faces outstandingly high risk
30%

20%

10%

 0%
       1st round           2nd round       3rd round
Anonymous  peer reviews – Corporate RDI
                                     Mintacím szerkesztése
                                   Assessment criteria                                       Value
Assessment prerequisites
Is the project objective in line with the call objective?                                    Yes/No
a) Does the project fit in with at least one sectoral priority of the National Smart
                                                                                             Yes/No
Specialisation Strategy?                                                                              Yes/No questions
b) Does the project involve any scientific-technological innovation or does it foresee the
                                                                                             Yes/No
creation of a new prototype/product/technology?
Is the budget realistic for the project activities?                                          Yes/No
Does project implementation entail any outstandingly high risk?
* Outstandingly high risks:

      risky financial management data from the perspective of project
       implementation
      the implementation venue is not suitable for performing the activity
       indicated in the project proposal                                                                   Risk
      own funds are secured through a loan agreement with a private individual,
       including in particular a foreign private individual or foreign company, or
       through member loan
      there is a direct or indirect match between the seats, business premises or
       owners of the applicant and the person performing the situation/market
       research or the supplier
      the professional competences and/or material capacities of the consortium
       member or the person/supplier performing the situation/market survey
       are not suitable for the implementation of the project
Mintacím szerkesztése
Distribution of outstandingly high risks – Corporate RDI


                           risky financial management data from the
                           perspective of project implementation




  42%                      the implementation venue is not suitable
                45%
                           for performing the activity indicated in the
                           project proposal



         14%               the professional competences and/or
                           material capacities of the consortium
                           member or the person/supplier performing
                           the scenario/market survey are not suitable
                           for the implementation of the project
Distribution of the main types of risky financial management data
  Mintacím szerkesztése
from the perspective of project implementation – Corporate RDI



    28%                              provision of own funds is at risk


                  40%
                                     normal course of
                                     business is at risk

          33%

                                     provision of material
                                     capacities is at risk
Proposals
       Mintacímgiven “notice of deficiencies” – Corporate RDI
                szerkesztése

96%
94%
92%
90%
88%
86%
84%
82%
80%
78%
76%
74%
       1st round           2nd round            3rd round
Mintacím szerkesztése
                 Most common     types of deficiencies
• Unrealistic budget [1]

• Project implementation faces an outstandingly high risk

   • Risky financial data from the perspective of project implementation [2]

       • Provision of own funds is at risk

       • Normal course of business is at risk

   • Lack of competence or material capacities of the applicant or the supplier [3]

   • Share of formal notice of deficiencies [4]
Mintacím szerkesztése




                   2018
           CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
Mintacím szerkesztése
                  Major changes    in 2018 call for proposals
1. Targeted call for micro and small enterprises [1]
2. Introduction of own equity/own funds ratio [2]
3. Priority field for presenting the necessity and suitability of services used, and
   for the justification of the procurement of assets [1],[3]
4. Submission of price quotes is mandatory – may not be submitted under a
   notice of deficiency [4]
5. Applied (industrial) research – min. 2 persons with at least MSc degree as full
   time employee [3]
Mintacím
                      2018 callsszerkesztése
                                 of the NRDI Fund I.
1. Funding to micro and small enterprises for innovation activities (2018-1.1.1-MKI)
   • foreseen total budget: HUF 10 billion (indicative)
   • amount of funding per project: HUF 30 to 100 million
   • the call is open to legal entities with registered seat, business premises or branch office in the Central
     Hungary region or the Central Hungarian branch offices of legal entities with registered seat in the
     EEA, which belong to one of the company form categories specified in the call, provided that they
     have at least one full completed business year, maintain double-entry accounting and are not
     subject to the simplified entrepreneurial tax (EVA) or the small taxpayers’ itemized lump sum tax
     (KATA).
2. Funding to SMEs and large companies for RDI activities (2018-1.1.2-KFI)
   • foreseen total budget: HUF 20 billion (indicative)
   • amount of funding per project: HUF 100 to 600 million
   • The call is open to legal entities with registered seat, business premises or branch office in the
     Central Hungary region or the Central Hungarian branch offices of legal entities with registered
     seat in the EEA, individually or in a consortium of maximum 3 members, provided that they have at
     least two full completed business years, maintain double-entry accounting and are not subject to
     the simplified entrepreneurial tax (EVA) or the small taxpayers’ itemized lump sum tax (KATA).
Main   features
                    Mintacím        of the 2018-1.1.1-MKI and 2018-
                             szerkesztése
                   1.1.2-KFI calls of the NRDI Fund
2018-1.1.1-MKI_18                               2018-1.1.2-KFI_18
•   micro and small enterprises                 • SMEs and large companies
•   at least one full completed business year   • at least two full completed business years
•   independent entries                         • consortium entries
•   experimental development, market entry      • applied research, experimental
                                                  development, market entry
• HUF 30 to 100 million funding                 • HUF 100 to 600 million funding
• de minimis 100%                               • de minimis 50%
• procurement of assets 100%                    • procurement of assets – as per intensity
Mintacím
                   2018 callsszerkesztése
                              of the NRDI Fund II.

2. Competitiveness and excellence cooperations (2018-1.3.1-VKE)
Aims to support projects implemented in extensive collaboration between industry, academia and
research institutions, in line with industrial needs, controlled by industrial consortium leaders,
ensuring long-term sustainable cooperation
   • the call is exclusively open to consortia of up to 5 members.
   • consortium leaders have to be business companies; consortium partners have to be legal
     entities with registered seat in Hungary or with registered seat in the European Economic
     Area and a branch office in Hungary
   • foreseen total budget: HUF 26 billion
   • amount of funding per project: HUF 500 to 1500 million
2018 callsszerkesztése
                    Mintacím   of the NRDI Fund III.
3. National Excellence Programme (2018.1.2.1-NKP)
Available budget: HUF 5 billion, 5 sub-programmes with a budget of HUF 1 billion each
Duration: from 36 to 48 months
   A.   ELI Related Experimental Research National Programme
   B.   Artificial Intelligence in Application National Programme
   C.   Secure Society National Programme
   D.   “Clean Drinking Water” National Programme
   E.   Protein Science and Applications National Programme

For sub-programmes “B”, “D” and “E” the maximum amount of non-refundable funding may be
HUF 1 billion; consortia have to comprise from 3 to 5 members.
For sub-programmes “A” and “C” the maximum amount of non-refundable funding may be
HUF 300 million; consortia have to comprise up to 3 members.
Plannedszerkesztése
                              Mintacím timing of                                           2018 calls
                                            Submission
         Announcement of the call                                       Assessment of proposals              Funding decisions              Contracting
                                             deadline



         2018.
   VKE   09/01        02/28                    01/03-17/06                         06/18          19/06-31/08

         09/01/                                                                             10/06-
   NKP                02/28                    01/03-07/06                         06/08
          2018                                                                              12/07

         2018.
  MKI                    03/12                            15/03-09/07                                07/10        11/07-21/09
         09/01

         2018.
   RDI                                                        05/15                     16/05-30/08                      08/31    03/09-18/10
         09/01




                                                                          15/02-28/09

                                       Continuous assessment                       22/02-31/10           Continuous assessment
EU_KP                02/15
  SME                                                                                             17/04-31/10
NEMZ
                                                                                                                19/04-21/12

           January      February    March         April          May           June           July           August       September   October     November   December




          02/0
Mintacím szerkesztése




         NRDI FUND (2017)
         ACHIEVEMENTS
Mintacím
                Funding    szerkesztése
                         disbursed from the National Research, Development and
90,0   HUF bn
                Innovation Fund (NRDI Fund)
80,0

70,0

60,0

50,0

40,0                                                               82,8      83,3


30,0
                                                         53,5
20,0            37,8      38,1       36,0      34,9
10,0     23,8


 0,0
         2010   2011      2012      2013       2014      2015      2016      2017
Mintacím szerkesztése
                        Beneficiary target groups of the NRDI Fund in 2017

HUF bn   40,0
                                                                                    2015
         35,0
                                                                                    2016
         30,0                                                                       2017
         25,0
         20,0
         15,0
         10,0
          5,0
          0,0
                Higher education     Network of HAS       Businesses   Other   Membership fees,
                                   research insitutions                        State Treasury, fund
                                                                               management fees
Mintacím
                                NRDI Fund  szerkesztése
                                             disbursements as reflected in R&D spending figures
                                on the basis of institutions’ data sheets submitted to the
                                Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO)
Research universities’ R&D spending
(HCSO data) and amounts disbursed from                                    NRDI Office initiatives
the NRDI Fund to them in 2016
                                                                          1. Cooperation agreement with the HCSO
           HUF 5.3 bn                                                     2. Raising awareness of the importance of
  Total R&D spending by
  the 6 research universities     Data are summarised by                     filling in OSAP data sheets correctly
    in 2016 according to                 the HCSO




                                                           R&D spending
         HCSO data
                                                                          3. Development of methodology proposals
  Total amounts disbursed
  by the NRDI Fund to the 6        Data are compared by                   4. Involvement of a wider scope of data on
    research universities in
             2016
                                         the HCSO
                                                                             research funding

           HUF 14.5 bn
Mintacím szerkesztése




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