Funding

PART B: VALORISATION PLAN

SECTION I: ESTIMATION OF COSTS

 

1 Taking into account the rest of the cost evaluation please provide an overall estimation of the total costs for full deployment/production of the R & D result.
… in terms of IPR protection
See other report on IPR protection 

 

 

 

…in terms of product development
2 years for X-farm development to mass market 

-          1 software developer

-          0,5 university researcher

 

 

…in terms of mass production
 

 

 

 

… in terms of marketing
The marketing plan can be oriented towards 2 target markets: end users and professional. 

Marketing expenses could be defined in about 30.000,00 € for leaflets, advertising in specialized magazines, website, participation in relevant exhibition, promotional events.

 

 

 

2 Based on the above assessment as well as the marketing information please provide the correct estimation of the price for R&D product in correlation with costs
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Fixed costs 10.000 10.000
Personnel 48.000 48000
Other running costs 9.600 9.600
Marketing costs 30000
TOTAL EXPECTED COSTS
Price per Unit
Type of Unit
Number of Units
TOTAL Expected Revenues
CASH FLOW REQUIRED (REVENUES-COSTS)
TOTAL CAPITAL required for five years

 

 

SECTION 2: QUALITATIVE FACTORS

 

3 Dimension of identified target groups
Considering end users and professional, the target is extremely wide. 

 

 

 

4 Evaluation of financial Risks for R&D result
Not relevant 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 3: IDENTIFICATION OF FINANCING SOURCES

After evaluating all the above mentioned criteria, please tick the best financing source for the achievement of R&D result (i.e. own capitals, banking credits, venture capital, business angels, etc)

 

1. European Funding 

Define relevance of the product with the following potential funding sources and comment

1. …ECOINNOVATION is an European fund that supports eco-innovative projects in different sectors which aim at the prevention or reduction of environmental impacts or which contribute to the optimal use of resources.  

 

2. National Funding
1. … POR FESR is a regional fund for innovation and competitiveness   

 

3. Private funding
1. …Joint venture with a software house  

2. …Business angel for participation in a spin-off

 

4. Other

SECTION 3: FINAL EVALUATION

It is requested a final evaluation considering the funding opportunities you believe most suitable for the exploitation of the R&D result, considering the possibility of the creation of a spin-off, further research, in particular, a cost/benefit analysis and a financial projection for the R&D result, type of collaboration identified (i.e. Licensing Agreement, Technical Cooperation, Joint Venture, Manufacturing Agreement, Commercial Agreement with Technical Assistance, Creation of a spin-off, Joint further development)…
X-farm has good characteristics to become a successful entrepreneurial activity, with significant qrowth rates and a good return on investment. 

The creation of a spin –off and a joint venture with a software house to develop a product easy-to-use seems to be the better solution to approach global market.

 

 

 

 

Decision of evaluation (Please keep only the appropriate)

 

  • The R&D result needs moderate revisions

 

 

 

 

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