EU : Industrial Policy - 2013

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To illustrate some of the main EU priorities and news topics in the field of industrial policy, the European Commission's audiovisual services have produced a video stockshots that provides illustration pictures in the fields of entrepreneurship education, green technology, innovation and access to capital through business angels, the participation of women in technology industries, e-commerce and web startups, intellectual property rights and insolvency procedures and business transfers. The projects/companies featuring in this production are operating in four different countries across Europe: Spain, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

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00:00:00 Credits and title 00:00:18
00:00:18 1. Entrepreneurship Education 00:06:45
00:00:18 Title 00:00:05
00:00:23 JA-YE start-up final in London. Views of the different company information stands set up by the students participating in the programme (9 shots)JA-YE Europe (, Junior Achievement Young Enterprise, is Europe's largest provider of entrepreneurship education programmes, reaching 3.1 million students in 37 countries in 2011. Funded by businesses, institutions, foundations and individuals, JA-YE brings the public and private sectors together to provide young people in primary and secondary schools and early university with high-quality education programmes to teach them about enterprise, entrepreneurship, business and economics in a practical way. The JA-YE Company Programme is recognized by the European Commission Enterprise Directorate General as a 'Best Practice in Entrepreneurship Education'. One of their flagship programmes is the Young Enterprise Start-up programme. The Young Enterprise Start-up programme gives students in higher education the chance to create their own company while still pursuing their studies. Over the period of an academic year undergraduates plan, create and run their own real firm with business advisers guiding them every step of the way. Many finish university with a fully-fledged business to build a career on. This year's final Start-up Competition took place in London on 15 May 2013 and students were asked to present their business plans in front of a panel of judges. 00:00:39
00:01:03 Judges listening to the presentations of the different teams participating in the competition (4 shots) 00:00:22
00:01:25 Presentations by the different teams (10 shots) 00:00:57
00:02:21 Award to the best overall start-up company given to The Tea Box Company (2 shots) 00:00:17
00:02:39 Soundbite by Mohammed Randeree, Participant of the Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe Enterprise Challenge 2013, Brolliant team, (in ENGLISH) saying that they thought about what product British people use the most and they ended up on the umbrella because it's always raining in Britain; so they thought about what they could add to an umbrella that would make it more useful, cool, trendy and innovative and after a bit of research they came up with a LED design umbrella with a torch in the handle and LEDs around the canvas; it increases visibility in the dark, the torch is really useful for finding things in the dark as well; it's just a really cool and trendy product; most of their financing has come from university grants; they've secured 4.000 pounds within the first week of their business; they aim to apply for more enterprising grants, angel investors and panel judges as well, and at the same time they've been looking into different types of loan facilities for the business as it grows. 00:00:54
00:03:32 Soundbite by Philip Perera, Co-Founder, Managing Director and Head of Operations of The Teabox Company; Participant of the Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe Enterprise Challenge 2013, (in ENGLISH) saying that in the first level of the Young Enterprise scheme they didn't have a big budget to spend on marketing; they had friends and family members who invested in the company but it was just enough to get started and they didn't have enough money for marketing; so at the next level they're looking to raise investment through private investors. 00:00:26
00:03:59 Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme: Y-dress? shop in Brussels, Belgium. Exterior views of the shop (2 shots)Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other European Union countries. The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets. The stay is partially funded by the European Union.For this stockshots we filmed a young Italian entrepreneur, Federica Ficarelli, while doing her Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs stage at Y-dress? design shop in Brussels. Y-dress? was founded by Aleksandra Paszkowska and it designs and sells all-occasion clothes. Federica is a clothes designer herself and while doing her stage she is helping the Y-dress? develop a new line of clothes for bikers. While in Brussels, she manages her own company, Coffee and Bacon, using e-commerce tools that allow her to process the orders posted on the website. 00:00:11
00:04:09 Aleksandra Paszkowska, fashion designer, founder and owner of Y-dress?, and Federica Ficarelli, Participant of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme at Y-dress?, at the shop (9 shots) 00:00:51
00:05:00 Customer trying on a reversible dress (3 shots) 00:00:15
00:05:15 Federica working on the bikers clothes line on her laptop (6 shots) 00:00:28
00:05:43 Federica arriving home in Brussels 00:00:10
00:05:53 Federica viewing some of her T-shirt models on her laptop and reviewing orders placed on the site (8 shots) 00:00:35
00:06:28 Folding T-shirts for expedition (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:06:39 Soundbite by Federica Ficarelli (in ITALIAN) saying that what she is improving is especially how to better manage her own business both from an economic and human resources point of view, and regarding production and communication; she is learning how to improve her relation with clients and with the press. 00:00:24
00:07:03 2. Women-Led Companies 00:09:48
00:07:03 Title 00:00:05
00:07:08 Hövding, the invisible bicycle helmet, Sweden. Exterior view of the company headquarters in Malmö, SwedenAnna Haupt and Terese Alstin are two young Swedish entrepreneurs who created Hövding, the invisible bicycle helmet. In 2005 they started working together on a joint master thesis in industrial design after four and a half years studying at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University in Sweden. The law that had just been introduced in Sweden making bicycle helmets compulsory for children up to the age of 15 had triggered a heated debate on whether it should be extended to include adult cyclists too. To people like Anna and Terese the thought that they might be forced to wear one by law was cause for concern.. Producing a bicycle helmet that people would be happy to put on looked to them like a much better way to go than legislation forcing people to wear one or else. So they realized that their industrial design master thesis was the perfect place to find out whether the traditional bicycle helmet could be improved on. 7 years later, the invisible bicycle helmet saw the light of day. For more information: 00:00:07
00:07:16 Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Hövding, reviewing some helmet models (3 shots) 00:00:19
00:07:34 Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin working in their common office (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:07:52 Awards (2 shots) 00:00:06
00:07:58 Views of the different patents obtained (China, Sweden, Japan, UK, etc..) (9 shots) 00:00:58
00:08:56 3D drawings on computer screen (4 shots) 00:00:25
00:09:21 CEO's in the development department (5 shots) 00:00:28
00:09:49 Staff working in the electronic department (4 shots) 00:00:21
00:10:10 General view of the office space 00:00:05
00:10:15 Damage measurement graph -200 measurements per second- (4 shots) 00:00:17
00:10:32 View of a publicity poster with box in front 00:00:05
00:10:38 Helmet demonstration film for users (9 shots) 00:00:29
00:11:06 Crash tests film (3 shots) 00:00:39
00:11:46 Soundbite by Terese Alstin, CEO of Hövding, (in ENGLISH) saying that it started out as their joint master thesis at the industrial design programme at Lund University in 2005; they chose to do the project about a new kind of bicycle helmet; they started out by talking to a lot of cyclists about the problems with the current helmets on the market and people wished for something that was more discreet and someone asked for an invisible cycle helmet; that was the one thing that triggered them the most into thinking that maybe they could make something that was not really there until there is an accident, something that would pop-up and that made them think about airbag technology. (3 shots) 00:00:54
00:12:39 Soundbite by Anna Haupt, CEO of Hövding, (in ENGLISH) showing the helmet, saying that you wear the collar around your neck when you're cycling; on the zipper there is an on/off button; when it is activated you are safe in traffic; the LEDs show the battery level; there are sensors in the back that recognize and feel your body movements at 200 times a second; if you happen to be in an accident it feels that your body movements become abnormal and it inflates around your head; when you stop cycling you just turn it off and take it off. (2 shots) 00:00:47
00:13:26 L&D Jet Techniek, Belgium. Exterior views of the company in Diest, Belgium (2 shots)L&D Jet Techniek is a Belgian company specialized in waterjet technology. This family business was founded in 1994 in Diest and in 2004 Inge Lefevre bought the company from her parents and became the CEO. With the waterjet technology, their 2D and 3D machines can cut any materials, from plastic to wood, stone or stainless steel to make parts for general machinery and equipment, the food industry, aircraft construction, the architectural world, the petrochemical industry and construction in general. Today, L&D Jet Techniek is a market leader in waterjet technology. 00:00:09
00:13:35 Views of the production plant with machines cutting different materials (12 shots) 00:01:09
00:14:44 Inge Lefevre, Managing Director of L&D Jet Techniek, discussing with an employee how to cut a specific order (12 shots) 00:00:59
00:15:43 Inge walking to her office 00:00:04
00:15:48 Inge working on her computer and close-ups of the company's website (5 shots) 00:00:24
00:16:11 Soundbite by Inge Lefevre (in ENGLISH) saying that at the time she launched her company it was rarely accepted that a woman first of all was at the top of a technology industry and that she knew about the technology; but people got to know her; with her business she is also well known at European level so she doesn't have difficulties anymore; the whole world says that women can organise better than men so they should all be good entrepreneurs but they are less confident about their capacities. (2 shots) 00:00:41
00:16:52 3. E-Commerce and Web Startups 00:04:11
00:16:52 Title 00:00:05
00:16:57 Kleur op tafel (on-line design tableware shop) is an on-line shop for "table fashion". Titia Olieman, the owner and CEO, is a Dutch entrepreneur currently living in Brussels. After 10 years in the communications sector, she decided to turn her moving to Brussels into an opportunity to do what she always wanted to do, create her own business on-line.Titia Olieman arriving by bike at her office (3 shots) 00:00:20
00:17:17 Titia in her office with her laptop, logging in to her online retail platform and processing one of the orders received (17 shots) 00:01:33
00:18:50 Titia preparing the order and the parcel to be delivered to the client (7 shots) 00:00:28
00:19:18 TNT worker picking up the parcel and driving away (4 shots) 00:00:18
00:19:35 Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, Spain: E-commerce Initiative. The Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona has recently started an E-commerce project to inform entrepreneurs about the advantages of e-commerce and promote the creation of more on-line businesses in the city. The Chamber has engaged a team of web and on-line business developers to help interested entrepreneurs develop their own website to be able to sell products and services on-line. For more information (in Spanish only): // checking E-commerce brochure (2 shots) 00:00:14
00:19:49 Entrepreneur from the Barcelona Fashion Shop discussing the development of their online shop with staff members of the Chamber of Commerce (7 shots) 00:00:36
00:20:25 Web developers from the e-commerce team at work (8 shots) 00:00:38
00:21:03 4. Green Technology 00:03:50
00:21:03 Title 00:00:05
00:21:08 Cluster Tweed. General view of the Eliosys headquarters in Liège, Belgium.TWEED is the Cluster of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development technologies in the Walloon Region. Created in 2008, TWEED aims to play a major role in the business development of the "sustainable energy" sectors in the Walloon Region. Its mission is to pave the way for the setting up of high quality and industrial-size projects in the fields of production and exploitation of sustainable energy, profitable enough to attract appropriate financial means. On May 21st, Cluster Tweed brought together some of its member companies to discuss current and future developments. Eliosys, one of its members, used the occasion to present its activities in the field of quality (ELIOQUAL Label) for the photovoltaic industry. Eliosys offers the services of its installations to all companies active in the thermal solar or photovoltaic energy business. Thanks to its climate simulators able to reproduce virtually any type of climatic conditions which can be encountered on earth, Eliosys is active both in solar converters testing and certification as well as in the characterization of any material under specific environmental conditions. 00:00:05
00:21:13 General views of the conference (3 shots) 00:00:14
00:21:26 Visit to the Eliosys lab and the solar simulator (5 shots) 00:00:22
00:21:48 Eco-village "Domaine des Pléiades" in Visé, Belgium. This eco-village in Belgium has been built by Horizon, a construction group specialized in thermo-efficient buildings which combine energy efficient construction materials with the use of renewable energies such as solar panels on the roofs and biomass-fueled heating systems.Exterior views of the Pléiades site with houses under construction (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:22:00 Construction workers finishing the isolation works of a building (5 shots) 00:00:38
00:22:38 Isolation materials outside the house (2 shots) 00:00:06
00:22:44 Solar panels on the roof of one of the buildings 00:00:04
00:22:48 Exterior view of a finished house 00:00:07
00:22:55 Domotic touch screen on the wall of a house which allows users to regulate temperature, energy saving applications, etc. (5 shots) 00:00:32
00:23:28 Heating system powered by wood pellets, a form of compressed biomass (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:23:52 Mercedes-Benz car dealer in Barcelona, Spain. Exterior view. 00:00:03
00:23:55 General views of the new electric Smart car in the showroom (3 shots) 00:00:01
00:23:56 General views of the new electric Smart car in the showroom (3 shots) 00:00:10
00:24:06 Customer getting information about the new electric Smart model (8 shots) 00:00:28
00:24:34 Customer checking the new Electric Smart model (5 shots) 00:00:20
00:24:53 5. Intellectual Property Rights 00:01:57
00:24:53 Title 00:00:05
00:24:58 MIER Comunicaciones, Spain. MIER is a private company with headquarters in the surroundings of Barcelona with more than 50 years of industrial tradition. They hold European patents on many of its products. The company's Transmission Division is devoted to the design, manufacture and installation of professional equipment for TV, Digital Radio and DTT broadcasting, as well as digital radio-links and repeaters for GSM networks. Its Space and Microwaves Division designs and manufactures equipment for satellite communications in ground as well flight segment, having developed its own technology in space electronics. The company has been selected by the European Space Agency to become the first first Spanish supplier of active microwave flight equipment. Its quality commitment is guaranteed by the ISO 9001 and 14.000 certificates. Exterior views of MIER Communications in La Garriga, Spain (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:25:06 Engineer checking the isofrequency signal repeater (7 shots) 00:00:30
00:25:37 Technical tests department (7 shots) 00:00:22
00:25:59 Views of the European Patent document obtained by MIER on the "Method for repeating isofrequency signals and isofrequency signal repeater". The patent is valid for 20 years from the expedition date. (10 shots) 00:00:52
00:26:50 6. Insolvency Procedures and Business Transfers 00:06:39
00:26:50 Title 00:00:05
00:26:55 Hairdresser business for sale in the centre of Malmö, Sweden (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:27:04 Spanish products shop for sale in Malmö (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:27:14 Aerial view of Barcelona, Spain 00:00:05
00:27:19 Shops and businesses for sale/transfer in Barcelona, Spain: record shop, decoration shop, hairdresser, bar, etc. (7 shots) 00:00:28
00:27:47 Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, Spain. Exterior views (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:27:56 Entrepreneur facing bankruptcy talking to an expert in insolvency procedures from the Chamber of Commerce and getting information on how to proceed with the sale/liquidation of his company (10 shots) 00:00:54
00:28:50 Addvante Mergers and Acquisitions is a legal firm that specialists in corporate finance transactions. They provide services to companies, venture capital firms and banks in relation to investment, company restructuring, as well as legal advise on merger and acquisition operations and insolvency procedures.Exterior view of the company headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. 00:00:05
00:28:55 Clients walking into the building (3 shots) 00:00:13
00:29:09 Addvante legal expert discussing with a client about how to proceed with the insolvency of his company. Close up of key words on the document explaining the procedures to be followed in this situation. (13 shots) 00:01:02
00:30:11 Lawyer picking up a manual 00:00:09
00:30:20 Meeting between a company specialist in mergers and acquisitions and clients interested in acquiring a new business (9 shots) 00:00:45
00:31:05 Re-enterprising service, Barcelona. Exterior views (2 shots)'Re-enterprising' (Reempresa) is a new approach being implemented in Catalunya region of Spain for supporting the transmission and successful continuation of small business by assisting new entrepreneurs to take over the helm. The organization is a member of TRANSEO, the European Association for SME Transfer which encourages and promotes the exchange of good practices between experts to stimulate the European SME transfer market. Since the end of 2011, Reempresa has successfully managed the transfer of 94 companies, an investment of 4.800.000 euro. Reempresa has received funds from the European Regional Development Fund. 00:00:07
00:31:12 Staff members at the office, looking at their computer screens. Close-ups showing the companies waiting to be acquired by another entrepreneur. (11 shots) 00:00:52
00:32:04 Screen close-ups of the laundry owned by Montserrat Jaile Ariza in Barcelona (2 shots)Approaching her retirement age and with earnings diminishing because of the economic crisis in Spain, Montserrat has taken the decision to transfer the laundry. Hers is the second oldest laundry opened in the city of Barcelona. She took over the business from her parents and the company has a high sentimental value for her and for the citizens living in the neighborhood. This is why she doesn't want to simply close it down but she prefers to transfer it to a new entrepreneur, and Reempresa is helping her find it. 00:00:10
00:32:14 Exterior view of Montserrat's laundry in Barcelona 00:00:05
00:32:19 Montserrat reading the Reempresa brochure (2 shots) 00:00:07
00:32:26 Montserrat dealing with a client that brings a bag of clothes for washing and ironing and close-up shots of the washing machines (7 shots) 00:00:40
00:33:06 Soundbite by Montserrat Jaile Ariza, laundry owner, (in SPANISH) saying that this is a family business that was started by her parents; she is going to retire at the end of 2013 and her daughter doesn't want to continue the business; so she contacted Reempresa and they have really helped her get in touch with potential buyers so that young people can take over the business and give it a more modern look! 00:00:23
00:33:29 Title 00:00:05
00:33:29 7. Innovation and Access to Capital 00:06:43
00:33:34 Nausicaa ventures and Windeo. Exterior views of Windeo. (2 shots)Nausicaa Ventures is a collective business angels fund made of 40 different investors who combine their funds and their expertise to select and monitor the most promising projects.Funds such as Nausicaa Ventures are increasingly important because they help business angels achieve economies of scale and thus meet the funding requirements of promising start-ups by filling the so-called "equity gap". In 2012, Nausicaa Ventures received EUR 6m from the European Investment Fund with the aim to promoting the active involvement of business angels in the field of venture capital. Nausicaa Ventures invested in Windeo Green Futur in January 2011. Windeo Green Futur develops and distributes customized solutions for private renewable energy production and consumption. The company is the biggest player within Europe's small wind energy market and a major intervenient of Belgium's photovoltaic sector. Additionally, Windeo Green Futur is actively developing its product portfolio, including heating pumps, rainwater collection systems, and natural insulation materials. 00:00:12
00:33:45 Windeo offices, general views (3 shots) 00:00:16
00:34:01 Windeo depot 00:00:09
00:34:10 Meeting between Michel Helbig de Balzac, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BAMS Angels Fund and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Nausicaa Ventures, and Loïc Pequignot, Founder and President of Windeo (4 shots) 00:00:35
00:34:46 Presentation on the core business of Nausicaa ventures by Michel Helbig de Balzac (5 shots) 00:00:33
00:35:19 Soundbite by Michel Helbig de Balzac (in ENGLISH) saying that Nausicaa Ventures is a structured business angels fund; they invest in early-stage new technology companies; they fill the so-called financial gap between business angels and venture capitalists bringing development capital. 00:00:21
00:35:39 Soundbite by Maurice Olivier, Co-Founder and General Partner of BAMS Angels Fund I SCA and Co-Founder and General Partner of Nausicaa Ventures, (in ENGLISH) saying that getting access to credit is really a key challenge for any start-up company in Europe; the key question is to be aware that banks and bank credits are not available for start-ups, and this is why a starter will have to get financed through what is called private equity; this is from private individuals to begin with and these individuals are called business angels; and in between business angels acting individually and large organized venture capital funds there is the equity gap, which is a range of investment between probably 1 and 2 million euro where it is quite difficult for companies to raise funds; therefore one of the solutions is to help business angels ally together in order to combine their funds, strength and experience to meet the challenge of financing those very promising start-up high growth companies. 00:01:15
00:36:54 BANC, Barcelona, Spain. Exterior views of BANC headquarters in Barcelona. (2 shots)BANC, Business Angels Network Catalunya, was created in 2002 with the objective to put private investors (business angels) in contact with entrepreneurs looking for capital to finance their business projects. BANC is the first Catalan network of business angels and it is a prominent member of EBAN, the European Business Angels Network (EBAN). 00:00:07
00:37:02 Entrepreneurs from LittleHero presenting their business plan to BANC to get financing (12 shots) 00:00:41
00:37:42 BANC staff member reviewing the growth plan and contract between BANC and Minoryx on her computer (9 shots) 00:00:38
00:38:20 Minoryx. Exterior view of the Minoryx headquarters in Mataró, Spain.Minoryx is an SME committed to finding novel treatments for life threatening rare diseases, specifically paediatric diseases. Their focus today is on neurometabolic diseases of genetic origin. Minoryx develops a new generation of small molecule drugs named pharmacological chaperones, which are the most promising approach to treat genetic diseases affecting the central nervous system. To kick off their project they teamed up with BANC, the Business Angels Network Catalunya, which contributed private funds to allow Minoryx to develop their business. 00:00:04
00:38:24 Views of the open plan office with staff at their computers (3 shots) 00:00:14
00:38:38 Detail of a computer screen showing chemical structures in 3D animation (3 shots) 00:00:12
00:38:50 Marc Martinell, Co-Founder and CEO of Minoryx Therapeutics, working on his computer and reviewing the contract of Minoryx with BANC business angels (6 shots) 00:00:27
00:39:16 Views of scientists at the Minoryx laboratory (11 shots) 00:00:48
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