The Development of High Level Research Centres and Competence Centres

Contact person 
Monika Usevičiūtė
PE "Sunrise valley"
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Research Infrastructures
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
The Development of High Level Research Centres and Competence Centres
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
All companies
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
What is the aim/objective? 
Eligible applicants (research and higher education institutions) can apply for grants following the State planning procedure. The invitation to submit funding requests was sent to following public institutions: Vilnius University, Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture, Lithuanian Institute of Forestry, Lithuanian Institute of Horticulture, Lithuanian Institute of Energy, as defined in the list of State planned projects, approved by the Minister of Education and Science (ISAK-3304, 4th December, 2008). By January 2012, nearly 100% of total budget was allocated for projects implementation.
Give an overview of the instrument 
The measure is launched within the framework of National Strategy for the Use of EU SF for 2007-2013, under the priority 1 "Research and development for competitiveness and growth of the economy" of the Operational programme for the Economical Growth for 2007-2013.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Sunday, August 20, 2000
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
The activities supported under the measure are the development and/or renewal of the R&D infrastructures and research and development activities. Objectives to be attained are as follows: 1. Reinforce public and private R&D facilities. 2. Increase efficiency of R&D by the public sector as well as its accessibility to businesses. 3. Intensify R&D by the private sector. 4. Improve the environment for the R&D dissemination, promote cooperation between business and research in R&D area. The overall success in the attainment of these objectives will be demonstrated by the growth in expenditure for R&D, in particular in the private sector where the indicator was very small in 2003 – only 0.14% of GDP. Ex-ante indicators set for the measure (at the end of the period 2015), defined as a result and product indicators are as follows. Result indicators: - Number of partnership agreements signed between the R&D instuitutions and SMEs – 5; - Number of created and operating R&D centres - 12. Product indicators: - Number of R&D infrastructure development projects implemented – 12.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?