Innovation voucher

Contact person 
Monika Useviciute
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?  
Support to innovative start-ups incl. gazelles
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Innovation voucher
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
SMEs only
What is the aim/objective? 
To boost competitiveness and productivity of Lithuanian enterprises and increase share of high value-added sector in GDP. Encourage cooperation between small and medium enterprises (hereinafter SMEs) and science in Lithuania. It is a small credit that entitles SME’s to buy R&D expertise or knowledge from research and educational institutions.
Give an overview of the instrument 
Supported activities: Research (industrial or applied research); Technological development (experimental or development, design and technological works); Technical feasibility studies. Innovation voucher helps to ensure for business and scientific co-operation, speed up research and knowledge transfer and innovative business ideas and commercialization of research results. Companies are encouraged to use the latest scientific achievements and research. SMEs apply for Innovation Voucher, which may be used to purchase a service from science and studies institution from a preaproved list.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Financing for one SME’s subject - is an innovation voucher with a value of 10,000 litas, the de minimis amount of 100% or 20,000 litas, the de minimis amount of 75% and the rest of the de minimis aid is covered by the SME’s entity at their own expense.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Aid intensity is 80%, the maximum value of Innovation voucher is LTL 20,000 in which case state provides LTL 16,000
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?