Inogeb LT-2

Contact person 
Monika Usevičiūtė
Institution 
PE "Sunrise Valley"
E-mail 
monika.useviciute@sunrisevalley.lt
Country 
Lithuania
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 technology transfer between firms
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
Lithuania
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Inogeb LT-2
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
Other
What is the aim/objective? 
The measure aims to improve the environment for knowledge and technology transfer, facilitate science and business R&D cooperation. The objective of the measure is the improvement of Lithuanian national innovation system and development of knowledge and technology transfer infrastructure. The activities supported by the measure are: the investments into the Science and Technology Park infrastructure, technology business incubators, open source laboratories, etc.; the development of the infrastructure in the state or municipality land for the establishment of Science, studies and business centres (Valleys), the integral part of which is a S&T park. Overall budget of the measure is €28.7m. The measure is administered by the Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LVPA). Eligible applicants (science and technology parks, other nonprofit entities responsible for the implementation of the programmes of integrated science, studies and business centres - valleys) can apply for grants following the State planning procedure (the projects are coordinated in advance with the Ministry of Economy). By January 2012, about 80% of total budget was reserved for selected projects, but only about 3% of total budget was allocated for projects implementation.
Give an overview of the instrument 
Competitiveness of the economy on an international scale and economic growth are directly related to public and business investments in high-quality R&D. However, in Lithuania at present both capacities and infrastructure of R&D (in both public and private sectors) are in an unsatisfactory state, while research as a knowledge-intensive service is obscure to most businesses of the local industry and other sectors. Low innovativeness of the Lithuanian economy is mainly caused by insufficient investments in R&D, in particular in the private sector, relatively small share of high and medium-high technologies in the economy, low rates of formation of new technology businesses and businesses splitting from universities, research organisations or researcher groups, very small number of researchers employed by businesses, low efficiency of R&D by the public sector, insufficient focus of researchers’ on the needs of the economy, insufficiently close cooperation between business and research in the area of R&D and other factors. Furthermore, outdated R&D facilities are not attractive for the country’s scientists, in particular for young people to continue work in Lithuania, hinder attraction of scientists with highest qualifications from other EU Member States (including Lithuanians working abroad) as well as of international high-tech companies and research centres. Public R&D facilities, which is one of the key components of the environment favourable for knowledge-intensive business, will be strengthened by funding the development/renovation of the R&D infrastructure and acquisition of modern research equipment. In order to provide such support in a concentrated manner, national (comprehensive) R&D programmes will play an important role, while the list of supported R&D areas will be limited and drawn up with the help of international experts as necessary. In this way, investments under this priority will be concentrated on those high-competence centres and networks which carry out R&D in the areas meeting current or future economic development needs best. That will allow to avoid dispersion of limited investments and achieve a higher efficiency of investments. Public R&D infrastructure will provide a basis both for strategic and applied research having direct positive impact upon competitiveness of the economy. This is the main aim of its development but it could also be related to the development of studies in the cases where research centres will use the existing facilities also for the training or skills improvement of researchers (persons engaged in master, doctoral etc. studies) as equipment and facilities are required both for conducting of modern research and for the training and skills improvement of high-competence researchers in line with the needs of business and the State.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Active
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
The ex-ante indicators at the end of period (2015) were defined at the result and product level. The result indicators for the measure are: ■Number of created and developed Science and Technology Parks - 4; ■Number of SMEs hosted in the supported S&T parks (in three years period after the implementation of the programme) - 70; ■The share of innovative start ups, hosted in the supported S&T parks (in three years period after the implementation of the programme) - 20% of total number of hosted SME´s. The product indicators for the measure are: ■Number of R&D and innovations improvement projects implemented - 4; ■The size of territory prepared for the investments- 50ha; ■The size of the supported S&T infrastructures - 15,000m2.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
N/A
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice? 
No