Technology and innovation centers (non-profit)

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? 
Technology and innovation centers (non-profit)
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
Give an overview of the instrument 
The measure was inspired by the national policy debate which took place during 2005-2007 while programming the EU SF funds for 2007-2013 period. The debates lead to developing a concept of integrated science, studies and business centres - valleys. The measure is aimed at strengthening the research infrastructure in the selected 'valleys'.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Thursday, July 20, 2000
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
The measure aims to contribute to the task of strengthening public and private R&D infrastructure, as foreseen in the Operational Programme for Economy Growth 2007-2013. Specifically, the aim of the measure is to support the creation and development of R&D infrastructures, needed for the R&D project implementation in the Integrated Science, Study and Business Valleys (Lithuanian Republic Government Decision No 321, 21st March, 2007) and implementation of the National Complex Programmes. The activities supported under the measure are the development of the R&D infrastructure, required by the R&D intensive economy sectors, and the development, renewal, optimisation and restructuring of general, technological and IT infrastructure of R&D activities. 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 created and operating R&D centres – 17; - Total number of work places in R&D – 610; - Number of partnership agreements signed between the R&D institutions and SMEs – 95; - Number of created, renewed and/or equipped educational laboratories (audiences) – 32; - Number of created, renewed and/or equipped scientific laboratories – 32. Product indicators: - Number of R&D infrastructure development projects implemented – 30.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?