Enhancing the efficiency of the cooperation between business and science in Lithuania

In October 2019 the European Commission’s Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) commissioned EFIS Centre and Visionary Analytics to provide guidance to the Ministry of Economy and Innovation as well as other relevant national stakeholders for the design and implementation of R&D programmes aimed to improve and stimulate business-science cooperation. A particular focus was given to the R&D activities in the engineering (including laser technologies), food industry, life sciences industry, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sectors. The role and development of pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI) was also considered. Best practices from Sweden, Ireland and the Netherlands were analysed to inform recommendations in this study.

“This is a great opportunity for Lithuania to reinforce strategic orientation, tackle existing disciplinary, sectoral and policy silos, and encourage collective effort among different stakeholders as well as different policy-makers,” noted the authors of a new policy briefing summarising the findings of a one-year study of Lithuania’s R&I landscape. The Policy Brief presenting key points and recommendations from the study can be viewed in English and in Lithuanian.

The final project report can be accessed here.


Project’s final dissemination event

8 December 2020


Introduction to the project “Enhancing the efficiency of the cooperation between business and science”

by Jelena Angelis, EFIS Centre

An evolution of the system of business-science cooperation in Lithuania

by Agnė Paliokaitė, Visionary Analytics

Recommendation for Lithuania: Mission-oriented approach to STI policy formation

by Jelena Angelis, EFIS Centre and Kimmo Halme, 4FRONT

Panel 1: Bringing international experience into play    

Design and implementation of the mission-oriented research and innovation policies by Philippe Larrue, OECD

A mission-oriented Innovation Policy: A Swedish perspective by Göran Marklund, Deputy Director General, Vinnova, Sweden

Supporting challenge research at Science Foundation Ireland by Lisa Higgins, Head of Challenge Research, Science Foundation Ireland

Knowledge and Innovation Agenda: Agriculture, Water, Food 2020-2023 by Kees de Gooijer, Head of the TKI-bureau Agri-Food Netherlands

Panel 2: Procurement of Innovation: Ideas for Lithuania reflected within international context

Innovation procurement support in Sweden by Nina Widmark, Programme Manager “Public Procurement of Innovation”, Vinnova

Innovation procurement at PIANOo and RVO by Floris den Boer, Senior Adviser, Public Procurement Expertise Centre PIANOo, the Netherlands

OECD work on public procurement of R&D and innovation by Silvia Appelt, Science and Technology Policy Division Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

Recommendations for Lithuania: Procurement of innovation by Lisa Cowey, T3I and EFIS Centre

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