The specific support to Lithuania will focus on an assessment of the current situation, an identification of the policy levers to be used and concrete recommendations (policy and implementation schemes level) to tackle the key barriers in relation to science-business cooperation and attraction of innovation oriented FDI.
Public policies and measures to support business research and innovation (R&I) were the focus of the kick-off meeting of this Specific Support action requested by Lithuania. These included efforts from the public and private sectors to foster cooperation between the public science base and businesses and to attract R&I-oriented foreign direct investment (FDI). Discussions between Lithuanian authorities and the PSF panel of experts covered bottlenecks, past and existing incentives as well as expectations for the future in research and innovation field in Lithuania. In addition, participants agreed on the scope, expected outcomes, timetables, work plan and distribution of tasks for the support action – including the first and second country visits, stakeholders to be invited, topics and main issues to address, etc.
This first country visit will focus on meeting the key stakeholders in Lithuania’s research and innovation (R&I) system, including representatives of public sector organisations, universities, clusters, high tech as well as traditional industry companies and others. It aims to assess the current situation, so as to arrive at draft recommendations on how to tackle the key barriers in relation to science-business cooperation and attraction of innovation oriented foreign direct investment (FDI). The visit takes place in the framework of the Specific Support action requested by Lithuania, focusing on public policies and measures to support business R&I.