Specific Support to Lithuania: Background Report
This report provides the background to the PSF Specific Support to Lithuania, conducted in 2017 by an international panel of independent experts. It includes an overview of the main facts and figures in relation to the two focus areas and of the current public policies, legislations, strategies and/or concrete initiatives/measures related to these topics.
This report presents the developments and the current state of affairs in Lithuania regarding two topics: cooperation between the public science base and business, and attraction of innovation-related foreign direct investment (FDI).
On the topic of science-business cooperation, the report summarises the evidence gathered on this topic; provides an overview of the existing demand for technological services from the business sector and discusses both the current policy framework and the proposed changes regarding science-business cooperation. On the topic of innovation-oriented FDI, the report presents general trends and Lithuania’s performance in attracting FDI, discusses drivers and barriers, and summarises the country’s FDI policy and reform proposals.
The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) has been set up by the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission under the EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation ‘Horizon 2020’. It supports Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020 in reforming their national science, technology and innovation systems.