InoSpurtas

Project lead partner: Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology Agency (MITA)

Project implementation period: March 2017 - March 2020 (36 months).

Project value: 3 815 791.31 Eur.

The aim of this project: to increase innovation capabilities of enterprises and promote them to develop R&D activities by providing innovation consulting and innovation support services.

Project partners:

  • Lithuanian Innovation Center
  • Science and Technology park of Institute Physics
  • Visoriai Information Technology Park
  • Kaunas Science and Technology Park
  • Klaipėda Science and Technology Park
  • Northtown Technology Park
  • Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists
  • Lithuanian Confederation of Employers
  • Lithuanian Business Confederation

Project tasks:

• To promote the implementation of R&D activities, innovative entrepreneurship, participation in international R&D programs;

• To shape the demand for innovation by promoting the pre-commercial procurements;

• Increase the potential of providing high-quality innovation consulting and support services.

Project activities:

• Services to promote the performance of R&D activities, increase their efficiency and technology transfer.

• Services to promote innovative entrepreneurship.

• Services to encourage companies’ participation in international R&D programs.

• Services to promote pre-commercial procurement.

• Popularization and improvement of innovation consulting and support services.

Project description

In order to increase the competitiveness of economic subjects, it is necessary to promote business investment in research and experimental development and innovation (R&D) activities. It is crucial to promote business investment in research, experimental development and innovation activities in order to increase the competitiveness of economic entities.

Lack of knowledge in understanding the innovation cycle is very common among businesses in Lithuania. Struggles begin with failure to understand the product design concept and all the way up to its’ final delivery to the market.

During the project implementation stage, in order to resolve the aforementioned issue, innovation consulting and support services are provided to economic entities, that carry out or intending to carry out activities under the priority directions of scientific research and experimental (social, cultural) development and evolution of innovations (smart specialization).

These services encourage companies to actively develop R&D activities and contribute to their innovation and competitiveness.

The project assists in reducing the fragmentation of innovative consulting and support services provision. The implementation of the project involves public institutions (LIC) and science and technology parks (STP), whose main activity is to provide innovation consulting and/or innovation support services. Also, the national business associative structures, regional and branch business associations whose members carry out R&D activities.

The project lead partner coordinates provided specialized services, which meet the specific needs required by an innovative business. Services are delivered by project lead partner and partner personnel, skilled in providing highest quality counselling on the matter of innovation.

Contacts

Vilma Vilutytė, project manager, tel. +370 645 61 758, email. vilma.vilutyte@mita.lt.

Last updated: 04-04-2018