Smart InoTech for Industry

Facilitation of smart specialization R&D results by digitalizing production processes in industrial companies (Smart InoTech for industry)

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

Project implementation period: March 2019 - December 2022 (46 months). 

Project value: 2 644 110 Eur. 

The aim of this project: to facilitate Lithuanian industrial companies to absorb (implement) smart specialization R&D results by digitalizing production processes in order to increase production of high added value products.

Project partner: Lithuanian Innovation Center

Project tasks

  • To promote progress of digital technologies and innovation in industrial digitalization;
  • To increase the efficiency of the implementation of R&D based digital innovations.

Project activities

  • Promotion and publicization of R&D based digital innovations and their development trends in the field of smart specialization;
  • Provision of innovation consulting services in the development of innovation partnerships in the implementation of digital technologies.

Project description

Lithuania's innovation efficiency, i.e. impact on the economy, leading to increased competitiveness, is particularly low. All this shows that there is a great "valley of death" in Lithuania between the results of R&D (development of new knowledge and technologies) and innovation (implementation of technologies). All of this results in the structure of the Lithuanian economy based on lower added value. In order to transform the Lithuanian economy towards new higher value-added activities, it is necessary to significantly increase development and innovation activities of companies engaged in the economy and to create incentives for greater economic impact on the development of innovation-based knowledge. The importance of innovations and their specificity in business is greatly influenced by global industrial development trends linked to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

To address these challenges, it is necessary to concentrate innovation support and consulting services on:

  • minimizing the "death valley" between R&D results (developing new knowledge and technology) and innovation (technology deployment);
  • the creation of incentives for the absorption of R&D results for industrial digitization;
  • promoting the demand/supply of digital innovation;
  • value chains of engagement in the development and deployment of digital innovations based on EU R&D results;
  • development of digital innovation in R&D activities;
  • the formation and development of DIH services.


Last updated: 29-04-2022