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1 R&D system in Lithuania. What can we do? Tadas Juknevičius Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania 2 October 2013

2 R&D system in Lithuania: facts and figures students 23 universities: 14 state, 9 private 24 colleges: 13 state, 11 private 12 state research institutes researchers, with PhDs 300 – 400 new doctoral degrees each year 9.7 % researchers in business and industry 0,92 % of GDP Investments in R&D 6th in the EU for language knowledge – half of the population speaks at least 2 foreign languages Labour productivity in R&D sector is 4.7 times higher than the overall economys labour productivity 2nd innovation growth leader according to Innovation Union Scoreboard 2012

3 Context: R&D expenditures SectorsExpenditures in 2011, M EUR Percentage Overall % from GDP Fundamental researches % from overall Applied researches % Tech. development %

4 Context: innovation 4 Source: Innovation union scoreboard

5 R&D landscape Infrastructure Intellectual potential R&D activities

6 Concentrating R&D potential Santara valley Biotechnology; Molecular Medicine and Biopharmacy; Research of Ecosystems and Sustainable Environment; Design, Informatics and Technologies of Communications Sunrise valley Laser and Light Technologies; Material Science and Nanoengineering; Electronics and Organic Electronics; Civil Engineering Santaka valley Sustainable Chemistry and Biopharmacy; Mechatronics and Related Technologies; Future Energy and Environment Engineering; Information and Communication Technologies Nemunas valley Agrobiotechnology, Bioenergy and Forestry; Safe and Healthy Food Technologies Vilnius Kaunas Klaipėda Maritime sector valley Marine environment; Marine technologies

7 Infrastructure The infrastructure in the period of is created by implementing of 23 infrastructure projects: 14 projects of R&D and study infrastructure creation is funded by Ministry of Education and Science (240,7 M ) 9 projects of technology transfer infrastructure creation is funded by Ministry of Economy (36,4 M )

8 Sunrise valley R&D, study and business cluster for physical and technological sciences National Centre of Physical and Technological Sciences with Technology Transfer hub (700 researchers) Civil Engineering Centre (80 researchers) Laser Research Centre (20 researchers) Scientific Communication Centre with a digital technical library Science and technology park State investments – 102,3 M

9 Santara valley R&D, study and business cluster for life sciences, medicine and IT Joint Centre for Life Sciences (290 researchers) Joint Innovative Medicine Centre (60 researchers) Joint Nature Research Centre (220 researchers) IT Centre (90 researchers) BIO technology park with business incubator ICT technology park with business incubator and technology centre State investements – 68,5 M

10 Santaka valley R&D, study and business cluster for Mechatronics and Biochemistry sciences National R&D Centre with technology transfer facility (310 researchers) National open-access Research Centre of Future Energy Technologies (115 researchers) Centre for the Latest Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies (50 researchers) 3 Science and technology parks State investment – 64,8 M

11 Nemunas valley R&D, study and business cluster for agriculture sector Joint Agriculture and Forestry Research Centre (140 researchers) Centre of Animal Wellness and Animal Raw Material Quality (80 researchers) Centre of Food Science and Technology (50 researchers) Centre of Assessment of the Varietal Value of Animals Communication and Technology Transfer Centre State investment – 43,9 M

12 Maritime valley R&D, study and business cluster for maritime sector National Centre for Marine Science and Technology (110 researchers) Modern vessels for research and environmental monitoring Science and Technology Park Fishery research centre State funding – 38,2 M

13 Valley projects after implementation Open-Access Centres (OAC) Laboratories, created or renewed implementing valley projects and the laboratories currently existing in research and higher education institutions will work on the basis of open access. More information:

14 Researchers Career Programme - from pupils to high-level researchers ( ) Measures/groups of activitiesFunding () General grants Improvement of qualification of scientists and other researchers, encouragement of mobility and student research works Implementation of R&D activities in knowledge-intensive sectors Improvement of qualification and competencies and encouragement of mobility of scientists and other researchers in knowledge-intensive sectors State support for the employment of researchers in companies Strengthening of activities of R&D thematic networks and associations Stimulation of high international level research Analysis of study and research condition Objectives: - to encourage continuous professional improvement of scientists and other researchers at all stages of their career - to enhance abilities of human resources in the sphere of R&D in qualitative and quantitative aspects; - to encourage the mobility of scientists and other researchers.

15 National science programs – search for solutions of national societal challenges - Future energy - Chronic non-infectious diseases - Ecosystems of Lithuania: climate changes and human effect - Social challenges for national security - Healthy and safe food - State and nation: heritage and identity - State funding – M ( )

16 National integrated programmes – for knowledge-intensive sectors National integrated programmes include: development of study programmes training and mobility of scientists and other researchers improvement of common science and studies infrastructure 12 R&D intensive sectors of economy: Biotechnology and Biopharmacy; Joint Laser, New Materials, Electronics, Nanotechnology and Applied Physical Sciences and Technologies; Sustainable Chemistry; IT sector; Medicine sciences; Sustainable use of nature environment; Mechatronics; Development of Civil Engineering Sector and Transport; Lithuanian Creative and Cultural Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences; Maritime sector; Agriculture, Forestry and Food sector. Total: 43 on-going projects; budget M

17 Successful examples - driven by Lithuanias rich scientific tradition, its accumulated knowledge, and genuine infrastructure Home to well-known names like:

18 National Development Programme for Higher Education and R&D STUDIESR&D Management of system 1 goal. Creating conducive environment for a capable and creative person to become a highly professional specialist, who coordinates self-realisation with meeting expectations of the state and the society 2 goal. Generating new knowledge and creating environment for research, business and culture integration to strengthen the advantages of the country; 3 goal. Ensuring the functioning of the Higher Education and R&D system based on data, evidence, professionalism and trust Future plans

19 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!


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