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1 Smart Specialization preparation in Lithuania and Baltic States cooperation. The Way Forward. Dr Albertas Žalys Director of Higher Education, Science and Technology Department Brussels 2 October 2013

2 Why Smart Specialization? Cohesion Funds – 86 billion for innovation - IMPACT? Lack of inter-institutional coordination Regions invest in fashionable areas, great overlap No critical mass Funding for R&I capacity building, lack of concentration on results Economical crisis: a) greater orientation towards efficiency; b) need to strengthen economic competitiveness Transformation requires resource concentration Need to improve policy development and implementation

3 PIPELINE OF JOINT SCIENCE- BUSINESS PROJECTS Development of methodology December 2012 Development of management structure January 2013 Improvement of methodology and awareness raising (constant activity) February 2013 Analysis of key challenges, trends and drivers at national and international level; Expert panels March/April 2013 Assessment of current potential in R&D and business March/April 2013 National survey; Expert panels PRIORITY FIELDS May/June 2013 KET and process analysis in the priority fields; Submission of ideas for priorities July/September 2013 Expert panels; Delphi survey RIS3 IMPLEMENTATON PROGRAMS October/November 2013 PRIORITIES PRIORITY IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMS AND ROADMAPS Beginning of 2014 First stage Second stage The process

4 Results: Challenges

5 Results: Potential of Research

6 Results: Potential of Economy

7 Priority field – response to the global and national challenges by Lithuanian R&I system. Priority – new technologies or processes that have high potential to transform Lithuanian economy. Whats new? Entrepreneurial discovery Concentration on results Intersectorial / interdisciplinary approach Identification and implementation of priorities as an inclusive process The concept of priority

8 Priority fields Priority fieldR&D pot.Economy pot.ChallengesValleys Efficient energetics and sustainable environment High or prospectiveConsumers (excl. IT) *** Saulėtekis, Santara, Santaka, Nemunas Food technologies and agro- innovation ProspectiveConsumers*Nemunas Health, health technologies and bio-pharmacy HighCreators and Consumers*Santara, Santaka Inclusive and learning society ProspectiveConsumers (excl. IT) * New processes, materials and technologies for manufacturing High Creators and Consumers * Saulėtekis, Santaka, Santara Transportation, logistics and e- systems ProspectiveConsumers (excl. IT) *** Saulėtekis, Santaka, Santara, Marine ICT as a horizontal priority empowering all fields * - corresponds to the most important challenges identified by analysis; *** - corresponds to the most important challenges identified by analysis and ranked as most important by the survey

9 Priority fields and initial subfields Priority fieldSubfields Efficient energetics and sustainable environment Planning of sustainable development of the energy sector; Efficient supply of energy; Efficient energy supply networks; Energy production and accumulation technologies and integrated solutions; Environmentally-friendly technologies. Food technologies and agro- innovation Modern agricultural technologies for sustainable use of biological resources; Innovative and conventional food technologies; Foodstuffs storage and packaging technologies. Health technologies and bio-pharmacy Biotechnologies including cell and tissue technologies for medicine and pharmaceutics; Medical and pharmaceutical engineering; Public health technologies; Innovative e-solutions for medicine, e-resources and bio-banks. Inclusive and learning society New result-oriented public service provision models; New methods, processes and technologies enabling self-directed learning and transition to a new learning paradigm. New processes, materials and technologies for manufacturing New functional materials for industry; Flexible automated production processes; New product and process design technologies; New production technologies. Transportation, logistics and e-systems Development of transport infrastructure; Development and elaboration of sustainable transport systems; Smart logistic systems; Development and elaboration of efficient ICT. ICT as a horizontal priority empowering all fields

10 Concept of Priority implementation logic Idea E Technical concept E Prototype E Pilot version E Entry to the market E Evaluation Policy Mix Measure 1 Ministry of Economy Measure N Measure 2 Ministry of Education and Science

11 Baltic States cooperation. Situation overview Implementing the M emorandum o f U nderstanding Establishment of expert group for mapping research infrastructures in the Baltic States Establishment of the joint ministerial working group which will work as a coordinating body for exchange of information and coordination of the execution of the tasks defined in the MoU Exchange information about state of play on smart specialization on a constant basis

12 Baltic States cooperation. Situation overview Regular meetings: 19th Meeting of the Baltic Ministers of Education and Research, 13 June 2013, Tallinn Trilateral meeting during Informal Competitiveness Council (research part), 24 July, 2013, Vilnius Trilateral meeting of state secretaries/vice ministers to discuss smart specialization issues on 29 April in Riga; Trilateral meeting during after Competitiveness Council on 26 September in Brussels

13 Trilateral meeting 27 September, Brussels Ministers agreed to: Baltic Bonus idea to be developed (the amount and mechanism of the Bonus tbd.) Exchange of info/coordination of the positions: – facilitate collaboration between Baltic NCPs – facilitate collaboration between Program committee members. Technical details will be developed on expert level.

14 Future cooperation plans Launch of data base/website for sharing information on available RI or unique laboratory equipment (foreseen in 2014); Mapping of intellectual potential and R&D activities; Coordination of Smart Specialization processes (ongoing); Looking for possibilities for Baltic States cooperation in Horizon 2020, Joint programming and other European initiatives. For discussion: Opening national research programs for Baltic States research institutions.

15 Thank You!


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