Specific Support to Lithuania - Fit for the future: Incentivizing research and innovation partnerships and attracting innovative investment to Lithuania

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To support countries in reforming their research and innovation systems, the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission set up a Policy Support Facility (PSF) under the European Framework Programme for Research & Innovation ‘Horizon 2020’. It aims to support Member States and associated countries in improving their national science, technology and innovation systems. The PSF expert panel, of four independent experts, worked from January to September 2017 including two missions to Vilnius to consult with stakeholders. The expert’s key policy recommendations, grouped into three themes, call for a more balanced policy mix to address the “gaps and inconsistencies” holding back wider-scale science-business cooperation. The panel also set out a range of options to help attract a more diverse range of innovation oriented foreign direct investments. Each recommendation is structured to provide detailed guidance, a timeframe and illustrative examples to inspire the required changes.


  • Hans-Jörg Büllinger
  • Alasdair Reid
  • Michel Lemagnen
  • Emily Wise
External organisations
  • University of Stuttgart
  • European Future Innovation Systems Centre
  • MCJ Lemagnen Associates Ltd.
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Public Administration Studies
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherEuropean Commission
Number of pages108
ISBN (Print)978-92-79-73425-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 12
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameHorizon 2020 Policy Support Facility