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13 Oct 2017

EC publishes PSF recommendations for Lithuania

The European Commission's DG Research and Innovation has published the report "Specific Support for Lithuania: Fit for the future: Incentivising research and innovation partnerships and attracting innovative investment to Lithuania". The report was prepared by the EC's Policy Support Facility (PSF) and released on 12 October 2017 on the EC's Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) website. 

The PSF has been set up under Horizon 2020 to support countries in reforming their research and innovation systems. It aims to support Member States and associated countries in improving their national science, technology and innovation systems.

In the case of Lithuania, the PSF expert panel, consisting of four independent experts, worked from January to September 2017, including two missions to Vilnius to consult with stakeholders. The experts' 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.

PSF Report: Specific Support for Lithuania

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