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INTEGRATED SCIENCE, STUDIES AND BUSINESS CENTRES (VALLEYS)
Concept of establishment and development of valleys
Integrated Science, Studies and Business Centres (hereinafter referred to as Valleys) are developed with a view to building up research, studies and knowledge economy clusters of international level in Lithuania, accelerating the development of knowledge society and consolidating the long-term foundation for the competitiveness of Lithuania’s economy.
The Valleys’ development programmes are designed including their objectives, tasks and establishment conditions as specified under this Concept and approved by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
Objectives of development of Valleys are as follows:
- concentrate, upgrade and optimise the infrastructure that would facilitate the development of high technologies and other most viable sectors of science, technology and business as specified in High Technology Development Programme for 2007–2013, the Foresight for the Lithuanian Economy in the Light of Regional and Global Tendencies, the Strategic Research Plans (Agendas) of the National Technology Platforms and other strategic planning documents of national economic development;
- consolidate the links with research and studies, and training of researchers and other experts;
- provide favourable environment for the transfer of scientific know how and technology to the business sector;
- establish centres for promoting research, studies and knowledge intensive business synergies, capable of competing on the international arena, developing scientific cooperation of the highest level, and attracting foreign investment that requires high intellectual potential;
- establish knowledge economy clusters on the basis of science, studies, and knowledge intensive business.
Programmes of Valleys
Short information about valleys
Management of Valleys
Valleys’ Supervisory Council
The governing body of the valley’s development process is the Valleys’ Supervisory Council (Council), formed by the order of the Minister of Education and Science and Minister of Economy (the two ministries coordinate development of valleys). Its main function is to consider and submit proposals to the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Economy and the Government on strategic decisions regarding for development of the valleys and Joint Research Programmes.
Valleys’ monitoring group is composed from Lithuanian and foreign experts. Its main function are to monitor implementation and development of Valleys projects and Joint Research Programmes, i.e.:
- provide information, data, consultations and recommendations to the Valleys Supervision Board and the Management Committees of the respective EU SF programmes, necessary to take decisions concerning development, financing and implementation of the Valleys‘ projects and the JRPs;
- provide recommendations and consultations for the institutions, responsible for R&D infrastructure development projects;
- create an efficiently operated “virtual enterprise” offering the best opportunities for foreign investments and public-private partnership in R&D and innovations;
- introduce stage-gated funding control and relate the requested funding to a set of key performance indicators;
- perform regular evaluation of valleys’ projects development issues.
Main documents and necessary links:
- Concept of the Establishment and Development of Integrated Science, Studies and Business Centres (Valleys) (updated version) was approved by Resolution No 321 of 21 March 2007 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
- The Specification of the Procedure for the Selection and Evaluation of the Integrated Science, Studies and Business Centres (Valleys) Development Visions and Draft Valley Development Programmes, which regulates the invitations to submit Valleys Development Visions and Draft Valley Development Programmes, as well as the Procedure for the Selection and Evaluation of Valley Development Visions and Draft Valley Development Programmes.
- List of Joint Research Programmes:
- Natural resources and agriculture;
- Biomedicine and biotechnology;
- Material science, physical and chemical technology;
- Engineering and information technology.
- Open-Access Centres
- EU structural assistance to Lithuania
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