Faculty of business management
Innovation policy in Lithuanian
Final master thesis
• Internationalisation and economic performance
• Theory of innovations
• Innovation policy in Lithuania
• Proposals for innovation policy in Lithuanian
• Conclusions and proposals
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• Research object: science, technology and innovation policy, policy
creation, policy promotion.
• Research aim: to describe innovations, to indicate the most
important factors of innovation in Lithuania, to create policy and
solutions how to improve innovation in Lithuanian enterprises.
• Research methodology: scientific literature analysis (science
research articles, monographs, scientific conferences and seminar
methodology) and documents (programs, strategies, reports)
analysis, comparison, summation.
• Goals or research questions: how to build better innovation level
in Lithuania? What kind of unsuccessful factors exist in innovation
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Internationalisation and economic performance
• Innovation through the CREATION, DIFFUSION and use of
KNOWLEDGE has become a KEY driver of ECONOMIC
GROW and provides part of the response to many new societal
The determinants of innovation
performance have changed in a
economy, partly as a result of
recent developments in
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Models of innovation
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Sparking innovations in communities
Policy Finance, Risk
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Innovation networks and knowledge clusters
Classical Information Post-Modern Innovation
Command / Control Collaboration / Teamwork
Enterprise – Wide
Command / Control Councils / Boards
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Innovation policy in Lithuania
• R&D EXPENDITURES in enterprises 0.55% in 1998 and it is
still only 0.82% in 2007 of GDP.
• Innovations activities in Lithuanian enterprises for R&D are
intramural 44.1% and extramural 26.9% (2004-2006).
• Low participation in lifelong learning 4.9% leads to obsolete
qualifications, actually not suitable for high skill work.
• Lithuanian patents per million populations are 0.37% EPO
(EU level 9.83%).
• Lithuania by the 2008 European Innovation Scoreboard is in
the level of catching-up countries. Lithuanian has only around
1% annual grow in INNOVATION PERFORMANCE.
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Co-operation arrangements on innovation activities, 2004–2006
Percent of enterprises with innovation activity
• 43% enterprises collaborate
in innovation activities,
• 27.7% of all innovations
were generated in
collaboration with CLIENTS
• 21.2% with OTHER
• 34% with SUPPLIERS,
• 18.4% higher EDUCATION
Lithuanian statistics, 2008 • 10.3% RESEARCH
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Internet access total by economic activities
• 96.1% percent of enterprises
with the staff of 10 and more
employees used computers,
95% percent – the Internet at
• In everyday work,
computers were used at least
once a week by 31.4%
percent, the Internet – by
28.8% percent of employees
of such enterprises
Lithuanian statistics, 2008
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Collaborative work space innovation and
Technology transformation visualisation and
virtualisation, possibilities for identification, such tools
like Living Labs and maybe more opportunities looks
very widely and perspective in the near future and good
scenarios for innovative enterprises.
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Basic Technologies of Living Lab architecture
• Living labs can be used as an instrument and core for the
collaboration in national and regional innovations systems, between
enterprises, science and research institutes, clusters, public-private
IT Enable Strategy,
Innovation / Process / Speed /
Time to Market
Enterprises / Technology...
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Global Lithuanian conception
Building human-like world's knowledge base in Lithuanian language and
provide knowledge based search semantics systems and services with virtual
space economy or Knowledge Based – Geospatial Information System (KB-
Levels: 1) NATIONAL, 2) NORDIC-BALTIC REGION 3) INTERNATIONAL.
To be a part of GLOBAL MIND?
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Conclusions and proposals (I)
• Higher education sector with science and technology
research are the key driver of innovation performance.
• Promote economic cooperation and entrepreneurship,
regional cluster cooperation and innovation
opportunities in the region with special focus on
creative and innovative industries.
• Science, technology and innovation development
commission is not so active today. Innovation
coordination institution strongly is recommended to
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Conclusions and proposals (II)
• Enterprises and science in collaboration have a lack of
innovation strategies, there is no national innovation strategy.
• Enterprises have not enough access to public activities in
public and scientific institution funding programs and it not
promotes entrepreneurship collaborative network with partners.
• There is a lack of measurements about innovation activities
through ICTs. Analysis of networking and partnerships for
innovation, application of networks, partnership for innovation
activities, and productivity of interaction within networks is
rather limited and needs to be developed.
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Conclusions and proposals (III)
• Stimulate collaboration, innovation culture and creative
entrepreneurship: 1) eliminate all not necessary bureaucracy, 2)
promote foreign investments, 3) ensure credits, 4) manage
fiscal deficit, 5) stimulate economic activity and 6) promote all
state institutions and involve in innovation processes.
• To set up better relationship and to let increase working
efficiency in change and increased way of using ICTs: to
enhance innovation by empowering users, workers, science and
industry in collaborative and organizational way.
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Questions and remarks!
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