Technology transfer in Lithuania: Sunrise Valley example [email_address] Saul e t e kio al. 15, 10224 Vilnius, Lietuva/Lit...
Lithuanian innovation context <ul><li>Low level of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>investment in R&D intensity </li></ul></ul><ul><...
SII of the new EU Member States in 2006 <ul><li>Catching up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lithuania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>La...
Source: World Economic Forum www.weforum.org No.9 Singapore – No.5 US – No.6 Japan – No.7 No.2 No.3 No.4 No.1 No.25 No.36 ...
Main problems  <ul><li>Gap between education, science and practical needs of the society </li></ul><ul><li>Science and bus...
Main problems II <ul><li>“ Brain drain” </li></ul><ul><li>Low level of entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of trust am...
Priorities <ul><li>Strong national innovation support systems </li></ul><ul><li>Science-based incubation, science and tech...
Social capital <ul><li>Social capital : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>strong connections, social networks of individuals, groups, ...
Knowledge transfer as social capital <ul><li>Education, science systems and industries impact maturing of social capital <...
Priorities for technology transfer <ul><li>Establishing network between science and business and facilitating partnership ...
Priorities for technology transfer <ul><li>Business support programs  ->  incubators and science parks not as renting agen...
Sunrise Valley – bringing business and science together
Knowledge economy   in  Vilniu s Biotech – Paneriai cluster L asers , IT T, electronics,  engineering – Sunrise Valley clu...
R&D Intensive High-tech Industries in Vilnius <ul><li>Information and telecommunication technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Opt...
Sunrise campus <ul><li>The biggest concentration of studies and  R&D in Baltic countries </li></ul><ul><li>Territory of 62...
Academic and R&D institutions in Sunrise Valley <ul><li>Vilnius University: </li></ul><ul><li>The Faculties of Economics, ...
Market assessment <ul><li>Doubts as to  spin-off creation capacity  within universities </li></ul><ul><li>However interest...
Market assessment: sectoral dimension <ul><li>Strong interest amongst  IT  co’s and  laser  firms. Several expressed inter...
Research strengths within publicly funded research <ul><li>Vilnius University and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University h...
Gap analysis <ul><li>While STPs and incubators in LT have high occupancy rates, focus has been on renting cheap space rath...
Advantages for companies <ul><li>Networking  – opportunity to be co-located with other companies in the same sector (criti...
Mission and vision/ strategic aims <ul><li>Sunrise Valley’s mission is to ‘put Lithuania on the map’ as a location for bus...
Target groups and support infrastructure <ul><li>Start-up companies  and micro-firms under 3 years old – these will be loc...
Services for business and science <ul><li>SV will serve as a  one stop shop  facilitating access to high quality services ...
Sunrise Valley technology park and business incubator <ul><li>First development phase – 2006-200 8  (territory of 0,6 ha ,...
Sunrise Valley – expansion of STP <ul><li>Second development phase – 2008-2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Territory of 1,8 ha  </li...
Ongoing projects in 2006-2008 Sunrise Entrepreneurship  School Science and technology park (STP) <ul><li>Service to be pro...
Technology transfer centre <ul><li>The first stage of TTC project development (October 2006 – August 2008) is focused on n...
Commercial exploitation of IPR <ul><li>The TTC will serve as the main mechanism for delivering innovation support services...
Welcome to Sunrise Valley!  Visit Sunrise Valley at: http://www.sunrisevalley.lt
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    1. 1. Technology transfer in Lithuania: Sunrise Valley example [email_address] Saul e t e kio al. 15, 10224 Vilnius, Lietuva/Lithuania Tel. +370 5 250 06 01 Fax. +370 5 250 06 03 http://www.sunrisevalley.lt
    2. 2. Lithuanian innovation context <ul><li>Low level of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>investment in R&D intensity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>business investment in R&D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>patent applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>internet penetration (but highest mobile penetration in the world!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>high technology sectors export share in total export </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eCommerce (except e-banking) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. SII of the new EU Member States in 2006 <ul><li>Catching up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lithuania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latvia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Czech Rep. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slovenia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portugal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trailing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hungary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slovakia </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Source: World Economic Forum www.weforum.org No.9 Singapore – No.5 US – No.6 Japan – No.7 No.2 No.3 No.4 No.1 No.25 No.36 No.40 Surrounded by the Most Competitive Ones: Global Competitiveness Indexes 2006 No.10 No.8 No.9
    5. 5. Main problems <ul><li>Gap between education, science and practical needs of the society </li></ul><ul><li>Science and business establishments usually think in different terms (basic science vs. competitiveness) </li></ul><ul><li>Science is engaged more in fundamental than in applied research </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of institutions, facilitating interactions between science and business systems </li></ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul><ul><li>Results of scientific research are not compatible with economic demands </li></ul>
    6. 6. Main problems II <ul><li>“ Brain drain” </li></ul><ul><li>Low level of entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of trust among different societal groups and in innovation protection system -> lack of social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property (IP) as a form of social capital does not operate </li></ul><ul><li>IP is alien as a social institute </li></ul><ul><li>Low level of scientists in business </li></ul><ul><li>Undeveloped national systems of innovation protection </li></ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation in society is still not perceived as a necessary prerequisite for successful business and economy development </li></ul>
    7. 7. Priorities <ul><li>Strong national innovation support systems </li></ul><ul><li>Science-based incubation, science and technology parks </li></ul><ul><li>Public-private partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Technology transfer incentives </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancement of social capital </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>National priorities in R&D and clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign direct investment </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives for business investment in R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Large scale international scientific projects </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign scientific objects </li></ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul><ul><li>Purposeful R&D politics </li></ul>
    8. 8. Social capital <ul><li>Social capital : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>strong connections, social networks of individuals, groups, institutions, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>represents economic and societal development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embeds norms of reciprocity, tolerance, trustworthiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social capital is prerequisite for higher social, scientific and economic achievements </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Knowledge transfer as social capital <ul><li>Education, science systems and industries impact maturing of social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge transfer between these social institutions is important social interaction, part of existing social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge commercialization (transfer) is a source of innovations and social, scientific and economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge commercialization helps to create social capital, oriented towards demands of global market </li></ul>
    10. 10. Priorities for technology transfer <ul><li>Establishing network between science and business and facilitating partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying supply and demand of knowledge and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Representing and marketing universities and scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Orienting basic science research to more applied research </li></ul><ul><li>Providing services to business by competence derived from universities / research institutions </li></ul>
    11. 11. Priorities for technology transfer <ul><li>Business support programs -> incubators and science parks not as renting agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Effective and transparent technology transfer system </li></ul><ul><li>High-tech and innovation focused science parks </li></ul><ul><li>International co-operation </li></ul>
    12. 12. Sunrise Valley – bringing business and science together
    13. 13. Knowledge economy in Vilniu s Biotech – Paneriai cluster L asers , IT T, electronics, engineering – Sunrise Valley cluster Biotech, IT, medicine – Santari š k ė s /Visoriai cluster New materials, nano tech IT, environemental – North Town technology park
    14. 14. R&D Intensive High-tech Industries in Vilnius <ul><li>Information and telecommunication technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Optoelectronics (lasers) </li></ul><ul><li>Semiconductors </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics & Precision mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Nano and micro technologies </li></ul>
    15. 15. Sunrise campus <ul><li>The biggest concentration of studies and R&D in Baltic countries </li></ul><ul><li>Territory of 62 ha reserved for development (including 2,4 ha for business support infrastructure) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Academic and R&D institutions in Sunrise Valley <ul><li>Vilnius University: </li></ul><ul><li>The Faculties of Economics, Physics, Communication and Law; </li></ul><ul><li>Centre of Excellence in Cell Biology and Lasers (CEBIOLA). ; </li></ul><ul><li>The International Centre of Knowledge Economy and Knowledge Management of Vilnius University ; </li></ul><ul><li>The Institute of Material Science and Applied Research; </li></ul><ul><li>The International Business School , Vilnius University Career Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Faculties of Informatics and Mathematics, Chemistry, Natural sciences (to be transferred) </li></ul><ul><li>Vilnius Gediminas Technical University : </li></ul><ul><li>The Faculties of Fundamental Sciences , Environmental, Civil Engineering and Business Management ; </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Humanities; </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Internet and Intelligent Technologies; </li></ul><ul><li>International Studies Centre; </li></ul><ul><li>The Laboratories of Bioinformatics , Parallel Computing , Numerical Modelling , Information Systems; </li></ul><ul><li>The Faculties of Electronics , Mechanics (to be transferred) </li></ul>
    17. 17. Market assessment <ul><li>Doubts as to spin-off creation capacity within universities </li></ul><ul><li>However interest in business start-ups amongst students. More effective entrepreneurship development system needed to catalyse potential </li></ul><ul><li>Steps needed to address obstacles - lack of an IP framework, need for IP sharing arrangements, formal technology transfer mechanisms etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive response from locally based firms – 16/31 firms would consider partially/completely relocating to Sunrise Valley. Strong interest amongst IT and laser companies </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for increased levels of contract research between publicly funded research/ private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Good inward investment potential. Small but growing no. of FDI inflows in services sector </li></ul>
    18. 18. Market assessment: sectoral dimension <ul><li>Strong interest amongst IT co’s and laser firms. Several expressed interest in a business relocation / transferring business functions </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics sector supportive. Investment in R&D critical to survival. Can no longer compete on price but on quality/ innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology firms recognised need to work more closely with the universities to ensure future supply of graduates more closely meets skills requirements. Joint research projects possible </li></ul><ul><li>Chemicals firms were not interested in relocation but sectoral association saw scope for contracting out R&D, e.g. plastics sector </li></ul><ul><li>Funding streams available for research in environmental technologies field </li></ul>
    19. 19. Research strengths within publicly funded research <ul><li>Vilnius University and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University have a number of areas of research expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths in laser technologies, biotechnology, electronics, engineering, medical devices & material characterization </li></ul><ul><li>Interest amongst private sector in contract research – provided research tailored to more closely meet the needs of business </li></ul><ul><li>Issues around spin-off creation capacity limitations and absence of an IP framework / technology transfer mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship development programme in conjunction with Business Schools should improve capacity to create new firms </li></ul>
    20. 20. Gap analysis <ul><li>While STPs and incubators in LT have high occupancy rates, focus has been on renting cheap space rather than on high quality service provision/ networking </li></ul><ul><li>Existing STPs/ incubators in Vilnius region don’t have close linkages with higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Need for a high-tech focused science park to attract inward investors </li></ul><ul><li>Effective technology transfer mechanisms are needed to encourage and promote spin-off creation </li></ul><ul><li>Increased investment in R&D by companies is needed. Cost base is increasing & new product development to compete on quality critical </li></ul>
    21. 21. Advantages for companies <ul><li>Networking – opportunity to be co-located with other companies in the same sector (critical mass, new business opportunities etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Research excellence – close proximity of research excellence, joint R&D projects </li></ul><ul><li>Access to skills – access to students and a strong skills base. Internship & employment opportunities to help solve recruitment shortages </li></ul><ul><li>High quality service provision – business and innovation support services provided by professional support providers </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalization – opportunity to tap into European/ international networks that help firms identify new markets, business partners and routes to market </li></ul><ul><li>Access to EU, Russia, Byelorussia markets </li></ul>
    22. 22. Mission and vision/ strategic aims <ul><li>Sunrise Valley’s mission is to ‘put Lithuania on the map’ as a location for businesses engaged in knowledge-intensive activities. </li></ul><ul><li>The target will be, by 2015, to create a high technology cluster at Sunrise Valley of 150-200 businesses in ICT, laser technologies, electronics, environmental technologies and biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>By 2015, SV should directly employ 3,000 people and 5,000 indirectly. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunrise Valley will combine start-ups from Vilnius and spin-offs from two universities with existing SMEs and inward investors </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic aims include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthening interface between higher education and industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting entrepreneurship & tech transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraging intellectual property within the universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating new employment and wealth opportunities in high value added sectors and improving Vilnius’ competitiveness </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Target groups and support infrastructure <ul><li>Start-up companies and micro-firms under 3 years old – these will be located in the Technology Business Incubator; </li></ul><ul><li>Existing companies (SMEs) –small firms with less than 50 people located in the and medium-sized companies (up to 250 employees); </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign direct investors – inward investors are also targeted. Speculative space jointly with private investors and operators will be developed to help attract inward investment. </li></ul>Business Support Infrastructure (Science and technology park, business incubator) Technology transfer, R&D commercialization (Technology transfer and IPR development centre) Entrepreneurship Education (Sunrise entrepreneurship school, enterprise clinics & mentors network, business plan competitions, etc.) Access to Finance (VC, business angels network, guaranties, micro credits, loans)
    24. 24. Services for business and science <ul><li>SV will serve as a one stop shop facilitating access to high quality services for tenant companies (and other SMEs in the region) </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships will be developed with both business support providers in the private sector and publicly funded support structures (bus & info centres, LVPA, LIC etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>SV oversees implementation of 3 business support programmes – entrepreneurship development, risk capital financing and innovation support </li></ul><ul><li>It will provide basic services in-house (shared services, administrative/ secretarial services, networking events etc.) and contract more specialist aspects of the business support programmes to outside suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Sunrise Valley develop and operate Technology transfer centre, Business incubator, Entrepreneurship school </li></ul>
    25. 25. Sunrise Valley technology park and business incubator <ul><li>First development phase – 2006-200 8 (territory of 0,6 ha , u p to 14.000 sq m of building space); </li></ul><ul><li>First building o f 6300 sq m is planned to be built in September 2008 </li></ul>
    26. 26. Sunrise Valley – expansion of STP <ul><li>Second development phase – 2008-2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Territory of 1,8 ha </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 40.000 sq m of building space </li></ul>
    27. 27. Ongoing projects in 2006-2008 Sunrise Entrepreneurship School Science and technology park (STP) <ul><li>Service to be provided: </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures and seminars for universities’ students and researchers ( including course on IPR management! ) </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship clinic and lab oratory (network of practical teachings in companies, internships, methodological cabinet ) </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of business plan (practical and theoretical help for starting business, mentor’s support) </li></ul><ul><li>Business simulation games, business plan competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship courses targeted to SMEs, spin-off and spin-outs </li></ul><ul><li>Business angel’s investment </li></ul><ul><li>6300 sq m including 900 sq m for business incubator </li></ul><ul><li>Priority given to hi-tech companies (mainly in IT, optical and lasers technology, electronics, engineering) </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 20% of office space is proposed to business support companies (legal, audit, marketing firms , etc.); </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities of STP and business incubator will also include a reception desk and shared secretariat services </li></ul><ul><li>Applications from prospective tenants will be for screened by Advisory Panel comprised of representatives from the Sunrise Valley, R&D, financial institutions and business support agencies </li></ul>
    28. 28. Technology transfer centre <ul><li>The first stage of TTC project development (October 2006 – August 2008) is focused on networking between science and business sectors and methodological development of technology transfer system, applicable in Lithuania. </li></ul><ul><li>Main tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Methodologies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology transfer system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation audit and technology scouting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation and creativity fostering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seminars on technology transfer both for science and business representatives </li></ul><ul><li>“ Business lunch” with the aim to narrow the gap between science and business </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Technology data basis (Vilnius University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Vilnius Research Institutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Information magazines about technological potential in Vilnius University and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University </li></ul>
    29. 29. Commercial exploitation of IPR <ul><li>The TTC will serve as the main mechanism for delivering innovation support services to Vilnius region’s companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Services to be provided to companies include: </li></ul><ul><li>Technology assessment / technology audits of companies </li></ul><ul><li>Legal advice on patenting and IPR management/ protection </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing, i.e. generating interest in client technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Technology marketing and commercialization strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Technology partner search i.e. facilitating access to networks of strategic partners </li></ul><ul><li>Non-company focused services that will be provided include: </li></ul><ul><li>Technology ‘scouting’ to identify scope for exploitation of technologies / innovations/ research within VU/ VGTU </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing and royalties generation </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence monitoring of technological and innovation developments </li></ul>
    30. 30. Welcome to Sunrise Valley! Visit Sunrise Valley at: http://www.sunrisevalley.lt

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