SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS IN VILNIUS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES IN LITHUANIA Dr. Henrikas Mykolaitis LINPRA, the Lithuanian Engineering Industries Association April 5, 2011 Hannover
LINPRA, established in 1993 as self-governing business organization, represents interests of the Lithuanian MET industries sector at the national and international levels LINPRA’s mission is to promote the growth and competitiveness of the sector, in particular, by: promotion of development of the business regulatory framework, promotion of modernisation of R&D public infrastructure, development of B2B services within the LINPRA’s network and outside, promotion of HR development, organisation of the largest in the Baltics sectorial trade fair “BALTTECHNIKA” (May 17-19, 2011). LINPRA is a member of ORGALIME, CEEMET, ETP ManuFuture; is going to join Public Private PartnershipEFFRA – European Factories of the Future Research Association LINPRA, THE ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF LITHUANIA
CHALLENGE: LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY PRODUCTIVITY IN PPS (EU27-100%, 2009) US CZ DE CR LT SK SE RO EU27 EU15 TR JP SI FI PL BG LV DK EE LU COUNTRIES
STRATEGIC ECONOMIC GOALS FOR LITHUANIA: 2015 – THE NOTHERN EUROPE SERVICE HUB2020 – THE NORDIC EUROPE INNOVATION CENTRE • Reform of science and higher education in Lithuania: engineering industry expects that changes will effectively support and enhance long-term value added for it, by : • ensuring quality of specialists to be in line with the market requirements, • ensuring high level of scientific research work and effectiveness of public-private partnership in R&D field. • 5 Integrated Science, Studies and Business Centres (Valleys) are being set up in Lithuania in the form of clusters of academic and research institutions, Competence and Excellence Centres, Science Technology parks and Industrial parks. • 10 National Complex Programmes for development of knowledge-intensive business sub-sectors, including Engineering and IT are launched in 2009. • A number of the Structural support schemes are available for individual companies, associations and municipal institutions in the fields of R&D, modernisation of technologies and business management as well as development of HR.
KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY – PRIORITY OF THE STATE, MUNICIPAL AND PRIVATE BUSINESS • Vilnius - the capital of Lithuania: • with a population of 560 thousand, • with a population of 850 thousand within a radius of 50 km, • with a population of 15,5 million within a radius of 300 km. R&D Intensive and High-tech Industries in Vilnius
KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY IN VILNIUS Vismaliukai IIZ– laser, new materials, semiconductor physics, organic electronics, engineering and ICT Santara Valley/Visoriai ITP Biotech, IT, medicine Sunrise Valley STPLasers, ITT, electronics, engineering North Town TP – IT, environmental New materials, nanotech Paneriai cluster – Biotech
SUNRISE VALLEY STP CAMPUS The biggest concentration of studies and R&D in Baltic countries Territory of 62ha reserved for further development (incl. 2,4ha for business support infrastructure) firstname.lastname@example.org
VISORIAI INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PARK Public institution founded by Government and Municipality, universities and ICT businesses - Part of Santara Valley • Goals: • Develop STP infrastructure for the establishment of new ICT businesses and growth of existing ones • Provide environment for innovations in ICT and interaction of business and academia • Attract investment into Hi-Tech andsstimulate export of ICT products and technologies. www.vitp.lt
NORTHTOWN TECHNOLOGY PARK Northtown Technology Park (NTP) is a public institution created to manage the innovative environment in the Campus of Northtown, Vilnius, Lithuania Founded in August 2002 by the Vilnius City Municipality (JSC “Šiaurės miestelis”) and the Ministry of Economy of Lithuania, and supported by local universities Northtown strives to become the city's major high tech business center
VISMALIUKAI INNOVATION INVESTMENT ZONE The zone will offer companies to invest in: • Strategically placed property whit a co-shared risk through public-private partnership • Growing high-earning client base - through tights with local business incubators and industry parks • Outsourcing or in-sourcing technology services – through a Laboratory Centre to be set up by Lithuania’s PV Technology Cluster: 17 companies (624 employees), including The Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies (ProTech), NTP, “Šiaurės miestelis and an international partner – GiraSol Inc., 5 public research institutions, incl. 3 major universities; ties with leading research groups in Europe (laser and optoelectronics technology, material science and nanotechnology, semiconductor physics, organic electronics, civil engineering and ICT).
RECENT RESULTS: • FDI: 28 foreign companies accomplished 35 new FDI projects and created 5300 new jobs in Lithuania in 2009, 42 new investment projects were launched in Lithuania in 2010, the major ones are as follows: • BARCLAYS BANK (UK), • WESTERN UNION, IBM and CSC (US), • IDEAL INVENT TECHNOLOGIES (India), etc. • “Doing Business 2011”: the World Bank gave the Lithuanian business regulatory environment the 2nd place among all the new EU Member States: Lithuania came 8th out of all EU countries and 23th in the list of 183 countries that were investigated • The EC award “Regions of Excellence”: in January 2011,Lithuania won the award for successful implementation of policies, programmes and projects in line with the Europe 2020 strategy. 2 other winners are Brandenburg (Germany) and Wales (UK)
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