Specific Objectives by KRb6iE

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									Istanbul Forum
Country Exercise:
    LATVIA
Innovations and technology
commercialization in Latvia


National Innovation
    Programme
              Step 1: Diagnosis
 Current    situation

     Indicator          Latvia   EU

    Investments in       0,38    1,9
    R&D (% of GDP)


    Number of            2,5     7
    reasechers per
    1000
    Number of            18,6    45
    Innovative
    enterprises (% of
    all)
        Identified problems
 Awareness,    knowledge

 Infrastructure



 Financial   resources
   Awareness, knowledge

–Aging of the researchers
–Small quantity of young people
 working in universities
–Low industry awareness for the
 innovations
–No clearly defined priorities of
 industrial development sectors
–Low industry investments in
 research and development
–Small high tech industry sector
         Infrastructure

–Depreciated research infrastructure
–Insufficient number of business
 incubators
–Insufficient state support to the R&D
 infrastructure in the universities and
 scientific institutes
     Financial resources

–No special financial instruments to
 support innovations
–No state supported seed capital
 possibilities
–No state supported venture capital
 schemes
Step 2: Objective of the intervention

   To raise national innovation capacity by
    implementation of Innovation programme
     Improve technology commercialization to get more
     new products and to increase competitiveness of
     companies
   Key institutions
    –Ministry of Economics
    –Ministry of Education and Science
    –Ministry of Finance
   Target groups
    –Enterprises
    –Public and universities research centers
      Foreseen activities
     Awareness, knowledge
– Clearly defined priorities of industrial
  development sectors
– Awareness campaign to the industry
– State ordered applied research programs
  in priority industrial research fields
– Reallocation of state funded university
  study places to engineering and natural
  studies
– Create IPR protection system in Public
  Research institutes
      Foreseen activities
         Infrastructure
–Upgrade infrastructure in
 universities and scientific institutes
–Develop technology transfer centers
 in Universities
–Support for business incubators
–Support for the Technology parks
       Foreseen activities
       Financial resources
– Improvement of current state support
  programmes to make it more attractive
  to innovative enterprises
– Attraction of private capital to the
  financing of R&D
– Increase volume for issued credit
  guarantees
– Implement venture capital scheme
– Develop and implement state supported
  seed capital programme
  Step 4: Institutions involved
      and responsibilities of
 Roles
 government ministries or agencies
  – Ministries together with industry define new priorities of
    research fields
  – Design research development strategy
  – Develop and implement state support programs

 What other partners would be
 involved?
  – Implementing agencies as Latvian Guarantee agency,
    Latvian investment and development agency, e.t.c.
       Step 5: Results Indicators
   Results
    – Growth rate of private sector investments in R&D to 1% of
      GDP
    – Total investments in R&D 2% of GDP till 2010
    – Growth rate of High tech industry

   Indicators
     – Number    of   new companies created
     – Number    of   new jobs created
     – Number    of   students in engineering and natural sciences
     – Number    of   researchers in public and private sectors
     – Number    of   patents
     – Number    of   innovative enterprises
    Step 6: Background Information
 Team       members’ names
    Toms Baumanis
    Anrijs Matīss
    Una Vanaga
    Maija Bundule
    Anatolijs Melnis

    Contact information
    www.em.gov.lv
    www.izm.gov.lv

								
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