Tag «innovation»

Technology transfer as an operating principle of a modern university

Few weeks ago I attended a talk of the Israeli professor, discussing the entrepreneurial university and technology transfer. The professor explained the basic principles of remunerating the faculty competitively, facilitating the faculty innovation and industry demand driven research, which are employed by his university, which is an example of university-industry tandem. Indeed, industry demand driven …

H2020 SME innovation support: „first great success“?

In recognition of the inadequate funding for SME innovations, the EU has created a special financial instrument targeted specifically at SMEs. The first cut-off date passed on 18 June 2014, and 2 666 grant applications have been submitted. To put this number into the perspective – the general expected success rate for applications in this …

Why obsession with exports is bad for aspiring innovative economy

At the beginning of March, Lithuania has launched a new round of the structural fund grants to the innovative companies – Intelektas and Intelektas+. On the surface it looks good public policy and proper use of public resources. This is what I thought until, I have been extensively involved with innovative business and prior to …