KAUNAS Science and Technology Park

KAUNAS Science and Technology Park (www.kaunomtp.lt)

Kaunas, LITHUANIA

KAUNAS Science and Technology Park (KSTP) was structured in January 2015 by integration of three institutions from Kaunas dedicated to sustain and transfer technological innovation products, based on former REGIONAL INNOVATION CENTRE (KRIC). KRIC was a public nonprofit organization aiming to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer from research to business, and development of innovative companies in Lithuania. KRIC is the first innovation centre in Lithuania established in 1994 as a department of Kaunas University of Technology. In 2003 KRIC became an independent public institution, founded by Kaunas County Governor‘s Administration and Kaunas University of Technology Regional Science Park. Having over 10 years of experience in monitoring innovation in science institutions, marketing new technologies, matching technology demand and supply, KRIC, now KSTP aims to activate technology transfer and business processes in the region. KRIC, now KSTP is providing training and technical support to improve SME’s innovation management skills. KRIC, now KSTP is one of the two innovation centers operating in Lithuania that play an important role of intermediary between science and business.

P2 is responsible for the scheduled activities in Lithuania, consisting of: (a) realization of the survey and analysis of the target group needed competences and skills in this country; (b) participation to both learning products transfer, and innovative contents realization with emphasis on its own expertise in promoting the entrepreneurship spirit and innovative SME’s and dealing with the technological transfer from research to market; (c) participation to the elaboration of the learning methodology as blended system; (d) organization of the partnership meeting in Lithuania and the final valorization meeting in this country; (e) translation of products and results in LT. The partner is responsible for the WP 3 Adaptation of the transferred learning products to the identified competence needs and elaboration of curricula and contents due to the previous expertise.