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Istanbul Forum Country Exercise: LATVIA. Innovations and technology commercialization in Latvia National Innovation Programme. Step 1: Diagnosis . Current situation . Identified problems. Awareness, knowledge Infrastructure Financial resources. Awareness, knowledge.

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step 1 diagnosis
Step 1: Diagnosis
  • Current situation
identified problems
Identified problems
  • Awareness, knowledge
  • Infrastructure
  • Financial resources
awareness knowledge
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
  • Depreciated research infrastructure
  • Insufficient number of business incubators
  • Insufficient state support to the R&D infrastructure in the universities and scientific institutes
financial resources
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
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
Foreseen activitiesAwareness, 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
Foreseen activitiesInfrastructure
  • 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
Foreseen activitiesFinancial 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
Step 4: Institutions involved
  • Roles and responsibilities of 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
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
Step 6: Background Information
  • Team members’ names

Toms Baumanis

Anrijs Matīss

Una Vanaga

Maija Bundule

Anatolijs Melnis

  • Contact information