P2L2 Study Visit in Vilnius (Lithuania)
Last 4th to 6th of April, P2L2-Public Policy Living Lab project Partners (Interreg Europe) met in Vilnius the framework of a Study Visit hosted by the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) and the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). During these days, project partners from Bremen (DE), Nouvelle Aquitaine (FR), Podkarpackie (PL), Piemonte (IT), Denmark and Lithuania had the opportunity of sharing policy learning experiences around the Lithuanian Smart Specialization Strategy, their Operational Programme (2014-2020) and a concrete policy instrument (The Innovoucher).
During two and a half days of intensive exchange, the partners identified good practices to become a benchmark inspiring policy improvements in the participating regions. In addition, the project met representatives of policy makers and responsible organizations for the implementation of research and innovation strategies (agencies MITA and MOSTA), research (NIVC National innovation and entrepreneurship centre) and industrial representatives (FTMC, Naglis, ALtechna, FTMC, EKSPLA, ELINTA…) active in priority sectors like photonics or new materials from different innovation valleys.
After the study visit, visiting partners will process all the information received, provide input to the hosting partners for making real policy learning exchange happen.