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FIRST STEP Report Summary

Project ID: NNE5/5/2002
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Lithuania

Round table discussions report

At the end of March 2005 was organized a final contractual meeting of the project. It was aiming to present for invited representatives of local authorities and European Commission project results and created possibilities for the generation of the young researchers and industry and to exchange ideas with regional authorities and industry partners in order to find the optimal way for increasing impact on national level of the results and findings of FIRST STEP and better integration with industry and SME sector partners, by delivering the results to the needs of the local community. The meeting was targeted to RTD and industry partners, local authorities and potential partners from various sectors of society: Parliament, government and governmental institutions, universities and academy, business and industry.

At the meeting discussion covered following topics:
- R&D management methods
- Capabilities for small focused teams to organize R&D based on EC funding
- Lithuanian R&D institutes integration into the European R&D
- Place and role of professional management in R&D institutes
- SMEs capability to perform R&D
- R&D commercialization
- The measurement criteria for R&D quality and capability.

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