Expansion of Technology Transfer Services at Vilnius University
Project No. 01.2.2-CPVA-K-703-01-0007
Vilnius University runs the project „Expansion of Technology Transfer Services at Vilnius University“, funded by 2014-2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania.
The aim of this project is to enhance the commercialization of R&D results in Vilnius University by solving the problem of lack of innovation managers and by strengthening their competences in the field of innovation and technology transfer. Currently, the majority of functions and responsibilities of the commercialization of R&D results in the university falls on researchers, therefore it is necessary to expand the spectrum of services for innovation ant technology transfer. During the project, technologies with commercial potential will be identified and marketing plans will be developed for 40 most promising technologies. This project should enhance innovation and technology transfer processes as well as the commercial potential of R&D results, finally striving for the increase in the financial return for the university.
The project is funded by 2014-2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania priority axis 1 „Strengthening research and development and innovation“ 01.2.2-CPVA-K-703 implement „Strengthening research, technological development and innovation“.
Project duration: 36 months (14 February 2018 – 14 February 2021).
Project budget: 688 600 Eur
BiC - Biomarkers Commercialisation: an Interreg Baltic Sea Region project to foster the commercialisation of biomarkers
Biomarkers, an ever growing set of indicators of the changes happening within tissues, cells or fluids which allows to predict illnesses, provide highly accurate diagnostics or adapt treatments to each individual patient to provide better and personalised medicine. The discovery of biomarkers is becoming increasingly important in research and industry, expected to increase economic growth and to open up new possibilities for diagnostics and treatment. Despite the strong potential of biomarkers for new markets, there is a general lack of experience on how to bring biomarkers through the innovation process and into clinical practice. The challenges for market uptake are significant, as the development and commercialisation of biomarkers is time consuming, difficult and expensive.
The Interreg Baltic Sea Region project BiC – Biomarker Commercialisation will tackle these challenges by setting up a tool and platform to accompany the biomarker development pathway at every stage, and bring the industry, including pharmaceutical and diagnostic enterprises, SMEs and investors, to participate as early as possible in the development process.
Under the lead of the Danish Ideklinikken/Aalborg University Hospital, the project brings together nine partners from the Baltic Sea Region, including Biopeople/University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Tartu Biotechnology Park OÜ (Estonia), the University of Turku (Finland), Turku Science Park Ltd (Finland), ScanBalt (Denmark), BioCon Valley® GmbH (Germany), Vilnius University (Lithuania) and Wroclaw Technology Park (Poland).
BIC will design and develop:
- a biomarker development tool for researchers
- a screening and selection guide for TTOs
- a framework for technology translation into clinical setting
- new business model templates
- a biomarker platform with access to the tools and
- technology presentations for match making
By enabling better and more efficient commercialisation of biomarkers, BiC will contribute in improving realisation and competitiveness of biomarkers within the Baltic Sea Region and on the long term will benefit hospitals and patients to provide affordable and personalised healthcare.
BiC is a EUSBSR flagship project that runs from October 2017 until September 2020 with a total budget of Eur 2,55 million. BiC receives Eur 1,96 million of co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.
- BiC website
- Contact person Dr. Monika Kavaliauskė, email:
Innovative business promotion (INOVEKS)
The aim of the Project was to create opportunities for students, doctoral students and young researchers to generate, refine Business ideas and establish new high added value technology start-ups, getting advice in creating a model and (or) a prototype and get preferential conditions for businesses development.
More information: http://www.mita.lt/en/general-information/projects/inoveks/
Open Access to Science and Research (MITAP)
The aim of the project was to facilitate technology transfer in open access Centres with the aim of strengthening the international competitiveness of Lithuanian researchers in the European research area.
More information: http://www.mita.lt/en/general-information/projects/open-access-to-science-and-research-mitap/
Project aim was to develop the largest electronic website in Lithuania which contains all information about research services in Lithuania, including equipment of research institutions, services and personnel they can provide.
More information: http://www.mita.lt/en/general-information/projects/e-science-gate/
University-Business Cooperation through Success Stories
Project aimed to enhance cooperation between higher education institutions and businesses through identifying the most important prerequisites that make university-business cooperation mutually meaningful and valuable. This has been achieved through the analysis of already successful cases of such cooperation in order to understand the prerequisites for successful, meaningful and valuable cooperation as evaluated by actors involved. The project covered 7 countries - Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Denmark.
Case studies: http://www.university-business.net/en/case-studies
More information: http://www.university-business.net/en/about
Enhancement of Technology Transfer Skills in Science and Study Institutions of Lithuanian Valleys (TP-Uni)
Project aim was to prepare and implement trainings for development of technology transfer and Entrepreneurship skills of scientists, researchers and other technology transfer employees from research organizations and innovation support institutions.
During this Project Vilnius University also participated in InnoSPICE trainings, which analysed knowledge and technology transfer processes at Vilnius University. InnoSPICE is a model based on ISO 15504 standard for improvement of technology transfer processes at various organizations.