The Public Institution Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LIC) is a non-profit organisation, providing innovation support services to enterprises, research institutions, industry associations and business support organisations. Lithuanian Innovation Centre was established on February 1st 1996 as a non-profit organisation and 1997 was reorganized to public organisation. The shareholders of LIC are the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists.
LIC provides public (free of charge) innovation support services and promotes innovation culture in Lithuania. Each year LIC on average provides 5000 services (consultations, trainings, researches, technological missions) for more than 1000 clients (business enterprises and research institutions)
Today, LIC employs a core team of 19 persons: 4 project managers, 9 project consultants, 3 project assistants and 3 people in administration.
The LIC has many years experience in the field of innovation, innovation strategy and measuring innovation, through projects like for example: RIS Lithuania – Innpulse (developing a Regional Innovation Strategy in Lithuania), ARISE (evaluate and assess the impact of current and future innovation policy activities), Enterprise Europe Network (Supporting businesses in technology transfer), Innovation Award (An award to foster the entrepreneurial thinking, technological development and to provide a possibility for enterprises to self-assess their competitiveness and innovativeness) , Rapport (to take the current thinking and practice in the area of research support for the benefit of SMEs to a more advanced level) and Teico-Net (fosters stronger links between old and new Member States’ economies and supports internationalization efforts and cross-border co-operations of technology-oriented SMEs).