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Who we are?

Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) is the main governmental institution, responsible for implementation of innovation policy in Lithuania. Briefly, it is a national innovation agency.

MITA provides free of charge services for clients from business, science and public sectors, interested in possibilities to develop strong cooperation relations with international partners and get financial support for research and innovation projects.

The main activity is the coordination of national activities and international programmes (HORIZON2020, EUREKA, EUROSTARS) of research, technological development and innovation and other financial schemes (innovation vouchers, protection of industrial property rights). MITA provides national financial support for projects participants.

MITA also promotes business and science cooperation, commercialization of research and protection of intellectual property rights.

MITA welcomes innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, businessmen, intellectuals, researchers and other individuals, which have innovative ideas and are not afraid of risk.

What was the main reason of establishing MITA?

MITA was established on 4th of May in 2010 with the aim to foster business and science cooperation and to create a friendly environment for business needs and innovation. These goals are foreseen in national Innovation Strategy for the year 2010-2020, approved by Lithuanian Government. Two ministries: the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Education and Science are the main founders of MITA. The activities of MITA are jointly supported and funded by them.

Before the reorganization, MITA was well known as an Agency for International Science and Technological Development Programmes (2002-2010), coordinating FP7. The start was under the activities of Lithuanian national EUREKA information center (1999).

Mission & vision

Our mission is to provide qualitative and professional services aiming to foster the development of Lithuanian science, industry and services sectors based on advanced technologies and innovation.

Our vision is to become a leader that helps to realize innovative ideas of Lithuanian science and business.

Our strategic goal is to stimulate applied research, technological development and innovation in Lithuania.

Our team follows these values:

  • Professional experience,
  • Partnership,
  • Justice,
  • Accountability,
  • Transparency.

We would like to be close to the needs of our users, to reduce bureaucracy, difficult procedures and ensure more e-services!

Regulations of MITA

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