Lithuania continues to be ranked as a modest eco-innovation performer, with the overall 2015 Eco-Innovation Scoreboard score of 72.9, in 22nd place out of the EU-28. The performance of Lithuania in every component is below the EU average, especially in eco-innovation inputs and outputs.

Lithuania’s leading eco-innovation areas are assessment and management of contaminants in soil, cleaner production, resource and energy efficiency, promotion of renewable energy, water protection and research and development (R&D) in the biotechnologies sector. In 2015, waste management was identified as the most noticeable focus of eco-innovation, owing to an increase in the number of financial instruments and new policy initiatives.

The key barriers are still a lack of common understanding of the eco-innovation definition and an even greater lack of understanding of circular economy. Cooperation between business and academia has improved due to the introduction of integrated science, studies and business centres (valleys). The main drivers are favourable financial support, especially from EU structural funds, a positive relationship in the form of collaborative grants for eco-innovation with Norway, and sufficient and well-qualified human resources and infrastructure, which remains a stable part of the Eco-IS rating.

The subject of eco-innovation has entered Lithuanian policies under the Lithuanian Innovation Development Programme for 2014-2020 and the Smart Specialisation Strategy. These documents support solutions which seek to promote innovation, increase the use of renewable resources, control pollution, regulate waste management and address other economic and environmental issues, especially in the construction, solar energy, waste management and green transport sectors .

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