Verslo inovacinės veiklos finansavimo naudojant Europos Sąjungos struktūrinių fondų lėšas Lietuvoje 2004–2006 m. programavimo laikotarpiu efektyvumo vertinimas.
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Nowadays knowledge is a critical factor for regional economic development. Knowledge becomes the most important factor that impacts regional competetiveness. Companies do not compete through new products or services, they do compete through innovations that are placed onto the market. European Commission’s study „Performance of various state support for private research and development activity mechanisms“ identified four most significant innovation policy measures: direct measures (subsidies, grants, etc.), indirect measures (tax exemptions), risk capital and loan and indemnity measures. European Union structural funds are a great funding possibility for development of business research and development (R&D) activity. Many researchers emphasize the funding problems of innovations: small and medium enterprises use very expensive financial resources, evidence for high costs of R&D capital for large firms is mixed, there are limits to venture capital especially in countries where public equity markets are not highly developed. Therefore, further research of subsidy programmes should be carried out. [...]
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