The final event of Higher Education and Smart Specialisation (HESS) will take place in Vilnius, on 19 February 2020.

The findings of the HESS Lithuania case study will be presented during the event, with a special focus on the three following topics:

  1. How are HEIs contributing to S3 from skills and human capital mission? Which are the lacking skills/competencies for S3 demanded by companies?
  2. How can researchers become more engaged in S3? Which are their main challenges to participate and which initiatives could be promoted to make them more active?
  3. Which issues are hindering the retention and attraction of highly skilled talent? Which are the opportunities and strengths of the innovation system to be promoted?