Evidence - based policy solutions built
on shared vision and robust analysis.

Dr Agnė Paliokaitė

Partner, Director

Email: Agnė

Research on R&D and innovation systems, evaluation of R&I and competitiveness policies and governance models. Extensive work with the EU and national governments through contract research, expert group involvement, and invited presentations.




Agnė is in charge of the policy research and evaluation in the fields of R&D, innovation and competitiveness policies. She has 20 years of experience in the evaluation, impact assessments and feasibility studies as well as applied social sciences.  Agnė also specialises in foresight and other prospective planning methods. She had been an evaluator of various EU level programmes as well as operational programmes implemented under the Lithuanian strategy for the use of European Union Structural Assistance for 2004-2006, 2007-2013, 2014-2020.


Key areas of expertise:

  • education, R&D, innovation and competitiveness policies and governance.
  • national, sectoral and regional innovation systems.
  • impact assessment and evaluation.
  • open /participative governance.
  • foresight and future trends.




Research and evaluation of education, R&D and innovation policies
European Commission, other international organisations, since 2009 Selected projects:

  • Study to support impact assessment of the Europe Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Strategic Innovation Agenda
  • New financial instruments for SMEs. mid-caps and organisations from the Cultural and Creative Sectors: ex-ante evaluation in support for Impact Assessment for the successor of the Creative Europe Programme.
  • Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility.
  • Evaluation of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.
  • Ex post Evaluation of ERDF investments into SMEs and Innovation.
  • Evaluation of European Clusters Initiatives.
  • DG RTD Expert Group advising on development of smart specialisation in Lithuania.
  • Research and Innovation Observatory.
  • Greening of industries in the EU: Anticipating and managing the effects on quantity and quality of jobs in ten target sectors.
  • Interim evaluation of Erasmus Mundus II.
  • Interim evaluation of Lifelong Learning programme.


National governments, since 2004 Selected projects:

Other experience
National governments, since 2000 Selected projects/ initiatives:

  • Member of the State Progress Council, chaired by the Prime Minister of Lithuania (2018-2022).
  • Member of work group under the Government of Lithuania responsible for consolidation of public higher education institutions network (2017).
  • Open governance initiatives, e.g. evaluation of Strategy “Lithuania 2030” implementation system (2014-2015)
  • Design  of the National progress programme 2014-2020 (responsible for the ‘Smart Economy’ priority).
  • Evaluation capacity building.
  • Greenfield investments and industrial parks.
  • Facilitation of FDI.
  • Youth policies.


Selected publications



Selected reports






PhD, ISM University of Management and Economics, 2013. ISPIM Innovation Management Dissertation Award 2014 finalist (Top 10%).

MBA, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, 2001.