Dr. Monika Petraitė

Project Researcher

Dr. Monika Petraite is a Full Professor and Principal Researcher of the Research Group Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. She is also a Visiting Scholar at UCL, SSEES, with the focus on technology upgrading, firms strategies and innovation management in catching up and also peripheral regions of Europe, and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to SJSU, California, and many other places. She is a Director of Global R&D research Centre Central Eastern Europe, and is a founder and a leader of Open Innovation Research cluster between Kaunas Universities, with the focus on the health innovation within cross-disciplinary domains. She is a founding member of International Association of Knowledge Management, member of ISPIM, EURAM, Knowledge Economy Forum Lithuania. She is also an international advisory board member at Sheffield Hallam University Business School, elected member of Senatus International School of Management (Lithuania). She promotes innovation and organizational development via research, public business consulting practices and training, and is also a mentor and an inspirational speaker to promote innovation leadership and entrepreneurship via TEDx talks, Leadership forums, and other platforms.

  • Innovation systems and ecosystems
  • Technology upgrading capabilities and competencies
  • Open Innovation management
  • R&D intensive entrepreneurship
  • Innovation policy development and implementation
  • 2019 – 20202 Visiting Scholar, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University College London (London, GB)
  • 2018 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at San Jose State University (San Jose, California)
  • 2018 Visiting research Scientist at Massachusets Institute of Technology Center for Transportation and Logistics (Boston, Massachusets)
  • 2013 – 2014, and 2017 – 2018 Lithuania’s Smart specialization development group, expert for Inclusive and Creative Society policy development
  • 2010 – 2011 Lithuania’s Science and Study System Foresight, senior expert, led by Lithuanian Science Council
  • 2008 – 2010 High Level Community Group “The role of Community research policy in the knowledge based economy” by DG Research and Innovation, member
  • 2019 – 2022 “Longitudinal study of R&D intensive business development: dynamics of strategy, innovation capabilties, networking and internationalisation within national innovation system” TIGRAS (Lithuanian Science Council, ), Project head and principal researcher.
  • 2018 – 2019 “Assessing dynamic capabilities of Remote Patient Management (RPM) service in order to foster disruptive innovations in healthcare ecosystem”, senior researcher, project head David John Teece, UC Berkeley) (Lithuanian Science Council, Global Grant 09.3.3- LMT-K712-01- 0193)
  • 2018 – “Health innovation development in holistic communities: creating open educational environments for knowledge integration (ChicoLab)” , head and Principal Investigator, interinstitutional collaboration project by KTU – VDU – LSMU
  • 2017 “Open innovation models for transforming medical engineering: enabling interactions of R&D and user communities for health challenges (AIM MED)”, head and Principal Investigator, KTU interdisciplinary research cluster
  • 2015 – 2016 “Open Innovation Ecosystems: enabling interactions of technological, institutional and social constituents (AISTIS)” head and Principal Investigator (Lithuanian Science Council, “Welfare society” programme GER2015/001.
  • 2020 – 2021 Roadmap for the integration of the Lithuanian industry into European Value Chains. EUROPEAN COMMISSION Structural reform Support Service, SRSS/SC2019/174, under the Framework Contract Procedure SRSS/2018/01/FWC/002. Chief expert. Project led by PPMI.
  • 2017 – 2018 RIO Country Report 2017: Lithuania, national expert (together with A. Paliokaitė), led by Research and Innovation Observatory – Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility.
  • 2015 – 2016 OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy :Lithuania. Background report (confidential), senior expert of the working group by Knowledge Economy Forum Lithuania