ON THE PERSPECTIVES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE BASED ON LISBON STRATEGY IN ESTONIA
The article tries to reveal some of the reasons why the national strategy of research and development and ﬁrst Version of Lisbon Strategy for the period 2005-2007 in Estonia has been quite efﬁcient.
Since 2000, the European Commission has been measuring the innovation performance of countries with the help of the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) which is the instrument developed by the European Commission, under the Lisbon Strategy, to provide a comparative assessment of the innovation performance of EU Member States annually.
The research problem being solved in this article is: how to implement Lisbon agenda in Estonia (in 2008-2015). The aim of the article was to highlight the theoretical constitution of knowledge triangle based on Lisbon agenda and to analyse conception problems of knowledge triangle (academic research, infrastructure of higher educational institutions, innovative enterprise) concerning Estonian situation. In order to evaluate Estonia’s perspectives in Lisbon strategy in 2008-2015 there was made analysis on ground of European Innovation Scoreboard. There are two main tendencies of the development of Knowledge Triangle: ﬁrst, innovative rearrangements done in social sphere, in economy and in higher educational sphere to fulﬁl tasks from Lisbon strategy and, second, increase Estonian competitiveness. Another side of the knowledge triangle concerns creating new economic mechanisms (concrete business solutions) and creating new structure of institutions (rearrangement) to carry out new comprehensive and dynamic innovation model.
According to European Innovation Scoreboard 2008 Estonia’s place among 27 EU states is 12th. This is clearly evident that Estonia is reaching the EU mean level for summary innovation index and has a relatively high growth rate for its level.