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2020 07 10
New opportunities for Lithuanian business to cooperate with Norway

It is no secret that Norway is one of the ten greenest countries in the world. According to the United Nations' Good Country Index, Norway is the global leader in contributing to climate change mitigation. Innovative local businesses are developing green products and technologies and investing in businesses abroad, hereby making an important contribution to this...

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2020 07 07
The call for proposals under a green industry innovation

On 24th of July, the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) will announce the call for proposals under a Green industry innovation, including bio economy, focus area of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism programme “Business Development, Innovation and SMEs“ will be open. Investments will be made into projects that develop new bio-based products,...

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2020 05 22
MITA has joined efforts to promote agro-innovation

Aiming to promote innovation in agri-food sector in Lithuania, MITA will contribute to the implementation of the Lithuanian Action Plan, developed under a project "Innovation-driven agri-food sectors for a European industrial renaissance" (AgriRenaissance). MITA will cooperate with a number of partners, including National Paying Agency and the Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian...

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2020 05 21
"Fintech Week Lithuania" goes online

"Fintech Inn", the largest Fintech conference in the region, has been postponed to 28-29 April 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the organisers have come up with an online alternative this summer. "Fintech Week Lithuania", taking place on June 15-18, will be providing a virtual conference experience with scheduled, keynote speeches, panel discussions, awards and B2B meetings. The four-day...

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2020 05 06
Devold is creating unique innovation with Lithuanian robotics company

Norwegian wool producer Devold is implementing an unprecedented R&D project together with Factobotics, robotics company from Lithuania. An innovative Overhead robotic system will increase efficiency of sewing processes. The new solution is planned to be scaled and offered to other manufacturing companies.

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2020 04 20
ViLTė is an automated conversation robot providing official COVID-19-related information

Truthful, reliable and up-to-date information on emergency, quarantine and coronavirus from official sources is crucial today. In order to facilitate the provision of such information to the public an automated  conversation robot called ViLTė was installed at www.koronastop.lt. This is a new way to get information quickly and at any...

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2020 04 14
Contest for innovative ideas combating COVID-19

On March 19th the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) launched a contest "LIFE-SAVING INNOVATIONS: STOP COVID-19" and gave  a priority to COVID-19 virus and crisis management projects. Innovators, technology developers, startups and innovative companies are invited to participate and offer solutions based on modern technologies.

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2020 04 14
Lithuanian Fintechs use their know-how to aid economy hindered by COVID-19

Lithuania was one of the first countries in Europe to declare a State of Emergency back in February, before the first case was even reported. Although it wasn’t struck as heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic as other European nations, the Baltic country has had a huge part of its economy paralized. Since March 16, Lithuania has been under lockdown, with...

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2020 04 10
The future of Lithuanian industry – green innovations?

Four out of five Lithuanian companies are still dominated by linear economy based on intensive use of raw materials and energy, and resulting in large amounts of waste. Uninterrupted need for resources creates dependence on imports, increases prices of products and services to the consumer, and reduces Lithuania's international competitiveness. Experts agree that there is...

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2020 04 06
Lithuanian industrial clusters support their businesses while facing a crisis

Businesses start counting huge losses due to the restrictions announced in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic internationally. Large, medium-sized and small Lithuanian enterprises have already been hit by the crisis as well. If companies were hesitating to benefit from clustering so far, the situation caused by the quarantine illustrates the value of...

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2020 04 02
Call for tenders for Lithuanian pre-commercial procurement to create an emotion measuring device

The possible negative effects of the Corona pandemic on the number of depressions has been discussed widely in the media. Lack of awareness and attention to human emotions can have negative consequences for the development of both the individual and society as a whole. Therefore the Trakai District Municipal...

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2020 02 12
Lithuanian Space Office: is Lithuania ready for membership in European Space Agency?

Negotiations on Lithuania’s further collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) have been initiated. The perspectives were discussed on 24th of January in Vilnius at a meeting between delegacies of ESA and Lithuania. Since 2015, Lithuania has participated in the Plan of European Cooperating State (PECS). This phase is coming to...

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