Lithuanian R&D and innovation potential presented at global exhibition “Hannover Messe”


2017 06 18


On April 24-28th Lithuanian researchers’ delegation under the joint network “Open R&D Lithuania” participated in the global technology, innovation and automatization exhibition “Hannover Messe”, which was organized in Germany.

The Lithuanian stand was hosted by the Agency of Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA), accompanied by the representatives from Lithuanian Energy Institute, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas University of Technology, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Aleksandras Stulginskis University and Klaipeda University. These institutions were presenting “Open R&D Lithuania” network.

The network is a newly launched cooperation platform among 14 Lithuanian universities, 13 public research institutes as well as 8 science and technology parcs. All these institutions have concentrated their high-level R&D intellectual potential, infrastructure and resources in order to provide scientifically based solutions for business and society.

“I am really happy that Lithuanian researchers participated at “Hannover Messe” and established useful contacts with China, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, India, South Korea and other countries. We hope for new joint projects and research contracts in the future”, - said Kęstutis Šetkus, MITA director.

Industrie 4.0 at “Hanover Messe”

The show's chosen lead theme of “Integrated Industry – Creating Value” put a major spotlight on the benefits of Industrie 4.0 and the role of humans in tomorrow's integrated factories. Of the show's 225,000 attendees (up from 217,000 in 2015 as the most recent comparable event), more than 75,000 came from abroad. “This is an unprecedented figure in the 70-year history of HANNOVER MESSE”, commented Köckler, adding: “This impressively proves that decision-makers from around the world rely on HANNOVER MESSE as their definitive source of Industrie 4.0 orientation and solutions”. The largest number of foreign visitors came from China (9,000), followed by the Netherlands (6,200), India (5,300) and Poland, whose 5,000 visitors set a new Partner Country record. The long-term impact of Partner Country participation was underscored by an impressive 3,000 visitors from the U.S. as last year's Partner Country.

Lithuanian innovations and technologies attracted visitors

In the exhibition space Lithuanian delegation presented the first world non-invasive intracranial pressure meter, which was created at Kaunas University of Technology. The university has more than 50 years of experience in various applications of ultrasonic techniques for space research, nuclear plants, aerospace industry, monitoring of various manufacturing processes, development of non-destructive testing techniques for composite materials. Many healthcare devices and technologies such as multiparametric scales or breathing rate measurement algorithms were created by biomedical engineering researchers. The university is currently looking for partners in avionics, manufacturing and chemical industry for current patented technologies.

The Vytautas Magnus University is another member of the “Open R&D Lithuania” network  and a reliable, professional science partner for business. The university suggests clients flexibility and high competence in the establishment of interactive zones for introduction, entertainment and employee learning using development of simulation environments, process optimization and adaptive control detection of errors together with media monitoring with application of linguistic and semantic technologies.

Klaipėda University presented the Marine Research Open Access Center laboratory services: marine chemistry (air pollution, fuel properties, and so on), research marine structures reliability, as well as Water Technology Laboratory future services. In the exibitions there were established relationship with the ship manufacturers.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical university introduced a new innovative patented technology of steel rope quality diagnostic method and equipment, and proprietary filtration equipment to separate heavy metals and other deposits. This equipment is oriented towards small and medium-sized construction companies.

Aleksandras Stulginskis University presented two examples of inventions: 1) fixed and mobile medicinal herbs drying rooms, 2) an evaluation of digital resources for development of experimental plant generator and targeted research based on this innovation.

At the joint Lithuanian stand the Lithuanian Energy Institute presented the applications of plasma technology developed in the Plasma Processing Laboratory. The presented samples will consist of the deposited hydrophobic and catalytic coatings, produced ceramic fiber and high-temperature-treated samples of refractory materials designed for space applications.

All these Lithuanian participants offer a variety of R&D services, developed technologies and innovative solutions for business by using modern equipment. “Open R&D Lithuania” researchers and qualified technology transfer professionals are ready to help in realizing business ideas and needs.