Lithuania’s 18 years in the EU: co-creating a prosperous country
According to Eurobarometer, Lithuanians are among the staunchest EU backers, with 59% of the respondents claiming to be in favour of the EU (the EU average being 47%). The pro-European sentiment has been observed since the admission of the country to the Union on May 1, 2004. The celebration of the Europe Day provides us with a great opportunity to look back on our achievements over the last 18 years across the key areas of economy, culture, governance and science.
Lithuania ― a favourable country for women in science
Lithuania is a perfect place for women to join tech industries as the country is one of the fastest-growing centres of life sciences in Europe and has a vibrant ICT, financial technologies, video game, and laser sectors. The start-up community, which has already exceeded one thousand companies, attracts talents from all over the world to innovate and think about solutions that can contribute to a global change for the better in many spheres, ranging from gene editing to solving circular economy challenges.
Lithuania safe and secure in air, on land and online
Open to business and foreign investment, attractive to tourists and international talents—this is what defines Lithuania today. After regaining independence 32 years ago, Lithuania has done all the necessary homework to ensure its national security and the well-being of the citizens.
10th Startup Fair invites the startup ecosystem to “connect” in person 2022
On 26 May, Startup Fair. Connect 2022 – the international startup ecosystem event that is the largest of its kind in Lithuania – will be taking place for the tenth time. This year, an even larger circle of participants in the Lithuanian and foreign startup ecosystem will be coming to “connect” in person. Registration is already open for the traditional Startup Fair Pitch Battle, during which the best startups with the most potential will present themselves to investors.
Innovation Agency Lithuania has been launched – a one-stop shop for business start, development and innovation
Innovation Agency Lithuania established by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation has officially been launched. The agency will be responsible for the Lithuanian innovation ecosystem and the promotion of innovation at all stages of business development – from developing ideas to delivering products to end-users.
Freedom is a change-maker that can’t be taken for granted
On March 11, 32 years ago Lithuania was the first country to break free from the Soviet Union’s oppressive regime. Today we stand firm with Ukraine and support it by all possible means – politically, financially, and militarily – Lithuanians are ready to widely open doors of their homes to people forced out from Ukraine brutally invaded by Putin’s Russia. ‘Ukraine is fighting now for what the future world is going to look like’, said Prime Minister Ingida Šimonytė during her meeting with US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in March 2022. In Lithuania, where we cherish freedom above all, an independent generation of politicians, scientists, and artists has grown up, who have contributed to the world’s progress by addressing global challenges in human health, science, and politics. Lithuania has given rise to a generation of true change-makers, who spark creativity and are determined for success and a change for the better.
Moksleivio Liutauro Kervio ambicija – tinklalaidžių platforma, padedanti smulkiesiems kūrėjams išgarsėti
Simono Daukanto gimnazijos moksleivis Liutauras Kervys drauge su komanda kuria „SimpleTime“ tinklalaidžių platformą, kuria siekia padėti smulkiesiems tinklalaidžių kūrėjams išgarsėti, o vartotojams – gauti kuo daugiau kokybiško turinio. Jaunasis verslininkas pripažįsta, kad norint pradėti verslą dar mokykloje reikia drąsos, bet džiaugiasi, jog viskas susidėliojo į savas vietas įkūrus savo jaunąją bendrovę. Simonui ir jo komandai realizuoti idėją padėjo „accelerator_x“ programa, kurios metu moksleivių komanda užmezgė kontaktus su investuotojais bei turėjo progą konsultuotis su patyrusiais verslininkais.
Lithuanian brands: Why does Lithuania need one?
In the first episode of Lithuanian Brands: Best Practice the marketing expert from the United Kingdom dr. Darren Coleman talks to the representative of Lithuanian Government about the strategy for presenting Lithuania abroad and how it was developed.
Cargo stream with French partners and investors start operations in port of Northern France
Cargo stream, a Lithuanian company that has established and developed a digital logistics management system, is expanding in Europe – a joint venture with French investors is being set up in Dunkirk, France. Such a strategic move will allow this company to combine freight forwarders, carriers, and freight customers with the port and maritime lines.
The conversation with an old acquaintance has given rise to the international project of global significance
Ingrida Olendraitė, a doctoral student at Cambridge University, an alumnus of Vilnius University, had little expectations that her meeting with an old acquaintance during Life Sciences Baltics will evolve to an international project together with the greatest minds in the field of virus research.
Lithuanian scientists aim to be at the forefront of the new breakthrough in medicine
Lithuania has more than enough potential to become one of the leaders in the biotechnology field. This is the conviction of Agnė Vaitkevičienė, the head and the co-founder of the first and so far the only producer of individualised advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) in the Baltic countries. According to her, medicines developed according to the needs of each patient are the future of medicine, to which Lithuania also contributes.