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A New Legal Platform For Startups Has Been Launched
2021-11-30

A New Legal Platform For Startups Has Been Launched

Building a business is a great challenge for those with no experience. Therefore, to help Lithuanian startups at the onset of their business, Startup Lithuania, Unicorns LT and LT VCA cooperated with Lithuanian lawyers to develop a free publicly available platform offering a package of legal documents relevant to startups and the entire startup ecosystem. Startup founders will be able to easily download the necessary legal document template from this platform.

 

Simply sustainable – the secret to contemporary style
2021-11-29

Simply sustainable – the secret to contemporary style

With the world becoming more complicated every day, it’s great to come home to simplicity. To create a natural oasis of calm and cosiness, German consumers are increasingly choosing to surround themselves with the beauty and simplicity of furniture and other household goods that are made using natural, sustainable materials.

All that glitters: how jewellery inspired a furniture success story
2021-11-19

All that glitters: how jewellery inspired a furniture success story

To achieve success, it’s often said you need to “think big” – and for one family of master jewellers from Lithuania, it’s literally true. Their leap from jewellery-making to furniture design might not seem the most obvious move – but by putting their creativity and expert metalworking skills to work on a larger scale, they have produced a range of subtle, nature-inspired tables and other items they call “jewellery for the home”. And after finding favour with buyers at home and in the US, they now hope German consumers will fall in love with their innovative designs too.

An Overview of a Record Year And Exceptional Startup Awards at The ‘Wrap Up of 2021 & Startup Awards’ Event
2021-11-18

An Overview of a Record Year And Exceptional Startup Awards at The ‘Wrap Up of 2021 & Startup Awards’ Event

2021 has become memorable for the entire startup ecosystem in Lithuania: a record investment amount exceeding EUR 420 million raised, the sales volume increased by several times, and 5 exits recorded. To mark this exceptional year for Lithuania’s startup ecosystem, Startup Lithuania together with Go Vilnius invites to overview the achievements of innovative businesses and award the best Vilnius startups at the Wrap Up of 2021 & Startup Awards event to be held on 9 December.

Introducing a new era for sofas: comfort based on functionality and sustainability
2021-11-16

Introducing a new era for sofas: comfort based on functionality and sustainability

Lithuanian manufacturer Vilmers has discovered the secret to a comfortable living: furniture that combines practical, functional design with sustainability. The Lithuania-based Scandinavian capital company mainly produces sofas, and is making great strides in the German market –around 70 orders a week are received from Germany, and almost a tenth of the company’s production is exported to the country.

Gergama: a trusted partner with a sustainable approach
2021-11-12

Gergama: a trusted partner with a sustainable approach

Businesses worldwide are under growing pressure to reduce their environmental impact – and the furniture industry is no exception. Lithuanian manufacturer Gergama is one of the leaders in adopting a sustainable approach to production.

Multifactor biometrics: the solution to authentication and security in a fast-paced world
2021-11-08

Multifactor biometrics: the solution to authentication and security in a fast-paced world

As more individuals take to the internet to perform daily tasks or operations of high importance, the issue of authenticating someone’s ID has become a hot topic. Concerns over fraud and identity protection have heightened calls for a more secure ID verification process, while the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the need to reliably identify individuals and interactions in a variety of situations.

Lithuanian furniture brand Pušku pušku: inspired by clouds
2021-11-03

Lithuanian furniture brand Pušku pušku: inspired by clouds

It takes a bold idea to get noticed in the international furniture market: infinite customisation, green consciousness and playfulness are major hallmarks of the times. All of these are combined in the business strategy of Lithuanian brand Pušku pušku (pronounced ‘push-koo push-koo’). The company has embraced modern ideas to reimagine the concept of the bean bag. And it has done so successfully – the company is the largest soft furniture manufacturer in Northern Europe, with legions of fans for its cloud-inspired furniture in variuos countries, including Germany – where the company sells one-fifth of its production.

A hidden gem for German interior decorators: sustainably made, luxury furniture
2021-10-28

A hidden gem for German interior decorators: sustainably made, luxury furniture

Sometimes, hard work pays off in the most unexpected ways. Three years ago, EMKO – a furniture design and manufacturing company based in Lithuania – received a phone call from Germany with a very unusual request: a customer was trying to order a table she saw in a tour of the home of supermodel Claudia Schiffer.

Lithuanian lasers: reliable ammunition in the fight against COVID-19 and hackers
2021-10-28

Lithuanian lasers: reliable ammunition in the fight against COVID-19 and hackers

We live in precarious times, when danger often can`t be seen with the naked eye. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is one of today’s greatest threats, but another challenge awaits us soon – in a few years, so-called ‘quantum hackers’ could become one of the internet’s biggest security threats. Fortunately, there is a solution – using lasers to protect our data. Lasers could help to overcome a range of digital threats, and can be implemented in compact devices within the network infrastructure. A breakthrough in this and many other areas has become possible due to long-term cooperation between Lithuanian company Integrated Optics and its German partners. 

World Expo 2020 exhibition – special attention to Lithuania’s global business potential
2021-10-22

World Expo 2020 exhibition – special attention to Lithuania’s global business potential

In the international exhibition Expo 2020 Lithuania presents itself this year through the prism of sustainability and, based on Lithuania’s strategy of positioning abroad “Co-Create”, invites the countries of the world together to build a sustainable future. The Lithuanian and United Arab Emirates business forum, which is attended by almost 50 leading Lithuanian companies and business representatives, became the focus of the Lithuanian national day exhibition. During the visit, business meetings will be held to discuss bilateral trade and investment opportunities.

The robot revolution transforming sheet metal bending – and tackling a European skills crisis
2021-10-21

The robot revolution transforming sheet metal bending – and tackling a European skills crisis

A Lithuanian-led partnership has created the world‘s first standardised robot cell for bending sheet metal – an innovation that brings enhanced flexibility to manufacturing, and could be the key to overcoming a key skills shortage in the sheet metal industry in Germany and across Europe.

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