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
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
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
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.
EuropaBio chooses Vilnius for Europe's largest biotechnology forum next year
EFIB, the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy, which travels to Europe’s major cities every year, will take place for the 15th time in October next year in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. This was announced by the organiser EuropaBio, the European Association of Biotechnology Industries, at an event in Vienna.
A New Platform “Funding Guide” Has Been Launched - All Funding Opportunities For Startups In One Place
While business financing opportunities are quite abundant at present, the lack of funding for the development of innovative business is one of the main issues for startups worldwide, including Lithuania. In order to provide assistance in finding financing opportunities and all required information on financing, Startup Lithuania has developed a Funding Guide, an interactive platform that helps developers of innovative businesses to find suitable fundraising opportunities.
Strategic partners: why Germany’s defence sector is increasingly turning to Lithuania for innovation
At a time of global political uncertainty, the defence industry is among the fastest-growing sectors in Europe and around the world. As the sophistication of military and defence technologies has increased, defence spending has moved up government policy agendas, leading to increased investment in R&D. With world-leading expertise in technologies from lasers to navigation systems, Lithuania’s defence contractors are attracting interest from around the globe – and are now among the most sought-after partners to some of the biggest names in Germany’s defence industry.
Registration for targeted business consultations for EUR 1 400 000 has been launched
The entrepreneurship and export development agency “Versli Lietuva” invites representatives of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to receive targeted business consultations free of charge on legal, financial, business strategy, sales and marketing topics. Businesses will be advised by external business consultants. The total amount foreseen for consultations is EUR 1 400 000, and it is planned that by the end of this year more than 350 businesses will make use of consultations and strengthen their business competences.
Lithuania at world exhibition EXPO 2020 in Dubai: open for co-creation
Opening its doors to in-person visitors on 1 October 2021 for six months in Dubai, Expo 2020 is hoped to become the largest and most awaited international event this year and next. The concept of Lithuania’s pavilion builds on country’s positioning concept Open for Co-creation outlined in the Strategy for presenting Lithuania abroad, showcasing Lithuania as a modern and co-creative country with plentiful economic potential and creative capacities for global solutions that are set to change lives in and beyond Lithuania.
Deepening cooperation between Lithuania and Germany in the field of laser technology: Lithuanians planning expansion in the German market
The multi-year cooperation between Lithuania’s laser sector and German scientific institutions and industry may be entering a new phase. Femtika, one of Lithuania’s fastest-growing laser sector companies, has announced plans to open its first international division in Germany. Ekspla, one Lithuania’s largest laser solutions companies, also looks to strengthen its presence in the German market.
La Lituanie, terre d'innovations et acteur de premier plan de l'industrie high-tech
La Lituanie est l’un des pays leaders dans de nombreux sous-secteurs technologiques : selon les classements de Findexable, elle est notamment l’un des principaux acteurs du secteur des fintechs dans l’UE (la plateforme « Vinted » est devenu la star de vente sur l’internet du pays). La Lituanie a également des résultats étonnants dans le secteur des lasers : 90 sur 100 des meilleures universités dans le monde utilisent des lasers fabriqués en Lituanie. Par ailleurs, Forbes a classé la Lituanie au 15ème e rang de son classement mondial annuel des “meilleurs pays pour les affaires”.
Baltic Miltech Summit to Showcase World-Leading Exports from Lithuania’s Defence and Technology Sectors
The Baltic Miltech Summit 2021, held on 6-7 October in Vilnius, Lithuania, is set to showcase Lithuania’s cutting-edge defence and technology sectors – providing partners from across Germany’s defence sector with an opportunity to widen their reach and connect with innovators in the region.