About the conference

International Conference Lithuanian Research and Industry has been organised since 1993 by one of the largest technological universities in the Baltic States – Kaunas University of Technology. The conference features presentations and panels on Europe’s major industrial and economic developments, inviting open discussions among representatives from the European institutions, the national government, including the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania and the leaders from industry and academy.



The main topic of the international annual conference Lithuanian Research and Industry 2021 is “Transforming the industry: how to prepare for the changes ahead”. Its purpose is to discuss the European Green Deal strategy, the presented vision of sustainable economic growth, and ambitious aim to neutralise the impact of the countries on climate. This year the conference will be organized with Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialist and Kaunas Region Industrialists and Employers Association.

The conference will bring together European and national authorities from public and higher education institutions as well as representatives from industry to reflect crucial moments for development of innovations and technologies, to express the insights related to aspirations of sustainability and digitisation, to share the forecasts that could affect social welfare, economic growth and environment preservation. 


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22 October 2021
Event program

Event will be held in lithuanian and english languages.


10.00 – 10.05 Opening of the conference:
Eugenijus Valatka, rector of Kaunas University of Technology, welcoming speech
10.05 – 10.10 Ingrida Šmonytė, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, welcoming speech
10.10 – 10.15 Vidmantas Janulevičius, President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialist, welcoming speech 
10.15 – 10.20 Marius Horbačauskas President of the Kaunas Region Industrialist and Employers Association, welcoming speech
10.20 – 10.40 Alina Ujupan, European Commission, Cabinet Member of Executive Vice President Vestager for Europe Fit for the Digital Age, “The role of digital technologies in enabling the green transition and post pandemic recovery” (EN)
10.40 – 11.00 Jurgita Šiugždinienė, Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania, “Innovation ecosystems at science centres” (LT)
11.00 – 11.20 Eglė Markevičiūtė, Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania, “Objectives of the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation in the fields of innovation, science and business cooperation and industry“ (LT)
11.20 – 11.40 Leonas Balaševičius, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovations of Kaunas University of Technology, “Transformation of universities, industry and goverment relations in R&D&I ecosystem” (LT)
11.40 – 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 – 12.20 Ramūnas Miliauskas, Chief Executive Officer at Achema, “Fertilizer industry in the light of the “Green Deal”” (LT)
12.20 – 12.40 Alexandre Affre, Business Europe Deputy Director General, “European industry moving towards climate neutrality” (EN)
12.40 – 13.00 Artūras Jakubavičius, Head of Innovation support services department of Lithuanian Innovation Centre, “EU funding for industrial transformation: distinctive playing fields and rules” (LT)
13.00 – 13.20 Mantas Pupinis, Research and policy analysis centre (PPMI Group), Partner and Research Director, “What can the public sector do to help Lithuanian industry integrate into international value chains?” (LT)
13.20 – 14.20 Networking








Erika Jucevičiūtė

Partnership Development Project Manager

K. Baršausko g. 59, Kaunas
phone: +370 (616) 18 097
email partners@ktu.lt