International Conference Lithuanian Research and Industry

Industrial 4.0 revolution, 5G communication technologies, artificial intelligence, accelerating globalization are processes that have already become decisive in how we live. These processes have brought important changes to the country’s economy, industry, the business sector, education and research institutions.

This conference is a forum for discussion on the issues of the country’s major industrial and economic development, and the policy and strategies for planning technological progress. The experts of various science fields, representatives of business and politics exchange views on various aspects of Lithuanian research and industry which lead to joint decision-making.

2019 conference Lithuanian Research and Industry with the topic Where to invest from 2021? brought together researchers and academics, state and business representatives.

The history of this conference dates back to 1949, so it will be organized for the 69th time.

Main organizer: Kaunas University of Technology.



Lithuanian Research and Industry 2019

25 October 2019 Kaunas University of Technology, Santaka Valley (K. Baršausko g. 59, Kaunas)

Event program

9.00 – 10.00 Registration, welcome coffee
10.00 – 10.30 Opening of the conference
10.30 – 11.00 “Challenges for Lithuania‘s Industry Competitiveness in Global Innovation Economy”. Gintaras Vilda, Vice-Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania;
11.00 – 12.00 Panel discussion “How to ensure Lithuania’s competitive advantage in the global innovation economy?”
The members of the panel discussion:

  1. Gintaras Vilda, Vice-Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania;
  2. Vytis Kapočius, Head of Manufacturing Team of Invest Lithuania;
  3. Tomas Jaskelevičius, President of Lithuanian engineering industries association Linpra;
  4. Vytautė Balanaškaitė – Šatė, Head of Business Developmnet Unit, “Aconitum”;
  5. Barend Verachtert, Head of Unit in charge of “Materials for tomorrow”, European Commission.
12.00 – 12.40 Coffee break
12.40 – 13.10 Research and Innovation opportunities and challenges in Europe. Presentation by Barend Verachtert, Head of Unit in charge of “Materials for tomorrow”, European Commission.
13.10 – 14.10 Panel discussion “Lithuanian research and industry opportunities in Horizon Europe program”.
The members of the panel discussion:

  1. Valdemaras Razumas, Vice-Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania;
  2. Sigitas Rimkevicius, Director of Lithuanian energy institute;
  3. Vilma Backiute, Educational advisor of the President of Republic of Lithuania;
  4. Leonas Balasevicius, Vice Rector of Kaunas University of Technology.
  5. Edvardas Satkauskas, Director, “Vaizduotė”.
14.10 – 14.20 Closing of the conference
14.20 Lunch

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Event moderator 2019





The event is free of charge. Attendance is only secured upon registration and confirmation by a separate letter from the event organizers.

The conference is open to members of Lithuanian industry and business associations, representatives of companies, higher education and research institutions and community members.



Erika Jucevičiūtė

Partnership Development Project Manager

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

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