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 conference Lithuanian Research and Industry 2020 is “Transforming industry for sustainable future”. The climate crisis is the biggest global threat that humanity faces. But despite action being demanded for years, many governments have continued to sustain an economy that is bad for the environmental. The is how  European Grean Deal was born which proposed different way forward.

The European Green Deal provides a roadmap with actions to:

  • boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy
  • restore biodiversity and cut pollution.

It outlines investments needed and financing tools available, and explains how to ensure a just and inclusive transition.

The main goal is for EU to be climate neutral in 2050. To do this, European Climate Law was proposed turning the political commitment into a legal obligation and a trigger for investment.

Reaching this target will require action by all sectors of European economy, including

  • investing in environmentally-friendly technologies
  • supporting industry to innovate
  • rolling out cleaner, cheaper and healthier forms of private and public transport
  • decarbonising the energy sector
  • ensuring buildings are more energy efficient
  • working with international partners to improve global environmental standards

The EU will also provide financial support and technical assistance to help people, businesses and regions that are most affected by the move towards the green economy. This is called the Just Transition Mechanism and will help mobilise at least €100 billion over the period 2021-2027 in the most affected regions.



Lithuanian Research and Industry 2020

13 November 2020. Event is virtual.
Event program

10.00 – 10.30 Opening of the conference:
The greetings by the representative of the President of the Republic of Lihuania
Welcoming speech by Eugenijus Valatka, rector of Kaunas University of Technology
10.30 – 11.15 Towards a renewed European Research Areaaligning European Strategies for Research and Innovation“ – Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth (in english)
11.15 – 12.00 “A Green Deal for Europe – it is like a man landing on the moon” – Vidmantas Janulevičius, President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialist
12.00 – 12.05 Break
12.05 – 13.00 “Transforming Industry for Sustainable Future: Opportunities and Challenges” – panel discussion.
Participants of the discussion:
  • Vidmantas Janulevičius, President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialist
  • Jekaterina Rojaka, Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation
  • Dr. Sigitas Rimkevičius, Director of Lithuanian Energy Institute 
  • Tomas Jaskelevičius, President of the Lithuanian Engineering Industries Association Linpra
  • Dr. Rytis Krušinskas, Professor at KTU School of Economics and Business, Chairman of the KTU Senate

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.


Lithuanian Research and Industry 2019



Erika Jucevičiūtė-Barisė

Head of Partnership Development Office

K. Baršausko g. 59, Kaunas
phone: +370 616 18097
email partners@ktu.lt