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2013 12 23
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May this festive season inspire you with new creative beginning To bring unique solutions, new opportunities and meaningful deeds, As well as good health, joy and warmth.

2013 12 20
Member states in favour of establishing Copernicus programme

In the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I) the Member States voted in favour of the final compromise text, as agreed by the Lithuanian EU Council Presidency in negotiations with the European Parliament on the Proposal for a Regulation establishing the Copernicus Programme.

2013 12 09
Declaration of Vilnius Innovation Forum: Main Principles for Shaping European Innovation Policy

The participants of the first Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013 ‘Innovation Drift’ have agreed upon the declaration concluding 10 main principles for shaping European innovation policy. The declaration emphasises the importance that Member States continue to increase investments in research and innovation. Europe will never...

2013 12 06
Vilnius Innovation Forum: economy based eco innovations

On the second day of the Vilnius Innovation Forum Innovation Drift, the participants mostly focus on eco-innovation. Discussions and presentations on the topic are given by representatives of the European Commission, international businesses and non-governmental organizations.

2013 12 05
Horizon 2020, the largest EU research and innovation programme, launched in Vilnius Innovation Forum

The largest European Union research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 was presented to participants of the ongoing first Innovation Forum Innovation Drift, taking place in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius; the budget of the programme for 2014-2020 period is expected to reach approximately EUR 80 billion. During the...

2013 12 05
The first Innovation Forum launched in capital city Vilnius

Today, On 4 December, the first Vilnius Innovation Forum (Innovation Drift), organized by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania and the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) has been launched; for two days more than 600 participants will discuss the importance of innovation in Europe's economy. The discussions will be...

2013 12 03
EU Competitiveness Council calls for better business environment in Europe

During the first day meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council on 2 December, the EU internal market and industry ministers emphasized the importance of better enforcement of the Single Market rules that can contribute to competitiveness in Europe.

2013 12 03
Science and technology exhibition: from a bicycle motor to space satellites

From electric bicycle motor to space satellites – such exhibits will be welcoming the visitors of the exhibition of science and technology of the Vilnius Innovation Forum ‘Innovation Drift’ hosted by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania and the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). The exhibition will take place on 4-5...

2013 12 02
Vilnius Innovation Forum will discuss the role of innovations in the European economy

On 4 December, Wednesday, the first Vilnius Innovation Forum ‘Innovation Drift’ hosted by the Ministry of Economy and the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) begins with the participation of the Inventor of the World Wide Web Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee. Business and science innovation leaders from different countries...

2013 11 29
EU Competitiveness Council to discuss future of the Single Market, industry and innovation

Lithuanian Ministers of Economy Evaldas Gustas and Education and Science Dainius Pavalkis will chair a two-day meeting of the Competitiveness Council in Brussels on 2-3 December, which will be mainly devoted to discuss a range of important issues related to raising the competitiveness and growth of Europe.

2013 11 27
EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME) for 2014–2020 approved under Lithuanian Presidency

Under the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, an important agreement with the European Parliament was reached with regards to the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME) for 2014-2020 in November of the current year. The COSME programme is planned to...

2013 11 26
Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas: development of small and medium-sized business-friendly conditions help us contribute to competitiveness enhancement

In the 2013 SME Assembly held on 25–26 November by the Ministry of Economy and the European Commission,  representatives of companies, business organisations, European, national and regional authorities and academic community were discussing issues...

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