The Fourth Thematic Workshop & Study Visit was organised online on 2nd and 4th February 2021 by Lithuanian Innovation Centre.
The workshop focused on SME opportunities for Collaborations such as Joint Ventures, technology transfer, European programmes. The event started with a summary of the main aims and objectives of the RECREATE project, as well as the progress up to date. It followed an overview of the transport sector, innovation and cooperation in Lithuania, showing details about transport, mobility trends, the Lithuanian Smart Specialisation Strategy, the Lithuanian Operational Programme, business clusters and associations related to transport, education and research in the sector, the Start-ups ecosystem. The following presentation was dedicated to the work done by the Mobility Innovation Center, a platform to attract innovation to Lithuania’s transport and communications sector with the aim to create the most agile Mobility ecosystem possible based on principles of innovation development. The last session focused on innovation funding, giving details about financial instruments, grants and subsidies, Fund’s objectives and strategies, benefits, private investors, investment conditions and processes. The workshop concluded with a short discussion between the participants about SME opportunities for Collaborations in UK, Greece and Romania.
On the second day of the event, some of the Best Practices of the Country were presented:
- carVertical that in 2018 introduced their first product, the vehicle history report and became the first company in the industry to receive data in real time directly from cars.
- Association of Transport Innovations (TIA), born from the need of technological progress in the transport sector, with the mission of ensuring efficiency in chain of transportation and improving road safety, environmental protection and future transport needs by digitalisation of logistics‘ documents.
- Lithuanian Automotive Export Association (LAuGEA), a cross-sectorial business cluster, joining Lithuanian companies related to the automotive industry and science representatives, with the purpose of becoming the centre of research, development and export competences in the automotive industry.
- Vilnius Tech, Faculty of Transport Engineering, the leading higher education, as well as scientific and research institution in the field of transport engineering, traffic safety, transport management and logistics in Lithuania.
All RECREATE Project Partners and their local stakeholders from UK, Greece, Lithuania and Romania participated in the online event.