Innovation and science news in Lithuania

Oman, Lithuania ties on upsurge

Muscat: Following visit to Oman by Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, relations between the Sultanate and the Baltic country are stronger than ever, says Oman's honorary consul to Lithuania, Boleta Senkiene.

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

By Nic Mitchell

Migration is often seen in terms of the impact on western countries.

But losing the young and talented has big consequences for the economies and education systems of countries left behind. In Lithuania it means universities, the launchpads of innovation, can struggle to find enough applicants.

Test your design IQ

 Who is the American design icon known for his involvement in Fluxus and also for his national design projects in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Wales?
Born on Sept. 19, 1949 in New London, Connecticut, he studied at Shimer College, a Great Books School then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois from 1966 to 1967.

EU Commission steps up support to innovative companies

the European Commission is announcing new support for innovative companies around Europe through two initiatives. One of these is a new €200 million Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) initiative launched by the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas.

Nature Index Reveals Increasing Achievements of VU Scientists

Nature Index (NI) of articles published in the worlds' most prestigious scientific journals has been updated recently. Lithuania is ranked 52 among all countries of the world within the NI.

US software company Exadel plans major expansion in Lithuania

Having opened an office in Vilnius this summer, American software engineering company Exadel has announced further plans for expansion, including the opening of new offices in Kaunas and Klaipėda. Exadel intends to create 35 new jobs for IT specialists and programmers in the two new offices.

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Vilnius University opens a modern laser complex “Naglis”

On 19 December 2014 Vilnius University opens a new laser complex "Naglis" at the Laser Research Centre (Saulėtekio al. 10).
During the opening participants will have the opportunity to visit scientific laboratories, they will be introduced to the variety of advanced laser complex applications.

CNN: The next generation of smart cities. Vilnius - among 10 top smart cities

One of Eastern Europe's most upwardly mobile hubs benefits from one of the fastest Internet connections in the world, and recently received an IBM grant as part of the 'Smart Vilnius' project.

Klaipeda University launches maritime research vessel Mintis

President Dalia Grybauskaite attended the launching ceremony of Klaipeda University maritime research vessel Mintis.

The 39-meter-long and 12-meter-wide catamaran type vessel is designed to sail 200 miles off the coast, deal with wind speed up to 20 m/s, and wave height up to 3.5 m.

Pixelmator is Apple’s "Best iPad App of the Year 2014"
Chinese Laser Industry Alliance to form laser consortium with Lithuania

HG Laser's President Min Dayong revealed that, on November 6 the Chinese Laser Industry Alliance gained the consent of more than 40 member companies on forming a consortium with Lithuania.

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