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Monday, 09.12.2013, 02:59
On the second day of the Vilnius Innovation Forum Innovation Drift, the participants mostly focused on eco-innovation, the website eu2013.lt reports. Discussions and presentations on the topic were given by representatives of the European Commission, international businesses and non-governmental organizations, writes LETA/ELTA.
Keyword tags: Ecology, Energy, Forum, Innovations, Lithuania, Technology
Latvian airline airBaltic is the first brand of the Baltic region to reach 100 000 Facebook followers. To celebrate such an achievement, airBaltic used an unmanned drone to deliver free flight tickets to Facebook fans, informs BC Jānis Vanags, vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic.
The largest European Union research and innovation program Horizon 2020 was presented to participants of the ongoing Innovation Forum Innovation Drift, taking place in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius; the budget of the program for 2014-2020 period is expected to reach approximately EUR 80 billion, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to eu2013.lt.
Lithuania-based electricity production company Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba informed that on December 4, 2013, UAB Technologiju ir Inovaciju Centras (Technology and Innovaton Center, was established and registered at the Register of Legal Entities, informs LETA.
Lexel Fabrika was the largest company in electrical and electronic appliance industry in Latvia in 201204.12.2013
With a turnover of LVL 27.8 million, Lexel Fabrika was the leader in Latvia's electrical and electronic appliance industry in 2013, according to the Latvian Business Report 2013 collated by Firmas.lv and Nozare.lv, writes LETA.
According to Lithuania's Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas, Lithuania and the European Union had to find the way how to coordinate the scientific and economic activities especially in the small business sector, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Commission has published a short account of the new Horizon 2020 funding instruments, which start assisting member states from 2014. The Baltic Course reveals the main aspects of the program for the Baltic scientists, researchers and decision-makers.
International think-tank National Democratic Institute (NDI) that supports democratic development will grant its annual democracy award thin year among others to Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves for developing and defending citizens' society on the Internet, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and US Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Estonia-US Cyber Partnership Statement on Tuesday in Brussels, reports BC Foreign Ministry press department.
On Wednesday, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite opened the Vilnius Innovation Forum Innovation Drift and awarded the winner of the competition Business and Science Partnership, informs LETA/ELTA.
During the research part of the EU Competitiveness Council meeting on 3 December, chaired by Lithuanian Minister Dainius Pavalkis, the EU ministers adopted two major EU 2014-2020 programmes – Horizon 2020 for research and innovation and Erasmus+ for education, training, youth and sport, informed LETA/ELTA, referring to eu2013.lt.
According to Statistics Estonia, expenditures on research and development in Estonia amounted to 380.7 million euros in 2012, being 3.7 million euros or 1% less than in 2011.
Today, Lithuania Post and Kaunas University of Technology signed a cooperation agreement. It is expected that this cooperation will enable young specialists from economics and management areas not only to have practice, but to start their professional career as well, informs BC post’s press service.
The Estonian State Chancellery is preparing a meeting of Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen this month during which the agreement on use of the X-tee system will be signed, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.
During a search on Friday, investigating the recent supermarket tragedy, police seized documents, as well as a server from the offices of the Re&Re construction company, which oversaw the construction of the Maxima supermarket which collapsed last week, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.