Lithuanian Laser Association

Lithuania: Lithuania
Petras Balkevicius

Overview

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About us

The mission of the cluster is to promote the Lithuanian laser sector and facilitate the cooperation of laser industry with research and public sector institutions. The objectives are:

1) To represent the cluster companies in the public institutions;

2) To publisize and promote the achievements of the laser sector;

3) To cooperate with international photonics networks and clusters.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 21
    Cluster Members
  • 19
    SME's
  • 0
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 14
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

The cluster has succeeded in establishing a brand name for the Lithuania laser industry in the field of scientific lasers and their use in the advanced instrumentation. Thanks to the cluster networking and marketing efforts the Lithuanian lasers have been installed in some 80 universities of the Top100 universities globally. Photonics and laser technology has become one of the smart specialization priorities supported by the EU funds. The annual CAGR of the cluster members is more than 10%, and the overall sales amount to 100 MEUR in the sector which has created 1000 high-paid jobs clustered within 10 sq. km around the centre of Vilnius.

Management team

Petras Balkevicius
Cluster Manager
Algis Piskarskas
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

The services provided by by the cluster include:

  • Direct access to a large number of laser companies in Europe 
  • Access to the R&D base in photonics and laser technologies
  • Joint market exploration in third countries (Asia, North America)
  • Support for marketing efforts in the European Union
  • Advice and insight on the regulatory matters
  • Representation at trade shows and trade missions

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
INTERREG

Name & description

European Structural Investment Funds 2007-2013 

Project name

Project “Professional training in High-Technology companies“ (2008-2012) The aim of the project was to develop professional skills of employees of the laser technology enterprises. The total value of the project – 1,3 million euros.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

China
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
South Africa
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

The cluster organises the representation of the cluster companies at the major international trade shows, including : Laser World of Photonics, Munich, Germany; LASER World of Photonics China; The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), USA; Laser Korea and others. 

Being a member of European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), the cluster has access to a wide network of EPIC members and supports the cluster companies in participating in the EPIC activities organised globally. 

Further, the association is collaborating with LITEK cluster supporting the COSME partnership LASER-GO (coordinated by LITEK) with involvement of the cluster companies in the LASER-GO cluster missions; the most recent one being a mission to South Africa, co-organised jointly with LITEK and EPIC.

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