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Lithuanian Photovoltaic Technology Cluster
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Lithuania: Sostinės regionas
Juras Ulbikas
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Overview

About us

The objective of the Cluster is to consolidate Lithuanian companies and research institutions operating in PV technologies sector in order to increase sustainability and international competitiveness of Lithuanian PV sector.

  • Enabling markets for PV products and services in Lithuania and abroad and fostering of technological modernization of Lithuanian PV sector.
  • Improvement of social image and investment attraction of PV sector.
  • Development of education system oriented to trainning of highly competent specialists for PV and related areas.
  • Integration of Cluster and its members into international collaborative networks and projects.
  • Strenghtening of collaboration between research organizations and business companies, promotion of RTD and innovations.
  • Concentrating of creative potential of Lithuanian manufacturing companies and R&D institutions working in photovoltaics and related areas and involving universities, research institutions, students and individual professionals into joint actions.
Established - 21 February 2008
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 30
    Cluster Members
  • 23
    SME's
  • 3
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 7
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers

Cluster  and cluster companies today are recognized EU level players one of the strongest national PV sector in EU.

EC Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, DG GROW, and the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, DG REGIO organized conference „GROW your REGIOn: Delivering Smart Specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters“, Brussels, 27-28 April, 2015

Lithuanian Photovoltaic Technology Cluster’s story  has been selected in a shortlist of 12 applications to be presented at the conference

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English Lithuanian
Other label
no

Management team

Algis Galdikas
Cluster Manager
Juras Ulbikas
Juras Ulbikas
Internationalisation Responsible
Skirmante Balezentiene Photo
Skirmante Balezentiene
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C32 Other manufacturing
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Micro-electronics Ecosystems:Renewable Energy
Technology fields
G\: Physics:Optics - H\: Electricity:Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable energy & renewables

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

ProTech (www.protechnology.lt) is cluster administrator and is hosting cluster RTD infrastructure for RTD services for the cluster members.

Also:

  • Technical seminars for Cluster's companies;
  • Training on development of joint local and international projects;
  • Providing information on international events and initiatives;
  • Testing Cluster's products according to EU standarts;
  • Rendering R&D services.

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Facilitation of collaboration between members (eg. joint training programs) - Support of knowledge sharing - Collecting needs from company members

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Strategy development - Marketing/ branding - Funding - EU project development

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG EIT KICs

Name & description

H2020

INTERREG

2007-2013 EU ERDF assistance (Assistance from European Union Structural Funds)  

Project name

H2020:

  • SUPERPV - CoSt redUction and enhanced PERformance of PV systems (https://www.superpv.eu/)
  • MAESTRO – MAking pErovskiteS TRuly explOitable
  • INFINITE – CELL. International cooperation for the development of cost-efficient kesterite/c-Si thin film next generation tandem solar cells

Interreg:

  • GREEN PE – Power electronics for green energy efficiency

FP7:

Regional:

PV4B (http://protechnology.lt/pv4b/),

PVPLUS (http://protechnology.lt/pvplus-2) - Photovoltaic Technology Cluster’s Open Access R&D Infrastructure,

PVPLUS+ (http://protechnology.lt/pvplius/)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Norway
Morocco
Canada

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Spain
Germany
Belgium
Latvia

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities - Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

Implemented PV projects, collaboration with partners from mentioned countries

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