Kaunas STP_0

Kaunas Science and Technology Park

Region Lithuania: Lithuania
Vaiva Kelmelyte
Project manager

Overview

Profile:
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Types of cluster members:
Geographical coverage
Upskilling and reskilling expertise
Offering training services for
Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers
Is your organisation supporting digital transformation of companies?
Digitalization expertise
Is your organisation supporting companies to be more resource-efficient, carbon-neutral and implement circularity measures
Is your organisation supporting social innovation or engage in social economy development
Social economy expertise

Mission, vision and objectives

Kaunas Science and Technology Park (Kaunas STP) – is a public institution established in 1998 with the aim to increase an efficiency of research and development (R&D) activities at Kaunas University of Technology and Kaunas region. Today Kaunas STP is the largest partner of science, public and business cooperation in Lithuania. It is the only STP in the country with business incubation facilities, Technology Demonstration Centre and R&D laboratories on site.

Kaunas STP aims to increase the competitiveness of tech businesses globally by providing the highest-level innovation support services, making efficient use of the resources of innovation ecosystem, developing the community of innovative businesses and fostering innovation culture within Kaunas region. Kaunas STP is a component of Lithuanian innovation ecosystem and as an organisation it is putting an effort to meet the present needs of business.

There are three shareholders of Kaunas STP: Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania, Kaunas University of Technology and Vytautas Magnus University.

In 2018 Lithuania has become the Associated Country of the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory CERN (Switzerland). Associate membership opens opportunities for Lithuania to work closely with CERN in the fields of science, industry and technology. The business incubation centre, known as Lithuanian BIC of CERN Technologies, was opened at Kaunas STP.

Is your organisation supporting internationalisation?

Services offered

Experience in providing incubation and innovation support services for innovative and technology-oriented SMEs.
Internationally endorsed (1st place at the innovative solutions awards organised by IASP) entrepreneurship and product development program Evolut 4.0, which is the result of consistent development and application of new knowledge, qualifications rise, partnerships and networking for the Science Park.
Business Consultation: innovation-oriented SMEs get assistance to faster their products and services development.
Mentorship: tailor made business or investment advice
Training Sessions which allows SMEs and start-ups to evaluate the companies from clients’ point of view.
Strong knowledge of market discovery missions, soft-landing activities and helping start-ups access international markets.
Presentation of innovative products in national and international fairs and exhibitions. Annual business day festival (award on innovation, innovative activities) - Business Awards that have been an annual tradition for 15 years at Kaunas STP.
Collaboration with academic community to provide SMEs with specialised contacts.
Access to talent pool of higher education institutions in the region.
Communicating business issues to public and governmental authorities.
Experience in working with high-level institutions such as Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and others.
Extensive experience on designing and implementing awareness raising campaigns and communication and visibility strategies in line with EU guidelines.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Administrative and support service activities:N82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Digital
Technology fields
Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Profile name Location
Digital Rocket LT

Lithuania

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