Connecting with the Middle East – Jordan
H.E. Mr. Yarub Qudah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with delegation have visited Laser & Engineering Technologies Cluster LITEK™ on 5th of October, 2017. The potential of the Lithuanian research institutions and high technology companies, working in the field of photonics, was presented during the meeting as well as the possibilities for establishing commercial relations were discussed.
During the official visit, the director of the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology prof. Doc. Gintaras Valušis acquainted guests with the specifics and research areas of the largest research institution in Lithuania. He presented successful examples of cooperation between science and business sectors and the developed ecosystem. According to prof. Doc. G. Valušis, “We have a Silicon Valley without Silicon – we create a unique Valley of Photonics”. Speaking about the uniqueness of the Lithuanian photonic industry, Mr. Vytautas Gatelis, Production Director of UAB “Ekspla”, announced that photonics is one of the fastest growing sectors in Lithuania – it has grown more than 4 times over the past 10 years.
Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and other members of delegation visited Lithuania to find the potential cooperation opportunities between Lithuania and Jordan in specific sectors, find priorities. According to G. Lukšaitė, attaché of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, seems to be that one of the priorities is the developed high technologies in Lithuania.