The visit of MOSTA and Interreg Europe program in the project “Innovation Policy-mix for Advanced Manufacturing in European Regions (MANUMIX)”delegation to LITEK
The delegation from the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) and the Interreg Europe program in the project „Innovation Policy-Mix for Advanced Manufacturing in European Regions (MANUMIX) visited Laser and Engineering Technologies Cluster (LITEK) on April 17th. The project MANUMIX unites partners from 4 regions of the European Union, i.e. the Basque Country, Lithuania, Piedmont and Wales, which, through the mutual learning and evaluating of innovation policy, reinforce and improve the efficiency of innovative policies in the field of advanced manufacturing. It is expected that the project will improve existing evaluation systems, will strengthen partner′s and other European Union regions, all of this will increase the implementation of regional development policies and programs for innovation in smart manufacturing and smart specialization.
Guests from these institutions attended the meeting: Basque Innovation Agency (Spain), Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness (Spain), Finpiemonte S.p.A.(Italy), Basque Country (Spain), SPRI Basque Business Development Agency (Spain), Central Project Management Agency (Lithuania), Ministry of Education and Science (Lithuania), Welsh Government (United Kingdom), Innovation Advisory Council for Wales (United Kingdom), Nesta -an innovation foundation (United Kingdom), Vilnius University (Lithuania). The delegation was introduced, during the event, to the Lithuanian Laser association ecosystem, the perspectives of the Lithuanian photonics sector, the best practice of the Laser and Engineering Technology cluster (LITEK) in developing advanced manufacturing technologies and applying them to the production of laser systems. LITEK representatives shared experience in implementing international projects (RespiceSME, LaserGo) with their foreign partners in the framework of the largest European Union research and innovation programs Horizon2020, COSME.
At the end of the visit, guests had the opportunity to visit the laboratories of the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) Department of Laser Technologies, where scientists presented the technology for microprocessing of laser-based ultra hard materials.