The 10th of June saw the opening of Saulėtekis (Sunrise) Valley’s brand new Technology and Innovation Centre. Scientists in the centre will develop unique inventions and cutting edge technologies for use worldwide.
The Technology and Innovation Centre is already home to 23 high-tech R&D businesses with a combined annual turnover of more than EUR 40 million. There are currently over 300 top scientists and specialists employed in the centre.
Sunrise Valley is a research park in Vilnius (called Saulėtekio slėnis in Lithuanian). The new Technology and Innovation centre will be joining a number of other leading research projects in Sunrise Valley. One such project is Ekspla’s development of one of the most powerful lasers in the world in cooperation with a US firm, which will be used in the ELI‑Beamlines research complex.
The Valley also has Lithuania’s only nanoengineering laboratory in Lithuania. Medical products developed here are already in use, including in the treatment of cancer and in curing eye-related diseases. For example, artificial corneas developed in Sunrise Valley now mean people in need of cornea transplants no longer need to wait for a donor.
‘Lithuania is competing in the field of scientific ideas and high technology solutions with global leaders. Our scientists have a lot to offer. We must therefore continue investing in the development of high technologies in Lithuania. They bring not only advancement but also create new jobs and attract more investment to our country,’ said Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė at the opening of the centre.
The Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology, also based in Saulėtekis, is the largest organisation of scientific research in Lithuania. It carries out unique scientific research and technological development in the fields of laser technologies, opto-electronics, nuclear physics, organic chemistry, bio- and nano-technologies, electro-chemical materials research, functional substances, and electronic science.
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