2018 May 16 d.10:00


Organizator: MITA, InoLink

Location: Litexpo, Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius

Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology invites all interested parties who would like to learn more about clusters and creating international partnerships in the Baltic region to the first conference & matchmaking event the BALTIC CLUSTER FORUM 2018 which will take place on 16th May in Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre (Laisves ave. 5, Vilnius, Lithuania).

The event is focused on 3 major points: internationalization, partnership and opportunity. Local and foreign experts will provide valuable information and insights on policy, cluster management excellence, funding possibilities and support programs for clusters.

B2B matchmaking opportunity

BALTIC CLUSTER FORUM 2018 will provide excellent platform to network and find new partners. Extensive matchmaking session for C2C (cluster to cluster) and B2C (business to cluster) will be hosted.

Participation in the conference and matchmaking sessions is free of charge, however registration is required due to limited spots available. Registration is available here (on your right) until 7th May. Further information on matchmaking event will be sent to all registered participants with more precise instructions.


10.00Registration and welcome coffee

Moderator: dr. Mantas Vilys, Director of Lithuanian Innovation centre

10.30Opening speech

Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania

10.40Welcome speech

Kęstutis ŠETKUS, Director of the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)


10.50National Policy Framework For Cluster Development

Gintaras Vilda, Vice-Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania


11.10High quality cluster management as a key element of a successful world-class cluster

Bianca DRAGOMIR, Director of AVAESEN Cluster, Cluster Manager of the Year 2016

11.40Innovation development trends in 2018

Aleksandr IZGORODIN, Innovation Expert at Lithuanian Innovation Center (LIC)


12.00Lunch break
13.30Key Take Aways on Cluster Internationalization


14.00Panel Discussion: Baltic Clusters and international collaboration: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Denmark

Moderator: dr. Mantas Vilys Moderator, Director of Lithuanian Innovation centre 

14.30Coffee break
14.45-17.30B2B session Informal discussions & networkingMITA workshop