2018 May 16 d.


Organizer: 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).

ATTENTION: registration to the matchmaking session is now open and registered participants should create their profiles on this specialized platform.  You will be able to review other profiles, find common interests and easily schedule meetings via automated system.


10.00 Registration and welcome coffee
Moderator: dr. Mantas VILYS, Director of Lithuanian Innovation centre
10.30 Opening speech
Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania
10.40 Know your neighbor: future challenges and potential
Gintaras VILDA, Vice-Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania 
11.00 High quality cluster management as a key element of a successful world-class cluster

Bianca DRAGOMIR, Director of AVAESEN Cluster, Cluster Manager of the Year 2016-18


11.30 Lithuanian export: rapidly growing, but in need of innovations

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


11.50 Lunch break
13.30 Key Take Aways on Cluster Internationalization

Olena FESENKO, Head of the Technology Transfer, Innovations and Intellectual

Property Department Institute of Physics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine



Panel Discussion

Happy ever after: how to make it happen?

Key elements of building successful partnerships and developing collaboration through clusters in the Baltic region

Moderator: dr. Mantas VILYS

Participants: Giedrius BAGUŠINSKAS (SmartFOOD, LTU), Aiga IRMEJA (Latvian IT Cluster, LV), Doris PÕLD (Estonian ICT Cluster. EE)


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