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Latvian IT Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 23 November, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Latvija
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Latvian Information and communications technology association (LIKTA)
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Aiga
Irmeja
Cluster Manager
+37167089815
aiga.irmeja@itbaltic.com
Kristine
Zunde
ECCP Responsible Person
+37167089815
kristine.zunde@itbaltic.com
Ira
Racina
Project Manager
+37167089815
ira.racina@itbaltic.com
Ulla
Ozollapa
Project Manager
+37167089815
ulla.ozollapa@itbaltic.com
Languages spoken: 
English
Latvian
Russian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Education and Knowledge Creation
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
e-Government
Information Technology/Informatics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Libraries, archives, museums & other cultural activities
e-Government (e.g. e-Procurement, e-Participation)
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
43
Number of SME members: 
35
Number of larger company members: 
4
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Digital Innovation Hub
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
SQUALIO
SME
DATAKOM
SME
Tieto Latvia
Larger Company
Tilde
SME
Datorzinibu centrs
SME
Accenture
Larger Company
LearnIT
SME
Cube Systems
SME
Institute of Electronics and Computer Sciences
Research Organisation
RTU Riga Business School
University
APPLY
SME
Cēsis
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Latvian IT Cluster vision: To be and effective partner for initiatives and activities that are focused on Latvian Information and Communication Technologies sector development and on increasing international competitiveness and digitalization.

Mission: Promoting collaboration of companies in the field of Information and Communication Technologies industry and other interested partners, especially development of cross-sectoral cooperation to increase each company and industry competence and competitiveness.

Long-term goal: To promote the development and international competitiveness of information and communications technology sector.

Medium term goals:

•Cluster participant and partner cooperation and support for entering export markets

•Increase Cluster and its participants competencies/proficiency, focusing on export development and industry knowledge

•Strengthen Cluster role as communicator with government and academia, focusing on business need advocacy

•Cluster internationalisation

•Strengthen Cluster's role as Digital Innovation Hub for cross-sectoral digitalization

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Kazakhstan
United Arab Emirates
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Sweden
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Fiber Optic Valley (Europe)
Estonian ICT cluster (Europe)
Latvian Supply chain Cluster (Europe)
NetPort Science Park (Europe)
CleanTech Latvia (Europe)
Food products quality cluster (Europe)
Cleantech Latvia
Support Programmes