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Lithuanian Photovoltaic Technology Cluster

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General Information
Year Established: 
Thursday, 21 February, 2008
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Lietuva
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
no
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Algis
Galdikas
Cluster Manager
+370 5 2500616
algis.galdikas@protechnology.lt
Juras
Ulbikas
Internationalisation Responsible
+370 5 2500616
juras.ulbikas@protechnology.lt
Languages spoken: 
English
Lithuanian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Technology fields: 
Photovoltaics
Solar/Thermal energy
S3 EU priority areas: 
Power generation / renewable sources
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
33
Number of SME members: 
25
Number of larger company members: 
0
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
10
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
SOLITEK
SME
SOLET
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The objective of the Cluster is to consolidate Lithuanian companies and research institutions operating in PV technologies sector in order to increase sustainability and international competitiveness of Lithuanian PV sector.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Details of support services: 

ProTech (www.protechnology.lt) is cluster administrator and is hosting cluster RTD infrastructure for RTD services for the cluster members.

Also:

  • Technical seminars for Cluster's companies;
  • Training on development of joint local and international projects;
  • Providing information on international events and initiatives;
  • Testing Cluster's products according to EU standarts;
  • Rendering R&D services.

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Indonesia
Malaysia
Maldives
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 addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Spain
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Implemented PV projects, collaboration with partners from mentioned countries

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Solar Valley GmbH (http://www.solarvalley.org/home)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
INTERREG
EIT KICs

2007-2013 EU ERDF assistance (Assistance from European Union Structural Funds)

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Cluster  and cluster companies today are recognized EU level players one of the strongest national PV sector in EU.

EC Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, DG GROW, and the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, DG REGIO organized conference „GROW your REGIOn: Delivering Smart Specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters“, Brussels, 27-28 April, 2015

Lithuanian Photovoltaic Technology Cluster’s story  has been selected in a shortlist of 12 applications to be presented at the conference

Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

We have long experience working with industry providing industry relevant services and RTDI solutions.