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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 13 May, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Lietuva
Other Label: 
-
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Marija
Tunkevičiūtė
Cluster Manager
+37063798059
info@toolas.eu
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Lithuanian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Advanced Systems Architecture
Optics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Photonics
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Laser micromachining
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
7
Number of SME members: 
6
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
2
Number of larger company members: 
0
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
0
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
VITP
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Optogama
SME
Direct Machining Control (Cognitio)
SME
Evana Technologies
SME
Optonas
SME
Ados-Tech
SME
MACHINE.ONE
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The main goal of TOOLAS is to provide and develop cooperation favorable infrastructure, comfortable environment for pooling of cluster members' R&D activities and related competences for implementation of innovative projects, resulting in higher value added products and technologies. Cluster members work together to develop custom laser micromachining systems (optical engines, lasers and isolated components) and are active in sectors of laser and light technologies, IT, robotics, electronics and related sectors.

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
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 private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Details of support services: 

Cluster coordinator is active social partner for policy and financing institutions in Lithuania and abroad, and presents cluster members concise information about topical projects in the area of R&D. Cluster members receive consulting and guidance on funding opportunities for R&D projects and participation in supporting actions (participation in specialized exhibitions, B2B meetings, business missions). Organised discussions within the cluster and with partnering institutions, actions and projects, project management and all the simplifications in paperwork – these are also tasks of cluster coordinator. Cluster coordinator is experienced in taking ideas onto paper, teamwork with students (international DEMOLA network), and catalyzing ideas into projects, altogether supplying the work-and-control infrastructure. Best practices from this experience are used for smooth function of cluster.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
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: 
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Latvia
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Cluster coordinator - VITP - has an ongoing project to address the aforementioned markets through participation in B2B meetings and events of regional importance, and since end of 2018 also represents TOOLAS in cluster-specific events.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
LITEK (Lithuania)
LETERA (Latvia)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

National Project "Promotion and development of innovation networking (INOLINK)"

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

1 patented technology (laser scribing solutions: saphire, silicon carbide and lithium niobate, and its advancements), 1 international B2B event organised (Baltic Photonics 2018).

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are quick to create and flexible organisation, with excellent professionals eager to implement ideas and to cooperate in implementation.