Video and presentations

Available presentations from Innovation Drift forum:   Click here to see summary Video of the event   Design originality by Marius Dirgela   Emerging Technology of Smart Lighting by Arturas Zukauskas (Watch on Youtube)   European Bioeconomy policies by Waldemar Kutt   From a startup to mature company by Andrius Rupsys (Watch on Youtube)   FTMC LTS by Gediminas Raciukaitis (Watch on Youtube)   Innovation Ecosystems for Future Technologies by Andrea Di Anselmo (Watch on Youtube)   Innovations at VU by Rimantas Jankauskas   NanoAvionics by Linas Sargautis   POTENTIAL FOR UNLOCKING BIOECONOMY IN LITHUANIA LITHUANIAN AGRO BIOMASS AND ITS USAGE by Vita Tilvikiene   Recent and Upcoming IP Developments by Arunas Read more>>>


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Space-travel entrepreneur visited Lithuania

Danish businessman Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One, a company that plans space expeditions to Mars, was speaking in the second Vilnius Innovation Forum ‘Innovation Drift‘, organised by the Ministry of Economy of Lithuania. The objective of an ambitious project is not only to take people to Mars but also to provide habitable conditions to live in the red planet independently.   ‘The unique idea of Mars One does not only shock with its scope, but also proves that anything is possible in high-tech. I believe that insights of Bas Lansdorp will inspire participants of the Vilnius Innovation Forum to Read more>>>

Space technology celebrities gathered in Vilnius

Famous space technology experts are among the speakers of Vilnius Innovation Forum ‘Innovation Drift‘. Karol Joseph Bobko, an astronaut from United States will take part in the session dedicate to space technology.   77 years old K. J. Bobko is the spaceship engineer, former United States Air Force officer, test pilot and a former astronaut at NASA and United States Air Force. His first visit to the space was in 1983 using spaceship ‘Challenger STS-6’, lead spaceships ‘Discovery STS-51D’and ‘Atlantis STS-51J’.   Other notable space technology speakers include ‘Mars One’ co-founder and CEO Bas Lansdrop, Gary Martin from NASA AMES Read more>>>

Amazing products created by Lithuanians were presented in Vilnius Innovation Forum 2015

From smart parts of satellites to brand new interactive wooden toys – Vilnius Innovation Forum will host the latest products made in Lithuania. Among them – mobile Parkinson‘s diagnostics application, virtual tutor platform, personalized toys manufactured with the 3D printer, space shuttle electronics module, mobile apps that can be used instead of the usual conference equipment and many others. The free exhibition took place on September 3 and 4 at Vilnius conference hall “Litexpo“. The original ideas generated by Lithuanian start-ups as well as innovative products and successful cases of cooperation between science and business will be presented in the Read more>>>

Innovation investor with 20 years of experience Nicklas Bergman: ‘Curiosity drives human development‘.

Futurist Nicklas Bergman has been investing to the new technology for over 20 years. He cooperates closely with Washington D.C based think tank Tech Cast and Lund University. Mr. Bergman will talk about future technology in Vilnius Innovation Forum 2015, organized by The Ministry of Economy of Lithuania and Agency of Science, Innovation and Technology. The expert will discuss the changing relationship between society and technology and its importance to our lives.   During this career N. Bergman became convinced that technology changes constantly and new niches for previously unimaginable products or services emerge constantly. Today he is trying to Read more>>>

Vilnius Innovation Forum ’15 inspired entrepreneurs to develop innovative ideas

It was all about start-ups community in Vilnius Innovation Forum ‘Innovation Drift ‘on September 3 and 4. The discussions were held on the future business and its perspectives. Experts from around the globe shared their insights and practical advices. Among them – Per Moller, founder of the investment fund Blue Lime Labs, Ilja Laurs, chairman at Nextury Ventures, Business Angel Fund I partners Arvydas Strumskis and others. Visitors were also invited to the creativity workshop, led by writer Kristupas Sabolius and creative director of advertising agency NEW! Tomas Ramanauskas.   Special start-up session in Vilnius Innovation Forum was the final Read more>>>

Marketing manager at Google R. Urbanas: „Business must understand how technology changes the expectations of their customers“

Marketing manager at Google Regimantas Urbanas says that internet enables direct service sharing; customers can get the necessary service from other customers. In this sense technology coerces businesses to improve, make creative decisions and communicate with their customers personally. R. Urbanas shared his insights on changes of customer‘s and entrepreneur’s behaviour in Vilnius Innovation Forum ‘Innovation Drift’ last week.   “In order to stay relevant and satisfy even the most demanding customers, business has to stay up to date with the newest technology. When they are mastered, business becomes competitive. I hope that scientists and entrepreneurs, who are famous for Read more>>>

Former LinkedIn executive: innovation requires a lot of risk and missteps

Innovation Drift, an international Vilnius Innovation forum took place at the conference hall Litexpo last week. Among many others, Kevin Eyres, the first LinkedIn employee outside the United States and former head of the company‘s European department, was be speaking. During his career, Mr. Eyres has been in charge of 3 Silicon Valley companies in Europe. Wired UK, an influential magazine, has included him into the list of 100 most influential business technology people. During the forum K. Eyres emphasised significance of leadership in framing innovation. Mr. Eyres, who has established his own investment fund, shared his knowledge based on Read more>>>

Business consultant K. Apkalns: In order to survive, you have to adapt to changes quickly

During the Vilnius Innovation Forum ‘Innovation Drift’ business consultant and partner at consulting company ‘Business Models Inc’ Karlis Apkalns advised how to stay competitive in the innovation age. According to him, it is vital to react to changes quickly. The speaker emphasizes that models of business management are prone to change. If in the past manufacturing the product was the only thing needed, later on competition has forced businesses to offer the best product. After a while, companies had to create sales teams and become experts on the product, its price, customers and sales. What should business expect in the Read more>>>

Representative of World Economic Forum: Europe needs more ambitious entrepreneurs

There is a tendency for SMEs in Europe to be satisfied with only a moderate rate of turnover, with many businesses failing to grow after generating around 2 million euros per year. These numbers indicate that Europe lacks ambitious entrepreneurs, who are willing and able to employ innovative business models and technology across the region to scale up, Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee at The World Economic Forum (WEF) Nicholas Davis said during Vilnius Innovation Forum 2015.   “Despite having six of the world’s top ten most innovative economies, Europe has a significant competitiveness challenge. Read more>>>

Vilnius Innovation Drift 2015: from wooden toys to space technology

Innovation is indespensable in today‘s economy. Despite the risk and critics – every competetive enterprise must employ them. Such ideas have been shared in Vilnius Innovation Forum ‘Innovation Drift‘ in September. Almost 1500 people visited the event, while 60 speakers from 30 countries shared their insights. Among the most popular speakers were former ‘LinkedIn‘ executive in Europe Kevin Eyres and ‘Mars One‘ co-founder and CEO Bas Lansdrop. “The hyper growth of LinkedIn was always followed by a widespread doubt. I have been trying to figure out how doubt affects executives and experts in other teams and realized that we need Read more>>>

Audio translation app

Try out the new audio translation during the VIF 2015 English-lithuanian and lithuanian-english translation will be provided during all events of Vilnius Innovation Forum 2015 ‘Innovation drift‘. You can use the usual headphones or download the app Interactio in your smartphone and listen to the stream straight from your phone, avoiding the queues. To use Interactio you have to connect to Wi-fi and plug into your headphones. After you open the app select the Vilnius Innovation Forum 2015, event you want to listen to and your language. Interactio will only be available in Room 3. . Rest of the conference Read more>>>

Call out for volunteers

Call out for volunteers  Vilnius Innovation Forum is currently seeking volunteers to work at the event at 3-4 September – don’t miss your chance to join one of the most important innovation events in the Baltic countries! The “Innovation Drift” is a two-day event that will host over 40 internationally renowned speakers and some of the most prominent representatives of science and business, including companies such as “Google”, World Economic Forum, CERN, “Mars One”, NASA, and others. Join the Vilnius Innovation Forum volunteers’ team if you: have good/ excellent English skills; work well in fast pace environment; enjoy meeting and Read more>>>

Press release

Press release 06/08/2015 Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe The World Economic Forum, Google, LinkedIn, CERN and Mars One amongst the presenters 500 entrepreneurs, representatives of international organisations and businesses will gather in Vilnius on 3–4 September to share their knowledge in the second Vilnius innovation forum ‘The Innovation Drift’. During the two-day event more than 40 presenters will discuss the future of business and technology. Special sessions will focus on future business and startups, intellectual property, drones, cosmic space research, bio economics, arts and other creative industries. Presentations will be delivered by the representatives Read more>>>