Lithuania has taken another step towards strengthening its position as a high-technology country in the region.
The 26th January was a big day for Photonics4Industry partner Toolas cluster members based in Visoriai Information Technology Park (VITP) – the opening ceremony of “Mokslininku str. 6B” building. The premises stands out by the number of laboratories, enhanced cleanliness premises, testing, and prototyping facilities made just for 9 companies from laser, photonics, and space industries. The total expenses for building construction accede 8 million euros, and more than 70% of it was covered by companies settled there.
Half of Toolas cluster members are now working under the same roof, making mutual collaboration even closer and more effective. Most of the companies in the center provide components and services to each other, thus extending the domestic supply chain. 5 out of 6 floors of the facilities (including the basement) are occupied by 7 cluster members: Protogama, Direct Machining Control, Akoneer, Optonas, Ados-Tech and ADOS PRO, Optogama Photonics Solutions and Tektas. Now, this community has a perfect place to carry out their daily work, produce new products, upgrade experimental activities, and accelerate their future growth.
Congratulations and we hope that with the new building, new opportunities will come along!
Here are some interesting facts about Lithuania’s laser and space industries:
- Over 90% of Lithuania’s laser industry is concentrated in Vilnius and 80% of its output is exported.
- The value added per employee in the laser industry is 3 times the national average.
- 95% of the world’s TOP 100 universities use Lithuanian lasers for research.
- Laser systems are increasingly used in industrial and automotive applications, welding, cutting drilling, and surface treatment processes.
- The space technology industry grew by 70% between 2010 and 2020.
- Between 2022 and 2026, the global aerospace industry will grow at 6.84% annually.
Learn more: https://lithuania.lt/news/new-laser-and-space-tech-park-opens-in-vilnius/