Vilnius Doubles This Year’s Funding for Road Surfacing; 54 km of Streets to Be Paved

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A record amount – 22 million euros – is planned for the street maintenance of the capital. 11 million euros will be allocated from the National road maintenance and development programme of the Republic of Lithuania, and the same amount – from the city budget. There has never been so much financing allocated for street maintenance from the budget; it Read more

Vilnius Mayor and Council report

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Vilnius Mayor and Council two years report to Vilnius Tech Park community, Antakalnis based organizations representatives, and other active residents. Download Mayor report:

Aviation hackathon winners offer educational app for air passengers

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In the last weekend of April, Lithuania’s Vilnius Tech Park hosted technology solutions contest Hacker Games Pro: Aviation. The hackathon, designed to foster cooperation between airline companies and startups, attracted tech enthusiasts from Lithuania, Tajikistan, Russia and Belarus. Among the presented business ideas was a system, which plans trips around the world, a cargo transportation reservations platform and an augmented Read more

Samuelis Bakas Named Honorary Citizen of Vilnius

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Vilnius recently bestowed the distinction of honorary citizen upon renowned Litvak painter Samuelis Bakas. The selection of Mr Bakas marks the 15th time Vilnius has named an honorary citizen. The distinction is awarded to individuals of special merit who, through their work and actions, have made significant contributions to both Vilnius and Lithuania. The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum submitted Read more

Hacker Games Pro: created new app to delight drivers

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On 31 March – 2 April, Vilnius Tech Park hosted the first event of Hacker Games Pro, during which programmers, designers and other specialists developed technology products. Among the created projects was an app, allowing to book a charging station for an electric car, a system to evaluate real chances of getting to public kindergartens in Vilnius and an electronic Read more

Deeper joins the Vilnius Tech Park community

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The highly successful Lithuanian startup Deeper has joined Vilnius Tech Park. Deeper designs, develops and produces smart devices for outdoor activities. Having grown exponentially in the last 5 years, and with products for sale in over 50 countries across the globe, they’re now ready to take the next step. Smart Sonars and Locks Founded in 2012, Deeper revolutionized angling with Read more

Entrepreneurs and professionals team up at the open data hackathon

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On March 31 – April 2, Vilnius Tech Park will host Hacker Games Pro, the first hackathon uniting startups, innovation enthusiasts and large enterprises. During the creative workshop, more than 100 people will develop open data-based technologies. Participants will compete for the prize – an opportunity to develop the proposed business idea further with the assistance of mentors and to Read more

Vilnius Invites the World to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuanian Statehood with the Sound of Trumpets

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One year before the proclamation of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood in Vilnius – from this 16th February until 16th February next year, daily at 19 hours 18 minutes – trumpet player Laurynas Lapė and his students will perform the composition “Dear Lithuania” for Vilnius residents and guests from the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius invites a co-founder of Facebook to visit Vilnius

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Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius, invited Sheryl Sandberg, one of the founders of Facebook to visit Vilnius. As a criticism of the policy concerning immigrants of the new President Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg uploaded at the social network a picture of her great-great-grandmother Chana Bassa, originally coming from Vilnius. ‘If Chana had not taken that difficult journey, I would not Read more

Remigijus Šimašius invites 1,500 people to become Ambassadors of Vilnius abroad

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At the 5th International “Adventur” Exhibition on Tourism and Active Leisure, which opened today, Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of Vilnius, opened a symbolic door to Vilnius, through which 1,500 Ambassadors of the Lithuanian capital will travel to foreign countries. “Every Vilnius dweller and person who loves Vilnius and travels abroad is not just a simple tourist, but an Ambassador of Read more

Viral content platform Bored Panda joins Vilnius Tech Park community

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Bored Panda, the panda-friendly, viral content creating web magazine, is joining the Vilnius Tech Park community. The startup, launched in Lithuanian in 2009, is busy filling the internet with creative posts, amazing artwork, fun picture galleries and articles in English and Spanish. A viral content machine Bored Panda’s platform, created when its founder, Tomas Banisauskas, decided he wanted to only Read more

This year the kindness campaign “Let’s meet up over coffee” to start in Vilnius will include theatre performances to entertain seniors

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It is on November 25 that the16th kindness campaign for the seniors “Let’s meet up over coffee” will start in Vilnius. The senior residents of Vilnius are invited by the Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius to have a treat of free coffee or tea in the cafés taking part in the campaign. The Lithuanian National Drama Theatre (LNDT) that joined the Read more

Go Vilnius Launches Vilnius Welcome Kit to Attract Talent from Abroad

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Go Vilnius – the official business and tourism development agency of the City of Vilnius – is pleased to announce the launch of the new Vilnius Welcome Kit. It is aimed at attracting talent from abroad to live and work in Europe‘s Happiest Capital (according to Eurostat). Please download be-with-us-in-vilnius Please download here-with-us-in-vilnius Speaking at the launch of the Vilnius Welcome Read more

Vilnius is going to house a modern hotel of the world’s largest “Marriott” hotel chain

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A franchise agreement between the real estate investment company “Hanner” and representatives of the world’s largest “Marriott” hotel chain was signed on November 9, 2016. In the Baltic States this is the first hotel of this international chain. The signing procedure was followed by the announcement of a 4-star Courtyard by Marriott hotel to be opened in Rinktinės street. Moreover, Read more

Vilnius airport – even more family friendly

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From now on Vilnius International Airport will be paying even greater attention to passengers travelling with young children. The airport already changed the marking of the family lines, and the parents are offered greatly functional solutions that will make travelling with children even more enjoyable. ‘The family segment is greatly important to us. We make all the effort to ensure Read more

Vilnius to host first ever international Shared Service Centre Conference in the Baltics

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Vilnius, which has seen its service centre cluster develop strongly in recent years, is to host the first ever international shared service centre conference in the region. The Baltic SSC Conference, which will take place October 12-13, will be attended by more than 60 industry professionals from ten countries. And as Mantas Katinas, General Manager of foreign investment development agency Read more

Vilnius Tech Park to house innovative programming school CodeAcademy

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The programming school CodeAcademy has announced that it will be joining Sapiegos Vilnius Tech Park, the biggest startup hub in the region. From this autumn, the academy will be giving a wide range of programming classes from its new premises at Vilnius Tech Park. Classes will be given both to members of the Tech Park community and to members of Read more

5G network makes debut in fast and open Vilnius

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Lithuanian mobile market leader Tele2 together with leading global telecommunications equipment company Nokia brought 5G-ready technology to the Baltics for the first time. 4.3 Gigabit per second mobile internet speed were reached in this pre-standard 5G demonstration, using commercially available Nokia equipment. This first ever demonstration of a 5G-ready network running on commercial platforms in the Baltics underlines the momentum Read more

Mayor of Vilnius: ‘We support and stand together with France’

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The mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius extends his deepest condolences to His Excellency Ambassador Philippe Jeantaud and strongly condemns the act of barbarism which struck Europe, France and the French holiday resort Nice as it celebrated the Bastille Day yesterday evening. It is reported that at least 84 people have died and more than 100 have been injured. “Today, we Read more

Restored Old Jewish Cemetery in Olandų street is becoming a widely-visited place

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Užupis Jewish Cemetery in Vilnius has changed dramatically in recent years:  new alleys and paths have been laid out and information boards have been put up in the territory of 11 ha. Vilnius municipality in cooperation with the Jewish Community began restoration works at the cemetery in September last year:  trees, shrubs and bushes, which covered the area and thus Read more

Mayor of Vilnius accepted head of China’ s largest tourism company of China

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Today, Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius accepted the Regional Director Roger Qiu of China’s largest tourism company Ctrip and familiarised the guest with the potential of Vilnius tourism and investment, told him about a new tourism and business promotion agency “GO Vilnius” being developed in the capital. China is a distant important country in the capital’s marketing strategy in which Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius visited Uber’s office in Amsterdam

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The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius visited Uber’s office in Amsterdam, where he met the company’s Head of Operations Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and discussed the possibilities for realizing Vilnius’ potential. The Mayor encouraged the company to try out new services in Vilnius and suggested the possibility of transferring other departments to Vilnius, emphasizing the great potential for economics, law, and creativity Read more

The City of Vilnius takes up leadership in promotion of tourism and business: new agency ‘GO Vilnius’

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Vilnius is about to create an urban economy brains centre: an international tourism and business promotion agency ‘GO Vilnius’. As soon as in May the operations profile of the current public institution Vilnius Convention Centre will be expanded, by adding to its structure a ‘GO Vilnius’ team – solely responsible for international tourism, city marketing and promotion of investment. The Read more

Vilnius Tech Park show office to give entrepreneurs enticing preview of the facilities in store at new tech hub

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A show office has been opened at Vilnius Tech Park this week, providing budding entrepreneurs with a glimpse of the top facilities the tech hub will have to offer when it opens its doors later this year. The park, which will be the biggest ICT Hub in the region, is currently being developed in the Lithuanian capital. And according to Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius Collects a Prestigious FDI Award in Cannes

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The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius today arrived in Cannes (France) to attend the annual international real estate show MIPIM. At the top of his agenda is the promotion of Vilnius as a rising hub for foreign investment, and he will be meeting with a number of important investors and participating in discussions to further this aim. On the first Read more

Vilnius’s New Mayoral Strategy: A breath of fresh air for Northern Europe’s hottest new business hub

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Vilnius is on the rise. This year alone the city has already secured 3rd place, after Zurich and Edinburgh, in the mid-sized European Cities category of the Financial Times fDI European Cities of the Future index. And with foreign investment on the increase – last year saw the country’s FDI agency Invest Lithuania posting its best results ever – the Read more

The Capital City to look for New Solutions in an International Tendering Procedure

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The Municipal Government of the Capital City, together with the Lithuanian Union of Architects and private investors, have announced an international tendering procedure for an architectural project for the centre of Vilnius – Konstitucijos Avenue.  This large scale site would incorporate hotels and office buildings and greatly augment what is fast becoming the city’s modern business district. The Municipal Government Read more

Voiced stories of Vilnius in a modern audioguide

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AudiogidasVilnius Tourist Information Centre has renewed the audioguide. From now on, tourists shall have a possibility to discover the city in a more comfortable way. The audioguide meant for tourists provides a possibility to explore the city as if you are travelling with a guide, but it also lets you freely plan your time and route. It is comfortable to Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius Promotes Investment And Start-Ups on His Recent Trip to London

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Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of Vilnius, has recently returned from an official mayoral visit to London, during which he attended a discussion at the mayor Innovations Studio together with the mayors of Tel Aviv, Austin, Warsaw, Bristol and other cities. The mayor had the opportunity to meet up with representatives of the world’s largest startup accelerators – MassChallenge, Level39, and Read more