US e-logistics company moves its R&D to Vilnius


US-based e-logistics company Carggo has announced about the moving of its software development center to Vilnius. The company has plans to increase its staff by recruiting another 65 local professionals. According to Carggo, it chose Lithuania as an R&D hub due to the country’s IT talent, convenient infrastructure and excellent work/life balance. The Vilnius-based team will work on the company’s Read more

UK based financial market consultancy Catalyst is coming to Lithuania


Vilnius has been chosen as the first nearshore consulting hub of UK-based financial markets consultancy Catalyst Development Ltd (hereinafter ‘Catalyst’). The plans are to hire around 30 staff over the next three years, including highly skilled business analysts and consultants. Catalyst’s specialty is regulatory-driven change, organisational improvement, technology and talent development. Its clients include investment banks, clearing houses and exchanges, Read more

The US marketing technology leader Bazaarvoice is to set up its office in Vilnius


The US company Bazaarvoice engaged in the development of technologies that allow associating brands with customers by personalizing every shopping experience has just announced about the opening of its office in Vilnius. The company working with such world-renowned companies as QVC, Debenhams and Argos will hire a dozen of deployment engineering, technical support and finance specialists in the upcoming six Read more

Financial Times: Vilnius among the top three cities of the future


Vilnius Investment Attraction Strategy is seen as one of the best in Europe. Vilnius has become the third best European city in terms of attractiveness for foreign investments in the European city ranking published by the Financial Times Investment Expert Group fDi Intelligence magazine. The award-winning fDi Magazine is viewed by the international community as a barometer of investment attractiveness Read more

Europe’s fastest growing HR Tech start up opens service centre in Vilnius


Swedish company Benify, which is among Europe’s fastest-growing human resource technology companies, is opening a service centre in Vilnius, with plans for fast growth and the subsequent employment of content and transaction management professionals as well as customer service staff in the Lithuanian capital over the coming years. “We have been looking at nearshoring alternatives for some time now to Read more

“Fintech” and “Blockchain” elite will meet in Vilnius

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“We will celebrate an unprecedented housewarming party on the weekend”, said Lionginas Šepetys, Director of real estate group “Urban Inventors”, the owner of the exclusively-shaped Green Hall building. Nearly 150 guests, who can surely be called the elite of “fintech” and “blockchain”, will officially inaugurate the first international “Blockchain Center Vilnius” in Europe. “Currently, the entire global “blockchain” community has Read more

Vilnius is the most dynamically developing city in the Central and Eastern Europe


Vilnius was elected the most dynamically developing city of service centres in the region in the Central and Eastern European Service Centres Awards held in Warsaw on Thursday evening, and representatives of Lithuania won another five prizes. Vilnius was awarded as the most dynamically developing city of service centres in the region for the fourth consecutive year. According to the Read more

Vilnius – the first capital of the Baltic States, which has become a member of Startup City Alliance Europe

Vilnius is the first city in the Baltic States and the entire East-Central Europe region, which has become a full-fledged member of the Startup City Alliance Europe (SCALE). The application of “Go Vilnius” for the membership of Vilnius city was approved in the meeting of the alliance held in Kiev. SCALE has been developing a system, which helps European start-ups Read more

World Courier is expanding its activities


The global specialized logistics leader World Courier opened its office in Vilnius this December. The company plans to develop logistics services and establish a regional financial service centre in Lithuania. World Courier is the subsidiary of the global pharmaceutical corporation AmerisourceBergen, which currently ranks 11th in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest enterprises. The World Courier office opened up Read more

Vilnius will establish an innovation industrial park, creating 1 000 highly qualified jobs


The Vilnius Council approved the proposal to establish the Innovation Industrial Park of Vilnius. The new industrial park will be set up near Nemenčinė Highway, in Vismaliukai, in the territory of the former military polygon. Manufacturing companies creating well-paid jobs and developing high-value-added technologies   will be invited to set up in the park. The establishment of another industrial park in Read more

A tourist tax will open up new prospects for tourism development in Vilnius


Today, the Vilnius City Council approved the introduction of the so-called tourist tax by the majority of its votes. Calculations have been made that having introduced this tax, the budget of the capital city should increase by about 2 million euros per year starting from 2019, while the collected funds would be allocated to increase international competitiveness of the city Read more

Business, art and technology brought together at Live Square space on Gediminas avenue

Live Square

The future-inspired present reality space serving as the grounds for clustering between business, art and technology and for an exchange of knowledge and ideas – this is the vision that is behind the creation of the open space Live Square on Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius. In the celebration of the synergy between the technologies and art, a time capsule “is Read more

The global sports technology leader opens up a new technology hub in Vilnius


Genius Sports, a global leader in sports technology and trusted partner to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the English Premier League, is expanding its operations in Vilnius with plans to create more than 100 jobs for software developers and data analysts over 12 months. Headquartered in London and across 16 locations worldwide, Genius Sports provides sports data technology, distribution Read more

Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer Kinze Expanding in Vilnius: Will Develop Technologies for the Internet of Things


The US agricultural equipment manufacturer Kinze is expanding its operations in Lithuania by establishing an electronic product development centre in Vilnius. Over the next three years, the company plans to hire 25 highly-qualified electronics professionals and programme system engineers in the new centre. “The decision to set up one of our most important centres in Vilnius was taken very quickly. Read more

Schüco Increases its Activities in Vilnius


Schüco, a German manufacturer of windows, doors, and façade systems, creates a centre of engineering services in Vilnius. The company plans to build a team of construction and mechanical engineering professionals, which will provide services to the clients of the company in Northern Europe. “Lithuanians have been creating and manufacturing products for the markets of the Scandinavian countries for years; Read more

Sentiance, Artificial Intelligence Innovators will Open a Research and Development Unit in Vilnius


The Belgian company Sentiance which is developing an artificial intelligence-based technology for studying human habits is settling in Lithuania. Over the next three years, the company plans to recruit about 30 data scientists and highly qualified software system specialists in the new Vilnius R&D unit. “We made the decision to settle in Lithuania, seeing the skills and abilities of the Read more

Mayor: significant investments coming to Vilnius from Germany


Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius has met earlier today with investors from the German company Homanit Holding, who announced buying part of AB Grigeo business for the development of larger-scale production. The meeting was attended by Grigeo President Gintautas Pangonis and the owner of the German company Homanit Holding GmbH, Fritz Homann. “We are happy to have smart companies as Read more

Vilnius Is Being Introduced on One of the Largest Travel Organisation Platforms

Vilnius from above

This autumn Vilnius is being introduced to tourists on one of the world’s largest travel organisation platforms Expedia. The platform uniting a number of well-known travel websites such as is one of the most popular travel organisation tools among European and American residents. “Expedia is very popular among travellers, however, so far Vilnius was only little visible on the Read more

Fintech Revolut Settles in Lithuania With Local Office and Team


Revolut hires local team in Vilnius to boost the Baltics market. Innovative fintech targets 100,000 Lithuanian customers by end of year. Vilnius-based team will also focus on Latvian and Estonian markets. Revolut has taken a further step towards positioning Lithuania as a key market as the innovative fintech announces the launch of a Vilnius-based office and team. The Vilnius-based team Read more

At real estate auctions, the City of Vilnius sold property for EUR 2.5 million


The municipality of the capital, having first in Lithuania started selling its real estate through public electronic auctions, during the first six months of this year sold property no longer in use for 2.5 million euros. One of the largest objects thus disposed of this year is an administrative building at M.K. Čiurlionio St. for 353,000 euros, and non-residential premises Read more

Chinese businessmen plan investment in the Vilnius IT sector


Chinese businessmen in cooperation with their Lithuanian partners intend to establish an investment fund worth up to 10 million euros; the purpose of the fund is to invest in Lithuanian IT and high-tech start-ups, biotechnology and laser industries. That was the subject-matter of discussion at the meeting in Vilnius with a group of highly influential investors, ‘business angels’ from China. Read more

Danish IT firm operating global online review platform to establish development team in Vilnius


Trustpilot, considered one of Denmark’s most promising startups, is establishing a product development division in Vilnius. In the next two years, the company, which operates one of the world’s largest online review communities, plans to build a team of approximately 40 software system engineers in the Lithuanian capital. Initially, this team will be responsible for the infrastructure of big data Read more

The Largest ICT Hub In The Baltic-Nordic Region Opens In Vilnius


Vilnius Tech Park, the largest ICT hub in the Baltic-Nordic region, was opened in the Lithuanian capital on November 16. The park is located in the grounds of a renovated 19th century hospital in the city’s Antakalnis neighbourhood, and is spread across 80,000 square metres. Vilnius Tech Park has the capacity for over 700 working spaces for freelancers and startups. Read more

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


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: Fast And Open To Video Game Developers

Vilnius Mayor Šimašius welcomes guests to GameOn 2016

Speaking at the 2016 GameOn video game conference, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius encouraged game developers to bring their big idea to Vilnius. GameOn 2016 will take place between October 29 – 30 at the LITEXPO exhibition and congress centre in Vilnius, and promises to showcase the best of video game culture in the Baltic-Nordic region. “Without doubt, Vilnius will be Read more

The First International Conference of Service Centers in Vilnius, the City of the Future Europe


The first international conference of service centers “Baltic SSC Conference” that will last three days has started in Vilnius, which has developed the strongest cluster of service centers in the Baltic States.  In the conference organized in the region for the first time the most important representatives of the sector will exchange ideas and discuss the challenges of the transformation Read more to bring its healthy lifestyle revolution to Vilnius Tech Park

kilo-lt-logo, one of the first healthy lifestyle startups in Lithuania, has joined Vilnius Tech Park. The company, which has already been helping its clients to lead healthier lifestyles for three years, will also aim to improve the lifestyle of the startup community in the park. Personalised wellbeing solutions provides personalised nutrition and fitness solutions online to help its growing Read more

Submission deadline for Vilnius Multifunctional Hub concession project has been extended to 8th of November, 2016


Submission deadline for Vilnius Multifunctional Hub concession project has been extended to 8th of November, 2016. Key information on Vilnius Multifunctional Hub concession project is presented below: • At least 15,000 seat stadium. • Up to 1,500 square meters of space for a sports museum. • Educational facilities (kindergarten with capacity of at least 300 students). • Facilities for football, Read more

First Radisson RED Hotel in Vilnius To Open Doors by 2020

Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius (left), Lords LB Asset Management fund manager,  Marius Žemaitis (center),  VP of Business Development for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, David Jenkins (right)

  Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the first Radisson RED in the Baltics, Russia & CIS region. The hotel will be in Vilnius city center, next door to the existing Radisson Blu Lietuva hotel, and only a short walk from Read more

Lithuania’s shared services sector records 12% growth


Personnel levels in Lithuania’s shared services sector have increased by 12% this year. And with 7 new centres established in the last 12 months, there are now a total of 50 shared services centres operating in Lithuania. The latest figures on the sector, taken from an annual survey conducted by the foreign investment development agency Invest Lithuania, reveal that shared Read more