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

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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 Hotels.com 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

Vilnius launches the biggest renewal of public transport in its history

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Vilnius is celebrating an unprecedented and truly historic event. It has launched the biggest renewal of public transport in the city’s history. The first 50 of the total 250 new buses are on their way and will transport local residents and guests of the city across Vilnius. The last major renewal of Vilnius public transport took place a decade ago Read more

Fintech Revolut Settles in Lithuania With Local Office and Team

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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

Vilnius is celebrating one more victory: this year all children of Vilnius aged 3-7 will be accepted to kindergartens!

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The kindergartens of Vilnius now will accommodate even more children! This autumn all little residents of Vilnius aged 3-7 will be accepted to public kindergartens of the capital, as many as 5,611 of them. 4,842 children have already been invited to the kindergartens, and 769 will be invited additionally by 1 September.   The growing numbers of children admitted to Read more

Vilnius donating to its residents nearly 100 million euros to renew their yards

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The City has found a way to encourage residents of Vilnius to renew the entire quarters of the old multi-apartment houses – the Council approved a large-scale ‘Neighbourhood territories’ renewal programme providing for compensation to 1,288 newly established neighbourhoods for a renewal of their respective quarters. The City of Vilnius will allocate 10 euros for one sq.m of renewed territory Read more

Global incubator 1776 selects Vilnius Tech Park to host Challenge Cup startup competition

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Global Network for Innovation 1776 and Lithuania’s biggest ICT hub Vilnius Tech Park today announced they will join forces on 22 September in Vilnius to organise a local round of Challenge Cup 2017, an annual global competition around the world to identify the most promising startups that solve the world’s biggest challenges. This year Vilnius is one of 75 cities, Read more

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

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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

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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

More Convenient Information for Tourists in Vilnius

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Resource mobilisation for welcoming tourists to Vilnius, two special temporary Tourist Information Centres, travel information available in six languages: the City of Vilnius has implemented these and other initiatives in preparation for the reconstruction work at the capital’s airport. Everything is being considered in order to guarantee that tourists visiting the capital are properly welcomed and face as little inconvenience Read more

Vilnius Tech Park launches virtual membership program

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Lithuania‘s Vilnius Tech Park, based in the historical site of Sapieha park, introduces virtual membership – a new way to become a part of the technology hub. The program will enable more organizations not only to use the park‘s infrastructure, contacts, experienced partners services, but also to contribute to the development of the country‘s startup ecosystem without having a physical Read more

The Virtual Telia Vilnius History Not-a-Museum Inaugurated in Vilnius

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On the evening of 1 June a unique and unparalleled in Europe Telia Vilnius History Non-Museum was inaugurated at Vokiečių Street in Vilnius. The visitors are invited to a fifteen minute session that restores as many as 700 years’ history of Vilnius by the means of multi-layer computer graphics, lasers, and projections. A number of well-known public figures delivered welcome Read more

Jurgis Didžiulis invites to elect the most hospitable places and people of Vilnius

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Starting from May 30 residents and guests of Vilnius may cast their votes to a most friendly café, a restaurant or a museum, or an employee warmly smiling to visitors, as the 10th contest ‘Hospitality of Vilnius’ has been launched. “I love Vilnius, and I want all to love the city! Vilnius is a place for a discovery around every Read more

The Most Multinational City in Lithuania Celebrating a Day of Ethnic Communities

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Vilnius, a city friendly and open to all, is for the fourth time celebrating the Day of Lithuanian ethnic communities. Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of the multi-national city, with several tens of different ethnic communities gathered in the Town Hall of the capital. “To say that Vilnius is celebrating the day of ethnic minorities is not entirely accurate, because in Read more

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:

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

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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

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

Exceptional night event “240 minutes of CHARGE” gathered more than a hundred participants

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Exceptional night event “240 minutes of CHARGE” gathered more than a hundred participants, who not only deepened their experience and knowledge, made new acquaintances, but also thought of possibilities how to make Vilnius a more attractive place for tourists. Capital received a wide variety of ideas, such as tourism in the WORST areas of the city or underground toilets. Perhaps 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

Vilnius Mayor greets record-breaking one millionth visitor to Baltic capital

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Jenni U.’s and her husband’s trip to Vilnius, Lithuania to celebrate their third wedding anniversary turned into a festive occasion for the city as a whole this week. As Finnair Flight AY 131 from Helsinki descended into Vilnius, the pilot informed the passengers that their plane was carrying the one millionth visitor to Vilnius this year – a new record Read more

New Year Fireworks for the joy of residents and guests of Vilnius on the 31st of December

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On the New Year eve residents and guests of Vilnius are kindly invited to the Cathedral Square to meet the coming 2017 at the most important Christmas tree in Lithuania, and enjoy the view – the City of Vilnius is donating a festive firework presentation that this year will be launched from the Stalo hill. While donating the New Year Read more

From December onwards – a 24/7 bus shuttling to the airport

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A Vilnius City transport entity “Susiekimo paslaugos” informs that as from December 1, Route 88 Airport–centre–Europe square buses will be operating round the clock, seven days per week. The name of the route will be changed – from now on the Route 88 bus will be called ‘Airport–Station–Old Town–Independence square’. ‘We have an excellent and exceptional public transportation route, dedicated 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

Christmas Tree Illuminated by 50,000 Lightbulbs Opens Festive Season in Vilnius

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On the evening of November 26, 2016, the spirit of Christmas came to Vilnius as the Christmas Tree was lit at 19:00 on Cathedral Square in the heart of the city’s Old Town. Building on the success of last year’s Christmas Tree, which was nominated as one of the best in the world by The Guardian, this year’s tree has Read more