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

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

Christmas is coming – meet it in the Capital, Cathedral Square, next week!

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This winter holiday season will be memorable to the residents and quests of the capital – Vilnius has prepared a great number of festal events and surprises that will be going on till January 8. The long-awaited 3D tale projection returns to the Christmas in the Capital events this year, the Christmas Design Square will be opened for the first Read more

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

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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

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: Fast And Open To Video Game Developers

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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

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

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

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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