Clean Technology Cluster: 2012-2015

The most important project “Clean Technology Cluster” (further – CLEANTECH LATVIA) was implemented during the period September 2012 – December 2015.

The purpose of the project was to foster and promote Latvian Cleantech companies, organizations, joint ventures, research and educational institutions. Over the project Cluster facilitated recognition of enterprises, their products and services both in Latvia and in the world, provided communication among entrepreneurs, improved of the value chain and efficiency, transferred of knowledge and practical experience from science to business.

CLEANTECH LATVIA is a non-governmental cluster organization launched to foster and promote Latvian Cleantech companies, organizations, joint ventures, research and educational institutions. Established in 2012, the cluster facilitates recognition of enterprises, their products and services both in Latvia and in the world, communication among entrepreneurs, improvement of the value chain and efficiency, transfer of knowledge and practical experience from science to business.

CLEANTECH LATVIA was committed to grow a vibrant clean technology industry and business community in Latvia by using regional strengths through innovation, research, new technology development and facilitation of international business opportunities. In other words raising awareness about green industry issues important to entrepreneurs and society.

The establishment of cluster was supported by European Union structural funds; Latvian Investment and Development Agency managed program implementation and monitoring, in the framework of the contract No. L-KAP-12-0009. The total project budget was 601 614 EUR, of which 522 415 EUR was ERDF co-financing and 79 199 EUR CLEANTECH LATVIA financial contribution.

Project were successfully finished and we proud to announce that during the project 68 marketing activities covering 20 different countries were organized, including: 16 trade missions; participation in 10 conferences; CLEANTECH LATVIA stand in 4 exhibitions; 6 sale seminars; 10 workshops on various topics of clean technologies and 22 individual foreign visits. To provide fruitful entry into the markets 2 foreign market and 2 industry studies were carried out. To promote R&D activities 10 feasibility studies supporting development of new products and technologies were done.

At the end of 2015, CLEANTECH LATVIA has 33 members – 5 scientific and higher education institutions and 28 enterprises.