Education - Overcoming the technology and resource management challenges by advocating for the Cleantech education and training. Engaging local and foreign innovators, experts and mentors to create knowledge base for new advancements in the field.
Water management - Seeking state of the art solutions for Water & Wastewater Treatment, Purification, Filtration and Conservation. Introducing and adapting globally recognized approaches and methods to local market.
Renewables - Engaging innovations that use, enable and accelerate the migration to renewable energy: Biofuels & Biomaterials, Fuel Cells, Energy Storage, Solar Systems, Energy Efficiency
Recycling - Finding the most recognized, efficient and cost effective methods for Recycling Waste to Energy, Mixed Wastes, Waste Treatment, Metals, Plastic/Rubber, and Management of Hazardous Waste.
Agriculture - Finding the most efficient and environmentally friendly approaches to Land and Forest Management, Natural Pesticides, Corp Yield, Sustainable Fertilizers that maximize the utilization of local resources and promotes Cleantech principles
Advanced Materials - Bringing innovation to applied sciences field to provide more efficient and out of box solutions for development and application of new advanced materials while maintaining and developing core competences for Cleantech sector.
Technology Transfer - Bringing the expertise and support to fill the gap between invention and innovation to support commercialization of clean technology inventions and solutions, transfer of knowledge and practical experience from science to business.
R&D - Promoting close cooperation among researchers and entrepreneurs in development of new products and technologies. Facilitating and bringing together groups of most innovative and advanced experts to collaborate on solving todays most significant Cleantech challenges.
Manufacturing - Introducing the most recognized solutions to production of globally competitive Cleantech products and services and maximizing the local potential in the field while introducing local companies and products to Cleantech global market.

News

CLEANTECH LATVIA, which is one of the founders of the Finnish-Latvian meta-cluster BALTIC CLEANTECH ALLIANCE on 03-07 October held a business visit to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Within the framework of this visit a business forum to promote innovative environmentally friendly technologies in Kyrgyzstan was held in Bishkek on 04-05 October. In turn, in Kazakhstan a similar business forum was held in Almaty on 06-07 October.

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On 22-23 August 2016 CLEANTECH LATVIA hosted BALTIC CLEANTECH ALLIANCE Partner meeting and Project Steering Group meeting in Riga, Latvia.

During these days we had a pleasure to welcome and listen to Ambassador of Finland in Latvia Mr. Olli Kantanen, Project Manager of Competitive Economy Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 Joint Secretariat Mr. Ülari Alamets, representatives from Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia and Finnish Chamber of Commmerce and of course several Finish and Latvian cleantech companies – Finnish Energy Club, GTK/Geologocal Survey of Finland, Pöyry Oy, VEGA 1 Ltd, Ekostandarts Tehnoloģijas Ltd, Auravia Latvia Ltd, BAO JSC, Karme Filtrs Ltd and Biotehniskais centrs JSC.

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Municipal solid waste (MSW) sorting station in Latvia, produced by our partner Technobalt Group, is biggest in Baltics.

Thanks to modern sorting technology the majority of the municipal waste is reused. Plant is sorting out many different materials e.g. biodegradable waste for producing biogas and different palstic materials (PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP, mixed plastic) to produce RDF-fuel. Special magnetic separator is sorting out balck and nonferrous metals. Input capacity of the plant is 300 000 tons per year.

This video will introduce you with the technological process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yAjFF7BKRM

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In July 2016, in Riga, is planneda third meeting ofLatvia-Turkmenistan Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

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International relations manager at CLEANTECH LATVIA Evija Pudane had a meeting with the European Union Special Representative for Central Asia region Peter Burian. The conversation was also attended by the Political Adviser to the EUSR for Central Asia Raimonds Vingris and Eastern Europe and Central Asia DepartmentSecond Secretary Gints Serafinovics.

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Trade mission of Cleantech enterprises was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 29 to 31 March 2016. Mission was organized by CLEANTECH LATVIA and following Latvian and Finish partners were represented: LTD Karme Filtrs, LTD Vega1, LTD Technobalt, LTD General Energy Group, Doranova Oy, Ferroplan Oy and Kaukointernational Oy.

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XVII International Environmental Forum «Baltic Sea Day» was held on 22-23 March 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the focuses of the Forum was the Round Table “Efficient use of energy and water – best practices of cleantech clusters of Baltic region”. In the framework of the EU project “CB2East” BALTIC CLEANTECH ALLIANCE members – Finnish companies “Pöyry Oy”, “Oilon Oy” and “Onninen Oy” and Latvian – “Karme filtrs”, “General Energy Group” and Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” shared their experience and knowledge in the field of energy efficiency and water resources.

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On 22 March 2016 the association CLEANTECH received the final payment of financial support in the framework of the project Clean Technology Cluster, Con. No. L-SSP-12-0009, and in this wayfinalizing project closure.

The project objective was to bring together Latvian clean technology companies, universities and research institutes with the experience, knowledge and technologies and ensure a common approach to the global market by promoting the exchange of information, attraction of investments and foreign market entry.

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On 27 January CLEANTECH LATVIA experts held a meeting with fund management company ZGI Capital (ZGI) about possible investment in member companies of CLEANTECH LATVIA.

ZGI got acquainted with the members of CLEANTECH LATVIA and their interests in export markets, as well as with potential of growth and interest in attraction of financial resources to ensure a high rate development. ZGI showed a particular interest to the following companies: LTD General Energy Group, LTD Auravia Latvia, LTD BELSS, JSC Biotehniskais Centrs, LTD EkoStandarts Tehnoloģijas, LTD Eko Osta, LTD KARME FILTRS, LTD VEGA 1 and LTD WATEX.

At the moment some companies are discussing opportunities for cooperation.

ZGI Capital was founded in 2005 and since that has invested in more than 10 projects in different industries. They have more than 15 investors, including local and foreign private investors, institutional investors, such as Development Financial Institution Altum, SEB Group, First Closed Pension Fund and European Regional Development Fund.

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Project Partners Meeting and Steering Group Meeting – in the framework of the CB2EAST project was held on 26 January 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.

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On November 17 CB2East project partners Finnish Water Forum, Gren Net Finland and CleanTech Latvia gathered its partners and other interested parties to the new projects’ kick-off event which took place in Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo, Vantaa, Helsinki, Finland. Overall the kick-off event gathered more than 20 industry representatives and entrepreneurs from Finland and Latvia.

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From 17th to 18th September CLEANTECH LATVIJA representatives – Anete Meļņika and Sabīne Ščerbača – participated in the third “Cluster-to-cluster Conference and Matchmaking: Innovation by Combination” which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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On September 16 – 18 the international specialized exhibition “Ecotech 2015” took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. For the first time Latvian Clean Technology Cluster CLEANTECH LATVIA participated in the exhibition whose stand was popular among the visitors of the exhibition and received the honor of the exhibition organizers “Debut of the Year”. Recycling, renewable energy sources and water treatment technologies raised the most of visitors’ interest.

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Goods news for CLEANTECH LATVIA team –  project concept on joint marketing activities with Finnish Water Forum un GreenNet Finland in the Central Asian markets to promote Latvian and Finnish water companies` export opportunities has been approved for funding by the Steering Committee (SC) of the Central Baltic programme in its meeting on August 25 – 26, 2015.

In order to this a project “Central Baltic Cleantech Clusters expanding to East of EU markets” or CB2East has been established and to start it off a project kick-off meeting will be organized on November 2, 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.

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The 11th Central-Asian International Exhibition for Environmental Technologies, Waste Management & Recycling, Industrial Water Treatment and Green Innovations Ecotech 2015 will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from September 16-18, 2015. CLEANTECH LATVIA will participate with its own stand to present Latvian best solutions in clean technology industry.

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On September 16 – 18 in Almaty, Kazakhstan an international wide range trade exhibition “EcoTech 2015” will take place in which for the first time CLEANTECH LATVIA and its member companies will participate as exhibitors.

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The Working Group on Environmental Governance and Climate Change of the EU-Central Asia Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation has launched its meeting in Tashkent. This meeting will be conducted on July 8 – 10, 2015, gathering over 80 participants that represent environment and water agencies, foreign ministries, regional and international organisations and the civil society.

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In June 15 – 19 CLEANTECH LATVIA member JSC “Biotehniskais Centrs” had stand in the exhibition “ACHEMA 2015” presenting the company and its latest developments in the biotechnology sector. JSC “Biotehniskais Centrs” showed the participants for evaluation the company’s latest offers – laboratory and pilot bioreactor versions and applications demonstrations.

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To promote business cooperation between Latvia and Kazakhstan in the field of water and extend the Latvian environmental technology companies on the Central Asian market, CLEANTECH LATVIA (Latvian Clean Technology Cluster) companies with a common “Cleantech Latvia” stand from May 27 to May 29 took part in the international water exhibition “SU ARNASY 2015” in Astana. During a conference held  in the parallel of exhibition, CLEANTECH LATVIA gave a presentation on cluster main activity directions and outlined potential areas of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Latvia.

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To develop and increase youth`s knowledge on energy efficient solutions and their application in today’s world on May 16 in the JSC “Sidrabe” premises the annual student competition`s “Saules Kauss 2015” final – solar vehicle competition – was held.

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CleanTech latvia, Finnish Water Forum un GreenNet Finland project concept on joint marketing activities in the Central Asian markets to promote Latvian and Finnish water companies` export opportunities has been approved in the The Central Baltic Programme to continue to the second step applications process.

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To promote business cooperation between Latvia and Kazakhstan in the field of water and extend the Latvian environmental technology companies on the Central Asian market, CLEANTECH LATVIA (Latvian Clean Technology Cluster) companies with a common “Cleantech Latvia” stand from May 27 to May 29 will take part in the international water exhibition “SU ARNASY 2015” in Astana.

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CLEANTECH LATVIA within the current Clean Technology cluster project has coordinated the amendments with the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) for additional funding in the amount of 95 000 EUR and for extending the period of project implementation until December 31, 2015. We invite all of the members to become actively involved in implementing activities!

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During the third day of the Green Bridge Forum 2015, April 17 a memorandum on cooperation in cleantech sector, including information exchange and implementation of future plans was signed in Jūrmala.

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On April 15 CLEANTECH LATVIA and Riga Technical University`s (RTU) Institute of energy systems and environment (VASSI) signed an agreement on cooperation on creation of a Waste-to-Energy department within CLEANTECH LATVIA.

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Green Bridge Forum 2015 “Building the Bridge to Clean Technologies between European Union and Central Asian countries” will be held from 15th to 18th April, 2015 at the Baltic Beach Hotel in Jūrmala, Latvia.

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CleanTech Latvia representatives Dina Eglite and Anete Melnika in the frame of the project “The Nordic-Baltic Mobility and Network Programme for Business and Industry” together with representatives from „BAO” Corp. – Guna Berzina and from „ZAAO” Ltd. – Martins Niklass  went on a visit to Denmark from 12th to 13th March.

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Cleantech Latvia is looking for volunteers who could help at Cleantech Latvia’s supported event “Green Bridge Forum 2015”. Cleantech Latvia is contributing the event by counseling and providing an organizational staff.

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On  February 25 in Tashkent a seminar on “Cooperation opportunities in the area of environmental technologies” was held to discuss the opportunities for cooperation. The event was organized by the Latvian Embassy in Uzbekistan in cooperation with CLEANTECH LATVIA and the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry of Latvia.

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On February 23-27 of this year a delegation of Latvian officials and entrepreneurs visits Uzbekistan, Tashkent and Samarkand, in order to further trans-national cooperation in the area of environmental technologies between the European Union and Central Asia.

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Cleantech Latvia is looking for volunteers for who could help Cleantech Latvia’s supported event “Green Bridge Forum 2015”. Cleantech Latvia is contributing the event by counseling and providing an organizational staff.

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Representatives of Latvian Cleantech cluster also known as CleanTech Latvia Evija Pudane and Sabine Scerbaca with partners from “WATEX”, Ltd., “Karme Filtrs”, Ltd. and “Belss”, Ltd. made a study visit to Finland as a part of “The Nordic-Baltic Mobility and Network Programme for Business and Industry” project. During the visit on January 27 – 29 the delegates visited organizations and companies of cleantech field interested in working in foreign markets and international cooperation on Central Asia projects.

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CLEANTECH LATVIA in cooperation with Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” and Latvian water and wastewater works association conducted a survey of municipal sewage sludge quality, its treatment and utilization planning proposals in different Latvian water service suppliers.

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On January 12-14 Cleantech Latvia representatives Dina Eglīte and Anete Meļņika together withMHD Research Centre representative Toms Beinerts and ZAAO representative Māris Kampenuss made a study trip to Norway as a part of “The Nordic-Baltic Mobility and Network Programme for Business and Industry” project.

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On November 6th Cleantech Latvia representatives attended waste management, waste processing and recycling as well as landfill technology and site remediation exhibition “DepoTech 2014″ in  Leoben, Austria.

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On the October 10 CLEANTECH LATVIA took part in a „Green innovation seminar and matchmaking event” set up by Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and “Innovation Norway”. During the matchmaking event CLEANTECH LATVIA met with its potential partners from Norway and discussed future collaboartion activities and the possibilities of common exploration of new markets mostly in Central Asia.

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