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Opportunities for partnership: in the field of ICT with Norwegian companies

Bilateral partnership is no longer new nowadays, joint projects promote mature business relationships and useful mutual insights and experiences in business. Lithuania and Norway are linked by a growing focus on sustainable and socially responsible business. In the period of 2014-2021, more than 117 mln. to promote business development, innovation and research, health, social dialogue, the environment and energy efficiency from the EEA and Norwegian financial mechanisms.

Prospects in the field of ICT in Lithuania 
The great potential of Lithuanian-Norwegian cooperation is visible in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. This area is considered to be one of the most promising topics of our time, and there is always the question of how it can contribute to efficient economic development. "ICT is an engine of innovation that addresses the major challenges facing the world today," says director of MITA Gintas Kimtys.

The Lithuanian IT sector is the largest in the Baltic States and is the most receptive to investment. 2014-2021 The implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism program “Business Development, Innovation and SMEs” is aimed at exploiting the potential of the IT sector by investing in the development of innovative IT solutions, products and technologies applicable in various industrial sectors.

"For several years now, a bilateral partnership has been developing between Lithuania and Norway, which opens up opportunities to more easily reach new markets, create new ideas, how to improve products or develop innovations. In addition, Lithuanian businesses are encouraged to adopt experience, find useful contacts and implement joint projects that are mutually beneficial, ”explains Ina Sinkevičiūtė, Norway Grants Program Manager.

Partnership with Norwegian companies

The program manager states that Norwegian companies specializing in ICT are open to joint projects under the ICT Development, Innovation and SMEs call. List of companies interested in the possibility of implementing joint projects under the program:
  • International Development Norway, an international project management and consulting company, works with ICT solutions for industrial digitization. The Internet of Things, Big Data, cybersecurity, machine learning, and data analytics are identified as achievable tools in every company's management to help optimize work and speed up processes.
  • Another Norwegian company, Culture Intelligence, is helping companies create an internal circular culture in order to establish themselves in the circular economy. Culturengine is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform developed by them that creates "circular culture codes" that help achieve the desired sustainability results.
  • GovTech and DataViz SMEs Åpenhet offer a partnership to contribute to the development of digital user interfaces, data integration and international cooperation.
According to I. Sinkevičiūtė, these companies are some of the many who want to contribute to joint partnership projects. Lithuanian companies benefit from submitting applications together with Norwegian companies and due to the fact that additional points are awarded for partnership with a Norwegian company.

All companies that are interested in Lithuanian-Norwegian cooperation, its benefits and want to implement a joint project with a foreign partner are invited to submit an application under the call for proposals in the field of ICT published by Business Development, Innovation and SMEs. Those who are developing ICT innovations and want to develop an idea with a partner from Norway, but do not find a suitable one, it is suggested to contact the joint Norway Grants e-mail. email

When applying for a partner search e-mail It is important to briefly describe the project idea in English by e-mail, necessarily describing what kind of partner is being sought and how the partner would contribute to the implementation of the project activities. Innovative Lithuanian companies developing information and communication technology solutions can receive up to 1 million. Eur investment through the Norway Grants program. Applications for participation in the program are accepted by the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA).

More information is available on the MITA and Norway Grants websites.
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