19 Apr 2018

Visit to Riga and Tallinn to strengthen the cooperation of the Baltic countries in the field of life sciences

Life Sciences Baltics team just got back from an inspiring two days long Baltic Roadshow in Riga and Tallinn where opportunities of Life Sciences Baltics were presented to Latvian and Estonian life sciences companies, cluster, public and academic institutions. Each Baltic country has a unique selling point and strengthen the Baltics as an emerging life sciences hub. Lithuania is a leader in biotechnology sector – around 30 percent of life sciences companies develop biotech based products. Latvians have a long-standing tradition of manufacturing pharmaceuticals and Estonia leads in e-health solutions and genetics research.

Daina Kleponė, the Managing Director of Enterprise Lithuania, introduced the opportunities for the companies in the event. „The forum in Vilnius is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the cooperation of all three Baltic countries in the field of life sciences and contribute to the world-wide awareness about emerging life sciences scene in the Baltics. We are looking forward to the active participation of Latvian and Estonian companies and institutions,“ says Ms Kleponė while introducing the Life Sciences Baltics in Riga and Tallinn.

Ms Daina Kleponė, Managing Director of Enterprise Lithuania, and Mr Artūras Žurauskas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Latvia

The events in Latvian and Estonian capitals were attended by the representatives of the Latvian Investment and Development in Latvia, Connected Health Cluster in Estonia, Estonian Investment Agency, InBio OÜ, Biosan, Cellin Technologies LLC, Dzintars, Inpharmtis, Riga Stradins university Public Health Institute, University of Latvia.

In September more than 1,500 of life sciences professionals will flock to Vilnius, bouncing in and out of the conference sessions and joining colleagues for the networking in the Life Sciences Baltics, the largest bi-annual life science event in the Baltic countries.

The Forum taking place on 26-27 September is also great for rubbing elbows with the investors, academic and governmental institutions that drive the industry.

“The most important thing is to make connections and catch up with people in person. During the two days event an opportunity is offered to get access to pretty much anyone and smaller companies have a great chance of a shot at a meeting with would-be partners,” says Ms Kleponė.

Roughly 1,500 B2B meetings will take place with a possibility of every connection to snowball into profitable deal.

Life Sciences Baltics dedicates part of the event to exhibitors who showcase their products, ideas and services. This year around 70 companies are expected to be splayed across Litexpo, the largest exhibition centre in the Baltic countries.

The Life Sciences Baltics forum serves as a sort of a barometer for the potential of the life sciences in the Baltics. Compared to the first event held in 2012, the number of participants increased by two times.

The Baltic countries are more than ready to take their life sciences sector to the next level and position themselves as a go to destination for international companies. Save the dates: 26-27 September 2018!

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