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Welcome

Lithuania is a country with a huge potential to become a sandbox for AgriFood Tech solutions as well as one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

What do you need to know about today's Lithuanian agri-food sector?

Agriculture plays a significant role in Lithuania’s economy and generates 3.6% of GDP while the entire agri-food sector generates 7.1% Lithuanian GDP. Now, our main goal is to digitalize the entire food value chain at every level in Lithuania and exploit the potential of agri-food technologies innovators.

Lithuania has an exceptional army of High Tech talents, whose skills are valued all around the world. They have already created some unique digital solutions that contribute to the creation of a sustainable ecosystem in the agri-food sector. Today they need help in order to be able to take the last step and to commercialize their innovative products around the world.

EIT Food can help them by creating cross-border connections between governments as well as private and science stakeholders. Also, EIT Food can promote the creation of an advanced agri-food innovation ecosystem where digital technologies would be accessible to all and could be tested by different actors in the sector before making an investment.

Room for Improvement

Lithuania needs to see the agri-food sector as one of priorities of smart specialization and to exploit the potential of clusters operating in this sector. Another challenge that requires solutions is to increase of attractiveness of digital technologies for SMEs operating in food sector and actors of short food supply chains. The country needs closer cooperation between businesses, social partners and the government.

Together with EIT Food we need to develop models based on the principles of a shared economy and the purchase of services, rather than the acquisition of fixed assets. It would let us have a green and digital agri-food sector in Lithuania, based on sustainable agriculture, digital traceability, circular food systems and targeted nutrition.

EIT Food Hub in Lithuania: AgriFood Lithuania DIH

AgriFood Lithuania DIH is a one-stop-shop for AgriFood Tech innovation development services and cooperation opportunities. In 2020, the European Commission included AgriFood Lithuania DIH as one of two good practice examples of European sectoral DIHs in the JRC science for policy report. This digital innovation center connects the most important Lithuanian research, business and public stakeholders united by the common goal to develop new digital solutions for the agri-food sector.

Lithuania

Cepelinai are made from grated and riced potatoes and stuffed with ground meat or dry curd cheese or mushrooms. So named because their shape resembles that of a Zeppelin airship.

Contact Us

EIT Food Hub in Lithuania: AgriFood Lithuania DIH
Mokslininku st. 2A, Vilnius,
Lithuania. LT-08412

Visit our North-East page here

News

Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs News

Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

15 Oct 2021 EIT Food is looking for food companies that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project to commercialise selected results of Consumer Engagement Labs
Extension: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs - startups News

Extension: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs - startups

11 Oct 2021 EIT Food is looking for startup/scaleup companies that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project to commercialise selected results of Consumer Engagement Labs
EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event News

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event

23 Sep 2021 EIT Food sponsors the Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event to celebrate the innovators that are transforming our food systems
Sustainability experts to discuss solutions for the billion-euro food waste problem at the Great Taste - Zero Waste event on October 12 News

Sustainability experts to discuss solutions for the billion-euro food waste problem at the Great Taste - Zero Waste event on October 12

22 Sep 2021 The Great Taste – Zero Waste event will be live-streamed from Riga, Latvia on October 12, promoting sustainable food culture and providing solutions to minimize food waste
Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs - startups News

Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs - startups

20 Sep 2021 EIT Food is looking for startup/scaleup companies that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project to commercialise selected results of Consumer Engagement Labs
Reopened Workshop | Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry EIT Food Projects

Reopened Workshop | Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry

13 Aug 2021 The EIT Food Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry Workshop has reopened!