On 16th of December at University of Latvia Academic Centre of Natural Science will be held conference “Innovative Materials for the Development of the Baltic Region National Economy”. The aim of the conference is to identify cooperation possibilities between Latvian scientists and business representatives and foreign scientists in terms of development and improvement of new materials.

Conference is dedicated to the following subfields of material sciences: optical materials, carbon based materials, composite materials and material radiation resistance.

Leading specialists of material sciences from Germany, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Romania, Sweden and Latvia have been invited as speakers. Furthermore, representatives from Fraunhofer Institute, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Kaunas University of Technology, Tallinn University of Technology, business representatives from the material sciences industry, as well as members of Baltic Innovative Research and Technology Infrastructure (BIRTI) and its supporters will be attending the conference.

During the conference will be presented Seed Money funded project internet portal „BIRTI Innovation Platform for Material Science Development in the Baltic See Region”. The project aim is to create a platform for scientists and industry in the Baltic Sea Region for a cooperation in the development of material sciences, as well as to support new, innovative products and technologies that improve the quality of life.

The new portal will be as a database for exchange of scientific equipment and services from Baltic State universities, classified by the specifications, location and availability. The portal will also provide communication with experts, enabling them ask questions to identify most effective solution for innovative product development.


University of Latvia Academic Centre of Natural Science
1 Jelgavas street, Riga, Latvia