Anita is also a member of the Advisory Committees on Vocational Education and Training and on Free Movement of Workers of the European Commission and Alternate member of the EUROFOUND Governing Board. Before her work at LDDK, Anita had been a vice-chairperson of the European Students’ Union (ESU), being responsible for organization’s management. She had been working also for the Ministry of Education and Science. Anita has higher education in Mathematics and Education Science from the University of Latvia.Close
Asta has a Master degree in Business management and administration. Currently is working much with provision of training services for business companies, public sector institutions and continues to study in Sweden as to broaden the knowledge in the area of Adult learning and LLL.
Asta is accredited consultant in preparation of business plans and project management, has an extensive experience in preparation and administration of projects (EU and other sources financed), preparation of business plans, investment projects, feasibility studies.
Recent 4 years Asta is working as a Head of Science and Business Center (SBC) in the SMK. The center is providing training, research and consultancy services for business companies, public sector organizations in Lithuania and abroad.
Since October 2013 Dalia is a Chief Specialist in Intellectual property management and commercialization department of Vilnius University. Dalia is a professional with a BSc in International Business management and MSc in Life Science. Before the current position for more than 20 years Dalia worked in a biotechnology company “Fermentas” – company specializing in the discovery, production and commercialization of molecular biology products for life science research. In this company Dalia has been products specialist in customer support department, sales and marketing manager and the last 6 years - Vice-director for sales responsible for development and management of the world-wide sales network, sales of products, as well as launch of new products, team management, etc. Dalia is highly skilled in relationship building with partners and clients, works efficiently in teams and is experienced in product commercialization, as well as has a good knowledge of LEAN, etc.Close
UiS EVU is the Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning unit of the University of Stavanger.
Elisabeth’s recent managerial positions include heading up the business division of Fokus Bank (Stavanger), the market development activities of Greater Stavanger (regional OBC seup), and being Regional Manager of KLM Royal Dutch Airline/Air France. Elisabeth is an expert catalyst, and has active positions in a number of associations and organizations, primarily regional. Elisabeth has her MBA from the Norwegian Business School in Oslo, and she has studied at the University of Tromsø, the University of Bergen and the University of Stavanger. She is also a board member of The Norwegian Ice Hockey Association.Close
Henrika has a 7 year experience as a director of international company and a wide experience in business management. She is working as a business consultant for more than 10 years. Recent 5 years Henrika is a lecturer and Head of International Business and Marketing Chair in the SMK.Close
Inga has a PhD in economics. Her professional experience includes employment in LDDK, National coordinator of EU projects, Project of European Social Fund „Establishing industry sector qualification system and improving effectiveness and quality of professional education”, JSC Rietumu Bank, Head of the Board of daughter company, University College of Economics and Culture. She is also a member of Latvian association of Economists.Close
Working in the University since 2004, Mr Seppälä has contributed extensively in research fields of Public Choice, logistics, maritime economics as well as various international education projects. Recently he has been developing grass-root-level innovation strategies for SME and start-up companies in Southwest Finland.Close
Līna Dzene worked for six years as education lead for Microsoft in the Baltic States, and she has also been responsible for the public sector in Latvia, thus obtaining unique experience about the educational sector, public sector systems and national competitiveness of the Baltic region. She has experience with major developmental projects related to education and culture, and she has also helped to elaborate all-encompassing strategies. Today she is the founder of the Dynamic University team with the goal of facilitating excellence in education in Central and Eastern Europe. She is also founder and chairman of the board of the NGO “Knowledge Triangle Network” with the objective to foster excellence in higher education through developing strategic interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge transfer tools within the EU and elsewhere.Close
In order to test knowledge in field of innovation and entrepreneurship in practice, he is going to be responsible for starting and running “Green Industry Innovation center” or Green Technology incubator established by two largest universities in Latvia (University of Latvia and Riga Technical University) together with partner from Norway (SIVA).
Mr Neimanis has studied in Latvia and in Norway taking the best from both education systems. He is the one who has followed the trend of multidisciplinary and got doctoral degree in sociology despite previous education has been in field of economics.Close
Mikus is leading and developing preincubation phase incubator at University of Latvia with target to make an organization that will help students, who want to become entrepreneurs, to develop business and to get to the point, when the student can go further on his own with viable business project and viable team.Close
Monika has worked in a high tech business, including such sectors as IT, pharmaceuticals and biotech. Moreover she has experience in international and national research and development projects, acting as projects manager.Close
Brahea Centre is a special unit within the university and it concentrates science-based societal interaction. Innovation and Business Development Group within the Centre focuses on commercialization of the research outcomes, business development activities and research in the field of innovation development. During the past 15 years Mr. Sinervo has been leading dozens of business development, venture creation and start-up projects. He is also a lecturer in the fields of IPR utilization, SME finance and growth management. Prior joining the university he held executive positions in software business. Mr. Sinervo has a master degree both in business economics and law.Close
Sandis has more than 10 years' experience in IT field, being board member of IT companies DPA and SQUALIO, Country and Sales manager at Microsoft Latvia and Education industry director at Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, Sandis has been Senior Partner at MRS Grupa - company that provides public relations and public affairs services.Close
Knowledge Triangle Network
Knowledge Triangle Network is the coordinator of the project “University – Business Cooperation driven by Success Stories”.
Knowledge Triangle Network was established in 2012 with the objective to foster excellence in higher education through developing strategic interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge transfer tools within the EU and elsewhere.
University of Stavanger
The University of Stavanger in Norway has about 9200 students and 1300 faculty, administration and service staff.
Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organized into three faculties, comprising a total of 14 departments/schools and two National Research Centers, as well as the Museum of Archaeology.
Besides University of Stavanger has a tool for commercialization of research ideas – Prekubator Technology Transfer Office and a tool for running incubator activities and helping new enterprises start up – The Stavanger Innovation Park.Close
University of Latvia
The University of Latvia with its 15’000 students, 13 faculties and 21 research institutes is the largest higher education institution in Latvia and one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltic States. At University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences.Close
University of Turku
The University of Turku is an internationally competitive university, the operation of which is based on high-quality multidisciplinary research. The University promotes free research and academic education and provides higher education based on research. The University is part of the international academic community and works in collaboration with society. With its seven faculties, 11 independent units and 20,000 students is the second largest university in Finland as measured by student enrollment.Close
The Employers’ Confederation of Latvia
The Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK) is the largest organization representing interests of employers in Latvia. LDDK acts as a partner in socioeconomic negotiations with the Parliament, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia as well as member of Europe Business Confederation “BUSINESSEUROPE”. LDDK unites 68 sectorial and regional employer associations that take a significant place in Latvian economics, as well as enterprises that employ over 50 people. The members of LDDK employ 37% of employees in Latvia.
The mission of LDDK is to enhance effectiveness of entrepreneurship and employment development by taking into account the interests of society at large and to support development of Latvian employers and their organizations.
One of priorities of LDDK is to ensure human resource development according to the needs of economy which involves intensive work on education development, especially VET. LDDK coordinates involvement of employers in 12 tripartite sectorial councils which were created in 2010 to ensure employer participation in ongoing VET reform, as well as to enhance cooperation between education institutions and the employers.
SMK University of Applied Social Sciences
SMK University of Applied Social Sciences is one of the largest private Universities in Lithuania according to the number of students and is offering non-university higher education. The studies in the SMK are being provided in two languages and in 14 study programs.
Besides University has an extensive experience in provision of services for business and public sector institutions, it is being done through the Science and Business Center.Close
Vilnius University, one of the oldest and most prominent higher schools in the Central and East Europe has 23 core academic and other equivalent divisions – 12 Faculties, 2 Institutes with faculty rights, 5 research institutes, and 4 inter-faculty Study and research centres. There are about 20 000 students studying at the University and there are 1668 academic degree holders working at the University.
Vilnius University is distinguished for its outstanding achievements in science and carries out fundamental and applied research in all areas of science. In 2008-2013 researchers of the University were authors/co-authors of more than 40 patents. In 2013 Vilnius University has established 4 registered open access centres (IT, lasers, physical sciences, life sciences). Vilnius University has 6 start up companies from biotech and physics sectors. Also the University is licensing its inventions to national and international companies.Close