Energy Innovation in Lithuania

The LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Cluster was established with the aim to make Lithuania a centre for the LNG technology and distribution centre in the Baltic Sea Region, and to promote cooperation in the areas of energy, education, science and business. This is a platform for joint projects, training of specialists, and sharing know-how; it also contributes to the strengthening of energy independence and creating sustainable environment.

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The purpose of the Innovation Centre set up by Ignitis Grupė is to attract 500 innovative ideas by 2021 following the concept of Open Innovation, and to transform the best of them into projects that would be beneficial for both Ignitis and the State.

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Enerstena UAB launched its research and development project under the programme ‘Intellect, Joint Research – Business Projects’, smart specialisation area ‘Energy and Sustainable Environment’ on 1 April 2017. The title of the project is ‘Research and Development of Technologies for Increasing the Efficiency of Biofuel Use and for Pollution Control’, the value of the project is EUR 2.3 million. The project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Project partners: Kaunas University of Technology and the Lithuanian Energy Institute. The project will be completed by 31 March 2020.

The project has to objectives: establish a research base at Enerstena UAB and develop 9 new products.

The area of the research base is approx. 450 sq. m. The premises have been grouped into the area of researchers’ workplaces; the area of test stands; and the test boiler house with test equipment for experiments.

There are three test stands: for investigations into biofuel combustion, for investigations into regasification processes, and for investigations into heat and mass exchanges in two-phase processes.

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The Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research, innovation and technologies in energy and related areas. It has as many as eleven research divisions and laboratories that provide services to businesses.

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The Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) is Lithuania‘s largest research institution carrying out unique research and development in laser technologies, optoelectronics, nuclear physics, organic chemistry, bio- and nanotechnologies, electrochemical material science, functional materials, electronics, etc. It is a centre for research on the highest level and for development of state-of-the-art technologies for both businesses and society.

Environmental research and energy are among the six main competences developed by the centre.  

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Researchers working at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) implement research, development and innovation projects and work under contracts with various institutions. Technologies for sustainable development and energy are among the priority directions of activities of KTU. Eleven research groups conduct investigations in this area.

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The National Centre for Innovation and Business (NIVC) operating under the KTU represents a link between research and business; it is responsible for smooth mutual collaboration, commercialisation of latest technologies created at the KTU, protection of intellectual property, and development of young entrepreneurs business.

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3 research centres, 13 scientific institutes and 30 laboratories operate under the umbrella of the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Environmental and energy technologies and sustainable transport are among the priority directions of research.

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According to the Centre for Strategic Analysis under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, over 800 legal entities are engaged in innovation activities in Lithuania (153 entities submitted applications to the Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania and 681 entities received EU funding for the period 2014-2020 under Priority I ‘Promoting Research, Development and Innovation’. Activities of at least 21 of them are related to energy innovation.

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Companies and partnerships that develop innovative energy products and services:

Energy Advice UAB

Elektromobilių sprendimų centras UAB

Saulės Graža UAB

Inion LT UAB

Rapsoila UAB

BOD Group

BM Energy Service SIA Lithuania Branch


Pastatų inovacijos UAB

BaltWind UAB

Elektros taupymo sprendimai UAB

Vėjo projektai UAB


Ekonamai MB

Saulės Vėjo Aruodai UAB

Tvari Energija UAB

Bioenergy LT UAB



Vilniaus šilumos tinklai AB

Ignitis UAB

Energijos skirstymo operatorius AB

If you carry out innovation activities in the energy area but are not on the list, please write us to [email protected]

Last updated: 15-04-2020