Butkevicius also said there were many opportunities for Israeli scientists to collaborate with Lithuanian scientists and companies, after meeting with Nili Cohen, president of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
“The formula for success nowadays is that the winners are those who join forces to generate ideas and execute projects,” the prime minister.
“Lithuania has the perfect conditions for such products, with five integrated science, studies and business centres or valleys, set up in five different regions. These valleys combine the potential of science and business to attract high-tech companies to work together with Lithuanian scientists and thus open the door to international markets for future technologies,” he said.
He said Lithuania was the first Baltic country to have its Smart Specialization Plan already approved by the European Commission.
The Lithuanian Academy of Science and the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities are also to sign a cooperation agreement in Vilnius today.