Venue: Kaunas University of Technology, Santakos slenis, K. Barsausko str. 59, Kaunas (A228 Aud. at end of 2nd floor) 
Date and Time: Thursday 19 september 1300-1630 PM 
Info and registration: Eventbrite or contact Jolita Kausiuviene, joka(a) - phone 0045 72482716

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The EU Interreg project “South Baltic Food Innovation” and Kaunas University of Technology invites a group of stakeholders in Lithuania to a seminar. The main target groups are small and medium sized entreprises (SME) and innovation actors in the regional food sector.

The seminar provides participants with concrete & useful tools and inspiration to create new innovation and growth:

– The Food Innovation Toolbox: Hands-on guides, cases, findings and learning
– Expert reports on Export and Packacking regulations, needs and options
– Next steps in Lithuania: Info on upcoming events and further support

Event language – Lithuanian/English (simultaneous translation from Lithuanian to English for foreign participants)

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Preliminary program: 

13.00 – 13.30 Lithuanian food SME experience in export and future tendencies
by Giedrius Bagusinskas, SMART food cluster coordinator

13.30 – 13.50 Innovation agenda for packaging sector: efficiency, price or sustainability?
by Visvaldas Varzinskas, Head of Centre for Packaging innovation and Research at Kaunas University of Technology

13.50 – 14.10 SBFOODINNO short presentation of Toolbox (web-based version presented)
by Michael Christiansen, SBFOODINNO Project Manager at University College Absalon (DK) and Jeanette Purhagen, Project Manager and Researcher at Lund University (SE)

14.10 – 14.30 Network Break

14.30 – 14.50 CASESTORY Confectionery factory RUTA: Innovative food creation in collaboration with research institutions”
By Ruta Gilaitiene, Head of Innovation at Ruta Confectionery factory and Vaide Sakalauskiene, representative from MITA, National Food Cluster coordinator

14.50 – 16.30
Workshops – Hands-on Canvas models on food innovation

16.30 (optional) network lounge: Food Knowledge Briefings: innovation in food packaging, export, product creation and collaboration

Note: Beside from SMEs in the regional food sector, cluster organizations and authorities are also invited for cross sector and -level dialogues, inspirations and discussions:

Alphabetical order, the list is constantly updated

• Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology
• Institute of horticulture, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Technology at Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry
• Enterprise Lithuania
• Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
• Kaunas science and technology park (Kaunas business incubator)
• Kaunas University of Technology
• Klaipėda University
• Lithuanian Food Exporters Association – LitMEA/SMART Food cluster, LT
• Lithuanian Innovation Center, LT
• Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
• Lund University, SE
• Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
• National Food Cluster, LT
• National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Kaunas University of Technology
• Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Centre
• Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
• Telsiai county business incubator
• The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania
• University College Absalon, DK
• Vytautas Magnus University

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