For business

KTU National Innovations and Entrepreneurship Centre (NIVC) is a link between science and business, ensuring a smooth mutual cooperation, commercialisation of the latest innovations developed at the University, protection of intellectual property and development of newly established enterprises.

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) offering a wide range of technology-related studies and research is well-known for maintaining enduring relationships with business and industry. In February 2012, KTU and Aalto University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE, Finland) signed a memorandum, which was the basis for establishment of KTU Innovations and Entrepreneurship Centre (KTU IEC). This, unique in Lithuania, department for facilitation of science-business relationship, became a significant incentive for business and state companies to participate in joint projects and initiatives with the University. Successful cooperation with Lithuanian and foreign-owned companies prompted to apply good practices in expansion of the Centre’s areas of activities.

On 19 February 2014, KTU, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) and Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) signed a Joint Activities Agreement and established the National Innovations and Entrepreneurship Centre (KTU NIVC), on the basis of KTU IEC established in 2012. On 7 January 2015, Vytautas Magnus University joined the partnership.

NIVC is open for all scientists, researchers, students and entrepreneurs. The Centre unites the activities of integrated centres (valleys) of science, studies and business, Santaka and Nemunas. It aims to facilitate the provision of high quality research services to business and industry acting as a “one-stop-shop” for interaction and contact, and making science-business communication more efficient.

Main areas of NIEC activity:

  • Research, and research equipment services through  APC  system (technology transfer)
  • Intellectual property protection and management
  • Development of newly established companies (KTU Startup Space), fostering of entrepreneurship culture
  • Investment attraction and seeking financial resources

Science and business consulting on the issues of technology transfer, intellectual property protection and management, licencing, newly established business establishment and development, science-business cooperation

Accredited laboratories:

  • Composite and Finishing Materials Laboratory | Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Building Materials and Structures Research Centre | Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Building Physics Laboratory | Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Food Research Centre | Food Institute
  • Machinery Vibration and Acoustic Noise Level Testing Laboratory | Technological Systems Diagnostic Institute


All services are provided via Open Access Centre Information System (APCIS), which is a “one-stop-shop” for enquiries.

Wanted meets Wanted

Santaka Valley

KTU Santaka Valley is a state-of-the-art science and innovations centre, one of the largest in the Baltics. It has become a local catalyst for innovations connecting science, technologies and business for joint activities. The Valley is the hub accommodating the University’s most advanced scientific potential and cutting-edge equipment that enables timely and efficient research and development services for business, leading to creation of new products, which increase international competitiveness of the State.

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Nemunas Valley

Nemunas Valley integrated science, business and study centre is equipped with unique pilot equipment for food industry. It is the first centre of this kind in the Baltic States. In the laboratories of the Valley new foods and their recepies are being created, fundamental research and R&D services are being carried out. The Valley is particularly focusing on research outsourced by business.

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KTU National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre

K. Baršausko St. 59
LT-51423 Kaunas

phone: +370 672 65146
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