KTU Santaka Valley is a scientific research and development centre open for Lithuanian and foreign research and educational institutions, and business representatives.
This centre is an essential link connecting innovative technologies and knowledge-intensive companies, embodying a synergy of scientific research, studies and practical implementation of ideas. The Valley consists of two interconnected parts – Science and Technology Centre and Technology Business Incubator. The idea of cooperation is encoded in the building’s architecture created by the project of the architects team: Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė, Rimantė Lydytė, Erikas Klinavičius.
“The two blocks of the building – black and white – reflect Yin and Yang concept, when seemingly different or even contradictory forces act together and complement one another”, says Ms Janulytė-Bernotienė.
KTU Santaka Valley is one of the largest research and business centres in Lithuania. Science and Technology Centre and Technology Business Incubator employ around 350 staff; the value of the installed equipment reaches almost 26 million EUR. Scientific research space occupies the area of 9 thousand square meters; 3.5 thousand square meters are allocated to business. Total value of the project is more than 43 million EUR.
The main objectives of Santaka Valley activity:
- Provision of conditions for creation of knowledge, based on the highest-level scientific research – enhancement and collection of scientific research and intellectual property (SRED) intellectual potential, encouragement of national and international cooperation between scientists and other researchers.
- Promotion of development of the science-incentive sectors of economy, development and commercialisation of innovative products – provision of conditions for efficient science-business cooperation in the area of SRED and innovations, active involvement in technology development and transfer activities.
- Collection and update of the infrastructure for SRED, innovations, studies and science-incentive business, provision of conditions for its effective use.