About Green Tech Cluster
Green-Tech Cluster or Green and Smart Technology Cluster is organization developed for cross-sectoral cooperation bringing together companies, educational and research institutions, as well as other organizations that partly or fully operate in the industries of green and smart technologies. The cluster includes industries important to the sustainable development of Latvia, which also are priority sectors of smart specialization strategy: mechanical engineering and engineering, information, and communication technology and space technology, energy-efficient buildings, efficient production and environmentally-friendly raw materials. This synergy ensures efficient use of available resources and allows to achieve the most efficient development of Latvian economic environment. Cluster brings together one of the fastest growing companies with a significant share of exports and potential for development of the Latvian economy in priority sectors.
To promote cooperation between companies and research, educational and knowledge transfer organizations at local and international level. Thus contributing to raise the competitiveness of these companies, increase in export volume and volume of high value-added products and services, as well as innovations and new product development.
To foster growth and international cooperation (including an increase in export volumes) of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the “green” and “intelligent” technology sectors through an effective business network (incl. large merchants) and great support of education and research organizations and business support organizations.
Latvian companies – internationally competitive and growing; Latvian business environment – beneficial to business growth and internationally competitive.
Become one of Baltic Sea Region leading Clusters of green and intelligent technologies providing members new growth and development opportunities.
Cluster Operating Fields
Transport and mobility are the backbone of a modern and efficient economy. In addition, the sector is expected to change significantly in the context of the European Commission’s Green Course. The mobility of the future is multimodal, dominated by green and smart technologies, from a variety of propulsion technologies and fuels to IoT and artificial intelligence.
Future Mobility is one of cluster’s operational fields that brings together mobility players, enabling them to operate more efficiently and achieve goals faster.
Smart Manufacturing and Green Resources
With the development of renewable energy technologies and the reduction of the costs of environmentally friendly production, more and more companies are ready to use smart manufacturing methods. By using green resources and operating with smart production methods, companies increase their productivity, performance, efficiency and sustainability, while promoting economic growth, reducing waste, encouraging responsible consumption, and ensuring environmental health, safety and a better quality of life.
Smart manufacturing and green resources is one of cluster’s operational fields that unites manufacturing companies that are ready for change, thus enabling them to cooperate with each other and to produce more efficiently through the exchange of knowledge.
Energy Efficient Buildings
Energy used in buildings (both residential and commercial) accounts for a significant percentage of the country’s total energy consumption. This percentage is highly dependent on the degree of electrification, the level of urbanization, the size of the building area per capita, the prevailing climate, as well as the national
and local policies to promote energy efficiency. Energy-efficient buildings, passive houses and zero-energy buildings are a step towards lower energy consumption, better living conditions and the achievement of climate goals.
Energy-efficient buildings is one of cluster’s operational fields that unites the manufacturers of energy-efficient buildings, its equipment and facilities, enabling members to cooperate.
Call for participation in projects and initiatives organized by the cluster
Offering members to disseminate information about the company’s activities through its communication channels – website, social networking platforms, organized events or in person at the Green Tech HUB office, Liepāja, Strautu Street 4
Search for cooperation partners both in Latvia and international area
Use of cluster cooperation networks (Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 3B ICT Network, Green Alliance, Climate-KIC, etc.)
Use of cluster identity in visual materials and publications
Use of Green Tech HUB meeting rooms in Liepaja, Jelgava, Riga and Valmiera free of charge
Business development consulting – public and / or private financing, accounting and taxation, publicity, energy efficiency, sales and exports, etc.
Kurzeme Business Incubator services with 20% discount
Digital marketing services with 20% discount
Evaluation of energy costs in the company (150.00 EUR) and implementation of energy reduction measures (300.00 EUR)
Green Tech HUB workspaces with 20% discount
Preparation of applications for attracting public funding and implementation of the project with a 20% discount
Comprehensive service in labor protection with a 20% discount
Representation in working groups, committees, councils, etc. by prior agreement on remuneration
Identification of export partners and organization of partnership meetings with a 20% discount
SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED OPERATORS
365 EUR / YEAR*
Merchants whose turnover in the previous reporting year does not exceed EUR 250,000 are subject to “starting conditions”:
The membership fee of the Green and Smart Technology Cluster is collected once a year. Membership fees are not subject to VAT.
Get in Touch
As the list of our partners grows, members are offered additional opportunities for growth. We want to help your business grow internationally, as well as increase export volumes.
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
LCCI is a voluntary, politically neutral association that unites micro, small, medium and large companies from all regions and economic sectors of Latvia.
Service provider for commercial and industrial companies in Bremen – one-stop business support.
Impact Hub Liepaja
Impact Hub Liepāja promotes a sustainable development of Latvian society and participation in innovative and creative initiatives, encouraging society as a whole and certain individuals to self-growth, entrepreneurship and sustainable thinking, with special emphasis on the elements of “green” thinking.
Digital Accelerator of Latvia
The Latvian Digital Accelerator is designed to promote digital transformation and innovation in Latvian companies and the public sector, improve the competitiveness of Latvian companies and the quality of public sector services through new digital solutions, and increase investment in information and communication technology research and development.