Lithuanian Economy Ministry announced that Lithuania’s Economy Minister Evaldas Gustas has signed an agreement of a European Cooperating States with the European Space Agency (ESA) in Paris.
Signed with ESA Director General Jean-Jacque Dordain, the agreement will allow Lithuanian businesses and scientists to participate in the top-level international network of science, technologies and innovations.
Lithuania was invited to sign the agreement and join ESA programs after ESA experts carried out a technological audit of Lithuania’s research and business potential in the space field in February 2013.
The experts found that Lithuania boasts a rather strong potential in natural sciences, biotechnologies, information technologies, microelectronics and optoelectronics, mechatronics, laser science and technologies, as well as other areas.
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