Lithuania signs agreement with European Space Agency

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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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