Why Innovation Forum?

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On December 4-6, 2013, the first Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013 “Innovation Drift” will take place in Lithuania. Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013 “Innovation Drift” is an international event designed to create a high-level discussion platform about innovation, best practices and impact for European economy growth and well-being including the situation in various countries and regions.

Well-known innovation leaders and experts, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises, policy makers, researchers from the EU and abroad – be among them at The Forum! Share expertise and insights with them in Vilnius!


Scroll to the REGISTRATION section to ensure you’ll be in Vilnius in December.

Main topics


From SMEs role in creating innovative Europe to Innovation policy and new financial perspective. From start-ups and entrepreneurship to women innovators. From eco-innovations and green business models to Innovation in life sciences and health sector – these topics will be covered, discussed or maybe even challenged in Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013.


Scroll to the PROGRAMME section to find out more about the topics of each session.



More than 600 participants discussed innovation importance for the entire Europe’s economy during the first Vilnius Innovation Forum ‘Innovation draft’ on December 4-6, organised by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania along with the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). Significance of companies’ clusterization was highlighted, problem of science and technology parks was disputed, measuring innovation in small regions was considered, and importance of private and public sector partnership for innovation promotion was reviewed at the sessions of the forum.


First time in Lithuania at VIF 2013!

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Inventor of WWW

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a pioneer and advocate of the Internet age, and is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is one of the most remarkalbe innovators of our time, ranked one of the greatest living geniuses, the man who really changed the World, provoking and inspiring speaker.

He is now with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT and directs the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a director of the World Wide Web Foundation which funds and coordinates efforts to advance the potential of the Web to benefit humanity by creating programs that help give access to the Web, often in developing countries.

He is a founding director of the Web Science Trust which promotes the multidisciplinary study of the web and its effects on society.

In 2004 Sir Tim Berners-Lee was knighted and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit (OM), one of 22 living members bestowed as a personal gift of the Queen. In June 2009, then Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that Sir Tim Berners-Lee would work with the UK Government to help make data more open and accessible on the Web. He is building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together.