In order to promote the export of scientific services in the area of innovative materials-based technologies and cooperation with the industry, on 18 May at 18:00, the Institute of Solid State Physics, UL (ISSP UL) will present its new brand, Materize. During the event, the start will also be announced for its first activity – Deep Science Hackathon.
The aim of the new brand, Materize, is to make scientific expertise, competence and experience beneficial to the industry.
“History shows that Latvia has always been a centre of high technologies. I believe that we meet all the preconditions for making Latvia a centre of this kind once again. The goal of our scientific institute is to develop technologies using innovative materials, which aid in the creation of new products in the industry of high technologies. Creation of products out of these is the role of business. Thus, through the creation of Materize as an efficient cooperation platform, we are able to make scientific excellence efficient and valuable for the industry,” says Andris Anspoks, Institute of Solid State Physics Deputy Director for Innovation, adding that the 48-hour event Deep Science Hackathon is a good first step in this direction.
The goal of the Hackathon event is to identify high technology ideas and find teams for their implementation, creating new products and companies with a significant contribution to the Baltic high technology industry. It could result in outstanding achievements for Latvia, as well as provide a significant contribution to the domestic and regional economy.
“I am sure that we can create or improve ideas, which may turn into a successful business at these types of hackathons, thus contributing to the economic growth of our country. I believe that the next “Tesla” may also be created in Latvia. In order to turn this into a reality, business needs scientists and vice versa,” says Normunds Bergs, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of SAF Tehnika and president of Latvian Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry Association.
More information on the Hackathon is available on the Materize website.
The Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia is an internationally recognised leader with 40-year experience in material science offering internationally competitive research and innovative solutions for industrial applications. The Institute implements the Horizon 2020 project (funded by the European Commission), CAMART², which has been significant in the region. The project supports creation of an efficient collaboration platform with industry and innovation systems at the institute, with support of Swedish partners KTH and RISE.
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