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2019.10.23 12:58

Lithuania presents 'digitised public services' in Germany

LRT.lt2019.10.23 12:58

Vice-Minister of Economy and Innovation Elijus Čivilis is presenting Lithuania’s digital innovation initiatives and sharing experiences in Berlin on how to digitise services in the public sector. 

“Lithuania’s target no longer is electronic, but rather digitised public services,” Čivilis was quoted in a press release. “We are seeking to become a digital country based on a universal data platform that is able to create services for public authorities and businesses alike, as well as for the general public.”

Due to its experience, Lithuania was chosen as a partner country for the Smart Country Convention held on October 22–24 in Berlin. “In Lithuania, more than 90 percent of public services are accessible on the internet and Lithuanians take the first place for the internet use in the EU,” said Čivilis.

At the exhibition, Lithuania’s representatives will share their experience on smart city, e-government and cyber security solutions developed by Lithuanian companies.

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Together with Enterprise Lithuania and the Digital Lithuania cluster, other companies are also due to take part, including Xplicity, Baltic Amadeus, Telesoftas, Iraida, Lamus Inovacijos (Lamus Innovation), Agmis, Scale3C, Meinart, SBS Group, Dokobit, Lematics, Eylean, Išmani Ateitis (Smart Future), Tamo, Digitouch and Sponge.

One Lithuanian innovation solution to be presented at the exhibition is the GovTech LAB initiative launched in July this year, inviting the public and start-ups to make proposals to address public sector problems.

“This initiative will undoubtedly help the public sector to be even more innovative and start experimenting with the latest technology solutions in order to react quickly to new trends and opportunities,” says Vice-Minister Čivilis.

According to the global competitiveness index of the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lithuania is ranked first in digital and technology skills, and fourth in communication technology.

According to Enterprise Lithuania, the Lithuanian IT sector has kept growing in the past five years by around 70 percent each year, while the total growth of the Lithuanian economy sectors was around 17 percent.

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