Vidzeme Innovation Week

For the first time, Innovation Week is organized in Vidzeme. The Vidzeme Planning Region encourages to integrate innovation into daily life and to change the notion that innovation is only about technology or programming. Vidzeme Innovation Week is an ensemble of events that take place throughout the region within five days, aiming to encourage existing and future employees, entrepreneurs and managers to see the potential of innovation in their everyday work. Sometimes it is necessary to encourage, sometimes – to meet the right people, sometimes – to get the confirmation that it is time to act!

Innovation begins with a change in thinking. Vidzeme is changing.

Listen, find out, meet your researcher or a new partner. The Innovation Week is a platform for new initiatives and new goals.

More information http://innovation.vidzeme.lv/en/

Students accept challenges of organisations in Inovation Lab

From October to January Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences Knowledge and technology centre has called upon students to take on challenges of organisations in the Inovation laboratory! Out of the seven available challenges students have selected four presented by Valmieras city municipality, „SPORTident”, Active tourism centre „Eži” and Gulbenes Tourism and Cultural heritage centre. Now students in multidisciplinary teams with the support of their mentors and lecturers will try to find the innovative solutions for the challenges raised by these organizations.

Share IT 2018

This year on 5th of October, for the first time an international IT conference Share IT took place in Valmiera, which gather together IT professionals and experts from the region and abroad. The aim of the conference was to promote the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience within the IT community, and discuss the current challenges and problems of the IT industry. For Share IT participants, the whole day was intense, with several lecture and discussion sessions. The conference gave space for networking and great opportunity to make new contacts and to potentially develop new innovative collaborative projects.

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Vidzeme as an IT Mecca

Vidzeme region’s IT entrepreneurs are value Valmiera as a great place for the development of the IT industry in part thanks to the Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences that attracts young people to the region and provides the industry with high-quality specialists.

Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences student earns the first place in Open Data Hackathon 2018

From 28th to 29th of September a marathon of Open Data Hackathon 2018 took place in Riga Radio and Television tower, that was organized by Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and Latvian Open Technology Association (LATA). Within 24 hours, 11 teams with 75 participants worked on ideas based on innovative use of open data in four directions: transport, culture, regions and tourism. The main prize - 1000 EUR from company „Tieto Latvia” was won by the CareQueue project team. The team created an app that would help process requests for a kindergarten in Riga, facilitate the presentation of related documents and inform about the availability of private kindergartens and nannies in the vicinity of the family home or workplace.