The Official Development Agency of the City of Vilnius

Information and Communication Technologies

With the rise of the digital economy, Vilnius has quickly established itself as a hub for IT talent, attracting both local and global start-ups, as well as industry giants.
3rd globally

For the availability of digital/technological skills

Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, 2020

3,850

Registered ICT entities in 2019

Source: Lithuanian statistics, 2019

Local leader

Highest growth sector in Vilnius

In terms of number of entities / Source: Lithuanian statistics, 2020

Diversified

Fintech, Gamedev, AI, Data Science, EdTech, Cybersecurity

Increasing company variety in the ICT sector

8th

In mobile app creation

Source: Global Innovation Index, 2020

5th

In mobile download speed/mbps in the CEE

Speedtest Global Index, 2021

3rd

In the world in terms of ICT regulation

ICT Regulatory Tracker, 2019

4th

On the International Cybersecurity Index

National Cyber Security Index, 2021

Ecosystem

  • INFOBALT – an association for the information and communication technology industry that aims to create the best conditions for the development of the local ICT market and promote the Lithuanian ICT sector globally. 
  • MITA the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology is a governmental institution that facilitates cooperation between local and international partners while promoting collaboration within Lithuania between businesses and the sciences. 
  • Teltonika High-Tech Hill – an institution (soon to be opened) dedicated to providing the best possible environment for curious and creative minds to learn, create and contribute to the Internet of Things. 
  • Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park – a non-profit organisation that aims to drive entrepreneurship, promote collaboration between business and science, and provide infrastructure and support to innovative and knowledge-based businesses.
  • Northtown Vilnius is a public institution developing modern infrastructure and providing specialised consulting services for innovative businesses. It provides specialised innovation support, incubation and acceleration services, promotes business and science partnerships, and more.
  • Education institutions. Four education institutions run higher education programmes in ICT field: Vilnius University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius technology and design college and Vilnius college.
  • Retraining academies. Four academies offer a variety of ICT courses for professional re-training and competence improvement: CodeAcademy, Vilnius Coding School, Baltic Talents and Academija IT. 
  • LOGIN. The largest innovation festival in the Baltics, aka the celebration of digital culture. It focuses on innovation and progress giving the best insights a glance into the future. 
  • Build Stuff. A Software Development Conference bringing world-class speakers to share about the latest developments, trends and innovations, as well as new directions in software development. 
  • Financial incentives aimed at fostering innovation, including the opportunity to deduct R&D-related expenses up to three times in the tax period they are incurred. Moreover, the City of Vilnius has also implemented a reduced 5% corporate income tax rate that can be applied to profits derived from the commercial exploitation of patented inventions.  

    Talent Pool

    27,000

    Professional software developers

    Source: Stack Overflow 2019

    24% increase

    Of the IT talent pool since 2015

    Source: Lithuanian statistics, 2018

    10,600

    IT students 2017-2018

    Source: Ministry of Education and Science, 2018-2019

    2,500

    New coding school specialists joining the market annually

    Source: Invest Lithuania, 2020

    Some of the Companies Based in Vilnius  

    Adform
    Devbridge
    exacaster
    tesonet
    unity
    VISMA
    wix.com
    UBER
    CUJO AI
    Nordcurrent
    Omnisend
    WARGAMING
    FLO HEALTH
    Trustpilot
    StormGeo
    Game Insight
    Bazaarvoice
    Softeq
    EPAM
    Godel Technologies
    Coherent Solutions,
    CAST AI
    Rocket Software

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