Empowering through the use of digital tools is nothing new to Vilnius. In response to the pandemic, Vilnius made the majority of its conference and event venues available for virtual 3D use – running ahead of other European capitals. In addition, virtually Vilnius also includes less conventional spaces, such as university buildings, theatres, libraries and museums.
As the city continues to attract foreign talent and researchers, it’s also opening doors for virtual hub visits – the capital's leading research and life sciences centers are now available for 3D tours.
The National Centre of Pathology, an affiliate of the Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos and a unique laboratory in the Baltic Region, is among the digitalised facilities currently available for 3D tours. It offers services such as general and specialised pathology testing, along with innovative process management and information technologies focused on leveraging the power of AI.
The Vilnius University Life Sciences Center, which serves as a key player in Vilnius’ life sciences ecosystem, is also accessible online in 3D. Researchers can now be assured that the center offers the finest equipment and top-level scientific services.
This unique initiative highly complements the city's efforts to become an innovative global life sciences hub. According to the Lithuanian Biotechnology Association, in 2020 alone the country’s biotechnology sector grew by 87%, experiencing its fastest growth in a decade. This result confirmed that the government’s plan to increase the share of life sciences to 5% of its total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is worth pursuing.