Why to attend

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.

To dare
To dare

Innovation can be present in any company, farm, and even public administration. Everything starts with a desire to change. And no matter who you are – an employee, an entrepreneur, auxiliary worker, an idea generator or a researcher. Be brave and look around! See and evaluate what opportunities are there for you!

Know how
Know how

Innovation is not just high-tech solutions, and it can be affordable for everyone. The resource that is at your disposal hides more value than you would initially expect. Just look at it from a different angle. Sometimes the invented wheel stands just behind the corner – take it as a basis and proceed!

To do
To do

Crowded conferences and seminars are not rare. But how much of what we have heard we have also tried to incorporate into our daily lives? What matters to us is doing. There are no borders, neither for opportunities nor for innovation. Get started!

“Innovations do not arise only in scientific laboratories at the moment of individual flash of genius”
Inese Suija-Markova, Managing Director of the Institute for Environmental Solutions, Deputy Chairperson of Cēsis City Council
“The growth of the entire Latvian economy depends largely on the economic strength and development of the regions. In turn, the competitive advantages and excellence of the regions are closely linked to the availability of educated, creative, open and enterprising people in all areas - both in companies and in state and municipal institutions. Your employees are your best asset, invest in them!”
Mārtiņš Jansons, Head of Innovation Policy Division, Ministry of Economics of Latvia
“Innovative people think broadly. They are not shaken by the failure of Plan A, because they already have other ways to achieve the goal. This ability to be creative and adapt quickly is definitely an important prerequisite for success and development.”
Ilze Zariņa, Wunder Latvia, Business administrator