An international jury established to evaluate nominees for Baltic Assembly (BA) prizes gathered at the Latvian Parliament, the Saeima, on September 27, voting to award this year’s science prize to Maija Dambrova for her work in the field of energy metabolism and her contributions toward researching the mechanism of effectiveness of the metabolic agent Mildronate. The BA literature prize will go to the Lithuanian poet, writer, literary critic, playwright and translator Sigitas Parulskis for his novel “Darkness and Company” and for two collections of essays, “Wanting Something Tender Before Dying” and “The Fangs of My Conviction.
29.09.2016, Society, Innovation
Elviss Straupenieks graduated from Rainis 6th High School in Liepāja this year, but unlike other graduates, he is just 17 years old and already running his own business – Elviss is the founder, owner, and head of the AirBoard startup. AirBoard is the world’s smallest manned aircraft.
Latvian Institute, 08.07.2016, Start-up, Innovation
In the national finals of the Creative Business Cup, where four companies competed against one another to represent Latvia at the world’s leading competition for creative industries, the company Vividly came out on top. Vividly, which offers virtual reality solutions in architecture, will represent Latvia at the Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen this fall.
28.06.2016, Innovation, Start-up, Economy