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Research to Business

Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TSI) consistently puts efforts to fulfill own strategic goal of connecting business and research communities. TSI aims at bridging cutting edge research and private sector needs by holding numerous research-to-business (R2B) events. In addition to that our representatives regularly visit key focal point meetings in Latvia and abroad.

Below you can find a list of planned and past R2B events:

11.10.2019. Business Technology Fair RigaComm

Business Technology Fair RigaComm

Venue: International Exhibition Centre Kipsala, Riga, Latvia Success story:

Success story:

  • TSI presented our research projects and consulted professionals on opportunities for collaboration;
  • TSI introduced visitors to Mobile Humanoid Robots NAO, Remote Control Drones, and other technology solutions.

27.09.2019. Lecture by Kirill Bystrov, Co-founder and CBO of TimeTag.Space & representative of Latvian Space Industry Association (LAIK)

Lecture by Kirill Bystrov

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Discussion about future of space industry
  • Discussion of opportunities arising from the Latvian membership in the European Space Agency (ESA)

24.09.2019. Seminar by Prof. Shahid Mumtaz from the University of Aveiro, Portugal

Seminar by Prof. Shahid Mumtaz

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Establishing vision on the 6G technology
  • Outlining of key strategies of engaging successfully with telecommunication business stakeholders

04.04.2019. Presentation of the TSI "Aviation Management" Master Programme

Presentation of the TSI "Aviation Management" Master Programme

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • TSI and our private sector partners presented a new Master programme "Aviation Management"

15.03.2019. Roundtable "The Practical Implementation of Managerial Solutions"

Roundtable "The Practical Implementation of Managerial Solutions"

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Linking theory and practice of managerial solution development and execution

18.01.2019. Guest Lecture by K.K. Aviation Ltd Managing Director Konstantinos Kalligiannis

Guest Lecture by K.K. Aviation Ltd Managing Director Konstantinos Kalligiannis

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Aviation Industry needs and concerns presented to researchers and students.

19.12.2018. Guest Lectures by C.T.Co (https://ctco.lv/) senior professionals

Guest Lectures by C.T.Co senior professionals

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • C.T.Co representatives outlined IT sector technological trends and software development practicalities to TSI students.

11.12.2018. Presentation of the TSI "Aviation Management" Master Programme

Presentation of the TSI "Aviation Management" Master Programme

Venue: VIP Terminal Conference Hall of Riga International Airport, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • A leading aviation expert Rigas Doganis's lecture "Future Perspectives and Challenges for Global Aviation Development".

07.12.2018. "Science-to-Business" Workshop: From Data to Business Added Value

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

  • Deloitte Latvia representatives engaged in Science-to-Business debate and collaboration

01.11.2018. Action Days: Accenture Latvia

Action Days: Accenture Latvia

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • In the framework of the Action Days project (industry professionals meeting students), Accenture Latvia representatives shared with TSI students their insights to the IT industry career practicalities

17.10.2018. The ALLIANCE Final Conference "Sustainable Urban Interchanges: Trends and New Prospects"

The ALLIANCE Final Conference "Sustainable Urban Interchanges: Trends and New Prospects"

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Collaborative effort together with Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory of the University of Thessaly (Greece) and Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (Germany)
  • 50+ participants from 3 states
  • Finalization of the Project

16.10. 2018. PhD seminar "Sci-Bi: Digitalization in Logistics and Transport"

PhD seminar "Sci-Bi: Digitalization in Logistics and Transport"

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Strengthened research capacity of Latvia in Digitalization in Logistics and Transport
  • Stimulated synergies between research and business in Baltic
  • International workshop led by the local, German and Lithuanian academic and expert community representatives
  • Graduate and post-graduate students engaged in developing of the following business areas:
    • Smart Solutions in Logistics and Transport
    • Decision-making on the basis of Modelling and Simulation
    • Impacts on Economics and Society

03.09.-05.09.2018. TSI participation in the 15th Anniversary of the Association of Pan-European Coach Terminals (APC)

the 15th Anniversary of the Association of Pan-European Coach Terminals (APC)

Venue: Riga Council, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • TSI Vice-Rector for Science and Development Affairs Prof. Irina Yatskiv gave a presentation about one of the most emerging topics in transportation research entitled "Possible effects of connected and automated driving on the economy, employment and skills"
  • TSI researcher Kristine Malnaca presented the results of the study "Economic viability of converted diesel city bus into electric bus", performed in a framework of the collaborative project with the "Ferrus" company.

07.07.2018. The 2nd Summer School "Sustainable Transport Interchanges Program (STIP) – Part II: Public Transport Systems: from Research to Decision Making"

The 2nd Summer School "Sustainable Transport Interchanges Program (STIP) – Part II: Public Transport Systems: from Research to Decision Making"

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • The international Horizon 2020 "Alliance" project component
  • Educational field trips to Riga's Railway Central Station, Riga International Coach Terminal, Riga International Airport and the Riga Passenger Port Terminal
  • Spanish and Greek lecturers
  • 25 participants

31.05.2018. XXI International Conference "TransBaltica 2018"

XXI International Conference "TransBaltica 2018"

Venue: Riga City Council, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Participation of Ministerial level policymakers & the key industry stakeholders (LDZ, Ventspils nafta termināls (VNT), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Schenker and others.
  • Involvement in the EU Development of Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T)

30.05.2015. Road Safety Governance Roundtable

Road Safety Governance Roundtable

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Discussion in collaboration with the International Transport Forum (ITF)
  • Access and Safety in European Cities project framework supported by the European Commission
  • Participation of the Riga City Council policymakers

26.04.2018. Workshop "Science-to-Business: Digitalization in Logistics and Transport"

Workshop "Science-to-Business: Digitalization in Logistics and Transport"

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Supported by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • More than 60 researchers & stakeholders from transport and logistics communities of Baltic states and Germany

05.04.2018. Guest Lecture by Dr Giannis Adamos (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Guest Lecture by Dr Giannis Adamos (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Three modules discussed: research design, maritime transport, urban transport

21.02.2018. TSI- X INFOTECH Ltd Collaborative Applied Research Competition Announcement

TSI- X INFOTECH Ltd Collaborative Applied Research Competition Announcement

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Linking talented students to the industry leader
  • Financial support to applied research

08.12.2017. Workshop "Science-to-Business: From Data to Business Added Value: Different Views and Different Solutions"

Workshop "Science-to-Business: From Data to Business Added Value: Different Views and Different Solutions"

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Researchers and stakeholders from transport and logistics communities together discussed challenges, needs and identified areas for active collaboration between business and science, suggested the researchers the new tasks in identified applied research direction

06.12.2017. Youth Forum "What Does It Mean to Be a Scientist?"

Youth Forum "What Does It Mean to Be a Scientist?"

Venue: National Library, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • TSI PostDocs participated and presented their research in the field of information and communications technologies (ICT)

18.10.-21.10.2017. The ALLIANCE Young Researchers' and Trainers' seminar

The ALLIANCE Young Researchers' and Trainers' seminar

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • A discussion with stakeholders of the results of the 1st Summer school "Sustainable Transport Interchange Program (STIP) – Part 1: Freight transportation"
  • During the two sessions eleven presentations were given by early stage researchers and Postgraduate (PhD) students from Latvia, Greece, Germany, Kazakhstan and Japan

27.10.2017. Open Research Data and Data Management Workshop

Success story:

  • TSI R&D Department representatives participated in the workshop, acquiring up-to-date knowledge and skills about open data principles and topics:
    • OpenAIMP – https://www.openaire.eu – a project that seeks to consolidate a common methodology for collecting, storing and using scientific data.
    • Data Management Plan described how it would be appropriate to create a project data processing plan (creation, storage, use).
    • Sustainable places for storing data and the tool appeared: re3data.org.
    • data.gov.lv – Public Open Data Repository.
    • Sustainable places for storing data and the tool appeared: re3data.org.
    • data.gov.lv – Public Open Data Repository.

16.07.-22.07.2017. The I Summer School "Sustainable Transport Interchanges Program" – Part I: Freight Transportation"

The I Summer School "Sustainable Transport Interchanges Program" – Part I: Freight Transportation"

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Collaborative effort in collaboration with Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory of the University of Thessaly (Greece) and Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (Germany)
  • The ALLIANCE project framework
  • 25 early stage researchers from 4 states
  • The field trip to the Riga's Commercial port
  • Keynote lecturers Graham Ellis (UK) & Jens Klauenberg (Germany)

31.05.2017. ALLIANCE project participants at the Seminar organised by RSU and TSI

Venue: Riga Stradins University (RSU), Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Establishing common ground for VACTRAIN & ALLIANCE project

11.05.2017. Seminar on the latest equipment for the techniques of non-destructive testing of minor components of aviation equipment

Seminar on the latest equipment for the techniques of non-destructive testing of minor components of aviation equipment

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Expert dealing with the issues of non-destructive testing participated
  • "Olympus" company (France) organized
  • Top specialists in Latvia's aviation institutions and companies participated, including representatives of State Agency 'Civil Aviation Agency', State Border Guard, 'RAF-Avia' cargo airline, company dealing with import and export of aviation spare parts 'KS Avia'

03.04.2017. Meeting with industry representatives

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Targeted meeting with industry representatives attended by a number of Latvian stakeholders: Jana Seta Ltd., TomWare Latvia Ltd.,  X InfoTech Ltd., Latvia Tours Ltd., and others.
  • Determination of areas relevant to the industry
  • Ideas for further collaboration

22.03.2017. ALLIANCE stakeholders' roundtable

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Representatives of the public and private sector, academia and research entities of Latvia, such as, X InfoTech Ltd., KREISS Ltd., ATALANT-TEC Ltd., Riga International Airport, Employers' Confederation of Latvia, and others discussed potential collaboration opportunities between industry and academia
  • Areas for collaboration between research & industry community identified

14.12.2016. Seminar Social and Physical Safety of Passengers on Public Transport and Transport Infrastructure

Seminar Social and Physical Safety of Passengers on Public Transport and Transport Infrastructure

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • A collaboration of the Road Transport Administration, JSC Latvian Association of Passenger Carriers, JSC Riga International Coach Terminal, Latvian Railways Security Ltd and JSC Transport and Telecommunication Institute with the support of the Riga City Council

01.12.2016. Meeting for representatives of more than 40 associations and companies of the transport and logistics industries

Meeting for representatives of more than 40 associations and companies of the transport and logistics industries

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • More than 40 private companies and associations participated
  • A collaboration with LDZ Logistika subsidiary company of the Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways) government corporation
  • A platform for cargo transportation stakeholders' debate and collaboration

24.11.-25.11.2016. European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) Assembly

European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) Assembly

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • The Assembly held in Latvia
  • ALLIANCE project presentation
  • Annual implementation plan agreed
  • Workshop "Sustainable Transport Interchanges" held

TSI activities in ECTRI:

  1. the cooperation agreement between famous research institute CDV (Brno, Czech Republic) and TTI.
  2. member of ECTRI and successful in EU projects Greek research institute CERT invited TTI to participate in two EU Framework programme for research and Innovation – HORIZON2020 applications. The following two applications were submitted by 27 January:
  3. SUMMIT (Leader "Terraspatium" and CERT) "Sustaining the adaptability in Multimodal Mobility under expected and unexpected extreme conditions through an Intelligent Big Data system". H2020 MG 7.1 under the topic: Resilience to extreme (natural and man-made) events.
  4. ASPIRE (Leader - CERT)Port modernization and smart port-city development. H2020 MG 7.3 under the topic: The port of the future.

13.10.2016. Guest Lecture by Prof. Michael Schenk, Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF (Fraunhofer-Institut für Fabrikbetrieb- und automatisierung, Magdeburg, Germany)

Guest Lecture by Prof. Michael Schenk, Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF (Fraunhofer-Institut für Fabrikbetrieb- und automatisierung, Magdeburg, Germany)

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • The IFF Director addressed the representatives of the logistics business in Latvia, presenting a report on How You Can Bring INDUSTRY 4.0 Technologies to Logistic Networks.

19.10.-21.10.2016. "Train-the-Trainers" & "Young Researchers" Seminar

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • The 12 courses of the ALLIANCE "Sustainable Transport Interchange Program" were presented
  • 9 presentations were given by early stage researchers from Germany, Greece and Latvia
  • A roundtable was organized with attendees representing TTI, UTH and Fraunhofer to discuss potential scientific collaborations between the organizations
  • Keynotes included Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Richter (Germany) & Prof. Massimo Merlino (Italy)

14.09.2016. Visit by Kazakhstani Delegation

Visit by Kazakhstani Delegation

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • Representatives of the National Company Kazkosmos & National Centre of Space Research and Technology, Adviser to the President of Kazakhstan for the Corporation in creation and operation of space systems;

24.03.2016. ENDURANCE Project Meeting "Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transportation Planning"

ENDURANCE Project Meeting "Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transportation Planning"

Venue: TSI, Riga, Latvia

Success story:

  • The seminar was attended by representatives of local authorities from Gulbene, Adazi, Bauska, and Saldus regions, as well as cities of Valmiera, Jelgava, Kuldiga, Liepaja, and Riga, from Planning regions, Ministry of Transport, and other transport professionals who are daily involved in urban planning, transport planning, traffic organization. Two main topics were addressed in this seminar:
  • Participants were introduced with support instruments for sustainable mobility planning to acquire tools for analyzing existing mobility situation and develop scenarios for possible situations in the future.
  • Professionals from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the Netherlands shared their expertize in conducting surveys on mobility patterns and data use.
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