Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies

The Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies (Protech) is a private non-profit research institute established under FP5 Centres of Excellence project for Candidate Countries "First Step" as industrial research centre with specific knowledge in photovoltaic technologies. From the very beginning institute is focusing its activities on industry relevant research supporting SMEs and manufacturing industries in Lithuania and EU countries. Successful implementation of research projects with strong industry involvement triggered interest of private investors to work with Protech as a performer of industry level reasearch and technology developer.

Today, ProTech is recognised applied research centre focusing it‘s activities at green energy generation and application technologies, particularly, photovoltaics, energy efficient buildings and environment-friendly materials. ProTech adminstrates a national Photovoltaic Technology Cluster and runs it‘s open-access R&D facilities. ProTech is also an administrator of Plastics and new materials cluster.

Our competences

Renewables & Energy Saving

generation & saving, system integration

Sensors & electronics

electronics & microelectronics, sensors

Plastics & bioplastics

Nano & biomaterials

Photovoltaic Technologies

cells, modules & microinverters

PROTECH activities

Services for industry

ProTech provides services in the fields of it’s competencies for optimization of technology processes, measurements of properties of materials and structures, performing of certain technology processes, testing of PV modules according EU standards.

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Product development and pilot production

Development of new products is important part of our project-related activities, however, it is carried out under contracts with industry partners as well. Novel solar cells, niche solar modules, solar trackers are the examples worth to be mentioned.

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Insights and Studies

ProTech performs technology studies and insights under projects and contracts with Government institutions and industry

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Cluster activities

ProTech is coordinator of Lithuanian PV Technology Cluster and Plastics and New Materials Cluster.

Open access R&D infrastructure for research, characterization and testing of solar cells, modules and PV power plants is coordinating by ProTech.

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R&D projects

Green energy is one of the most urgent necessities of the world community. It is our commitment to perform R&D projects in the field of carbon-free energy generation and saving technologies, particularly, PV, BIPV, environment-friendly and energy-efficient materials.

ProTech is coordinator and active partner of industry oriented FW, H2020, local ERDF projects and research contracts for industry.

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BIPV in Baltic countries Trade mission to Vilnius, Lithuania

BIPV in Baltic countries Trade mission to Vilnius, Lithuania 19-20 May 2015 A unique opportunity to meet major Eastern Europe PV players, industry and research institutions
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Presentation of Lithuanian PV Cluster in conference “Grow your Region – Devilering Smart Specialization and Economic Transformation through Clusters”

Presentation of Lithuanian PV Cluster in conference “Grow your Region – Devilering Smart Specialization and Economic Transformation through Clusters” Lithuanian PV Cluster was chosen to be
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Successful project implementation

PROTECH successfully implemented project “Photovoltaic technology cluster of open access to the R & D infrastructure (PVPLIUS)”.

Latest R&D Projects


EFFIHEAT-DEMO – Development of high EFFiciency Stirling HEAT pump The EU funded FP7 project EFFiHEAT-DEMO is two-year demonstration project on promising technologies that bring a new
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SMART-FLeX – Demonstration at industrial scale of the FLeXible manufacturing of SMART multifunctional photovoltaic building elements Project number: 322434 Funding scheme: Collaborative project EU contribution: 2,914,482.00
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Preparation of the Vismaliukai Investment Innovation Zone (VIZI) Infrastructure for the Territory Development. Phase 2 Project code: VP2-1.4-moe-04-V-03-001 Project applicant – Northtown Technology Park. Project partners:
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