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