Establishment Ventspils High Technology Park on February 9, this year will celebrate its 10 year anniversary, which makes one to think about the things already accomplished as well as work yet to be done. In this short time period a lot has been accomplished, starting from the green meadow in Pārventam with a couple of reservoirs to be pulled down, to internet router manufacturing in electronics factory, cell phone application programming as well as opening of the first Northern Europe Software Quality Competence Centre.

Within the cycle of broadcasts - "Stories of Latvia-Personalities" on January 31st, the viewers had the chance to go on a virtual field trip with the chairman of the board of Ventspils High Technology Park (VHTP) Ivars Eglājs, and to visit information and communication technology companies in Ventspils.

In the broadcast, created by Kurzeme TV, companies such as Ventspils Elektronikas Fabrika, EUROLCDS, Aspired, TestDevLab etc. are included.

High and intellectual technology manufacturer - SIA Hanzas elektronika, is trying to diversify not only its clients but also its fields of manufacturing to avoid collapse of a certain field. Currently, the company is developing two new fields - military and medical electronics, it was revealed by Ilmārs Osmanis, board member of Hanzas elektronika, in an interview with agency LETA.

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Development of ICT Sector Set as a Priority of Ventspils City

At the end of 2014 Ventspils City Council accepted the Ventspils information and communication technology (ICT) sector development strategy and action plan for 2014 – 2020. Various ICT sector stakeholders –Latvian higher education institutions, municipal and ICT support organisations of Ventspils, as well as more than twenty local and international ICT companies, incl. TestDevLab, DPA, Microsoft, IBM and others were involved in the Strategy development.