Ventspils High Technology Park
The main objective of the Foundation "Ventspils High Technology Park" (VHTP) is to provide all the necessary infrastructure and support services for the development of companies that are engaged in the field of high technologies and perform its activity in the city or region of Ventspils. Since 2009 VHTP also coordinates activities of Latvia’s Space Technology Cluster by initiating and afterwards implementing the field’s projects on national level.
VHTP started its activity on February, 2005. The organization has several founders, including Ventspils Free Port Authority, Ventspils University College, SIA “Industriālās investīcijas”, SIA “Siemens”, "Latvian Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry Association", "Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia", and Zernike Group B.V.
VHTP has several structural units:
- Pre-incubator that has been created with an aim to help the authors of business ideas to clearly define their idea offering consultative and infrastructural support.
- Technology Park that provides infrastructure and support services for companies in their after-incubation or expansion stage, and also for research and educational centres.
- Space Technologies Cluster that provides activities’ coordination of the Cluster and of its cooperation partners, as well as supports enterprises engaged in the space technologies sector, and actively works on attraction of foreign investors in the field of high technologies.
- Science and technology museum Kurzeme Democentre that offers active, entertaining, educational and interesting adventures to children, youth and others that are interested in learning more about world of technology.
The priority fields of VHTP are IT, telecommunications, electronics, mechanical engineering, industrial automation, computer-aided design, and space technologies.