Distillery re-orients production to meet medical demand
Kalsnava Distillery, a maker of organic spirits, has upped production and will redirect most of its offering to the domestic market to meet the rapidly increasing demand for disinfectants, the company told the press March 23.
Latvian government announces further support measures for business and employees
The Latvian cabinet on Thursday endorsed the Finance Ministry's bill on measures for overcoming the crisis caused by the coronavirus Covid-19, and its effect on businesses, which encompasses a comprehensive set of state support measures, including benefits that will be paid to employees laid off by companies, reported the LETA newswire.
Liepāja factory begins face mask production during pandemic
Tonus Elast began producing protective face masks in Liepāja at the beginning of March as a social project, and the company urges other sewing companies in Liepāja to also begin production, hoping to organize this with a common plan of action, according to a Latvian Radio correspondent on March 18.
Pick-your-color plastic PET bikinis
Two entrepreneurs from Valmiera have teamed up to create “Mans Peldkostīms” (My Swimsuit), which creates functional, comfortable and bespoke swimsuits out of Italian material made from recycled PET and other plastic waste, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on March 12.
Dill-obsessed and proud
Living in Denmark Krista Miltiņa came to look at Latvians from a different perspective, and now she's turned the artwork she created featuring these observations into a business after one of the drawings she posted blew up on social media.
Environmentally friendly farming could prove challenging
A European Commission (EC) report found that the transition to environmentally friendly farming could be the most challenging for the Vidzeme and Latgale regions of Latvia, so it suggests allocating almost 68 million euros to these regions for creating new workplaces, according to a Latvian radio broadcast on February 27.
“Big Shift” in tech - who do you trust?
Rīga turned into the Baltic tech capital for two days during the international Techchill tech conference on February 20 and 21, gathering around 2,000 attendees to discuss green tech, blockchain and 5G, while giving startups the opportunity to battle it out in a pitch competition for the grand prize of 10,000 euros, according to organizers.
Businesses have three more weeks to apply for "power up"
Businesses in Latvia, including start-ups, small and medium sized enterprises and scale-ups, have until March 6 to apply for the PowerUp! Challenge competition hosted by EIT InnoEnergy and supported by the European Union.
Spring has arrived in Aizpute
Spring has already begun in the Aizpute greenhouse where the first pansies have already been picked and the momentary sunshine is enough for the microgreens to sprout, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on February 13.
Dairy confusion: “Trikata” vs. “Trikātas piens”
Trikata butter, which is owned by the Jelgava-based company Latvijas Piens (Latvian Milk), is currently being produced in Germany, while a new company has been producing organic dairy products in the Trikāta dairy plant for three years, according to a Latvian Television broadcast on February 9.
Cabinet approved EU support for SMEs
The Cabinet of Ministers approved a new European Union support fund program to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) access capital markets, which will be the first such program in the Baltics and will be implemented by the Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFLA) once every quarter, according to the Ministry of Economics on January 21.
S-Class Mercedes uses Latvian technology
One of the most important Latvian scientific accomplishments of the year, the development of a new direct current power supply system for manufacturing, has made its way to the new Daimler AG car factory in Germany, helping to make the S-Class Mercedes Benz more cheaply by using less electricity, according to Latvian television's “Rīga Panorāma” broadcast on January 20.