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About us

Baltic Miltech Summit aims to foster new and existing synergies between private and public sectors, NATO and EU policymakers, industry, and research bodies in developing and applying cutting-edge military technologies. All players of the defence sector are invited to widen their reach and progress in international markets.
Let’s meet and discuss cooperation opportunities among defence sector representatives, small companies and large corporations, policy makers and innovators. The third international Baltic Miltech Summit conference will take place in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, in April 2023. Register to participate and receive all the news about the event directly.
To ensure that the Summit benefits all stakeholders, participation at the conference, B2B meetings, and attending the Live Firing Show is free of charge. However, advance registration and confirmation are compulsory for both days.

International conference

Immerse yourself in the discussions on how innovative defence ecosystems are developed and how the industry can be the catalyst for technological change and innovation.

B2B meetings

Let your potential partners know who you are, what you do, how your work and how you can help them grow.

Networking

Meet new like minded people, have conversations and build strong connections with potential partners.

Speakers at Baltic Miltech Summit 2023

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H.E. Gitanas Nausėda

President of the Republic of Lithuania.

H.E. Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania.
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Raul Rikk

Science and Development Director at Milrem Robotics

Raul Rikk is the Science and Development Director at Milrem Robotics.
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Matthias Wachter

Head of Department for International Cooperation, Security Policy, Raw Materials and Space, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Matthias Wachter – Head of Department for International Cooperation, Security Policy, Raw Materials and Space.
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Timo Pesonen

Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space, European Commission

Timo Pesonen – Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space, European Commission.
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Paul Strebel

Regional Vice President International, Oshkosh Defense

Paul Strebel – Regional Vice President International for Oshkosh Defense.
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Kyrre Lohne

Vice President Government Relations and Business Development · Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

Kyrre Lohne – Vice President Government Relations and Business Development at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.
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Paul Hollingshead

Head of Europe & Africa, Anduril Industries

Paul Hollingshead is Head of Europe & Africa at Anduril Industries.
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Giedrimas Jeglinskas

Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council

Giedrimas Jeglinskas – Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a former NATO Assistant Secretary General.
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Alice Guitton

Vice-President for Northern and Central Europe, Thales

Alice Guitton is the Vice-President for Northern and Central Europe, Thales.
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Philip Lockwood

Head of Innovation at NATO

Philip Lockwood – Head of Innovation at NATO.
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Alexander C. Karp

Co-founder and CEO of Palantir Technologies Inc.

Alexander C. Karp is co-founder and chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies Inc.
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Prof. Margarita Šešelgytė.

Director of Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University

Prof. Margarita Šešelgytė – director of Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University
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Brad Lunn

Managing Director of Strategic Finance for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Brad Lunn – Managing Director of Strategic Finance for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
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Dr. Sigutė Stankevičiūtė

Head of ManuFuture Lab at the Innovation Agency Lithuania

Dr. Sigutė Stankevičiūtė is the Head of ManuFuture Lab at the Innovation Agency Lithuania
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Greta Monika Tučkutė

Deputy Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania

Greta Monika Tučkutė is the Deputy Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
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Dr. Hans Christoph Atzpodien

Managing Director

Dr. Hans Christoph Atzpodien – Managing Director Federation of German Security & Defence Industries (BDSV)
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Edmundas Jakilaitis

Lithuanian journalist and producer

Edmundas Jakilaitis is a Lithuanian journalist and producer.
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Karolis Žemaitis

Deputy Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

Karolis Žemaitis – Deputy Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
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Vytenis J. Buzas

Co-Founder and CEO of Kongsberg NanoAvionics

Vytenis Buzas is the CEO and co-founder of Kongsberg NanoAvionics.
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Massimo Basile

Chief Commercial Officer for Northern Europe & Baltic States at Leonardo

Massimo Basile – Chief Commercial Officer for Northern Europe & Baltic States at Leonardo
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Matt Tompkins

Venture Partner at Outpost Ventures

Matt Tompkins – Venture Partner at Outpost Ventures
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Julie Marionneau

Head of International Relations at ADS

Julie Marionneau, Head of International Relations at ADS
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Baltic Miltech Summit 2023 programme

TUESDAY, 25th APRIL 2023

Vilnius, Lithuania

THE BALTIC MILTECH SUMMIT

INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE INNOVATION CONFERENCE

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

ALFA Conference Room

(Konstitucijos Av. 20, Vilnius)

8:00-9:00   Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00-9:30    Welcome Address by

H.E. Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Arvydas Anušauskas, Minister of National Defence of Lithuania

FINDING INNOVATIVE IDEAS IN A COMPLEX WORLD OF DEFENCE

9:30-10:00   Conversation The Software-Defined War of the Future

Alex Karp, Co-Founder and CEO of Palantir Technologies

Moderator: Edmundas Jakilaitis, Journalist and the Head of the NGO “Strong together”

10:00-10:30  Fireside Chat Harnessing Disruptive Technologies to Increase Military Capability

Paul Hollingshead, Head of Europe & Africa at Anduril Industries

Moderator: Giedrimas Jeglinskas, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and former NATO Assistant Secretary General

10:30-10:45  Storytelling The Success Story of Milrem Robotics: Building a Global Player in Estonia

Raul Rikk, Science and Development Director at Milrem Robotics

10:45-11:00  Storytelling The Success Story of Kongsberg NanoAvionics: Small Satellites for Defence of Allied Space

Vytenis J. Buzas, Co-Founder and CEO of Kongsberg NanoAvionics

11:00-11:30  Coffee Break

11:30-12:30  Panel Discussion Finding and Nurturing Ideas: How to Fire Up an Innovative Defence Ecosystem Organically

Panellists:

  • Paul Hollingshead, Head of Europe & Africa at Anduril Industries
  • Raul Rikk, Science and Development Director at Milrem Robotics
  • Matthias Wachter, Managing Director of the NewSpace Initiative
  • Greta Monika Tučkutė, Deputy Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Karolis Žemaitis, Deputy Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Representative from Ukroboronprom, TBC

Moderator: Dr. Sigutė Stankevičiūtė, Head of ManuFuture Lab at the Innovation Agency Lithuania

12:30-13:30  Lunch

ENSURING FINANCIAL BACKING: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES

13:30-13:45  Presentation Kickstarting DIANA and the NATO Innovation Fund: Opportunities to Drive Defence Innovation

Philip Lockwood, Head of the Innovation Unit at NATO

13:45-14:00  Analysis European Defence Package: Lessons Learned and a Way to Move Forward

Timo Pesonen, Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space at the European Commission

14:00-14:15  Update Dual-Use Tech VC Fund and Accelerator: A MILInvest model for NATO Tech Sharing

Matt Tompkins, Venture Partner at Outpost Ventures

14:15-14:30  Deep dive  Venture Capital: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Brad Lunn, Managing Director, Strategic Finance at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

GAINING TRUST AND ACCESS TO VALUE CHAINS

14:30-16:00  Panel Discussion Finding the Right Partner: How to Increase the Visibility of SMEs and Boost the Accessibility of Industry Titans

Panellists:

  • Dr. Hans Christoph Atzpodien, Managing Director of the Federation of German Security & Defence Industries (BDSV)
  • Alice Guitton, Vice-President for Northern and Central Europe at Thales
  • Julie Marionneau, Head of International Relations at ADS
  • Kyrre Lohne, Vice President of Government Relations and Business Development, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
  • Paul Strebel, Regional Vice President International, Oshkosh Defense
  • Brad Lunn, Managing Director, Strategic Finance at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • Massimo Basile, Chief Commercial Officer for Northern Europe & Baltic States at Leonardo

Moderator: Prof. Margarita Šešelgytė, Director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University

B2B MEETINGS

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

BETA Conference Room

(Konstitucijos Av. 20, Vilnius)

16:15 – 19:00  

Dedicated B2B meetings are here for industry representatives to meet and learn about the partnership opportunities that Lithuanian and other Baltic defence and security companies can provide in terms of strengthening value and supply chains.

BUSINESS NETWORKING RECEPTION

Venue: Pirklių klubas

(Gediminas Ave. 35, Vilnius)

20:00 – 23:00

Welcome Address by

Romualda Stragienė, Director at Innovation Agency Lithuania

The informal networking opportunity for the defence and security industry representatives and other stakeholders to continue the conversations in an informal setting.

By separate invitation only.

 

WEDNESDAY, 26th APRIL 2023

Pabradė military base, Lithuania

LIVE FIRING SHOW

Transport will be provided from the main Baltic Miltech Summit event location to the Pabradė military base and back.

09:00-22:00

Live demonstration of defence industry capabilities.

Exhibition of newest defence industry innovations from global and Baltic companies.

 

For more information please contact Pranciškus Vaišvila | +370 659 09 815 | [email protected]


 

Military innovations at Live Firing Show exhibition

After the Baltic Miltech Summit on 26th of April, 2023, the most prominent Lithuanian and international military innovations will be presented at the display exhibition during our partner event Live Firing Show which will take place at Pabradė military base near Vilnius.

Lithuanian defence ecosystem – let‘s co-create solutions

With our leadership in technology, international scientific achievements, highly qualified professionals, plus international scientific achievements, Lithuania’s emerging defence ecosystem offers military technological ideas that go hand in hand with global trends.
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Contacts

Ieva Binkauskaitė,
Head of High Technology Team of Enterprise Lithuania
+370-647-30264
[email protected]