• Latvia
  • NUTS 0 : LV
  • LV

Facts & Figures

Capital: Riga

Size: 64,562.0 km2

Population: 1,934,379

National GDP: 26,9 billion (2017)

National GERD (%): 0,51 (2017)

% of Unemployment: 7,7

S3 related National Website

REGIO Infoview Page - LATVIA

ESIF Open Data Platform - LATVIA


National S2E Profile

KEEP-Territorial Cooperation Programmes - LATVIA


Sīka, Lauma

  Email: lauma.sika@izm.gov.lv   Phone: 00371-67047778

Soms, Kristaps

  Email: Kristaps.Soms@em.gov.lv   Phone: 00371-67013299


S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool

Priority Name Description
Knowledge intensive bio-economy Sustainable and productive forest growing in changing climatic conditions; Full use of wood biomass for chemical processing and energy; Innovative, risk-reducing plant and animal breeding technologies; Development of innovative high value-added niche products from wood, traditional and unconventional agricultural plant and animal raw materials; Technological solutions for the use of plant and animal breeding and processing by-products; Food safety
Biomedicine, medical technologies and biotechnology Chemical and biotechnological methods and products for the production of pharmaceutical and bioactive substances; Development and research of new and existing human and veterinary medicinal products; Molecular and individualized treatment and diagnostic methods and cell technology; Functional foods, therapeutic cosmetics and bioactive natural substances
Smart materials, technology and engineering Implant materials, composite materials, thin layers and coatings, equipment, machinery and working machines, glass fiber products and smart glass-based materials
Advanced ICT Innovative knowledge management, system modeling and software development methods and tools; innovative sectoral ICT hardware (hardware) and software (software) applications; cyber-physics systems, language technologies and the semantic web; bulk data and knowledge infrastructure; information security and quantum computers; computer system testing methods
Smart Energy Development of smart grids - development of demand-supply systems, smart buildings, home, appliances and home automation systems; Development of next-generation technologies for energy from renewable energy sources; Increasing energy efficiency - energy efficiency of building structures, energy efficiency of residential infrastructure elements; Sustainable energy for transport - new technologies, accelerating their implementation, electric mobility

You can obtain more detail following this/these link/s:

RIS3 Related Links

S3 Strategy:

Initial position of Latvia for Innovation and Research Strategy for Smart Specialization (03/2013)

RIS3 Strategy Latvia - Final document (12/2013)

Latvia’s RIS3 progress report (2018)

S3 Process:

Peer-Review in Riga on 25 & 26 February 2014
Mindmap Latvia & Czech Republic

S3 Process:

Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP), Policy Instruments and Monitoring in Aarhus on 19th March (2018):


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