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Development of Innovation Centre in Daugavpils City, NFI/IC/VIAA/2020/4

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“Development of Innovation Centre in Daugavpils City”, NFI/IC/VIAA/2020/4


Project program  logo:

 Norway grants


European Economic Area and Norway financial instruments 2014-2021 programme “Research and Education” activity “Innovation Centres”

Project lead partner:

Daugavpils City Council

Project partners:


Trondheim Science Centre (Norway)

Daugavpils University (Latvia)

Project implementation:

36 months, from 1st October,2020 till 29th September 2023.

Financial sourse:

European Economic Area and Norway financial instruments 2014-2021 programme “Research and Education”

Project costs: 

2 011 605 EUR, including 90% grant funding– 1 810 444 EUR and Daugavpils City Council funding 10% - 201 161 EUR

Project aim:

To improve knowledge development and promote career education choice in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and entrepreneurship offering new educational and learning programs to teachers, pupils and young people as well as to enhance the accessibility to STEM communication tools and research-based knowledge by strengthening the capacity of Daugavpils Innovation Centre.

Project main activities:

Educational activities, partnership activities, creation of thematic expositions and purchase of equipment, interactive thematic and outdoor activities. The project activities will be implemented in close cooperation with the project partners – Trondheim Science Centre (Norway) and Daugavpils University. Within the project, project partners will develop and implement educational programs for students and teachers, organize experience exchange visits and seminars. The Innovation Centre will offer pupils and students interactive thematic activities in the field of STEM and entrepreneurship, organize workshops, co-creative spaces, public and outdoor events that promote science, curiosity and creativity of the society.

Project results:

Promotion of the development of regional knowledge in the field of STEM. Within the framework of the project, it is planned that at least 230 students and 57 teachers will be directly involved in the educational programs and workshops organized by Daugavpils Innovation Centre, as well as a large number of population will be reached in Daugavpils, Latgale region, Latvia and abroad.


Jolanta Ūzuliņa, project koordinator

Daugavpils State City Municipality Development department

Office for Investments and Foreign Affairs

Official project program page:



20-11-2020 Daugavpils Innovation Centre undergoes innovative changes, which will promote education, business and career development in the field of STEM

11-03-2021 Daugavpils City Council in cooperation with Daugavpils University starts STEM training for teachers

17-03-2021 Trondheim Science Centre, Norwegian cooperation partner, to share experiences on the role of innovation and science centres in the learning process

14-09-2021 Daugavpils University in cooperation with Daugavpils City Municipality starts STEM teacher training

14-09-2021 Daugavpils University invites to a science night #iebrauc zinātnē (#drive into Daugavpils)

12-10-2021 STEM Teachers Acquire Practical Skills in Person

03-11-2021 New Visual Identity of Daugavpils Innovation Centre

06-01-2022 Daugavpils took part in design thinking training in Trondheim

29-04-2022 Experts of Daugavpils Innovation Centre Gained International Experience from Norwegian Partners

02-05-2022 STEM teachers acquire hybrid program 

12-05-2022 Daugavpils youth can apply for camp in Norway 

29-08-2022 Participants of STEM camp reach one of the highest peaks in Norway

30-09-2022 Daugavpils University invites to European Researchers' Night events

04-10-2022 European Researchers' Night events took place in Daugavpils University

05-10-2022 International experience exchange in Trondheim


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