Yesterday, a meeting of the National Industrial Competitiveness Commission “Industry 4.0” was held, which was attended by the Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania Aušrinė Armonaitė, Deputy Minister Jekaterina Rojaka, Deputy Minister of Environment Raminta Radavičienė, and representatives of other ministries, science, business and industry.
The Minister of Economy and Innovation, A. Armonaitė, who opened the meeting, emphasized the importance of the circular economy for Lithuania, its competitiveness and the need to increase education and competencies in the field of the circular economy.
During the meeting, APINI director prof. dr. Žaneta Stasiškienė also presented the Roadmap for Circular Economy (ŽEK), which is the result of the project “Roadmap for the Transition of Lithuanian Industry towards Circular Economy”. This is the first project in Lithuania implemented on the principle of co-creation. Politicians, representatives of the public, private and scientific sectors and non-governmental organizations, as well as experts from various fields, have gathered in a voluntary 50-member ŽEK coordination group for a successful and efficient transition of the industry to a circular economy.
During the meeting, the National Industrial Competitiveness Commission supported the implementation of the ŽEK and looks forward to concrete implementation steps of industrial transformation. One of the key priorities is education and funding and the development of regulatory mechanisms. The Commission also emphasized the need for cooperation between the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the Ministry of Agriculture in the implementation of the ŽEK.