Our National Lead for Latvia
Meet Liene, our National Lead for Latvia!
What is your background?
Project manager, RTU Design factory
Liene Rubina is get it done Queen with various experience in local and international project management. She is a lead of RTU incubator and accelerator also have been the coach in Green Technology incubator and RTU pre- incubator IdeaLAB. She believes that right attitude and problem solving mind set can bring new horizons and can help you reach highest peaks.
Why did you become a country lead?
RTU Design Factory, as a part of Riga Technical university, is a creative environment where high level technological possibilities are combined with ambition and skills in mechanics, electronics and industrial design. By working with interdisciplinary students, researchers and industry expert teams, we are able to find novice solutions to both scientific and new product development challenges.
We strive to gather around people who are willing to create and who represent a wide range of working fields and knowledge. One can meet various experts giving workshops, open-minded people and fresh ideas buzz at our social events, and valuable experience looms around the corner just about everywhere. The creativity and inspiration in the air is a cornerstone of Design Factory and the work that we do.
Why do you think this competition is so important?
ClimateLaunchpad fosters the creation and growth of new products and businesses in green innovation areas and gives the opportunity for a wider international view for local initiatives.
How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?
RTU Design factory is a support net which provides what is needed – resources, competence, environment for new idea generation, testing and implementation. It involves different partners who must agree on a common mission, vision and cooperation model, thus promoting development of an effective ecosystem.