The aim of the University of Latvia (UL) and Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) is to strengthen cooperation between industry professionals, the public sector, government, scientists, students, entrepreneurs and Microsoft experts, as well as to promote the development of innovative research and technological solutions. The purpose of the joint activity is to develop projects for development of cloud-based solutions and services and to further digital transformation in different sectors. Innovation Center operates in two main directions – the implementation of innovative interdisciplinary IT projects focusing on solutions of cloud computing, the internet of things and artificial intelligence, as well as promotion of IT education and support to education of young professionals. UL and Microsoft Innovation Center at present is the only one in the Baltics and Eastern Europe.


Prof. Signe Bāliņa