Academy allows refining the key components to the growth of Klaipėda’s blue economy. International lecturers make this program especially beneficial. It is extremely useful to expand our horizons, to get to know what is happening in those sectors of the blue economy that our company does not directly work with. Blue biotechnologies, coastal tourism, aquaculture, the application of digital technologies such as blockchain, DTL, and IoT – the program’s content is truly cross-industrial. All participants can extract multiple relevant and interesting pieces of knowledge.”

Andrius Uldukis

Expert and founder, InoShip LT, LTD

“The program has established a network of experts, deepened the participants’ knowledge in various aspects of blue growth, increased interest in blue growth initiatives in Klaipėda, and set up opportunities for future collaboration – all of this is a great foundation for further development.”

Rasa Viederytė

Researcher and lecturer, Klaipeda University

“Being a part of the Blue Growth Leadership Academy, I had the opportunity to study with the top- managers who work in important companies of Klaipeda economy.
It is an extremely good environment to share experiences, ideas and make contacts. The training is useful both theoretically and practically. Most of the lectures are based on the latest information and research. Anyone who enters such an academic environment can gain more than expected.”

Jurgita Raišytė

Head of HR, RNDV Industries

“Being from the port sector, I was interested in other uses of the sea and possibilities for cooperation and synergy.
Insights from lecturers as well as participants representing various sectors of blue economy contributed to our common perception of the future.
Even in remote mode, working in multidisciplinary groups was fun, but face-to-face collaboration on the final day showed the real way for the course to happen.
All the best for the next bunch of blue growth leaders!”

Robertas Valantiejus

Director, Lithuanian Shipping Companies Association

“I am very glad to have attended the Blue Growth Leaders Academy and happy that such a brilliant idea has been materialised by Klaipeda university. For Lithuania, currently being rather the state at the sea on it’s difficult voyage to becoming maritime state – such initiatives assembling and educating people that can make the change – is of vital importance. My expectations were met not only because of the seamless organisation, professional speakers and open minded environment, but due to the fact, that BGLA has become a perfect networking platform connecting people in maritime domain. I can only imagine what connections could have been developed without COVID-19 impact. I hereby recommend BGLA and hope that it will continue its mission in the future.”

CDR Egidijus Oleskevicius

Chief of Staff, LTU Navy

“It was a great experience meeting not only experts (lectors) from different fields but also a lot of perspective people (students) with great ideas on their minds.”

Tomas Mazgeika

Marketing Manager, Western Baltic Shipbuilding

“Blue Growth Leaders Academy is an opportunity to dive into wide waters and stay dry ????.

Aurelija Zoniene

PhD, Management Department, Klaipeda University

“€650 billion in turnover and €176 billion in gross value added – that is what Blue Economy offers for investment opportunities.

Blue Growth Leaders Academy offers a one-of-a-kind comprehensive course about this important sector of Lithuania’s economy.

Join and find out for yourself.”

Diana Manko

Regulatory Affairs project manager, KlaipėdaID