Nominated projects from Latvia

Applying for MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification of sprat fishing in the Baltic Sea in subarea 22.32 of the European Union waters

To ensure sustainable and simultaneously economically viable sprat fishing in the Baltic Sea by opening up new sales markets for it, the recognised producer organisation of fish products, association “National Fishermen Producer Organisation” (NZRO) implemented certification of trawl-assisted sprat fishing carried out by members of the producer organisation, that is, 11 fisheries with 22 pelagic trawlers at their disposal.

Establishment of a new organic baby food plant of Lat Eko Food Ltd

The goal of the developed project “Establishment of a new organic baby food plant of Lat Eko Food Ltd. is to improve the company’s economic activity and further growth by developing production technologies, improving the quality of production, and increasing efficiency and volumes of the production. The objectives of the project are creating preconditions for more efficient and numerous production of organic baby food at Lat Eko Food Ltd.

The project implementation resulted in compliance of a new production building and new equipment with the existing sanitary, hygiene, food quality, organic food production, and other requirements of the legislation of the EU and the Republic of Latvia, as well as enabled the company to improve the production process, production quality, and increase production output significantly. In general, it ensures the increasing competitiveness of the company in export markets and the growth of turnover, thus also contributing to the public interest.

Purchase of the equipment for the Preili Robotics Club to increase the competitiveness of the participants

Classes in robotics have been taking place for more than two years in Preili. Two students of the Riga Technical University are conducting the classes and advising the participants. An enthusiastic team has been formed in one year’s time consisting of the participants of various age and both genders. Having attracted the municipal and personal funds of the participants, minimum material resources has been acquired in order to master the basics of electronics and robot programming, but that is insufficient to create competitive solutions.

The project resulted in the purchase of a 3D printer, a dremel tool, soldering stations, tin generated vapour extractor hood, suitable tables, chairs, cabinets for spare parts, tools, and other accessories. Thinking about the future, attracting more and more young people to engineering is crucial. Knowledgeable IT specialists, who are familiar with both 3D modelling and 3D printing, CNC machine operators, device programmers, and project managers are in great demand nowadays.