We caught up with Karolina Karl who leads the life sciences team at Invest Lithuania, the country’s inward investment agency. Invest Lithuania describes itself as a one-stop shop that informs, connects and supports foreign companies in Lithuania, all free of charge. Karolina is based at
Invest Lithuania’s headquarters in Vilnius.
Tell us a bit about your own background.
I have been with Invest Lithuania for almost six years, starting as an intern and then moving through different roles before becoming the head of the life sciences team in 2021. In my first role I concentrated on advanced
manufacturing and my focus has since broadened. The macro background to my current role is that in 2018 the government set out a strategy to increase the gross domestic product (GDP) contribution of the life sciences industry from 2 per cent to 5 per cent over the next decade. Before joining Invest Lithuania I studied international business and communication at the ISM
University of Management and Economics in Vilnius.
When supporting the life sciences sector, what is the no.1 policy priority?
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