Defence industry funding: specialised funds and business experience

Place: Sorainen office in Vilnius, Lithuania
Time: 09:00, October 17, 2023
Working language: English

In light of russia’s war in Ukraine, the importance of the defence and security sectors is more apparent than ever, contributing to a shift in views and approaches towards the defence sector and its financing. Once a sector that was, if not “blacklisted”, then at least underrated, it is now set for the influx of public and private financing.

As funding defence-related business is still a novelty, we will cover different methods of financing and share a pair of success stories in the Baltics.

The event will take place on 17 October at the Sorainen Lithuanian office (Gedimino Ave. 44A). Working language: English. The number of places is limited, and so we will close the registration when maximum number of participants is reached.

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We are looking forward to seeing you!


  • 09:15

    Coffee and registration

  • 09:15

    Opening words

    Evaldas Dūdonis, Partner at Sorainen, Head of Defence sector group at Sorainen

  • 09:20

    Public procurement: how to plan, participate and avoid mistakes

    Paulius Murauskas, Senior associate at Sorainen

  • 09:40

    INVEGA’s instruments for defence industry funding

    Vilija Šveikauskienė, Project manager at INVEGA

  • 10:00

    VC funds as a viable option for defence sector financing

    Edvinas Kerza, Managing partner at ScaleWolf

  • 10:20

    How to file a successful application to the European Defence Fund

    Robin Teever, Senior associate at Sorainen

  • 10:50

    Building and maintaining a defence company in Lithuania – BROLIS success story 

    Kristijonas Vizbaras, Co-founcer at Brolis Semiconductors

  • 11:10

    Coffee and informal discussions