Global Shapers Vilnius Hub initiated an innovation group that carried out a market research and consultation of stakeholders working in the technology and innovation ecosystem. It allowed identifying the key bottleneck for growth – the focus on low-cost service provision. As a conclusion, the group has decided to focus on encouraging local tech sector to aim for high-value based differentiation and communicate the message that (Eastern) Europe has actually has evolved from a low-cost center to a high competence region.
Our project was widely discussed on most influential media outlets, such as: Forbes, World Economic Forum, Huffington Post, Delfi.lt, 150sec., 15min and Arctic Startup. Vilnius hub has also established cooperation with 8 Global Shapers community hubs from Minsk, Sofia, Prague, Warsaw, Bucharest, Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa for creating a movement towards expanding the Outsharing concept across central Europe.
The leader of the group delivered a presentation on the topic “4th Industrial Revolution” at the “Lithuanian Economic Conference” organized by the journal “Valstybė”. Moreover, outsharing was promoted in an our own arranged event in San Francisco “Using remote IT teams to build stunning products”. The concept was also promoted in one of the leading software development companies conference Outsource People 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Finally, our hub has successfully attracted key partners for the project, such as: Aciety and Waynord Cluster.