Unlock your business idea for sustainability!
Swedbank & ROCKIT are launching Sustainable Innovation Programme to empower local start-ups to work towards more sustainable businesses and society.
Towards more resilient business and society
Climate change, energy crisis and other global challenges have long crossed national borders, with negative impacts on many areas of our lives: biodiversity, national economies, social well-being, and the performance of businesses.
There is no doubt that in order to beat these global challenges, we must embrace sustainable innovation. We must learn to think and operate in new – more sustainable – ways. And the best results can only come from collaboration and working together.
The Sustainable Innovation Programme initiated by Swedbank and ROCKIT is an excellent platform to connect start-up community with existing businesses in Lithuania and other stakeholders in the sustainable innovation ecosystem. Only by working together we will build a more sustainable economy and society.
War, the energy crisis, record inflation and fears of a possible recession are pushing businesses and governments in Europe to take all possible measures to cope with economic uncertainty. In this context, it is easy to lose sight of long-term goals. But even as we rearrange our priorities, we need to recognise that the real risks of climate change are not going away. Postponing the transformation based on sustainability and innovation will only lead to more uncertainty, both in individual business sectors and in the wider economy.
CEO of Swedbank Lithuania
FEB 2, 2023
Start of the Programme
Benefits of the Programme for Start-ups
Helping Sustainable Innovation unicorns grow in Lithuania
Start-ups focusing on sustainability related challenges, have historically attracted several times the budgets of investors. Everyone understands that greater success in the future will come to those who are able to create real and relevant value for all actors in society: people, countries, and businesses. Innovative young businesses, still in their first steps, often have not only the potential and ideas, but also the crucial belief that only by coming together and sharing our experiences can we move forward more rapidly.
Lina Žemaitytė Kirkman
Head of the FinTech and Sustainable Innovation Centre Rockit