• Date of registration: 2004 22 September
  • Founders: the municipality of Utena district

The main objectives of the Business Information Centre:

  • Helping new businesses to set up;
  • Expanding the activities of existing entrepreneurial businesses;
  • To help adapt to changing market conditions;
  • Increase competitiveness and operational efficiency;
  • To help establish international cooperation contacts with entrepreneurs in other countries.

The main objective of the Utena Business Information Centre is: to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and to provide information, consultation, training services and practical assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises located in the territory of the municipality of Utena district.

“DEVELOPMENT OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE BUSINESS INFORMATION CENTRE IN UTENA TO PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE REGION”.
Project presentation (BPD04-ERPF-3.2.1-01-05/0177)

Project promoterPublic enterprise Utena Business Information Centre
Name of the project“Developing the infrastructure of the Utena Business Information Centre to promote entrepreneurship in the region”
Place of implementationUtena
Amount of support1.198 million. litas
Project value1,085 million. litas
Duration of implementation12 months.
More informationinfo@utenosvic.lt

Public Enterprise Utena Business Information Centre has implemented a project aimed at renovating the building located at Bažnyčios str. 1, Utena, 360 sqm. reconstruction of the 60-metre premises into a modern conference hall, which will house the Utena Business Information Centre.

EU Structural Funds support has enabled the restoration of one of the most dilapidated buildings on the corner of Utena Square, and the installation of a modern conference hall with interpreter’s booths, which is necessary for Utena and meets EU standards.

Late summer 2005. Building after reconstruction
Autumn 2004. The building before reconstruction.

Projects under implementation:

  • ProjectImplementation of initiatives and measures to promote entrepreneurship, reduce emigration and unemployment” EUR 200 000,00 under the Action Programme for the Promotion of the Economy and the Development of Tourism (02) “Support for business programmes and projects”. Project duration 2023-01-01 to 2023-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Administration of the Co-working Centre “Spiečius”. Project deadline 2022 1 January – 2026 m. 31 December The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality. The project is worth €30 000 for one year.

Implemented projects:

  • Project Development of the infrastructure of the Utena Business Information Centre to promote entrepreneurship in the region”. Funding received – LTL 1 197729, committed – LTL 1 084 944,83. Project duration 11.10.2004 – 10.10.2005.
  • Project “Service Business Programme”. Duration 22.09.2004 – 31.12.2004. Value LTL 23 500 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Project ‘Reconstruction of premises transferred to the beneficiary under a contract of usufruct (Phase I)’ . Duration 17.11.2004 – 29.12.2004. Project value – LTL 189 000 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Project “Implementation of the activities of the Public Enterprise Utena Business Information Centre and reconstruction of the building transferred on loan in 2005” . Duration 2005.01.01.2005 – 2005.12.31. The project is worth 170 000 Lt.
  • Project “Implementation of the Business Services Programme in Utena District” . Duration 2005.01.01.2005 – 2005.12.31. Project value – LTL 85 000 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Project “ Implementation of the Business Services Programme in Utena District” . Duration 01.01.2006 – 31.03.2006. Project value – LTL 21 250 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Project “ Implementation of the Business Services Programme in Utena District” . Duration 01.01.2006 – 31.12.2006. Project value – LTL 50 000 (Project submitted to Utena District Municipality).
  • Project “ Implementation of the Business Services Programme in Utena District” . Duration 01.04.2006 – 31.06.2006. Project value – LTL 21 250 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Project “ Implementation of the Business Services Programme in Utena District” . Duration 01.07.2006 – 31.12.2006. Project value – LTL 42 500 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Project “ Utena Business Nominations”. Duration 06.11.2006 – 15.12.2006. Project value LTL 7 560 (Project submitted to Utena district municipality).
  • Project “ Implementation of the Business Competence Services Programme in Utena District”. Duration 01.01.2007 – 31.12.2007. Project value LTL 75 000 (Project submitted to Utena District Municipality).
  • Project “ Implementation of the Business Competence Services Programme in Utena District”. Duration 01.01.2007 – 31.12.2007. Project value LTL 80 000 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Project “ Exposition of exhibitions” . Duration 12.09.2007 – 31.10.2007. The project value is LTL 23 123. Funding received LTL 20 000, the rest is own contribution. (Project submitted to the Utena District Municipality SME Promotion Fund).
  • Project “Implementation of a public service for business programme to promote entrepreneurship in Utena district”. Duration 2008.01.01.2008 – 31.12.2008. Project value LTL 80 000 (Project submitted to Utena District Municipality).
  • Project “Implementation of a public service for business programme to promote entrepreneurship in Utena district”. Duration 2008.01.01.2008 – 31.12.2008. Project value LTL 90 000 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Project “ Publication of the publication “Utena Export and Investment Guide”. Duration 01.06.2008 – 30.10.2008. Project value LTL 30 800 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy).
  • Project “Utena Business Nominations 2008”. Duration 30.06.2008 – 20.12.2008. The project is worth 10 000 Lt.
  • Project “ Organisation of a business mission to Stuttgart, Germany for the exhibition “Efficient Heating and Renovation of Buildings” . Duration 2009.01.29 – 2009.04.05. The project value is 17 953 Lt.
  • Project “ Implementation of a public service for business programme to promote operational efficiency and added value in business enterprises in Utena district” . Duration 2009.01.01.01-2009.12.31. The project is worth 80 000 Lt.
  • Project “ Implementation of a public service for business programme to promote operational efficiency and added value in business enterprises in Utena district” . Duration 2009.01.01.2009-2009.06.30. Project value LTL 35 000 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Art Incubator of Utena. Project “Creation of the services provided by the Utena Arts Incubator. Identification of needs and problems of creative industries in Utena district, promotion of development”, Phase II“. Duration 2009.01.01 – 2009.12.31. The project is worth 20 000 Lt. The project is financed by Utena district municipality.
  • Art Incubator of Utena. Project “Publication of the book of dialect poems “Paraič nama” and a CD by Regina Katinaitė – Lumpickienė” . Duration 01.07.2009 – 30.11.2009. The project value is LTL 5 000.
  • Art Incubator of Utena. Project “Youth Cinema Academy” – a film education programme . Duration 2009.07.01 – 2009.12.15. The project is worth 9000 Lt. The project is financed by the Culture Council.
  • Project “Consulting and training for Lithuanian enterprises to strengthen regional business potential” . Participation as a Partner. Duration 2009.09.01 – 2009.12.31. The value of the project (Partner’s part) is LTL 15 068,65. The project costs are financed by the EU Structural Funds under the measure “Assistant-3”.
  • Project Implementation of the Public Services for Business project “Start a Business” in the municipality of Utena district” . Duration 01.01.2010-2010.06.30. Project value LTL 25 000 (Project submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania).
  • Project “ Implementation of a public service for business programme to promote job creation, operational efficiency and added value in business enterprises in the Utena district in 2010″. Duration 01.01.2010 – 31.12.2010. Project value LTL 98 000 (financed by Utena district municipality).
  • Project “Traineeship in Malta for managers responsible for staff development of members of the Public Services for Business Network”. Association of Business Centres, project promoter and administrator of the Utena VIC, activities – internship in Malta, experience dissemination events. 2010 m. August – September The project is worth €20 250. The project is funded by the Education Exchange Support Fund.
  • ProjectImplementation of the Public Services for Business project “Start a Business” in the municipality of Utena district” . Duration 2010.07.01-2010.12.01. The project is worth 22 000 Lt. The project was submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania. The project has been implemented.
  • Project “ Implementation of the Public Services for Business Programme to promote job creation, operational efficiency and added value in business enterprises in the Utena district in 2011″. Duration 01.01.2011 – 31.12.2011. The project is worth 90 000 Lt. The project is financed by Utena district municipality. The project has been implemented.
  • Project “ Implementation of the Public Services for Business Programme in 2012 to promote job creation, operational efficiency and added value in business enterprises in the Utena district”. Duration 01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012. The project is worth 98 000 Lt. The project is financed by Utena district municipality. The project has been implemented.
  • Project “ Implementation of the Public Services for Business Programme to promote job creation, operational efficiency and added value in business enterprises in the Utena district in 2013″. Duration 01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013. The project is worth 90 000 Lt. The project is financed by Utena district municipality.
  • Utena LAG under the strategy “Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy”, Priority I “Development of rural infrastructure, business and crafts in the Utena district”, Measure 1.1 “Renovation and development of villages” project. “Improvement of the public space infrastructure of Aukštaičių Street in Sudeikiai town”. Duration 01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013. The value of the project is LTL 731 760.
  • Utena LAG under the strategy “Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy”, Priority I “Development of rural infrastructure, business and crafts in the Utena district”, Measure 1.1 “Renovation and development of villages” project. “Improvement of Aukštaičių Street in Kuktiškių town”. Duration 01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013. The value of the project is 125 830 Lt.
  • Utena LAG under the strategy “Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy”, Priority I “Development of rural infrastructure, business and crafts in the Utena district”, Measure 1.1 “Renovation and development of villages” project. ‘Improvement of the environment of the centre of Leliūnai and installation of a car park’. Duration 01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013. The value of the project is LTL 140 410.
  • Utena LAG under the strategy “Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy”, Priority I “Development of rural infrastructure, business and crafts in the Utena district”, Measure 1.1 “Renovation and development of villages” project. “Improvement of the Sudeikiai beach piers”. Duration 01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013. The value of the project is 118 878 Lt.
  • Utena LAG under the strategy “Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy”, Priority I “Development of rural infrastructure, business and crafts in the Utena district”, Measure 1.1 “Renovation and development of villages” project. “Installation of infrastructure in Kuktiškių town park”. The value of the project is LTL 761 807.
  • Project “2014 Utena District Entrepreneurship Promotion Programme” LTL 100 000,00 under Measure 02 of the Economic Promotion and Tourism Development Action Programme. Project duration 2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Project “Entrepreneurship Promotion Programme of Utena District 2015” EUR 40 000,00 under the measure (02) of the Operational Programme for the Promotion of the Economy and Development of Tourism. Project duration 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • 2015 m. Public Enterprise Utena Business Information Centre implemented the EU SF Measure “Assistant-2” project “Development of the infrastructure of the Business Information Centre of Utena, adapting the cinema “Taurapilis” to the needs of creative industries and business”. The project manager is Irina Šeršniova, Director of the Utena Business Information Centre. The aim of the project is to create favourable conditions for the representatives of creative industries in Utena to set up SMEs, expand them and increase their viability. The total value of the project is €3,462,557. The Taurapilis Centre for Creative Industries has 17 studios where representatives of the creative industries and the arts are currently in residence: film art, textiles, photography, audio art and sound recording, dance and choreography. Since 2015. The new creative industries centre Taurapilis, which opened in October, is already hosting events, exhibitions, concerts and other artistic activities. All 17 studios are expected to fill their creative spaces during 2016-2017.
  • 2015 m. Public Enterprise Utena Business Information Centre together with its partners Business Centres Association, Lithuanian Business Innovation Centre, Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists and business centres of the Utena region implemented the project “Assistant-4” “Recipes for Successful Business “InoVerslas” – Utena Region”. The project value is EUR 321 800. The project provided high quality advice to companies on the following topics: – business regulation (starting a business without creating a legal entity, establishing a legal entity, tax system, labour law, permits and licences, public procurement, etc.); – internal management of a legal entity (management, project management, quality management, human resources, financial management, etc.Other practical and advisory assistance to businesses (assistance in the preparation and updating of business plans, monitoring the implementation of business plans, organisation and development of advertising, etc.). The project provided services to 110 legal entities with 3092 hours and to 47 natural persons planning to start a business with 200 hours of various business start-up advice.
  • 2015 m. The Utena Business Information Centre together with partners from Germany, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom and Spain implemented an international project: the Leonardo da Vinci Partnerships Project “New Job-Opportunities for unemployed people in rural areas in thematic trails like culture, greenways and nutrition/food . The project is worth €20 000. The project was funded by the Education Exchange Support Fund. The EU Partnership Project has organised seven partner meetings in all partner countries. Project information: flyer NewTrail Job_EN; flyer NewTrail Job_LT.
  • Project “Entrepreneurship Promotion Programme of Utena District 2016” EUR 51 000,00 under Measure 02 of the Economic Promotion and Tourism Development Action Programme. Project duration 2016-01-01 to 2016-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Project “Entrepreneurship Promotion Programme of Utena District 2017” EUR 99 000,00 under the measure “Entrepreneurship Promotion Programme of Utena District 2017” of the Operational Programme for the Promotion of the Economy and Development of Tourism (02). Project duration 2017-01-01 to 2017-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • The project “Entrepreneurship Promotion and Investment Attraction Programme of Utena District” EUR 98 300,00 under the measure of the Strategic Action Plan of the Utena District Municipality for 2017-2019 – Economic Promotion and Tourism Development Action Programme (02) – Support for business programmes and projects (02.1.1.02). Project duration 2018-01-01 to 2018-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Project “Improving the quality of services and personal services in Utena District Municipality, Phase I“. The value of the project is EUR 116 373.51. Duration 2018-03-26 – 2020-02-20. The project is funded by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania. Project partner – Utena District Municipality Administration. The target group of the project is the staff of the Utena District Municipality Administration, Utena Business Information Centre and Utena Tourism Information Centre. The indirect beneficiaries of the project are the residents and tourists of Utena district municipality. The project aimed to improve the quality of consultancy and information services provided in the municipality of Utena district, and provided for the analysis, evaluation, process and monitoring improvement of the planning, organisation and delivery of public services for business and tourism. It will also strengthen the competences of municipal public administration staff to improve the quality of services and the quality of customer care.
  • Project “LLI 384 The Business Of Future“. The project value is EUR 141 227,59. Duration 2018-05-01 – 2020-04-30. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The project partner is the East Latvian Centre for Creative Services. The aim of the project is to create better employment opportunities for creative industries by strengthening the knowledge of entrepreneurs and craftspeople about e-commerce and introducing advanced IT technologies. During the project, 30 creative industries – artists, craftspeople, designers – learnt step by step how to create an e-business.
  • The project “Entrepreneurship Promotion and Investment Attraction Programme of Utena District 2018” EUR 95 000,00 under the measure “Support for Business Programmes and Projects” of the Operational Programme for the Promotion of the Economy and Development of Tourism (02). Project duration 2018-01-01 to 2018-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Programme to promote the integration of young people into the labour market. Deadline 2019 June – August The programme is worth €30 000. The programme is financed by the Utena District Municipality. The programme employed 89 young minors.
  • The project “Promotion of entrepreneurship and integration of young people into the labour market in Utena district in 2019” EUR 107 000,00 under the measure “Support for business programmes and projects” of the Operational Programme for the Promotion of the Economy and Development of Tourism (02). Project duration 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Programme to promote the integration of young people into the labour market. Programme deadline 2020 June – August The programme is worth €30 000. The programme is financed by the Utena District Municipality. The programme employed 67 young minors.
  • The project “Improving the business environment in Utena District 2020 and promoting the integration of young people into the labour market” EUR 107 000,00 under the measure “Support for Business Programmes and Projects” of the Operational Programme for the Promotion of the Economy and Development of Tourism (02). Project duration 2020-01-01 to 2020-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Project “Administration of the Co-working Centres “Spiečius””, within the framework of the measure “Expansion of the BC “Spiečius” and development of targeted business competences” of the Action “Development of the BC “Spiečius”” of the DNA Plan for the Future Economy. Project duration 31/03/2021 to 31/12/2021. The project is funded by VšĮ Versli Lietuva. The value of the project is €30 000.
  • Project “Preserving and improving the business environment in the Utena district in 2021 to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting and developing the integration of young people into the labour market” EUR 105 000,00 under the Economic Promotion and Tourism Development Operational Programme (02) measure “Support for business programmes and projects”. Project duration 2021-01-01 to 2021-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Programme to promote the integration of young people into the labour market. Deadline 2021 June – August The programme is worth €50 000. The programme is financed by the Utena District Municipality. The programme employed 102 young minors.
  • The project “Promotion and development of entrepreneurship and youth integration into the labour market in the municipality of Utena district” – EUR 133 800 within the framework of the Action Programme for the Promotion of the Economy and the Development of Tourism (02) measure “Support for business programmes and projects”. Project duration 2022-01-01 to 2022-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Project “Implementation of initiatives and measures to promote entrepreneurship, reduce emigration and unemployment” EUR 25 000 under the Action Programme for the Promotion of the Economy and the Development of Tourism (02) “Support to business programmes and projects”. Project duration 2022-06-01 to 2022-12-31. The project is funded by the Utena District Municipality Administration.
  • Programme to promote the integration of young people into the labour market. Deadline 2022 June – August The programme is worth €47 700. The programme is financed by the Utena District Municipality. The programme employed 88 young minors.
  • The project ,,Purchase of 65 kW solar power plants at Bažnyčios g. 1 and Aušros str. 47, Utena, for the company’s electricity needs” from the Climate Change Programme measure “Use of renewable energy sources (solar, wind) for the electricity needs of the state, municipalities, traditional religious communities, religious communities or centres”. The total value of the project is €53 300. Project duration – 23 December 2021 to 23 June 2023.
  • Programme to promote the integration of young people into the labour market. Deadline 2023 June – August The programme is worth €50 000. The programme is financed by the Utena District Municipality. The programme has placed 80 young minors in employment.