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Task of the science is to serve
people.

– Tolstoy –

Science is the captain, and
practice the soldiers.

– Leonardo da Vinci –

Frontiers of science are like the
horizon: the more we approach
it, the more it moves away.

– Boiste –

The fantasy is more important
than knowing.

– Albert Einstein –

Science – it means organized
knowledge.

– Spencer –

Freedom for the science the
same as the air for a living soul.

– Poincaré –

Research area of all sciences is
endless.

– Pascal –

System of science must be
looked at as the system of
nature: all in it is endless and
necessary.

– Cuvier –

Scientific plan without working
hypothesis is a skeleton without
living body.

– Hirschfeld-

The main research subject of
mankind is the human.

– Goethe –

All is important in science.

– Heine –

Books must be results of
sciences, but sciences not results
of books.

– Bacon –

Scientist is not the one, who
gives the right answers, but the
one, who asks the right
questions.

– Claude Lévi-Strauss –

The more we will seek for the
truth outside us, the more we
will move away of it. The more
we will be able to understand
who we are, the more the truth
will assert us in ourselves.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Before being dictated the nature
needs to be obeyed.

– Bacon –

A true scientist is not one who
has more acquired, but one who
has more understood.

– Leibniz –

Science – to know how the
being acts. To know the action
of the being.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Science is benefactor of
mankind.

– Berthelot –

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Demographic forecasts in Riga, its surroundings and the interior of the Riga metropolis

The study “Demographic forecasts in Riga, its surroundings and the interior of the Riga metropolis” took place within the framework of the development of the Riga Development Program for 2021–2027. Before developing the new Riga Development Program for 2021–2027, it is important to prepare demographic forecasts of Riga, its surroundings and the interior of the Riga metropolis, as they are needed to plan the provision of housing, municipal services (eg kindergartens and schools), jobs, etc. tasks. The task of the research was to ensure that the settings and indicators to be included in the Riga Development Program for 2021–2027 would be based on the current and forecasted trends. As the previous study “Demographic Forecasts in Riga and Pieriga” was conducted in 2012, it was possible to use the latest demographic and migration trends in the latest study.

The aim of the study is to develop demographic forecasts in Riga, its surroundings and the interior of the Riga metropolis for 2030 and 2050, as well as to develop an understanding of the profile of potential residents in Riga in 2030 and 2050.

In order to achieve this goal, the following tasks were set:

  • to prepare variants of the demographic forecast (including by gender and age groups) in Riga, its surroundings and in the interior of the Riga metropolis;
  • to develop the active or target variant, if the set of all influencing factors would lead only to changes in all types of population movement promoting the recovery of the demographic situation.

As a result of the research, demographic forecasts were prepared in Riga, its surroundings and in the interior of the Riga metropolis for 2030 and 2050, including changes in the age and gender structure.

Implementation period: 2019.07.23 - 2019.12.02

Customer: Riga City Council City Development Department

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Authors: Pēteris Šķinķis, Juris Paiders, Jānis Vanags, Ronalds Krūmiņš



Soft drink market research in Baltic states

The aim of the research: to study and analyse the market situation in the Baltic countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), market growth trends and prospects in 2019 in the field of mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks (soft drinks, etc.).

To achieve the aim, the following tasks and objectives were put forward:

  • To conduct segmentation of the market in order to obtain a portrait of the end consumer and to assess the potential demand of products in order to determine a long-term implementation plan for 2019;
  • Determine the requirements for manufacturing organisations, taking into account the commercial practice of the market.

Implementation period: 2019.01.15 - 2019.03.22

Customer: SIA Trading House of Azerbaijan



Research on business support system implementation possibilites in Latvia and Lithuania

The aim of the research: to perform the analysis of business support environment for effective cooperation of business support institutions in Latvia and Lithuania. The research is carried out in the project “Development and availability of business support system in Zemgale, Kurzeme and Northern Lithuania” of the Latvian-Lithuanian cross-border cooperation program for 2014-2020 (Interreg VA Latvia-Lithuania 2014–2020). the availability in Zemgale, Kurzeme and Northern Lithuania (Business Support).

Implementation period: 2017.10.06 - 2018.06.30

Customer: Zemgale Planning region

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Authors: Dr. Jānis Vanags, Dr. Ņina Linde, Dr.habil. Baiba Rivža, Mg. Linda Sūniņa



Market research on foreign markets in the field of health tourism

Aim of the project: to study medical services in foreign markets (Finland, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom and Ireland), analyzing information on available medical services, their price groups in the respective foreign markets to determine directions for Latvian health tourism companies, Latvian health tourism cluster members it would be most appropriate and efficient to work.

The research is carried out in order to purposefully implement the Latvian health tourism marketing plan to be further developed for the effective positioning and sale of services provided by Latvian health tourism cluster companies.

The research was carried out by the European Union Fund project no. 3.2.1.1/16/A/010 “Latvian Health Tourism Cluster” funding.

Implementation period: 2017.12.27 - 2018.06.30

Customer: Latvian Association of Resort Cities

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Authors: Dr. Juris Hāzners, Dr. Ņina Linde



Study “Economic Transformation, Smart Growth, Governance and the Legal Framework for the Sustainable Development of the State and Society – New Approaches to Building a Sustainable Knowledge Society”

The research is carried out within the framework of the EKOSOC-LV program in order to create a knowledge base on the sustainable development processes of the state and society and to form a theoretical basis for sustainable development strategies and policies.

The study uses research and development of methods, models and solutions that would ensure the establishment of a system of cooperation between the public sector, science, education system and business, and promote innovation and business development, as well as promote Latvian economic restructuring in the context of smart specialization strategy.

Implementation period: 2014 - 2017

Customer: Riga Technical University