The Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies (PROTECH) is a non-profit private research institute established under FP5 Centres of Excellence project for Candidate Countries "First Step" as industrial research centre with specific knowledge in photovoltaic technologies. The institute focuses its activities on industry relevant research supporting SMEs and manufacturing industries in Lithuania and in EU countries.
Today, PROTECH is recognised applied research centre focusing its activities at green energy generation and application technologies, particularly, photovoltaics, energy efficient buildings and environment-friendly materials. PROTECH administrates a national Photovoltaic Technology Cluster and runs it‘s open-access R&D facilities. PROTECH is also an administrator of Plastics and New Materials Cluster.