Riga Technical University (RTU) is the largest science-based university in the Baltic States, enrolling approximately 15,000 bachelors, masters and doctoral students. The campus is located in the heart of Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Latvia borders the Baltic Sea along with Germany, Sweden and others.
The Riga VIP Program was initiated by the Office of Vice-Rector for Research and the RTU Design Factory. The RTU Design Factory provides knowledge in engineering design, skills in technology prototyping, and availability of equipment. The program launched in Spring of 2017 with four teams and 25 students.