Flagship examples

A short summary of the Baltic Stern report, looking into the economics of reaching the nutrient reduction targets set by Helcom for the Baltic Sea region countries. The report highlights that the welfare gains for the Baltic Sea Region as a whole outweighs the cost of measures needed to reduce the nutrient reduction targets. More information here.

Focus on health economy in the Baltic Sea Region can create new jobs in a growing and stable industry, reduce costs of health care challenged by demographic ageing and provide better health care. The EUSBSR flagship 'BSHR HealthPort' to achieve these ambitious goals released an innovation agenda 'Driving cross-sectoral innovation in health and life sciences' during the annual summit for the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy 11th to 12th November 2013 in Vilnius.

The Baltic Sea Region is the EU's first attempt to establish a macro-region for innovation. Since 2009 ten countries have been working together to form unique innovation alliances and to identify new business opportunities while addressing societal challenges.

ScanBalt BioRegion, represented by ScanBalttm fmba (in short ScanBalt) would therefore like to contribute to the debate regarding EU Cohesion Policies applying the knowledge and experiences gained through nearly 10 years of existence as a macro-regional, bottom-up triple helix network (collaboration between research, industries and public authorities) within the BSR. A key objective is to support the EU2020 strategy capable of creating a framework favourable to stable and sustainable economic growth and job creation in Europe

Smart specialization is all about the smart combination of competencies in the region. But how does one find partner regions with the right profile to match ones own?