Policy Area (PA) ‘Innovation’ aims at promoting global competitiveness and growth of the Baltic Sea region through support for entrepreneurship, business development, science and increased innovation capacity.

The goals can be achieved by exploiting the full potential of the Baltic Sea Region in the fields of research and innovation, as well as in the case of medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and by attracting talents and investments utilising the Digital Single Market as a source. PA Innovation actions contribute to building an ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea region based on smart specialisation and sustainable growth.

PA Innovation is coordinated by Finland, Poland, and Estonia.

Read more about the PA Innovation at their website.


Policy Area Lead Coordinator

Esa Kokkonen
The Baltic Institute of Finland

Policy Area Co-coordinators

Zuzanna Kozłowska
Ministry Education and Science of Poland

Reet Reismaa
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

Kristi Aruküla

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia