GoSmart BSR

GoSmart BSR - Strengthening smart specialisation by fostering transnational cooperation.

The GoSmart BSR project addresses low capacity for innovation in less developed Baltic Sea Region (BSR) by mutual learning, translating Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) into practical joint actions of small and medium sized entreprises (SMEs), and employing best practices from more developed regions. The project in fully integrated with 3S and aims to foster effective cooperation in transnational approach between industry, R&D sector and authorities.

During the project, sectoral actors will jointly study examples of good practices in different countries, exchange knowledge and experience, implement common activities and plans as well as get contacts all over Baltic Sea Region.

The main expected result of the project is the development of a functioning and sustainable transnational innovation brokerage system, which will support SMEs for increasing the capacity of implementing smart specialisation strategies in their regions.

Title: Strengthening smart specialisation by fostering transnational cooperation
Abbreviation: GoSmart BSR
Lead partner: Bialystok University of Technology (Poland)
Programme: Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020
1. Bialystok University of Technology (Poland)
2. Podlaska Regional Development Foundation (Poland)
3. Vidzeme Planning Region (Latvia)
4. Valga Town Government (Estonia)
5. Public Institution Lithuanian Innovation Centre (Lithuania)
6. Kouvola Innovation Ltd (Finland)
7. Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) (Germany)
8. Business Aabenraa (Denmark)
Associated Organisations
1. Marshall’s Office of Podlaskie Voivodeship (Poland)
2. Ministry Economy, Transport and Innovation, City of Hamburg (Germany)
3. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) (Finland)
4. Ministry of Economy of Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)
5. Region of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Project’s goal is to increase capacity of innovation actors (innovation intermediaries, authorities, research institutions, enterprises) to apply smart specialisation approach.
1. Review and analysis of support programmes and tools of public support in smart specialisation, innovations and internationalization
2. Establish working relations with and among S3 actors in target regions
3. Develop Transnational Innovation Brokerage System (TIBS)
4. Communicate project activities and results to stakeholders, local community
Expected results
Developing Transnational Innovation Brokerage System (TIBS)
SMEs Joint Smart Strategies implemented across partner regions
Implementation period: 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020
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