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Achieving knowledge-driven innovation and growth in the Baltic Sea Region

Time: 14:00-14:50 Wednesday 9 November

Venue: Galleriet

Investments in research-industry collaboration help to boost growth in the Baltic Sea Region: investments in innovative capacity boost competitiveness and growth. This seminar explores how public and private sectors in the region can pool together for joint innovation and regional prosperity, and examines the structures and funding needed to stimulate a knowledge-driven economy.

The Baltic Sea Region hosts several advanced large-scale research infrastructures that offer huge potential in testing state-of-the-art solutions. Additionally, the region already benefits from existing science networks between national universities and their connections to industry. How can we become even better at securing long-term prosperity and sustainable development in order to match global competition? At the seminar we will present the state of play, highlight new regional initiatives and discuss what structures are needed for better research-industry cooperation, by looking at how academia and policy makers can support industry in their innovation processes. The expected outcomes of the discussion are: updates on the current situation in the Baltic Sea Region, and new insights and angles that will be considered in the implementation process of the flagship projects. The intention is also to feed the discussions into the development of SAP by PA INNO.

Uwe Sassenberg, Coordinator, DESY and Lead Partner of BalticTRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion)
Tobias Krantz, Director for Education, Research and Innovation, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Thomas Hansson, Chair of Region Skåne Regional Development Committee
Antonio Di Giulio, Head of Unit, Research Infrastructure B4, DG Research and Innovation, EU Commission

Marc Thiry, Industrial Liaison Officer, German Engineering Materials Science Centre (GEMS)

Political seminar

Main organiser:
Baltic Development Forum (BDF)

Seminar contact person:
Viktoria Nilsson

Seminar partner organisations:
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Region Skåne
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (GEMS)

Sub-objective of the EUSBSR:
Increase Prosperity: Improved global competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region