The Baltic Sea Region – A Science Powerhouse
- Location: Solvay Library, Brussels, Belgium
- Organiser: Baltic Science Network
- Contact person: Blanka Thees
A conference organised by Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM in cooperation with Science|Business.
The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) is one of the most competitive, innovative science macroregions in the world, with an excellent structure of leading universities and research institutions. Cooperation in research and innovation in this region is unique and can serve as a role model. Distributed research facilities are transnationally connected via the Baltic Science Network (BSN) and the BalticTRAM networks. It allows to combine and utilise the strengths of EU 15 and EU 13 countries in order to foster research and innovation and bridge the innovation gap where necessary. Both projects show that the BSR has potential to be a model for developing and implementing innovative measures in collaborative research and innovation programmes at national, macro-regional and EU level. The BSR highlights the importance of transnational cooperation for developing a prosperous, knowledge-based European society ready to manage future challenges.
The recently published FP9 proposal “Horizon Europe” gives a strong signal in regard to emphasising the relevance of research and innovation in the EU, underlining the importance of unlocking the innovation potential of the research infrastructures, both in scientific research and research-industry collaboration. BSN and Baltic TRAM will use the conference to showcase the macroregion’s knowledge and the projects’ findings and present possibilities of transferring them to other European regions.
The event will address the question on how to align existing and upcoming innovation policy and R&D activities by operating in transnational structures to respond to the challenges at large. The benefits of joint research policies and strategies as well as cooperation in the frame of research and science will be discussed.
Please find more information about the conference and the registration for the event here.