• Event
    Study Tour to Lapland, Finland
    Study Tour to Kemi and Rovaniemi in Northern Finland, June 14-15, 2018.
    date 14.06.2018-15.06.2018 Lapland
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  • News
    Policy Brief of Inclusive Digitalisation in the Baltic Sea Region
    date 02.02.2018
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  • News
    Baltic Sea partners launch collaboration in Dalarna, Sweden
    The IRIS Work Package for management capacity was launched 24-25 of January at Dalarna Science Park.
    date 29.01.2018
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  • News
    Innovation Express Funds 24 New Collaboration Projects
    2018 marks the kickoff of 24 collaboration projects facilitated by knowledge-driven clusters and innovation networks
    date 26.01.2018
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  • News
    Bio- and circular economy matchmaking event – From Waste to Valuables
    date 01.12.2017
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  • Event
    Study Tour to Lapland, Finland
    Study Tour to Kemi and Rovaniemi in Northern Finland, June 14-15, 2018.
    date 23.01.2017 Lapland
    Read more
  • News
    Policy Brief of Inclusive Digitalisation in the Baltic Sea Region
    date 23.01.2017
    Read more
  • News
    Baltic Sea partners launch collaboration in Dalarna, Sweden
    The IRIS Work Package for management capacity was launched 24-25 of January at Dalarna Science Park.
    date 23.01.2017
    Read more
  • News
    Innovation Express Funds 24 New Collaboration Projects
    2018 marks the kickoff of 24 collaboration projects facilitated by knowledge-driven clusters and innovation networks
    date 23.01.2017
    Read more
  • News
    Bio- and circular economy matchmaking event – From Waste to Valuables
    date 23.01.2017
    Read more

BSR Stars

BSR Stars is a flagship within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. It aims at strengthening competitiveness and economic growth in the Baltic Sea Region by linking strong research environments, clusters and SME networks – creating a number of globally-leading innovation partnerships that address common “grand challenges” in the Baltic Sea Region. As an extension of this the programme also aims at strengthening innovation policy capabilities to work with smart specialisation on a macro-regional level.
BSR Stars seeks to mobilize transnational collaboration on three fronts:
• Facilitating linkages
• Developing collaborative strength
• Strengthening the Policy Framework

Currently the Projects that are actively contributing within the BSR Stars programme are: BSR Innovation Express, IRIS, LARS, Smartup BSR, Smartup Accelerator and BSR Stars S3.

Projects

BSR Stars S3 seeks to enhance sustainable growth opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region, focusing on the fields of bio-, circular- and digital economy.

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BSR Innovation Express is a joint call for proposals supporting the internationalisation of SMEs through cluster initiatives.

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LARS, Learning among Regions on Smart Specialisation, attempts to help the public sector in leading smart specialisation processes in their regions and to connect innovation networks across regions.

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IRIS will improve and strengthen management and support capacity in Baltic Sea Region incubator organisations.

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SmartUp BSR helps regions apply research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) by sharing best practices and knowledge of EU RIS3 experts and co-creating concepts for the RIS3 implementation.

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SmartUp Accelerator focuses on building consumer cleantech ecosystems, activating innovation actors and improving their skills to identify brilliant ideas and foster teams committed to creating new businesses.

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What do we do?

Facilitating linkages

Building collaborative strength

Strengthening the policy framework