Study identifying Blue Growth cooperation opportunities throughout the Baltic Sea Region!

04 December 2018 - Published by Stig Marthinsen

The project team of Smart Blue Regions conducted a Baltic Sea Region wide study to identify blue growth cooperation opportunities in the blue fields of “Machinery and Technology”, “Energy” and “Life Science and Blue Medicine”. 

The study first aims at closing the gap of information by mapping blue growth focus areas and actors in the partner countries. The review is based on regional/national Research and Innovation Strategies. Following the EU concept of smart specialisation, the study focuses on supporting innovation in selected fields of specialization only. 

In a second step, the Smart Blue Regions project team conducted a series of interviews. These interviews with RIS3 and blue growth experts in the respective countries pursued two different goals: first, the cooperation maps produced within this study have been evaluated by experts, second, experts were asked about future topics in their field of expertise and possible themes for transnational cooperation. 

The Periscope project has collaborated with the Submariner network on many levels. This study makes for very informative and interesting reading.