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Thinking growth

The North Sea Region boasts six of the top eight countries in Europe for innovation, however it cannot rest on its laurels. The region must build on its strength in the knowledge economy and ensure that its world-leading research translates into commercial benefits.

Our projects aim to strengthen the flow of knowledge across sectors, borders and divides. What mechanisms will help generate growth and quality jobs, especially in small to medium enterprises?

We support projects that look at new frameworks for knowledge transfer and business support. Recognising the role of the public sector in generating growth, our projects also explore public service innovation and how investments by local administrations can help stimulate innovation.


     Explore our priority 1 projects

Thematic objective

Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.

Specific objectives

  1. Develop new or improved knowledge partnerships between businesses, knowledge institutions, public administrations and end users with a view to long-term cooperation (post project) on developing products and services.
  2. Enhance regional innovation support capacity to increase long-term innovation levels and support smart specialisation strategies.
  3. Stimulate the public sector to generate innovation demand and innovative solutions for improving public service delivery.


undefined     Jesper Jönsson
Project Advisor
+45 2135 8923
undefined   Anne Pintz
Project Advisor
+45 29270148
undefined   Annemieke Feikens
Project Advisor
+45 78411777