Date, Time

Monday, 4 June, 17.30-19.00 @ Cauldron Hall

 

Moderator

Ms Lisa Fröbel

 

Speakers

Introduction

Dr Erik Bergkvist, President of the Västerbotten Region

Mr Jonas Lundström, Head of Enterprise, Innovation and Social Development in Region Västerbotten

Ms. Alison Hunter, EPPC, Entrepreneurial Discovery Process

  

Ongoing initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region that exists in order to make cooperation on S3 more effective in the Baltic Sea Region

Ms Esa Kokkonen, Director, Baltic Institute of Finland - BSR Stars S3 

Ms Joanna Przedrzmirska, Head of the Project Management Centre, the Maritime Institute in Gdansk – Smart Blue Regions

Ms Lina Stanionyte, S3 Platform, Joint Research Centre - Efforts in aligning of S3 projects and instruments in the Baltic Sea Region

Ms Åsa Bjering, Executive Secretary CPMR Baltic Sea Commission - The need for S3 capacity building

 

Closing session/next step

Ms Joanna Wojtkowska, National Coordinator for Poland EUSBSR reflection connecting back to the start of the ERDF Network (tbc)

Mr Jonas Lundström, Head of Enterprise, Innovation and Social Development in Region Västerbotten

 

Description

The buzz words in innovation policy today, such as building on proximity and agile thinking, need to be embraced when designing innovation ecosystem components. Regions need to take on the challenge, be prepared to take responsibility and understand their role as architects and orchestrators when designing the future (regionally rooted) Innovation Ecosystem for S3. Additionally, regions need to be empowered with (interregional) funding, appropriately designed for regional use.

Example questions:

What new/other kind of funding mechanisms already exist or should be developed in the coming programme period post-2020? Could the existing Managing Authority networks of the ESI funds be used? What other components are essential for regions to design things jointly?

The current plan for the session is as follows:

Presentation and discussion of what is needed at present to make cooperation on S3 more effective in the Baltic Sea Region (15 min presentation; 15 min discussion to which the audience will also be invited to contribute)

Exemplifying how to make use of the ERDF MA Network (case: Blue Growth or Digitalisation) (10 min presentation)

Discussing how ESF funds could be used to increase the capacity of regions and regional stakeholders to work inter-regionally (5 min presentation)

Invitation to join the Smart Specialisation Platform (10 min presentation)

Comments and conclusion

 

Contact

Ms Asa Bjering, Executive Secretary, Baltic Sea Commission

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Updated 14.05.2018