Circular economy and sustainability – a driving force for BSR development

Representatives from project “GoSmart BSR” were attending 10th annual forum of the European Union Strategy of the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) in Gdansk on June 12-13, where about 800 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses gathered. The main task of project “GoSmart BSR” was: To gather information about [...]

Internationalisation in Podlasie

How the potential of small and medium-sized enterprises can be strengthened? The answer is not unequivocal. Nevertheless, it is crucial. Without question SME’s growth is tantamount to growth of their competitiveness and innovativeness’ level. GoSmart BSR, having regard to SME’s developmental needs, creates conception of TIBS (Transnational Innovation Broker System). Its task is to [...]

Transnational smart specialisations strategy recognised as a good approach of strategic prioritisation

Vidzeme Planning Region (VPR) in Latvia has long been developing strategic partnerships and cooperation with institutions and networks across Europe, strengthening the representation of the interests of Vidzeme region in a cross-border context, as well as the introduction of European knowledge and trends in the region. During a two-day bilateral meeting on 9 and 10 […]

Internationalisation – it’s not just an export

The research carried out as a part of the ‘GoSmart BSR’ project in 7 countries of Baltic Sea Region during the last year show that internationalisation as a concept is too narrowly understood – entrepreneurs see it mainly as export and import, when in fact it is so much more. Internationalisation by its definition is […]

Innovation Brokers from Estonia and Latvia meet for company consultation

Today ‘GoSmart BSR’ Innovation Broker Ilona Platonova from Vidzeme Planning Region (Latvia) and Innovation Broker Laura Gredzens from Valga Municipality Government (Estonia) met for a company consultation in Valmiera. Brokers discussed their experience with the tools to be used when assessing the company needs and their potential development strategy. With ‘Transnational Innovation Brokerage [...]

GoSmart BSR featured on Vidzeme innovation Conference

The term ‘innovation’ is heard everywhere lately. For many of us innovation is an invention turned into a product. However, there is more to it than that. Innovations can be present in any company, government, scientific institutions or even household, and they can take many forms, like new product or service, new method, process, technology […]

SMEs introduced to TIBS at business breakfast in Bialystok

On 17th of April, 2019, Podlaska Regional Development Foundation and Bialystok University of Technology organised a meeting in a form of a business breakfast – an early-morning networking event aimed at entrepreneurs, academia, administration and business organisations interested in international cooperation. 47 participants had an opportunity to learn more about the Transnational Innovation [...]