Furthering innovation in South-Estonia

In February 2020 a meeting was held in Valga, where representatives of Valga Municipality Government, Tartu City Government, Tartu Science Park, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Ministry of Finance were participating to discuss Estonian government’s short and long term plans. We were interested in how much and what kind of effort does Estonian […]

6 tips for a business growth from an Innovation broker

📉⚙ Many companies now are in a difficult situation. An innovation broker at Vidzeme Planning Region, Latvia, Ilona Platonova 🗣 invites you to look at new opportunities and offers 6 tips for business growth. Ilona, as well as other GoSmartBSR brokers, continue to work as an entrepreneur support persons, providing advisory services to SMEs on development issues remotely. 💻📲 Take the [...]

“GoSmart BSR” network and project results are represented in the political arena of Brussels

“GoSmart BSR” Steering Committee member Ms Laila Gercāne from Vidzeme Planning Region (VPR) (Latvia) attended the 12th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum and Smart Regions 3.0 Conference in Brussels to purposefully spread the word on the project’s “GoSmart BSR” outcomes. The participation in conferences provided the opportunity of networking, to join in matchmaking events with [...]

The smart specialisation approaches in Hamburg discussed by the representatives from politics and business

Currently, the economy is undergoing major structural changes. Digitization and sustainability transform entire locations and regions. Therefore, developing new strategies for networking and specialisation is of great importance. The EU Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) aims to promote the structural change towards growth, based on knowledge and innovation and in individual regions. [...]

Recognition of TIBS is growing: new insights, new contacts and suggestions for future cooperation

To identify potential co-operation models and contacts for strengthening support opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises also outside current Transnational Innovation Brokerage System (TIBS) working area, GoSmart BSR team from Vidzeme Planning Region participated in the World Latvian Economic and Innovation Forum, that took place in Valmiera, Latvia. The event, which has [...]

Limitations of Strategies for Smart Specialisation

Dr. Jan Wedemeier, head of the research area “Economics of Cities and Regions” and researcher responsible for the EU research project “GoSmart BSR” at the HWWI, has written with Mirko Kruse, junior researcher at the HWWI, a new article “Limitations of Strategies for Smart Specialisation”. The article was published in the November issue of the […]

GoSmart sharing good practices and contributing to foster interregional partnerships around smart specialisation topics

Innovation Broker Ilona Platonova from Vidzeme Planning Region along with  representatives from 60 other European regions participated at the workshop “A Robust Innovation Ecosystem for the future of Europe” hosted by Innovation Ecosystems unit of the European innovation Council (EIC) Task Force of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation in Brussels on […]