Smart Specialisation for EU regions and SMEs. Save the date – October 9th!

We are pleased to invite national and regional policy experts and decision-makers to the session „Smart Specialisation: trans-regional innovation and investment opportunities for EU regions and SMEs“ organised within the frame of „European Week of Regions and Cities 2019“ in Brussels. Session is organized by close cooperation of „GoSmart“ project team and „Ecorys“– one of […]

GoSmart BSR will be presented in Stockholm

GoSmart BSR is part of the BSR S3 Ecosystem. This new INTERREG Baltic Sea Region project will have its first kickoff meeting on September 4-5,  2019, in Stockholm. BSR S3 Ecosystem will provide a platform for best practices and interregional policy learning in the area of smart specialization (S3). The platform will establish a Directors’ Network […]

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 [...]