BSR InnoReg project achievements
When BSR InnoReg started with the kick-off seminar in Tampere in April 2009, the project consortium set out to carry through a work plan that had three special focuses. With active participation of all project partners and stakeholders and with the support of the Project Steering Committee and the Project Advisory Group, all the goals of the project were achieved. Here is an overview of what the BSR InnoReg network has accomplished.
1) Strategic transnational approach to innovation promotion
The challenges of innovation promotion and BDOs in non-metropolitan regions as well as innovation cooperation in the BSR were discussed in the Baltic InnoReg Forum in Riga, Latvia, 18 June 2010. Main speakers of the Forum were Nikos Pantalos (DG Enterprise and Industry), Helene Vogelmann (Vinnova) and Vineta Griekere (BSR Programme 2007–2013).
2) Competence building for business development organisations (BDOs)
Based on the development processes in partner regions, BDOs’ key competences for the future were identified (e.g. strategic thinking, informational competences, project management and networking skills, partnership competence, and international competence). The essence of BDOs’ competence needs can be summarised as follows: “The winner in this reality show is well-informed, ready for changes and ready to provide services for tomorrow’s demand.”
BSR InnoReg also organised four Transnational Training Modules (TTMs) for BDOs:
The experiences of the TTMs were transformed into a training programme.
3) Innovation support tools and practices
Various innovation support measures were developed and tested by partners. The results were compiled into a handbook under the following headings:
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You can also check out the BSR InnoReg newsletters for further information:
BSR InnoReg News
BSR InnoReg was nominated in the contest for the Baltic Sea Region Innovation Award.
The BSR InnoReg Handbook on various innovation support instruments in now available in other languages than English, too.
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