S34Growth – EU industry renewal, competitiveness and internationalisation through industry-led interregional cooperation

S34Growth continues for one more year!
Project extension from October 2021 to September 2022
Project Summary

In the S34Growth project, 10 European regions from 8 EU countries develop an innovative interregional element to their structural fund policy instruments, supporting the renewal of Europe’s industry and competitiveness.

Within the Vanguard Initiative – New Growth through Smart Specialisation, the S34Growth partners have been pioneering a new approach to European industry-led interregional cooperation since late 2013.

Key Messages
  • Supporting the renewal of Europe’s industry and competitiveness
  • Emphasising the importance of industry-led interregional collaboration
  • New kind of interregional cooperation linking value chains across Europe and improving commercialisation and product & service development

The Baltic Institute of Finland (Lead Partner) FI
The Council of Tampere Region FI
Basque Government ES
Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness (ACCIÓ) Government of Catalonia ES
Flemish Government, Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) BE
AFIL Intelligent Factory Lombardy Cluster IT
National Innovation Agency PT
Scottish Enterprise UK
Region Skåne SE
Brainport Development NL
Province of Zuid-Holland NL

Duration and budget

Project duration: 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2020 (48 months)
Extension: 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2022 (12 months)
Lead partner: The Baltic Institute of Finland
Total project budget: 2,227,000.00 €
Total ERDF support: 1,871,735.00 €


Senior Specialist Ms Johanna Vannes
Email johanna.vannes@tampere.fi
Mobile +358 50 322 5923

Director Mr Esa Kokkonen
Email esa.kokkonen@tampere.fi
Mobile +358 50 516 9111