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Baltic TRAM Capacity Building Workshop in Copenhagen

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On 19-20th April, Baltic Development Forum, in collaboration with the University of Turku, had the pleasure to welcome representatives of the Industrial Research Centers (IRECs) business-support units, serving as an interface between analytical research institutes and companies. The training sessions, timely initiated and co-organised together with Baltic TRAM partners, focused on capacity building and transnational knowledge transfer within the framework…

Fehmarnbelt Days 2018: BDF Behind Two Seminars on Digitalisation

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The Fehmarnbelt Region covers Southern Sweden, Zealand in Denmark and Northern Germany, areas that will be closer connected with the upcoming Fehmarnbelt tunnel. Since 2012 the bi-annual Fehmarnbelt Days has provided a broad platform for stakeholders from this emerging region to exchange ideas, discuss key issues and further cross-border collaboration. BDF has been involved in the event since the beginning…

BDF Supporting the Green Agenda in Northwest Russia

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On 21st and 22nd March 2018 Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with Climate KIC Nordic and the Russian partner organisations – St. Petersburg City/ Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety, SC MINERAL and the supporting organisation ICSER “Leontief Center” – contributed to the discussions on environmental  protection and ecology in St. Petersburg under the framework of…

Tools for Urban Climate Adaptation Copenhagen: Follow up

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“Adaptation is about re-evaluating tradeoff options; this requires more voices, not less” John Matthews, Coordinator, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation   On the 30th November 2017 Urban climate adaptation was the theme of the day as participants gathered to engage with industry experts, experience best practice cases, and learn about decision making tools. Part of a regional series of training days…

New ‘State of the Digital Region 2017’ Online Now

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Download here   The future is not jobless, but learning intensive Top of Digital Europe, ICT think tank for the Baltic Sea Region, has today released State of the Digital Region 2017: Exploring Automation, Education and Learning in the Baltic Sea Region. The report is the region’s most comprehensive overview of how the countries in the BSR, often ranked as…

Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

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How to stay resilient and mitigate vulnerability of our urban areas to the changing climate? How can we be better prepared to meet the challenges with adequate tools and skills to handle different emergency situations? What is direct and indirect impact of climate change on the urban areas? What are the possibilities and constraints to the adaptation? Baltic Development Forum,…

The Baltic Sea Region as a global digital test hub?

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New discussion paper on sharing test beds across borders   Test and demonstration facilities, often named Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) play a pivotal role for successful commercialization of new digital products and services, especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). There seems to be a strong correlation between competitiveness of technology-based SMEs and their access to test beds. However,…

Baltic Cleantech Testbeds kick off

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Baltic Development Forum together with Lappeentanta University of Technology, Riga Energy Agency and Tartu Regional Energy Agency kicked off discussions within the initiative Baltic Cleantech Testbeds, co-financed by the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020. Inspired by the Finnish partners, the project aims at developing a regional proposal based on three main objectives: Better incorporation of new digital solutions into…

Speed up a Baltic Sea Region digital single market!

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DIGINNO: New project on transnational learning of digitalisation   21 ministries, ICT business associations and knowledge institutions from 9 BSR countries are gathered in a partnership to explore how to enable faster and more efficient uptake of digital solutions both in the public and private sectors. The project will explore how to tackle joint challenges through benchmarking, information sharing, exchange of…