Baltic Sea Region Innovation Award

The BSR Stars project and Baltic Development Forum are happy to announce the Baltic Sea Region Innovation Award and call for the entry of nominations.

The aim of the award is to highlight the importance of innovation in a Baltic Sea Region context by rewarding an organisation, team, project or network that have contributed to the innovative development of the region. The award is also recognition of the fact that the Baltic Sea Region countries are among the most innovative economies in the world.

Award ceremony

The winner of the award will be presented on 25 October 2011 during the gala dinner of the combined Baltic Development Forum Summit 2011 and the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, held in Gdansk, 24-26 October.

About BSR StarsSelection criteria

The following criteria have been laid down for the Baltic Sea Region Innovation Award.

Preferably, the award winner’s innovation should:

  • have made an outstanding contribution to an innovative development of the Baltic Sea Region and its countries,
  • draw on macro-regional cooperation in between business, research and policy-makers in the Baltic Sea Region, and/or
  • support the objectives to promote green, smart and/or inclusive growth, set out in the Europe 2020 growth strategy.

Teams, networks, projects or organisations are eligible for nomination.


The jury is composed of leading representatives and innovation experts of national ministries and the business sector in the region and of the European Commission. The names of the jury members will be presented here within shortly.


The winner will receive an award diploma signed by the jury members and 5,000 €.

Deadline for nominations

3 October 2011

Nomination procedure

Please send your nomination to the Baltic Development Forum Secretariat, by email to or by post to Nygade 3, P.O. Box 56, DK-1002 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

If you have any questions regarding the award, do not hesitate to contact Marcus Andersson at BDF on +45 60 21 85 76 or


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