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19th BDF Summit in Berlin, 13 June

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This year, the 19th Baltic Development Forum Summit challenges old truths and takes a look at how a changing world creates new perspectives on growth. In what ways can an increased focus on sustainability and social engagement provide profits for business? How can the digital transformation open up new opportunities for small and medium size companies around the region? What…

Der feine Flüssigkeitsstrahl, den die Physikerin Rita Graceffa in einer Vakuumkammer justiert, kann Proben wie Viren, Zellen oder Bakterien liefern, so dass sie mit Röntgenlaserblitzen untersucht werden können.The fine liquid jet, which is being adjusted by physicist Rita Graceffa inside a vacuum chamber, delivers samples such as viruses, cells, or bacteria in such a way that they can easily be probed by the X-ray laser flashes of the European XFEL.

Open Call for Companies to Access Free Analytical Research

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Baltic TRAM offers companies free access to state-of-the-art analytical research facilities across the Baltic Sea Region, providing technical and scientific expertise to help solve challenges associated with developing new products or services. The project now accepts applications. Companies selected for support will receive scientific advice tailored to their specific business needs. More precisely, they will be provided with free measurements…

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BDF’s State of the Digital Region Report at Nordic-Baltic Ministerial Conference

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On 25th April, the State of the Digital Region Report “Cities connecting the digital economy in the Baltic Sea Region” was presented by co-author Prof. Martin Andersson in the opening session of the  Digital North conference. This first Nordic-Baltic ministerial conference on digitalization was organized in Oslo by Nordic Cooperation and the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government & Modernisation. Martin…

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Riga Round Table Addressed Key Regional Challenges

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On 19 April, Baltic Development together with the Konrad-Adenauer Foundations’ regional office to the Nordic States in cooperation, had the pleasure of organizing a round table discussion in Riga, Latvia. The event provided an opportunity for an informal exchange of views on the key challenges in the Baltic Sea Region and a joint discussion on possible regional responses. Among the…

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Sharing Test and Demonstration Infrastructures – an opportunity for Smart Specialisation, Tampere 6 April

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As part of the project BSR Stars S3, BDF and Nordic Council of Ministers organised a workshop on the 6th of April in Tampere, Finland. The event brought together 32 representatives for technology providers, business development agencies, policymakers and SME’s in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Lithuania to discusse the interest and potentials for a broader access to…

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Connecting Digital Start-Up Ecosystems: Workshop in Turku

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How can medium sized cities interact across borders to boost an integrated digital labor market? How can cities improve the growth potential of their startup scenes by structured cross-border collaboration? What is the interest and potential for sharing resources, benchmark outcomes and promote joint networks? These are some of the questions addressed in a small pilot project “Connecting Digital Start-up…

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BDF/Top of Digital Europe in Sweden’s EU Strategy Network

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On 21st March, the Swedish Agency for Regional & Economic Growth organised a seminar in Stockholm for the Swedish EUSBSR network. 64 representatives from Swedish ministries, national agencies, regional authorities and other stakeholders engaged in the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) took part. Baltic Development Forum/Top of Digital Europe was invited for presentations and…

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Estonia in a Digital Baltic Sea Region, Tallinn 23 March

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Baltic Development Forum and Top of Digital Europe had the pleasure of co-organising the conference “Estonia in a digital Baltic Sea Region” together with the Estonian ICT Association, ITL, in connection to their 17th anniversary. In his keynote address, Flemming Stender, Director of Baltic Development Forum, presented the highlights from the 2016 State of the Digital Region report, which outlines…

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New Project Puts a Price on Companies’ Environmental Footprint

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More companies want to understand their consumption of natural resources and their environmental and climate footprint: not just to display responsibility, but also to assure their survival. BDF is partner in a project which develops tools for companies’ natural capital accounting to meet the growing demand.   It takes a huge amount of water to produce clothes. For example, the…

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State of the Baltic Sea Region: Latest Insights

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On 6th February, Baltic Development Forum organized a seminar to share the latest insights on the state of the Baltic Sea Region with regards to competitiveness and economic development. The seminar was hosted by the Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs. The authors of the 2016 State of the Region Report, Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School and Stockholm School of…