Transnational Innovation and Digitalisation: Policy Papers and Strategy Guide

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We are pleased to share with you the Strategy Guide 2016 – 2020. This publication provides guidance on how to boost innovation in the context of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Region (EUSBSR).

Achieving innovation in the Baltic Sea Region is essentially about intelligently combining the regional strengths, competences and stakeholders. The aim of this strategy guide is to provide policymakers and innovation actors with guidance and inspiration for how to best utilize the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region so as to effectively achieve EU and joint national goals.

This multi-annual strategy guide was developed within the EUBSR Policy Area Innovation over the course of a year by a task force consisting of the Baltic Development Forum (BDF), the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI), the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia, and the Nordic Council of Ministers. It was done in close dialogue with all the member states throughout the Baltic Sea Region.


Policy Area Innovation Strategy Guide 2016-2020

Input on transnational digital collaboration

BDF has developed two working papers which provides input to and complements the Strategy Guide. The papers explore how macro-regional collaboration within digitalization can support and complement national digital policies and initiatives. The observations and recommendations are based on a close dialogue with national policy makers, experts and industry representatives.

The publications were developed in collaboration with the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication.


Transnational Digital Collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region
Outlining the main digital challenges and policy priorities for countries in the Baltic Sea Region with regard to transnational collaboration. The paper was developed as a complement to the PA Inno Strategy Guide 2016-2020 and is based on policy analysis, survey and interviews.



National Profiles on Digital Policy for the Baltic Sea Region States
Digital policy profiles for all countries in the Baltic Sea Region, based on desk research as well as interviews with key policy makers and stakeholders.