BaSIC Baltic Sea Innovation Network Centres

Baltic Sea InnoNet Centres
The project Baltic Sea InnoNet Centres (BaSIC) as continuation of BaltMet Inno project identifies, selects, trains and coaches fast-growing innovative SMEs, aiming at  providing them harmonized access to markets and enabling their access to finance for internationalization and growth. The project furthers the regional links among enterprise support centres, science parks, and clusters in the Baltic Sea region metropolises.
The project is open for cooperation and exchange with other projects. The networking and the developed services will be expanded to new partners and to other regions. Agreed joint marketing calendars and activities for innovation sites and events of the partner regions provide a schedule for the SME to find the most important events, expositions and conferences for their business activities. Selected road shows in the region support the promotion. The pilot phase (project duration) expects a minimum of 30 trained SME, 3 brokerage events (matching events for companies), 3 international training courses. To coach internationalisation of SME 9 market access points (MAP) throughout the Baltic Sea Capital Regions will be installed.
The project consortium consists of leading science parks, incubators and innovation facilitators, having a strong support by the 10 Baltic Sea Capital Regions. This guarantees sustainability of good project results and their implementation into regional innovation strategies.
Partners of BaSIC project:
Berlin: Adlershof Science and Technology Park (WISTA-MG) – Lead partner; Berlin Senate; TSB Technology Foundation Berlin
Copenhagen: Vaeksthus – Business link Greater Copenhagen Region; Scion DTU
Helsinki: City of Helsinki; Culminatum Ltd. Oy
Oslo: Oslo Teknopol (support from City of Oslo)
Riga: Riga City Council; Riga Technical University
Stockholm: Stockholm Business Region; KISTA Science City AB; SU Innovation
Tallinn: Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol (support from City of Tallinn)
Vilnius: Sunrise Valley (support from Vilnius City Municipal Government)
Warsaw: City of Warsaw; Warsaw University of Technology
Associate partner:
St. Petersburg: St Petersburg Government (CEDIPT); St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development
Duration: October 2008 – January 2012
Total budget: ~ 2.75 MEUR (Interreg IV B BSR)
BaSIC Market Access Point Service brochure and other downloadable project results available here

Contact person:
Mr. Helge Neumann
Executive Manager International Cooperation
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