SmartComp - Smart competitiveness for the Central Baltic Region
project seek to unite the maritime clusters of the region by
strengthening existing networks as well as creating new ones in order to
improve the competitiveness of the sector and to create sustainable
growth possibilities through triple helix cooperation.
During the project the current situation of the maritime clusters and their future in the Central Baltic region were analysed on sectoral, corporate and regional level. The project created an understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by the clusters, and based on that, has drawn future scenarios about the development of the Baltic Sea region maritime clusters.
The project culminated in an international SmartComp Final Conference in November 2013 in Turku, where the results and achievements of the project were presented to a wide range of participants.
Outputs and results:
- Research report No 1: Maritime cluster analysis on the Central Baltic Region
- Research report No 2: Maritime companies and their business networks in the Central Baltic region
- Research report No 3: Maritime sector developments in the global markets
- Final SmartComp report: Conclusions on increasing smart competitiveness in the Central Baltic region
- 1st SmartComp Policy Development Roundtable: Towards Green & Efficient Maritime Cluster in Central Baltic Sea Region Click here to download the briefing paper based on the event.
- 2nd SmartComp Policy Development Roundtable: The Future of Maritime Clusters in Central Baltic Sea Region and Russia Click here to download the briefing paper based on the event.
- Seminars / Consultation days for maritime companies
- Policy recommendations
- Brand strategy for the Central Baltic maritime clusters
- SmartComp triple helix database
- Union of the Baltic Cities, Commission on Environment (Lead Partner)
- University of Turku / Centre for Maritime Studies
- University of Turku / Turku School of Economics / Pan-European Institute
- Tallinn University of Technology
- Centrum Balticum Foundation
- University of Tallinn
- Åbo Akademi University
- Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration
- Latvian Maritime Academy
Budget and duration
- The project is part financed by the Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013
- 20 months, ending in December 2013 (1.5.2012-31.12.2013)
- Total budget 1,2 M €, of which ERDF co-financing 0,9 M €
For more information visit the project's homepage www.cb-smartcomp.eu