Dear Friends, respected Colleagues,

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the Baltic Sea Region Innovation Camp on inter-regional collaboration. The camp takes place 26th March, 2021 from 9 to 12 (CET) virtually in Zoom.

This is the second innovation camp taking place in the first half of 2021 (5.2, 26.3 and 23.4) in the  Baltic Sea Smart Specialisation Ecosystem Interreg project with the aim of reaching out smart specialisation and innovation experts of Baltic Sea region to make it more collaborative and leading example in the European Union.

The high-level challenges are:

Challenge 1: How could a wide group of stakeholders be brought together to create sustainable lifestyles, solutions and services in line with the Green, Digital and SDGs initiatives in the BSR?

Challenge 2: What practical ways are there to bring high-school pupils and university students on board to work on Green, Digital and SDG’s in the BSR?

We are looking forward your active and enthusiastic involvement around a topic now more important than ever. It is crucial to build bridges during a time when cross-border interaction is limited. What happens, how to participate,  learn and share, collaborate, what are the next steps, do we know each others? Join the Innovation Camp to find out!

Agenda and workflow:

  • [OPENING] VP Markku Markkula, European Committee of the Regions
  • [EXPLORE&IDEATE] Challenge the challenge. Is the challenge exactly what it should be?
  • [DEEPEN] Work on challenges & user groups & outcomes & roadmaps & timing
  • [INSIGHTS&SOLUTIONS] Combining early insights and starting to create first solutions.
  • [PROTOTYPE] Fail fast go forward. All ideas are great! Do, get the things done. Be Crazy
  • [PRESENTATIONS] Presentations of intermediate results.
  • [SUMMARY] Summary of the work with the challenges, conclusions, recommendations.
  • [NEXT STEPS] Closing Taina Tukiainen

Registration is open; and seats are limited, we work on  first come first served basis, so please register as soon possible here: http://webropol.com/s/bsrinnocamp, but latest by 21st March.

For more information on what’s happening in the Baltic Sea region and summaries from the last innovation camp, please check out the Smart-up BSR Website: https://smartup-bsr.eu/

Please, register as soon as possible, the zoom link will be sent to those registered.

We warmly welcome you to the camp!

 Taina, Lisa & Johanna

On the behalf of the BSR S3 Ecosystem-team