In the context of Baltic Sea Region, the working group developed a question for addressing in the upcoming innovation camps:
•How can a smart city connect and support a smart region?
Klaipeda region brought forward their regional challenge to become a competitive and sustainable port – an important part of Lithuanian national economy:
•How to flexibly transform local maritime industries in tune with global digitization and automation trends?
•How to find its own niche and competitive advantage?
•How to reach stakeholder consensus locally and lobby on national level?
The Mini-Camp started with a visit to Western Baltija Shipbuilding to get the insights on maritime industry development at Klaipeda region.
The working group on Klaipeda regional challenge outlined the importance of joining different key actors to promote and work with maritime industry. This should help to have a critical mass to get maritime industry on national smart specialisation strategy. The working group developed a roadmap for linking maritime industry to RIS3 priority areas:
1.Finding key players
2.Preparing pitches for industries connected with maritime
5.Changing mindsets: e.g. by shock therapy – what if Lithuania had NO maritime industry?