SmartComp – Smart competitiveness for the Central Baltic region
SmartComp - Smart competitiveness for the Central Baltic region project (2012 - 2013) aims to unite the maritime clusters of the region and to strengthen existing networks as well as to create new ones in order to improve competitiveness of the sector and to create sustainable growth possibilities for the sector through triple helix cooperation.
During the project, the current situation of the maritime cluster and its future in the Central Baltic region will be analysed, firstly on sectorial level, and secondly, on corporate level. An understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by the cluster will be created, and based on these future scenarios about the development of the Baltic Sea maritime cluster will be drawn. The overview creates the basis for further research, training and consultation, as well as for branding and policy development. Clean tech will offer many possibilities for region’s maritime clusters as it has been predicted that it will boom in the near future. SmartComp aims to contribute maritime clusters to exploit the boom.
Outputs and results:
- Analysis on the current situation of the maritime cluster and its future in the Central Baltic region
- An understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by the cluster
- Future scenarios about the development of the Baltic Sea maritime cluster
- Brand strategy for the Central Baltic maritime clusters
- SmartComp triple helix database
- Policy recommendations for supporting maritime clusters of the region
The nine partners are:
UBC EnvCom (Lead Partner), University of Turku/Centre for Maritime Studies, University of Turku/School of Economics, Tallinn University of Technology, Centrum Balticum Foundation, University of Tallinn, Åbo Akademi University, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, Latvian Maritime Academy
The project is part financed by the Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007–2013.
Kirsi-Marja Lonkila, Project Coordinator
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