Results

Central Baltic ICT - Export Meta Cluster

SMEs within the Central Baltic countries are in a challenging situation due to a very small size of fiercely competed domestic markets making it necessary to penetrate into new markets. The project has jointly developed a toolbox to support ICT sector SMEs in Sweden, Estonia and Latvia to succeed in exporting into new markets.
 
Joint resources have made it possible to elevate branding, join and jointly use available resources for market studies and promotion as well as establish consortiums capable for further expansion in the new markets.
 

New cluster co-operation exporting to new markets

SPARKS - cross-border cooperation between start-ups and potential entrepreneurs

As a main result two new joint companies were created and two other companies are cooperating. The project counted approximately 100 startups which benefited from project activities such as business missions, training courses, networking events, mentoring etc. Cooperation between SHIFT and sTARTUp Day business festivals was initiated by the project. Project was led by two partners: Tartu Science Park in Estonia and Turku Science Park in Finland.
 

Joint knowledge intensive enterprise

Central Baltic Region Smart City Solutions for Global Cities

Cities play a significant role in our efforts to reduce the effects of global climate change. Smart cities and innovative urban environments will be the main target of investments in e.g. Africa, Asia and South America within the next ten years. The SME2Go project focused on improving the competitiveness of hundreds of identified smart city solution providers in Estonia, Finland and Sweden.

New cluster co-operation exporting to new markets
INSURE roll-up final conference

INSURE - New methods to prevent hazardous substances from reaching the Baltic Sea

The project “Innovative Sustainable Remediation” (INSURE), with project partners from Sweden, Latvia and Finland, aimed to improve and increase the rate of remediation of contaminated sites and thereby decreasing the hazardous substances and toxins into the Baltic Sea. Currently the most common treatment for contaminated areas is excavation, where contaminated masses are removed and transported away for treatment or final storage. This not is considered sustainable because of the CO2 emissions created to transport both clean and contaminated masses.

Reduction of nutrients, hazardous substances and toxins inflow into the Baltic
Understanding different cultures

CB HealthAccess - Export of products within the Health and Wellness sector

The project “Access to Distant Markets in Health and Wellness” (CB HealthAccess) has helped a number of SMEs from the CB region, within the health technology sector, to achieve sales, raise investments, and to close different type of collaboration agreements in four distant markets; South Korea, the United States, India and Uganda.
 

New cluster co-operation exporting to new markets

SimE - ethical competence for nursing students

The SimE project improved nursing students’ ethical competence in Finland, Sweden and Latvia. The main achievement of the project were the three aligned study courses (6 ETCS) on simulation pedagogy for nursing students, and an e-handbook on the course themes. Thus the project increased the share of aligned vocational education training curricula in the region.

The course topics were:
1) Basic Ethics in Health Care (2 ETCs),
2) The Ethical Coffee Room (1 ETC),
3) Simulations in Ethical Issues (3 ETCs).

Aligned vocational education and training programme

Four new plans "where the land meets the sea" and a guide for Integrated Coastal Zone Management provided by SustainBaltic

The aim of the SustainBaltic project was to ensure that sea-land interfaces would be preserved and further developed.

Marine/coastal area with improved management
Three project people standing and smiling in front of two stands.

CB2East – new business opportunities for Finnish and Latvian companies

The project CB2East - Central Baltic Cleantech Clusters expanding to East of EU markets - generated Latvian and Finnish meta-cluster platforms, where complementary competences have leveraged partner’s capacities to enter new market and support SMEs internationalization strategies. More specifically, Baltic Cleantech Alliance provided functional collaboration aimed to increase export in Central-Asia; whereas in North-West Russia were developed collaboration models with local clusters to support the same targets.

New cluster co-operation exporting to new markets

FamilyPorts provides enjoyable stay for the entire family

Four small ports (two in south-west of Finland and two on Gotland island in Sweden made investments into service buildings and green technology. The new/improved service buildings also provide the companies running the ports an opportunity to boost the marketing of the ports. The joint marketing is visible in the website FamilyPorts
 

Improved small port

Both people and vegetables grew in the Gardens of possibilities

The project wanted to offer persons in risk of lifelong exclusion to take part in gardening activities. Through practical work in the garden together with individual counselling, you can get new competences and new possibilities on the labour market and in the society in general. Cultivation and horticulture have proven to be a good method as you see clear results of your own work, and the work gives you a sense of belonging and connection.
 

Improved community

Archipelago Partnership encouraged to new business ideas, network and development

The project Archipelago - strategic partnerships for business development inspired entrepreneurs in the archipelago and rural areas to develop through partnerships and training in Finland (including Aland Islands) and Sweden. The archipelago regions have certain challenges: small scale communities, depopulation, aging generation, strong seasonality, lower accessibility, etc.

Joint knowledge intensive enterprise
Logo of the Crea-RE project

Project Crea-RE created aligned studies in resource efficiency and circular economy

As the main result of the project, 10 ECTS of curricula content, learning package "Resource efficiency and circular economy" was created and aligned. The content is implemented in three higher VET institutions: Lab University of Applied Sciences in Finland,  University of Gävle in Sweden and  University of Latvia.

Aligned vocational education and training programme