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Baltic Innovation Policy Seminar

Tartu Science Park and Tartu City Government representatives were participated in the Baltic Innovation Policy Seminar that took place in Brussels 16 June 2011. Main themes of the seminar were current challenges and the future of innovation policy in the Baltic Sea region. There were around 100 participants from over 10 countries present at the seminar. Among them were local and European level policy makers, entrepreneurs, business development organizations and many others forming nicely diverse audience.

In the event, the Baltic Innovation Policy Memorandum, prepared as a joint effort of 18 partners representing six Baltic Sea countries (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany), was introduced. The Memorandum will guide innovation support activities especially in the regions outside metropolitan areas and give indications on efficient innovation promotion in the Baltic Sea region to the European Union

Head of the Council of Tartu Science Park, Karin Jaanson, was one of the key-note speakers presenting topic "Baltic Innovation Policy Challenges in 2011". Among other speakers were Anders Lindholm (on picture) from European Commission, DG Regio, Ms Pauliina Haijanen from the Committee of the Regions and Ms Anneli Pauli from DG Research & Innovation, European Commission giving their feedback on Memorandum and providing information about future developments in innovation policy in perspective of Europe 2020 and Innovation Union strategy.

More information about and full text of the memorandum can be found here.

Baltic Innovation Policy Seminar press release can be found here.

The organiser of the event was the BSR InnoReg project consortium and co-financed by the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007–2013. Further information on BSR InnoReg is available under www.baltic.org/bsrinnoreg.

Further information about Tartu region contact Vaido Mikheim, vaido@sciencepark.ee






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