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Smart Blue Regions

Smart specialisation and blue
growth in the Baltic Sea Region

We support regions to implement their research and
innovation strategies in marine and maritime sectors

The regions

Six Baltic regions from six European countries are collaborating in the framework of the Smart Blue Regions project.

Southwest Finland

Southwest Finland

Southwest Finland is the leading maritime region of the Finnish maritime industry and hosts over 60% of all Finnish maritime industry companies.

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Ida-Viru

Ida-Viru

Ida-Viru industries and business activities are mainly located along the Baltic coast, making innovation in maritime sector a crucial topic for the development of the region.

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Regional partner

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Riga Planning Region

Riga Planning Region

The Gulf of Riga is one of the most productive marine areas in the Baltic Sea in terms of produced biomass. Innovative and sustainable use of marine resources is a key factor for the long-term prosperity of the region.

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Regional partners

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Pomorskie

Pomorskie

The coastal region of Pomorskie is one of the most dynamic Polish regions. Energy, in particular manufacturing for the offshore sector, is perceived as one of the region’s priorities.

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Regional partners

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Skåne

Skåne

Skåne Region is the southernmost region of Sweden. The region's “blue” maritime industry is well advanced in offering products and services that contribute to reducing the environmental and climate impact of shipping.

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Regional partner

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Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost region of Germany. Its RIS3 identifies maritime economy as one of its five fields of specialisation.

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Regional partner

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  • Southwest Finland

    Southwest Finland

    Southwest Finland is the leading maritime region of the Finnish maritime industry and hosts over 60% of all Finnish maritime industry companies.

    Read more

    Regional partner

    Logo of the Regional Council of Southwest Finland

  • Ida-Viru

    Ida-Viru

    Ida-Viru industries and business activities are mainly located along the Baltic coast, making innovation in maritime sector a crucial topic for the development of the region.

    Read more

    Regional partner

    Logo of Ida-Viru County Government

  • Riga Planning Region

    Riga Planning Region

    The Gulf of Riga is one of the most productive marine areas in the Baltic Sea in terms of produced biomass. Innovative and sustainable use of marine resources is a key factor for the long-term prosperity of the region.

    Read more

    Regional partners

    Logo of the Latvian Institute of Aquatc Ecology

  • Pomorskie

    Pomorskie

    The coastal region of Pomorskie is one of the most dynamic Polish regions. Energy, in particular manufacturing for the offshore sector, is perceived as one of the region’s priorities.

    Read more

    Regional partners

    Logo of the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk

  • Skåne

    Skåne

    Skåne Region is the southernmost region of Sweden. The region's “blue” maritime industry is well advanced in offering products and services that contribute to reducing the environmental and climate impact of shipping.

    Read more

    Regional partner

    Logo of Region Skåne

  • Schleswig-Holstein

    Schleswig-Holstein

    Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost region of Germany. Its RIS3 identifies maritime economy as one of its five fields of specialisation.

    Read more

    Regional partner

    Logo of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Schleswig-Hlstein

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