Smart Blue Regions will contribute to the further development of smart specialisation strategies by hosting an inspiring workshop “Smart societies – blue growth regions” during the Baltic Sea Subregional States Cooperation (BSSSC) Annual Conference, taking place on 11-12th September in Gdańsk. The main theme of the conference is “Solidarity, participation and smart action for a better future”.
The project team of Smart Blue Regions conducted a Baltic Sea Region wide study to identify blue growth cooperation opportunities in the blue fields of “Machinery and Technology”, “Energy” and “Life Science and Blue Medicine”.
Smart Blue Regions project partners, tourism development and marketing specialists, tourism cluster organizations and associations, local and regional authorities met in a transnational workshop “Coastal and maritime tourism- cooperation potential in the Baltic Sea Region”, 18- 19th June, 2018, in Jūrmala, Latvia. The workshop was organised by the Smart Blue Regions project and gathered more than 25 participants.
This Smart Blue Regions workshop was organized by Pomorskie Association in EU and Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, both project partners, together with GSG Towers Ltd.
Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister for Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism, Dr Bernd Buchholz, welcomed the participants of the First International Cluster Workshop in Kiel in the framework of the Smart Blue Regions project.
The workshop "Clusters in maritime technologies and tourism – cooperation opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region" will take place on 13 – 14 March 2018 in Kiel, Germany.
Smart Blue Regions project workshop "Offshore wind energy supply chain – future outlook for technologies and cooperation" will take place in Gdańsk on 26 April 2018.
On 8th November 2017, in the Maritime Culture Centre in Gdańsk, Poland, an international seminar entitled “How Can Maritime Business Benefit from the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region?” was held. It was organized as part of “Let’s Communicate!” and “Smart Blue Regions” projects by “Pomorskie in the EU” Association, PA Ship and PA Safe of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
In Turku (Southwest Finland), local Smart Blue Regions project team got together for a midterm review on 16th August.
Within the framework of the project Smart Blue Regions, Maritime Institute in Gdańsk together with Pomorskie in the EU Association (both project partners) organised a Consultation Seminar of Pomorskian Blue Growth Stakeholders on 18th July 2017.