Solving Grand Societal Challenges for Sustainable Future in BSR
June 13-15, 2018, Palanga-Klaipeda, Lithuania
How to tackle grand societal challenges like climate change and healthy ageing via smart specialisation in Baltic Sea Region? How to promote circular economy? And how to attract relevant businesses inclusively?
The second in the series, Smart-Up BSR project´s Mini-Camp in Palanga-Klaipeda, organized jointly by Aalto University, MITA Science Agency and Klaipeda Science and Technology Park, brought together a group of about 30 dynamic professionals from Baltic Sea harbor areas, universities, cities & municipalities to innovate solutions for grand societal challenges, sustainable port development and sustainable future in Baltic Region.
Klaipeda region opened up on its regional challenge to become a competitive and sustainable port – an important part of Lithuanian national economy. How to flexibly transform local maritime industries in tune with global digitization and automation trends? How to find its own niche and competitive advantage? How to reach stakeholder consensus locally and lobby on national level?
The Mini-Camp started with a visit to Western Baltija Shipbuilding to get the insights on maritime industry development at Klaipeda region. Three working groups in Smart-Up BSR project´s Mini-Camp focused on exploring the Klaipeda challenge, and the broader context of how to address grand societal challenges through smart specialization and inter-regional collaboration. Project partner Cursor Oy contributed Palanga-Klaipeda Camp by co-creating solutions especially for implementing regional smart specialisation strategies for inter-regional cooperation and port area development in Baltic Sea Region.
Palanga-Klaipeda Mini-Camp is part of BSR Smart-Up project focusing on smart specialization and developing regional competitive strengths, especially related to healthy ageing, smart cities, climate change and circular economy. BSR Smart-Up involves 13 partners and 26 associate partners in the Baltic Sea Region, including academic, municipal and regional development organizations.
For more information in Finnish please contact: Marja Holopainen, 040 190 2514, firstname.lastname@example.org