The aim of the project is to develop Smart Specialisation Strategies (3S) in an interregional system, mainly by increasing the internationalization of business through international information exchange and supporting effective international cooperation of entities within the quadruple helix – research, development, industry and administration units.
The GoSmart BSR project is carried out as a part of Interreg Baltic Sea Region program, priority 1 ‘Capacity for innovation’, specific objective 1.2 ‘Smart specialisation: enhance growth opportunities based on the increased capacity of innovation organisations to apply smart specialisation approach’.
The idea of the project is to integrate countries of low innovation potential from less developed regions of the Baltic Sea with countries from better-developed regions through reciprocal learning, 3S implementation, joint activities between enterprises from SME sector (small and medium-sized enterprises) and sharing the best practices. The project is an important milestone on the way leading to the commercialisation of academic works for economic development at international level. After a research stage, at which smart specialisations and business directions are to be defined, a practical stage is planned, consisting in establishing and executing practical cooperation with entrepreneurs as well as R&D institutions.
The project is carried out as a partnership of institutions from seven countries, among which Białystok University of Technology is the leader, also being the only academic partner. The others are:
The project fits into the idea of practical application of scientific knowledge and the results of academic research for regional economic development in the transnational system.
Conducting transnationally coordinated activities based on enhancing knowledge, competence and cooperation between GoSmart BSR partners will enable:
Strengthening smart specialization by fostering transnational cooperation -GoSmart BSR
Wiesław Urban, PhD, Assoc. Prof.
Source of financing
Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020, Interreg Baltic Sea Region program, priority 1 ‘Capacity for innovation’, specific objective 1.2 ‘Smart specialisation
Duration of project
October 1, 2017-September 30, 2020
The project budget
1 759 767.50 €