BSR Stars is a transnational programme and policy collaboration that aims at strengthening competitiveness and economic growth in the Baltic Sea region by fostering transnational linkages between specialised research and innovation nodes. BSR Stars is a flagship within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. BSR Stars was jointly developed by the ten countries involved in 2009-2010.
The StarDust project (2010-2013) was the first step in achieving the long term goals of BSR Stars. The project was seen by the partnering countries as an essential way to test and to learn more about what was needed for a full-scale implementation of BSR Stars. In total StarDust mobilised 35 partners from the public and semi-public sector. These partners were supported by 48 associated partners from national, regional and local levels in the participating countries. In StarDust there were five testbeds for transnational innovation collaboration: Active for Life, Clean Water, Comfort in Living, MarChain, Mobile Vikings.
This report summarizes the lessons learned from StarDust actors involved in the respective countries. The purpose is to draw policy conclusions on how to work with transnational collaboration on innovation in the BSR based on the strategic idea of BSR Stars. The method used to gather data for the report was workshops in each country in order to draw implications from each country participating in StarDust. The publication has been produced as part of the StarDust project, financed under the Baltic Sea Region Programme.
Read more at bsr-stars.eu