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International Projects

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Ongoing Projects

EmpInno Monitor S3

EmpInno Monitoring Smart Specialisation Strategies

EmpInno Monitor S3 improves the monitoring systems of the smart specialisation strategies (RIS3) of seven regions around the Baltic Sea. The predecessor project EmpInno (S3 Empowering for Innovation and Growth in Medium-Sized Cities and Regions ) concluded that authorities responsible for smart specialisation strategies should test different approaches to monitor their RIS3. Adjusting the monitoring systems shall lead to a higher efficiency and effectiveness of the regional innovation policies and finally a more innovative Baltic Sea region.

 

Programme: Interreg BSR
Project duration: August 2019 – January 2021
Budget: 854 050 EUR (including the budget for Tartu City Government: 62 400 EUR)
Lead Partner: Rostock Business and Technology Development GmbH
Project Partners:

  • Rostock Business and Technology Development GmbH
  • Danish Design Centre
  • Prizztech Ltd
  • South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – XAMK
  • Tartu Science Park
  • Tartu City Government
  • Lubelskie Voivodeship
  • Foundation for Lubelskie Development
  • Riga Planning Region

 

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Contact:

Alo Lilles
tel +372 736 1196
e-mail Alo.Lilles@raad.tartu.ee

 

Inno Infra Share

Sharing strategies for European Research and Innovation Infrastructures

The goal of INNO INFRA SHARE (Sharing Strategies for European Research and Innovation Infrastructures) project is to improve accessibility to and the utilisation of local Research and Innovation infrastructure (RII) assets by SMEs.

 

RIIs have the potential to act as enablers of competitiveness and growth for local SMEs and foreign users, especially in the area of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). To unleash this potential, project partners will jointly work towards adding a market-driven dimension (to complement the research and technological aspects) by networking and promoting collaboration opportunities at the regional and international level, in addition to addressing national and regional RII relevant policy instruments.

 

Programme: Interreg Europe
Project Duration: 2017–2020
Budget: 1,632,694 EUR (including the budget for Tartu City Government: 117,420 EUR)
Lead Partner: ASTER Stock Joint Consortium
Project Partners:

  • Brainport Development
  • Vidzeme Planning Region
  • Tartu City Government
  • Flanders Make
  • Region Skane
  • Brno University of Technology
  • Chemnitz University of Technology

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Contact:

Alo Lilles
tel +372 736 1196
e-mail Alo.Lilles@raad.tartu.ee

Innova Foster

Fostering startup & innovation ecosystems in Europe

Innova Foster aims at encouraging growth for startups  (scalable, high-potential SMEs with less than 5 years of life) through their engagement in  the innovation processes at local or regional level and by improving their role as regional and industry innovation providersin seven European regions.

 

Programme: Interreg Europe
Project Duration: 2017–2020
Budget: 1,267,899 EUR (including the budget for Tartu City Government: 142,100 EUR)
Lead Partner: INCYDE Foundation
Project Partners:

  • Torun Regional Development Academy
  • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Scientific Research Centre Bistra Ptuj
  • Malta Enterprise
  • Tartu City Government
  • Cork City Council

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Contact:

Alo Lilles
tel +372 736 1196
e-mail Alo.Lilles@raad.tartu.ee

RELOS3

From Regional to Local: Successful deployment of the Smart Specialization Strategies

RELOS3 focuses on implementing regional Smart Specialisation Strategies in a local context by actively involving local authorities, innovation actors and companies. This is crucial in creating innovation in EU regions.

 

Programme: Interreg Europe
Project duration: 2017–2020
Budget: 1,413,237 EUR (including the budget for Tartu City Government: 140,442 EUR)
Lead Partner: Economic Development Agency of Sabadell
Project Partners:

  • Metropolitan City of Bologna
  • Wielkopolska Region
  • Local authority of Emmen
  • Malta Enterprise
  • Tartu City Government

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Contact:

Alo Lilles
tel +372 736 1196
e-mail Alo.Lilles@raad.tartu.ee

Baltic Game Industry

Empowering a booster for regional development

Baltic Game Industry – Empowering a Booster for Regional Development' (BGI) aims towards boosting the game industry in the Baltic Sea region (BSR), increasing the capacity for innovation and transferring the game industry in the region into a global player with worldwide competitiveness.

BGI comprises three components - improvement of framework conditions, incubation capacity building and enlarging business opportunities for the game industry beyond entertainment.

The project will result in

  • improvements in regulations, strategies and schemes, which guide the business support for start-ups in the eight countries, with a Good Practice catalogue on favourable framework and policies for game business development
  • functional game incubators providing consulting and mentoring support to game start-ups, with model schemes and manuals/guidelines for game incubation programming and financing, mentoring and international cooperation for game business development
  • increased business power of and business opportunities for the BSR game scene, with a functional VR application for therapeutic use, a VR Health Reference Model and recommendations for VR apps in other industries

 

Programme: Interreg BSR
Project duration: 2017–2020
Budget: 3.5 million EUR (including the budget for Tartu City Government: 117 000 EUR)
Lead Partner: BGZ Berliner Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (BGZ Berlin International Cooperation Agency GmbH)
 

Project Partners:

  • Land Berlin (State of Berlin)
  • Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut gemeinnützige GmbH (Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI))
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences)
  • Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf)
  • Erhvervsakademi Dania (Dania University of Applied Sciences)
  • Norddjurs Kommune (Norddjurs Municipality)
  • Enheden for Klinisk Alkoholforskning, Klinisk Institut, Syddansk Universitet (Unit of Clinical Alcohol Research, Clinical Institute, University of Southern Denmark)
  • Sihtasutus Tartu Teaduspark (Tartu Science Park Foundation)
  • Tartu Linnavalitsus (Tartu City Government)
  • Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy (Metropolia University of Applied Sciences)
  • Neogames Finland ry (Neogames Finland)
  • Helsingin kaupunki (City of Helsinki)
  • Nodibinājums Ventspils Augsto tehnoloģiju parks (Foundation “Ventspils High Technology Park”)
  • Ventspils pilsētas pašvaldības iestāde Ventspils Digitālais centrs (Ventspils city municipal authority Ventspils Digital centre)
  • AHK Service SIA (AHK Service SIA)
  • Kauno mokslo ir technologijų parkas (Kaunas Science and Technology Park)
  • Viesoji istaiga Lietuvos inovaciju centras (Lithuanian Innovation Centre)
  • Krakowski Park Technologiczny sp. z o.o. (Krakow Technology Park LLC)
  • Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii (Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • Dataspelsbranschen (Spelplan ASGD AB) (Swedish Games Industry Association of Swedish Game Developers)
  • Invest Stockholm Business Region AB (Invest Stockholm Business Region)South Denmark European Office

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Alo Lilles
tel +372 736 1196
e-mail Alo.Lilles@raad.tartu.ee

InnoCAPE

Industry 4: transforming innovation ecosystem through better capacity of public enablers

The InnoCAPE project designs a cooperation model to develop a digital innovation ecosystem in the Baltic Sea region by exploiting the potential of the continuous digitalisation of value chains called Industry 4.0. The project helps public authorities create favourable conditions for digital innovation hubs (DIHs) that serve as intermediary bodies bringing together Research & Development and industry into digital industrial platforms. By bridging existing gaps, DIHs can efficiently implement Industry 4.0 policies, contribute to a better connected digital single market, and improve competitiveness of the region.

The project will pursue the objectives of:

  • increasing knowledge, skills and competence of public authorities and DIHs;
  • identifying case studies of successful policies regarding DIHs, learning from digitalisation strategies in SMEs, organising workshops to address the skills gap of public enablers;
  • developing an integrated digital maturity assessment tool, enabling benchmarking of BSR countries and helping to identify areas of strategic policy intervention.

Programme: Interreg BSR
Project Duration: 2019 - 2021
Budget: 2 501 050 EUR (including the budget for Tartu City Government: 48 675 EUR)

Lead Partner: Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park

Project Partners:

  • Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology
  • Latvian IT Cluster
  • Nozaru politikas departaments
  • Tartu University
  • Tartu City Government
  • Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Oulu
  • RISE Acreo AB
  • Umeå University
  • DIGITALNORWAY

News

InnoCAPE study visit to Oslo, Norway (22nd - 23rd May 2019).

InnoCAPE study visit to Seinäjoki, Finland (17th – 18th September 2019).

Homepage: InnoCAPE webinars; Digital Maturity Assesment Tool

Contact

Alo Lilles
tel +372 736 1196
e-mail Alo.Lilles@raad.tartu.ee

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Completed Projects

UPSIDE

UPSIDE - User-driven Participatory Solutions for Innovation in Digitally-centred Ecosystems

Programme: Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Priority: FP7 Cooperation
Project Duration: July 2013-June 2016
Budget: 3,048,593 EUR (including the budget for Tartu City Government 66,720 EUR)
Lead Partner: CYBERFORUM EV (Germany)
Project Partners:

  • Stadt Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Inno AG (Germany)
  • Stiftelsen Elektronikcentrum i Kista (Sweden)
  • Baltic Innovation Agency OÜ (Estonia)
  • Tartu City Government
  • E-zavod - zavod za projektno svetovanje, raziskovanje in razvoj celovitih rešitev (Slovenia)
  • Mestna Obcina Maribor (Slovenia)
  • Metropoolregio Eindhoven (Holland)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Holland)
  • Living Labs Global (Denmark)
  • Bevel Ab (Sweden)
  • Interactive Institute Swedish ICT AB (Sweden)
  • Stockholms Universitet (Sweden)

 

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Contact:

Siim Espenberg
tel +372 736 1193
e-mail Siim.Espenberg@raad.tartu.ee

Safe and Sustainable Citizen Society

Programme: Europe for Citizens 2014-2020
Project Duration: December 2014 - January 2016
Budget: 5,000 EUR
Lead Partner: Tartu City Government
Project Partners:

  • Tartu Consumer Advise and Information Centre (Estonia)
  • Baltic Environmental Forum, Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Turvalisuus ja kemikaalivirasto (Finland)
  • Latvian National Association for Consumer Protection (Latvia)
  • Western Lithuania Consumer Federation (Lithuania)

Objectives:

The main goal of the project was to strengthen the cooperation and exchange of best practices between Nordic and Baltic countries, in order to move towards more active society with safer consumer products. It was achieved via facilitating contacts between citizens of Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and organising seminars in Stockholm (Sweden) and in Tartu (Estonia), to share relevant experiences.

It is important to know that chemicals are all around us, from natural chemicals in food to industrially produced ones, distributed by trade and by long-range transport, found in both working environments and in consumer products. Although in the short-term they may ease our everyday life, some of them may at the same time cause allergies, have negative effects on the reproductive system or show carcinogenic, teratogenic or chronic toxic effects. Therefore, the management of chemicals risks is a high priority issue at both European and international level.

 

News: 19.11.2015 Discussions in Stockholm to raise awareness about dangerous chemicals in consumer goods

Handbook: "Dangerous Chemicals in Consumer Goods" (in Estonian)

 

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Contact:

Siim Espenberg
tel +372 736 1193
e-mail Siim.Espenberg@raad.tartu.ee

Business Incubation Operating Practices in Nordic Countries

Programme: Nordic-Baltic Mobility and Network Programme for Business and Industry
Project Duration: December 2014-December 2015
Budget: 10,792 EUR
Lead Partner: Tartu City Government
Project Partners:
1. Tartu Science Park
2. Buildit
3. University of Tartu
4. Estonian University of Life Sciences
5. Tartu Biotechnology Park
6. Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
7. Tartu Art School

 

News:

30.03.2015 Delegation of the city of Tartu visited business development organisations in Copenhagen
05.10.2015 Delegation of the city of Tartu visited business development organisations in Malmö and Lund

 

Contact:

Siim Espenberg
tel +372 736 1193
email Siim.Espenberg@raad.tartu.ee

Last changed 07.12.2020