Baltic TRAM in Short
What? The international project Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) seeks to strengthen the relationship between analytical research institutions and business, by establishing structures for cooperation and linking expertise to concrete industrial needs. The project will develop a “Smart Cooperation” strategy, to be formulated on the basis of national research strategies and fed into the regional research and innovation agenda. Baltic TRAM builds on the findings of the previous project Science Link.
Why? The overall objective of the project is to boost innovation, secure the implementation of smart specialisation strategies, and encourage entrepreneurship by supporting small and medium size enterprises – thus contributing to the regional effort of making the Baltic Sea Region innovative, sustainable and competitive.
The specific objective is to secure sustainable demand for research infrastructures, to address the concept of open data access, and ensure the existence of cooperation structures between analytical research institutes and companies at national, regional and international level.
How? The project will establish national Industrial Research Centers to serve as interfaces between analytical research institutes and companies. Invited companies will be provided with consultations and access to research facilities to test their ideas and products. The project will carry out a benchmarking analysis on the national roadmaps for research infrastructures and smart specialisation strategies, and provide recommendations to policymakers.
When? The project runs from March 2016 until the beginning of 2019.
Where? The project has a transnational character and is being implemented by partners from all EU member states in the Baltic Sea Region.
Who? The project is led by DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, in close dialogue with fourteen project partners and five associated organisations from the entire Baltic Sea Region.
Expected Key Outputs
* Establishment of operational industrial research centers
* Completion of pilots, including specific cases on e-infrastructure and open data
* Political recommendations on macro-regional cooperation between national and regional communities and analytical research institutes
Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) is an international project that aims to enhance innovation capacity and strengthen the cooperation between science and business. Baltic TRAM links expertise to concrete industrial needs by providing new ways of access to research facilities, open science and cloud concepts. The project is led by DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, in dialogue with fourteen project partners and five associated organisations from across the Baltic Sea Region. The project is partly funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.
· Interreg Europe: #R002 Baltic TRAM
· 36 months (2016 – 2019)
· EUR 4.16 million budget
· European Regional Development Fund
· Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme
Press release in Estonian
Read more from project web: https://www.baltic-tram.eu/