Networking Village Programme

Tuesday 3rd June

different times

BALTIC SEA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

The Baltic Sea Jazz Orchestra is coming together especially for the Turku Baltic Sea Days 2014 and consists of some of the top musicians of the Baltic Sea Region. The Jazz association Flame Jazz, based in Turku since the European Capital of Culture year 2011, has put together an orchestra with musicians from three European Capitals of Culture: Turku and the two present capitals: Umeå and Riga.

 

11:15 – 11:45

Break & Networking Village Programme

 

TURKU – FLOURISHING CREATIVITY I

In 2011, Turku displayed its power as the European Capital of Culture, and creative know-how got a further boost. In the region, the financial significance of the creative industries is great, with 14 percent or some 3 000 of the businesses in the Turku region operating in the creative sector. FilmCity Turku is an important shooting location for national and international audiovisual productions and films.

Case: Turku Film City

TURKU – FLOURISHING CREATIVITY II

In 2011, Turku displayed its power as the European Capital of Culture, and creative know-how got a further boost. One example is the Turku Rock Academy, a project which guides young bands in a comprehensive and competent way for a career as a professional musician.

Case: Turku Rock Academy

ICECLEAN TECHNOLOGIES

More efficient freeze dredging cleantech för decontamination of hazardous sediments
Iceclean offers the most effective, risk-free and energy effective decontamination methods to remove environmentally pollutants in contaminated land, in lakes and oceans. With the method, based on the freezing of hazardous materials, these can be effectively frozen, dissevered and then recycled or deposited at a lower cost.

Speaker: Peter Lembke, CEO, Iceclean Technologies

 


13:00 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking Village Programme

 

INNOVATION EXPRESS

Innovation Express represents a European approach for supporting the internationalization of SMEs through cluster initiatives. In 2013, BSR Stars applied this funding instrument for the first time to the macro-region and supported various clusters. The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation gives insights about the recent call that opened on the 1st of May 2014 to develop transnational linkages between SME networks, clusters and other innovation nodes.

Speaker: Hans Henrik Lomholt, Head of Section, Ministry of Higher Education and Science Danish Agency for Science

MORE SUSTAINABLE AND EFFICIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY FOR HEATEXCHANGING TO WARM UP AND CHILL REAL ESTATES

The company offers cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling solutions for real estates. The solutions are based on the company’s unique heat exchanger technology in collectors, with which heat and cold can be regained from water and liquids in industrial processes, lakes and oceans.

Speaker: Niklas Ekblom, Business Development, Evertech

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND GROWING THE BUSINESS

As a world class innovation company, Bayer is helping to address global challenges that also affect us in the Baltic Sea Region. With a major R&D and production hub situated in Turku, Bayer is enhancing the competiveness of the region and driving sustainable growth in the life science sector.

Speaker: Niko Palosuo, Communications Director, Bayer Nordic SE

SWEDISH INSTITUTE

The Swedish Institute (SI) Baltic Sea Unit is a government agency the dual mandate to support the implementation of the EUSBSR and the EaP. The Baltic Sea Unit, located on the island of Gotland, has a long track record in seed funding (app. 650 projects), talent mobility (>4,000 alumni), leadership programmes and EU-related projects in the region. SI Director Kurt Bratteby and Head of Unit Helén Nilsson will discuss current priorities and future plans of the unit. See also our website.

Speakers: Kurt Bratteby, Director, Swedish Institute; Helén Nilsson, Head of Unit, Swedish Institute

SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS FOR MEDIUM-SIZED CITIES

Medium-sized cities play a central role for economic development, sustainable development and the fight against climate change. Dedicated solutions are needed to answer the specific requirements of mediums-sized cities. Siemens has the right people and tools to support the development of strategies and action plans for sustainable city development.

Speaker: Lars Maura, Head of Business Development, Siemens Osakeyhtiö

 

14:00 – 15:30

Networking Village workstream

 

YOUNG INNOVATORS FOR BALTIC SEA REGION GROWTH

Young Innovators for Baltic Sea Region growth offers opportunity to meet new people and expand your networks. It is also a place to find new business opportunities and partners. The occasion brings together startups, young leaders of private enterprises from different lines of businesses, as well as decision-makers from political organisations and city administrations. All companies have unique chance to brand and promote innovative ideas with elevator pitches. The program brings together companies from all around the Baltic Sea.

Organised by: City of Turku and Turku Region Development Centre

 

15:30 – 16:00

Break & Networking Village Programme

 

PRESTO PROJECT – Actions in municipal wastewater treatment sector for better state of the Baltic Sea

Municipal wastewater treatment plants have a key role in improving the state of the Baltic Sea. Union of the Baltic Cities, Commission on Environment presents what actions have been done recently in the areas of nutrient removal investments, sludge management, capacity building and awareness raising in the cities around the Baltic Sea.

Speaker: Agnieszka Ilola, Project Coordinator, Union of the Baltic Cities, Commission on Environment

HELCOM

The Baltic Sea has a global record in reaching the CBD target for marine protected areas – now at 12 % – while gaps remain in the management and coherence of such areas. HELCOM presents a recent case study from its project BASE – supporting implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan in Russia. BASE works to extend the marine protected zone of the Curonian Spit National Park as part of the HELCOM Marine Protected Areas. These areas are vital for biodiversity and the versatility of ecosystems, as well as in boosting tourism and recreational use.

Speaker: Saija Vuola, BASE Project Manager, HELCOM

PRESENTATION OF THE BALTIC SEA REGION PROGRAMME 2014–2020

We support transnational cooperation in the Region

Introduction to the new Programme. Our priorities, available funds, opportunities for stakeholders and important dates.

Speaker: Bartlomiej Wierzbicki, Project Officer, Joint Technical Secretariat

 

Wednesday 4th June

different times

REGINAN KANKUT

“Reginan kankut” consists of five performing arts students from the Arts Academy of Turku. The group performs in the Networking Village during the breaks among the participants.

 

11:00 – 11:30

Break & Networking Village Programme

 

INTRODUCING PA EDUCATION AND HA INVOLVE

How does effective cross border cooperation in the region look like? There are much more possibilities for finding partners, developing new projects and starting long-term cooperation, than you think. Introducing Priority Area Education and Horizontal Action Involve in the Strategy. PA Education covering three policy areas namely education, youth and labour mobility. HA Involve aiming at strengthening multi-level governance as well as involving civil society, business and academia.

Speaker: Anders Bergström, Priority Area Coordinator/Horizontal Action Leader, PA Education / HA Involve, Norden Association

INTERACT POINT TURKU

The presentation will focus on one easily searchable database containing around 80% of all projects and project-partners of Territorial Cooperation / INTERREG. It’s a unique database with comprehensive information both on the overall context and on relevant details. You can find data per field of interest (from ‘Improving transport connections’ to ‘Cultural heritage and arts’ and ‘Demographic change and immigration’, among a total number of 42 keywords to your search), per country and territory, and much, much more.

Speaker: Rafael Agostinho, Project Manager , KEEP & Capitalisation, INTERACT Point Turku

 

11:30 – 13:00

Networking Village workstream

 

BALTIC IS THE NEW BLACK

Introducing Balticlab, a joint Swedish Institute and Council of the Baltic Sea States Leadership & Talent Programme for Creativity and Entrepreneurship. The aim of the programme Balticlab is to boost Baltic Sea regional cooperation by bringing about fresh ideas for the future. Programme Managers Mirjam Külm (CBSS) and Mikael Olsson (SI) will introduce Balticlab as a concept along with a trailer for the upcoming Balticlab film. There will be comments by Baiba Liepa, INTERACT Point Turku, and presentations from three of the Balticlab 2.0 projects: business development agency for creative industries Frön, an anthropological expedition to the shorelines of the Baltic Sea titled The Beach Institute & an educational innovation initiative The Leap. For more information on Balticlab go to www.balticlab-online.eu and www.vimeo.com/balticlab/welcome.

Speakers: Mirjam Külm, Media & Communications, Council of the Baltic Sea States;
Mikael Olsson, Project Leader, Ph.D.Swedish Institute, Baltic Sea Unit

 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking Village Programme

 

BRS – Culture for sustainable development is one of the Flagshipprojects under the EU Action Plan for the Baltic Sea Region.

The project is creating action using culture as a driver for sustainable development – and through showcasing and demonstration encourage multiplication of good/best/next practices for culture and sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region developing a number quality high impact projects. Projects already in the pipeline includes “Guts” a Project to Boost and Artistic and creative interventions by Artist into sustainability debates, “Goodeeday”, using Social Platforms and “Apps” to engage citizens in being sustainable in their everyday life and “Green Box for Healthy Space”. All projects are partnerships between diverse actors (artists, cities, business, Social Entrepreneurs etc.). Core to the process are a number of “meets” where stakeholders from the whole BSR region meets. Next one will be 12-13 June in Riga – where the event will be form part of Riga 2014.

Speaker: Simon Drewsen Holmberg, Director, The Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and Main Consultant Culturability BSR

PRESENTATION OF THE JOINT BALTIC SEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Dr Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director of BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme, interviews coordinator(s) of new BONUS innovation project(s) started in spring and summer of 2014 about the value they add through their work to the theme of Blue Growth and prosperity of the region. From the BONUS exhibition, as well as the parallel work stream Successful cooperation: research, development and innovation taking place the same afternoon at 15:30, more information about the twenty new BONUS projects can be found. Welcome!

Speaker: Dr. Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director of BONUS

SUBMARINER

The SUBMARINER Network promotes sustainable and innovative uses of marine resources. It offers a cooperation platform to related actors and initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region. Managing director Angela Schultz-Zehden will present the vision and setup, as well as current priorities, and activities of the SUBMARINER Network.

Speaker: Angela Schultz-Zehden, Managing director, SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG

SCIENCE LINK

Science Link is an EU funded project which promotes innovation and growth in the Baltic Sea Region by the formation of a network of scientific research centers, universities, regional development groups and industry. This presentation will provide an overview of the project, highlights of scientific collaborations and discuss possible future directions.

Speaker: Dr. Graham Appleby, Projektträger DESY

PRESENTATION OF THE CENTRAL BALTIC PROGRAMME 2014-2020

How will the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 contribute to stronger economy, cleaner environment and improved quality of life?

What are the changes and improvements we want to achieve? How will we work to achieve new Central Baltic businesses and more exports via cluster co-operation? What does an “excellent project” look like and how does it contribute to these goals?

Speaker: Project Manager Ülari Alamets, Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020