9-11 October 2018
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion)

Not scheduled


ISCTE, University of Lisbon
Poster Posters


Ms Zane Sime (Communication and Research Coordinator at the CBSS Secretariat)


Baltic TRAM objective is to boost innovation, secure the implementation of smart specialisation strategies, and encourage entrepreneurship by supporting SMEs – thus contributing to the regional effort of making the Baltic Sea Region innovative, sustainable and competitive. Baltic TRAM also feeds into the transnational research and innovation agenda. It performs benchmarking analysis on national roadmaps for research infrastructures and smart specialisation strategies, and provides recommendations to policymakers. Baltic TRAM builds on the findings of [Science Link][2], an initiative which received EU project funding from 2012-2014. Science Link is currently operated as a network, and its purpose is to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea Region, to strengthen the macroregion’s competitiveness in a global context. It supports industrial research with synchrotron radiation and neutrons at research facilities in northern Europe. The aim is to create awareness of the possibilities offered at research facilities in the macroregion and to show how research and development at these sites can contribute to innovation within European industry. Baltic TRAM open science strand is mirrored with several examples. Baltic TRAM partnership has agreed on a [Letter of Intent][3]: Principles of Open Data Access communicated to the European Commission on the occasion of public call for [support for the EOSC Declaration][4]. The foreseen date for commitment is 2 January 2019, which is a tentative date for the establishment of connection with EUDAT. Baltic TRAM has promoted its open data and open science strand on such occasions as the [CBSS][5] [Baltic Sea Science Day 2018][6] and offered perspectives to [e-ROSA´s public consultation][7] dedicated to the Vision Paper “Towards an e-infrastructure for Open Science in Agri-food”. Baltic TRAM continues establishing connection with EUDAT and elaborating its hands-on approach to the implementation of the formula “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”. Baltic TRAM applied solutions will serve as one of transnational lessons learnt how innovation potential of SMEs is stimulated balancing the requirements of information disclosure in alignment with the requirements of public funding, as well as commercial interests. [1]: https://www.baltic-tram.eu/index_eng.html [2]: https://www.science-link.eu/index_eng.html [3]: https://www.baltic-tram.eu/sites/sites_custom/site_baltic-tram/content/e24058/e24059/e63869/e63871/TRAM_letter_of_intent_main_part_23.10.2017_eng.pdf [4]: https://www.baltic-tram.eu/newsroom/press_releases/baltic_tram_support_for_the_european_open_science_cloud/index_eng.html [5]: http://www.cbss.org/event/cbss-conference-baltic-sea-science-day-2018/ [6]: https://www.balticsea-region-strategy.eu/news-room/highlights-blog/item/42-cbss-baltic-sea-science-day-2018-joint-mapping-of-the-research-cooperation-patterns [7]: https://www.baltic-tram.eu/newsroom/press_releases/baltic_tram_engages_in_the_european_discussion_on_open_science_in_agri_food/index_eng.html


The Baltic TRAM offers companies free access to state-of-the-art analytical research facilities across the Baltic Sea Region, providing technical and scientific expertise to help solve challenges associated with developing new products or services.
Baltic TRAM application is submitted in view of this macro-regional initiative being a good example for the selected conference track of a partnership established in a transnationally coordinated fashion between research infrastructures and SMEs.

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Ms Zane Sime (Communication and Research Coordinator at the CBSS Secretariat)

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