Projects

The BELT project creates new joint Central Baltic companies and cooperation between start-ups in the Central Baltic region. The project develops joint and cooperating business opportunities under the theme of “Smart City”, which is a priority at the EU-level and many regional innovation policies to support cross-sectoral smart innovations.

BELT strives to attract entrepreneurship-oriented, already experienced and talented students as well as potential start-ups to the project incubator activities through relevant networks, platforms and university road shows in the partner locations.  BELT organizes joint business development BootCamps and coaching for students and start-ups to develop and commercialize their business ideas and to look for additional team members across borders.  Additionally, a coaching network will be created to offer business coaching for the established joint teams and best co-operating business ideas from the BootCamps to help them find seed funding for their businesses.

The project will result in at least 5 joint and 10 co-operating knowledge intensive enterprises. The project will support 30 new knowledge intensive enterprises in the Central Baltic region.

Total project budget 1.101.851,33 €
Total ERDF support: 843.907,25 €

Lead partner:
The Baltic Institute of Finland, Tampere, Finland

Project partners:
New Factory Ltd., Tampere, Finland
Norrköping Science Park / Demola East Sweden, Norrköping, Sweden
Latvian IT Cluster / Demola Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Laurea University of Applied Sciences/Spinno Enterprise Center, Vantaa, Finland

Associated partners:
Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea, Tampere, Finland
The City of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Jūrmala City Council, Jūrmala, Latvia

 

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