The conference “The Baltic Sea Region - A Science Powerhouse” was held in Brussels, Belgium on November 26 with participation of Andris Šternbergs, the Deputy Director of science at the ISSP UL. The conference was organized by Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM in cooperation with Science/Business.
The event addressed the question on how to align existing and upcoming innovation policy and R&D activities by operating in transnational structures to respond to the challenges at large. The benefits of joint research policies and strategies as well as cooperation in the frame of research and science was discussed. The event has explored how innovation can be unlocked by strengthening collaborative actions and securing a workable framework of macro-regional collaboration between science and industry, and what actions are needed to better link research expertise to concrete industrial needs.