BSR Stars S3

Project summary 

The main objective of the BSR Stars S3 project is to enhance implementation of regional smart specialization strategies (RIS3) with focus on bio- and circular economy field. The project pilots methods that engage bio-/circular business, research and public stakeholders as well as enhance transnational cooperation opportunities. Participating regions are Skåne (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark), Tampere (Finland), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Sor-Trondelag (Norway).

Key activities:

- Public-research-business matchmaking events, business coaching, transnational pilot of eScience Gateway research-to-business tool, a transnational innovation voucher pilot focusing on bio- and circular test facilities and transnational smart specialization acceleration camp;

- Develop and pilot an online innovation management tool to enable real-time visualization of the innovation processes for the use of regional authorities and ecosystem actors;

- Study visits and policy recommendations.


  • The Baltic Institute of Finland (Lead Partner)
  • Council of Tampere Region (FI)
  • Nordic Council of Ministers (DK)
  • Baltic Development Forum (DK)
  • Business Link Greater Copenhagen (DK)
  • Nordregio (SE)
  • The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (SE)
  • Region Skåne (SE)
  • MITA - Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (LT)
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (LT)
  • Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LT)
  • Sor-Trondelag County Authority (NO)

Duration and budget

Project duration: 1 May 2016–30 April 2019 (36 months)
Total project budget: 2,9 M€
Total ERDF support: 2,1 M€


  • Pranas Senapėdis, Project manager, Tel. +370 676 42325, e-mail
  • Aistė Kinderytė, Project coordinator, Tel. +370 5 2644705 , e-mail
Last updated: 27-12-2017