Projects : Implemented projects :

Project "BalticSupply"

BalticSupply: Interregional SME Supply Clusters along the Northeast Corridor

The overall objective of the project is to enhance the competitiveness of SMEs in the Northeast supply markets. BalticSupply will pursue an integrated and proactive approach to shaping the future of supply logistics and linked innovation policies and competitiveness promotion strategies in the Baltic Sea Region.

The SME Supply Cluster concept is an innovative instrument for effective regional economic development and SME promotion in the Baltic Sea Region.

Activities and outputs:

  • BalticSupply focuses on 3 supply clusters of interregional relevance: maritime, energy&public utilities and food&life-sciences.
  • Establishment of a virtual environment - "Company Register" which brings together SMEs presenting themselves for procurement processes and the demand side with large companies and public authorities.
  • Offering training modules to reduce barriers on the SME side.

Results:

  • Enhanced capacity of SMEs to participate in large procurement procedures.
  • Cluster-specific networks of SMEs allowing them to jointly tender in supply logistics.
  • Stabilization of the respective economic tissue of the regions in the 3 cluster areas.
  • A model during the project time developed to continue the operation of the virtual environment beyond the BSR financial support.

Project duration: 42 months (17. 09. 2009 - 16. 12. 2012).

Lead partner - Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports (Germany).

Project partners - 16 partners from 8 countries in the Baltic Sea Region.

Project website: www.balticsupply.eu

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