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Baltic TRAM Network offering research services to SMEs

Baltic TRAM project (project ended on 28th of February 2019) has successfully established a network of public facilities that provides and executes short term innovation services (consulting and measurement) for industrial users. This network is different from other networks, such as: Enterprise Europe or ADAPTER in Estonia, which serve as a one-stop-shop for a variety of research services from various organizations (public universities, research organizations and private providers), as BT focuses exclusively on short-term consulting and measurement services. It is - in addition to the few commercial providers of such services - a kind of scientific "fire department" for the industry.

During the project the network has proven its functionality through successful pilot activities. A first concept for a sustainable long-term operation of the BT network has hense been developed. General rules and requirements have been drafted in the "Terms of co-operation" document.  Baltic TRAM project has successfully achieved all major objectives. Attached final report  Baltic TRAM Industrial User Experience, Pilot Activity Impact and Open Data Pilot Impact showcases in detail what was done, achieved and reached during the lifespan of the project. Presented results tell a great deal about lessons learned and conclusions reached about the potential, value added, as well as challenges of the jointly implemented activities of the IReCNet.

The finalisation of the process of really establishing the operational Network of IReCs remains to be done after closure of the active implementation stage of the Baltic TRAM project. The (MoU) which came into force by the end of the Baltic TRAM project is laying good grounds to continue this development work. The overarching goal of the MoU is to express support and commitment towards multilateral collaboration among the signatory parties within the capabilities of each signing party which is to strengthen the macro-regional and pan-European competitiveness in a global context through improved incentives, which are tailored for science-business cooperation. The Parties do so by seeking to bolster the relationship between (analytical) research institutions and businesses by exploring opportunities and enabling structures that facilitate cooperation between companies and researchers; as well as by linking expertise to concrete industrial needs. After the closure of the Baltic TRAM project it is clear that the signatory parties of the MoU will continue to discuss the cooperation structures in more detail and it is suggested that University of Turku will be responsible of taking this development work further in a coordinated manner. The Terms of Cooperation for the IReCNet is offering a practical tool for this development.


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26.11.2018 The Baltic Sea Region - A Science Powerhouse, Brussels,
the conference organised by Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM

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14.11.2018 The third High Level Group meeting of the Baltic TRAM project (see programme) in Stockholm at the CBSS Secretariat  

19.-20.4.2018 Capacity Building Workshop in Copenhagen. Read more

25.-26.10.2017 Analytical Research for Industry - Novel Options for Enhanced Cooperation, Stockholm
Baltic TRAM is organizing a conference on a better cooperation between industry and analytical facilities on 25-26 October 2017 in Stockholm. The event will be arranged under the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. Read more  



24.5.2017 Materiaalien sovellukset yrityksille, Turku Science Park
23.5.2017 klo 11-13 Teknologian esittelypäivä meriklusterin parissa toimiville yrityksille Raumalla
23.5.2017 klo 13-16 Teollisen kierrätyksen työpaja: jätejakeiden tuotteistamisella liiketoimintaa ja kustannussäästöjä, Prizztech Oy Porissa
7.4.2017 Baltic TRAM -hankkeen käynnissä olevan yrityshaun mahdollisuudet yrityksen tuotekehityksessä,  T3K Teknologiapäivä, Kankaanpää
4.4.2017 Project partners are meeting the Baltic TRAM FI High Level Group members in Helsinki
Baltic TRAM -hankkeen käynnissä olevan yrityshaun mahdollisuuksia esiteltiin 28.3. Smart Chemistry Park:ssa Raisiossa. 
The Third Baltic TRAM Partner Meeting in Lund, 15-16 th March 2017
Baltic TRAM opening conference on 26 October 2016, Hamburg
Second partner meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, 5-6 September, 2016



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