Tighter collaboration between industry in form of SMEs and the research sector could exploit a hitherto untapped potential to unleash the full capability of the knowledge and innovation system in Europe. Global competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region – as well as other regions across the globe – highly depends on the continuous development of new products and innovative services based on sophisticated research. Bearing in mind the outstanding innovation performance showcased by the Baltic Sea Region in the European Innovation Scoreboard 2017, Baltic TRAM partnership is committed to advance the on-going dialogue on science-business cooperation.

On 25-26 October 2017, Baltic TRAM invited industry and other relevant stakeholders to come together at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to discuss this issue of better cooperation between industry and analytical facilities under the name “Analytical Research for Industry – Novel Options for Enhanced Cooperation”. The conference took place at the helm of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, thus shedding more light on the implementation of Swedish Presidency´s priorities – sustainability, continuity and adaptability.

Piotr Piwowarczyk from Baltic TRAM’s project partner Foundation of Innovative Initiatives used this platform to explain how the project’s open call for companies to access free analytical research work and presented the results of the 1st call.

The conference highlighted various activities, projects and framework conditions for a better support of access opportunities for Industry/SMEs to and how to collaborate with analytical research facilities.

Presentations of the speakers are available below.

Thiry_Results of SINE 2020.pdf
Binderup Andersen_Linking Industry to Neutrons and X-rays (LINX).pdf
Drossmann et al_collaboration with industry at DESY.pptx.pdf
Fiala_European Commission´s Action Plan towards Long Term Sustainability of Research Infrastructures.pdf

Frost_Results of the ISIS Collaborative R&D Programme.pptx.pdf
Michalowski_Study on better cooperation between Research Infrastructures and Industry.pptx.pdf

Mitchell_HORIZON 2020 projects with work packages supporting access of industrial users to RI.pptx.pdf

Moulin_Recommendations from the ESFRI Forum.pptx.pdf

Piwowarczyk_How do the calls for companies to access free analytical research work in the EU-project Baltic TRAM.pptx.pdf
Sassenberg_Impact of Baltic TRAM project on collaboration of industry and large-scale research infrastructures.pdf

Sime_CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda.pdf
Stenstam_Key barriers for industrial use of Analytical Facilities.pdf
Yamakawa_Industrial use promotion programs at SPring-8.pdf
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