After the 1st call for free of charge short-term measurements the Baltic TRAM project partners have been continuing the cooperation with the EU industry under the umbrella of the 2nd call. The call’s assumptions stayed the same except the subject of the measurement which was adjusted in comparison to the 1st call. During the 2nd call the measurements that would lead to a product development rather than a standardized research were primarily promoted.

During the 2nd call, running from November 1st 2017 to April 30th 2018, totally 24 applications for short-term research services were sent in. The applications were submitted by Finnish, Swedish, German and Polish companies (17), which accounts for 70% of all those submitted. The remaining 7 applications came from Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark. The 2nd call for free of charge measurements was open to all industrial sectors as shown in the chart below.

The 3rd call has just been launched!

Baltic TRAM community encourages the manufacturing companies located in the EU to get in touch with the national Industrial Research Centers and apply for the free of charge measurements from the 1st of May until the 30th of September 2018.


Progress on the open data pilot set-up

In addition to the calls for experiments, the open data pilot set-up is progressing, including technical and content aspects. The University of Turku is responsible for the technical solution. In parallel, the material that will form the data base of the pilot is also being prepared and based on the completed experiments contributed by the IReCs being responsible for each experiment, and coordinated by Kainuun Etu. The result is: 5 case studies out of 46 experiments.

Clearly, a lot remains to be done. Nevertheless, the completed case studies are extremely valuable in two ways: first of all, they have served as a good dissemination base for the results of Baltic TRAM. Secondly, based on the agreed comparative approach, the project partners have been able to gain very useful insights into the profiles of the experiments, e.g. their alignment (or not) to regional policies, interregional research-to-IReC-to-business cooperation, and potential for regional & interregional clustering by grouping the NACE codes. Once the more case studies are completed, the more extensive sample will function as a “capitalisation” tool for the whole project and possibly future related initiatives.

Find the recently published Business Cases

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