About projects

The first 35 projects in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme 2014-2020 were selected (out of 78 project applications) on 18-19 November 2015 by the Monitoring Committee. Click here to find out which themes are covered, how much funding is still available and which project partners are the most frequent.

Altogether, EUR 90 million out of EUR 264 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) have now been allocated to these 35 projects. Authorities from local, regional and national levels, research and training institutions, sectoral agencies and associations, NGOs and enterprises from around the Baltic Sea will work together for the next three years in an attempt to make the Baltic Sea Region more innovative, more sustainable and better connected.

You can check out the projects that were funded by the  2007-2013 programme, as well as the main outputs for the 2007-2013 period or browse through short descriptions of ongoing projects in innovation, natural resources or transport.

Ongoing projects

EUSBSR coordination

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In addition to the 35 thematic projects, the Programme has approved funding for several policy area and horizontal action coordinators (earlier referred to as horizontal action leaders) and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) Forum 2016 under priority 4:

List of funded operations, priority 4.2 (as of September 2016)

Research and innovation infrastructures

The Programme wants to enhance market uptake of innovation based on improved capacity of research and innovation infrastructures and their users (specific objective 1.1).

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Research and innovation infrastructure is one of the development areas for which Interreg Baltic Sea Region provides EU funding.

Ongoing projects

Baltic fracture competence centre (BFCC)

  • Lead partner: Life Science Nord Management GmbH, Germany
  • Contact: Imke Schneemann | schneemann@lifesciencenord.de | +49 431 2484 121
  • Project partners: 3 DE, 3 DK, 2 EE, 2 PL, 2 SE, 1 FI, 1 LT
  • Total budget: EUR 3.6 million
  • Project website: www.bfcc-project.eu

Transnational research access in the Baltic Sea macro region (BalticTRAM)

  • Lead partner: DESY Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Germany
  • Contact: Uwe Sassenberg | uwe.sassenberg@desy.de | +49 4089 984 891
  • Project partners: 3 PL, 3 SE, 2 DE, 2 DK, 2 FI, 1 EE, 1 LT, 1 LV
  • Total budget: EUR 4.1 million
  • Project website: www.baltic-tram.eu

Baltic Science Network (BSN)

  • Lead partner: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Science, Research and Equalities, Germany
  • Contact: Klaus von Lepel | klaus.vonlepel@bwf.hamburg.de | +49 4042 8634 158
  • Project partners: 2 FI, 2 LT, 2 SE, 1 DE, 1 DK, 1 EE, 1 LV, 1 PL, 3 Reserved
  • Total budget: EUR 2.9 million
  • Project website: http://www.baltic-science.org/

Advancement of non-technological innovation performance and innovation capacity in the fruit growing and processing sectors (Innofruit)

  • Lead partner: Latvia State Institute of Fruit growing, Latvia
  • Contact: Edgars Rubauskis | edgars.rubauskis@lvai.lv | +371 637 222 94
  • Project partners: 3 LV, 2 PL, 1 LT, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 1.5 million

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Smart specialisation

The Programme wants to enhance growth opportunities based on increased capacity of innovation organisations to apply smart specialisation approach (specific objective 1.2).

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Ongoing projects

Smart blue regions

  • Lead partner: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Contact: Steffen Lüsse | steffen.luesse@wimi.landsh.de | +49 4319 8846 37
  • Project partners: 2 LV, 2 PL, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 1.8 million
  • Project website: www.smartblueregions.eu

Empowering for innovation and growth in medium sized cities and region (EmpInno)

  • Lead partner:Rostock Business and Technology Development GmbH, Germany
  • Contacts: Gert Proba | proba@rostock-business.de | + 49 381 3771 915
  • Project partners: 3 FI, 3 PL, 2 DK, 2 EE, 2 SE, 1 DE, 1 LT, 1 LV
  • Total budget: EUR 3.8 million

Stimulating smart specialisation ecosystem through engaging SMEs in open innovation processes (BSR Stars S3)

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Non-technological innovation

The Programme wants to advance the Baltic Sea Region performance in non-technological innovation based on increased capacity of innovation organisations (specific objective 1.3).

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Non-technological innovation is one of the development areas for which Interreg Baltic Sea Region provides EU funding.

Ongoing projects

Smart and safe work wear clothing (SWW)

  • Lead partner: Centria University of Applied Sciences Ltd., Finland
  • Contact: Lasse Jansson | lasse.jansson@centria.fi | +358 447 250 072
  • Project partners: 2 EE, 2 LT, 2 LV, 2 PL, 1 FI
  • Total budget: EUR 2.4 million
  • Project website: www.centria.fi/SWW

Ecodesign as driver of innovation in the Baltic Sea Region (EcoDesign Circle)

  • Lead partner: Federal Environment Agency, Germany
  • Contact: Lisa Kossolobow | Lisa.Kossolobow@uba.de | +49 340 210 336 95
  • Project partners: 1 DE, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 LT, 1 PL, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 2.3 million

Social empowerment in rural areas (SEMPRE)

  • Lead partner: Diaconie of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Contact: Doris Scheer | scheer@diakonie-sh.de | +49 433 1593 140
  • Project partners: 3 LV, 3 SE, 2 DE, 2 EE, 2 FI, 1 DK, 1 LT, 1 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 2.3 million
  • Project website: www.sempre-project.eu

Cross motion (CM)

  • Lead partner: Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Contact: Alessandro Nani | alessandro.nani@tlu.ee | +371 5196 6539
  • Project partners: 1 DE, 1 DK, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 LT, 1 LV, 1 NO, 1 PL, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 3.0 million
  • Project website: www.crossmotion.org

Innovative solutions to support enterprises in the Baltic Sea Region in product development aimed at raising comfort and safety of seniors living at home (BaltSe@nior)

  • Lead partner: Pozmam University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Contact: Beata Fabisiak | beata.fabisiak@up.poznan.pl | +486 1848 7475
  • Project partners: 2 DE, 2 FI, 1 DK, 1 EE, 1 LT, 1 LV, 1 NO, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 2.4 million

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Clear waters

The Programme wants to increase efficiency of water management for reduced nutrient inflows and decreased discharges of hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea and the regional waters based on enhanced capacity of public and private organisations dealing with water quality issues (specific objective 2.1).

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Ongoing projects

Innovative management solutions for minimizing emissions of hazardous substances from urban areas in the Baltic Sea Region (NonHazCity)

  • Lead partner: Municipality of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Contact: Tonie Wickman | tonie.wickman@stockholm.se | +46 850 828 948
  • Project partners: 4 LT, 3 EE, 3 PL, 2 DE, 2 LV, 2 SE, 1 FI
  • Total budget: EUR 4.5 million
  • Project website: www.nonhazcity.eu

Water management in Baltic forests (WAMBAF)

  • Lead partner: Swedish Forest Agency, Sweden
  • Contact: Daniel Thorell | daniel.thorell@skogsstyrelsen.se | +46 325 797 47
  • Project partners: 2 FI, 2 LT, 2 SE, 1 LV, 1 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 2.9 million

Interactive water management (IWAMA)

  • Lead partner: Union of the Baltic Cities, Sustainable Cities Commission c/o City of Turku, Finland
  • Contact: Bjorn Grönholm | bjorn.gronholm@ubc.net | +35 822 623 172
  • Project partners: 4 DE, 4 EE, 2 LT, 2 LV, 2 PL, 1 FI, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 4.6 million
  • Project website: www.iwama.eu

Decision aid for marine munitions (DAIMON)

  • Lead partner: Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN), Poland
  • Contact: Jacek Beldowski | hyron@iopan.gda.pl | +48 58 711 737
  • Project partners: 3 DE, 3 PL, 2 FI, 1 LT, 1 NL, 1 NO, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 4.7 million

Water emissions and their reduction in village communities (VillageWaters)

  • Lead partner: Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke, Finland
  • Contact: Sirpa Kurppa | | +358 295 326 286
  • Project partners: 6 SE, 4 EE, 4 FI, 3 LT, 3 LV, 2 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 3.5 million
  • Project website: http://villagewaters.eu

Reducing the impact of marine litter in the form of derelict fishing gear on the Baltic Sea environment
 (MARELITT Baltic)

Reducing nitrogen loss from livestock production by promoting the use of slurry acidification techniques in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic Slurry Acidification)

  • Lead partner: JTI - Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Sweden
  • Contact: Erik Sindhöj | erik.sindhoj@jti.se | +46 105 166 912
  • Project partners: 3 LT, 3 LV, 2 DE, 2 PL, 2 SE, 1 DK, 1 EE
  • Total budget: EUR 5.4 million
  • Project website: www.balticslurry.eu

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Renewable energy

The Programme wants to increase production and use of sustainable renewable energy based on enhanced capacity of public and private organisations involved in energy planning and supply (specific objective 2.2).

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Ongoing projects

Baltic energy areas - a planning perspective (BEA-APP)

  • Lead partner: Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and State Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
  • Contact: Gabriele Hoffmann | gabriele.hoffmann@em.mv-regierung.de | +49 385 5888 043
  • Project partners: 3 SE, 2 LV, 1 DK, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 LT, 1 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 2.7 million

Integrated Baltic offshore wind electricity grid development (Baltic InteGrid)

  • Lead partner: Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility, Germany
  • Contact: Anika Nicolaas Ponder | anika.nicolaas-ponder@ikem-online.de | +49 30 408 187 015
  • Project partners: 3 DE, 2 DK, 2 PL, 2 SE, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 LT, 1 LV
  • Total budget: EUR 3.9 million

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Energy efficiency

The Programme wants to increase energy efficiency based on enhanced capacity of public and private organisations involved in energy planning (specific objective 2.3).

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Ongoing projects

Power electronics for green energy efficiency (Green PE)

  • Lead partner: University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Contact: Horst-Günter Rubahn | rubahn@mci.sdu.dk | +45 60 133 517
  • Project partners: 3 DE, 3 LT, 3 SE, 2 DK, 2 EE, 2 LV, 2 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 3.1 million
  • Project website: http://balticgreenpower.eu/

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Blue growth

The Programme wants to advance sustainable and resource-efficient blue growth based on increased capacity of public authorities and practitioners within the blue economy sectors (specific objective 2.4).

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Ongoing projects

Coherent linear infrastructures in Baltic maritime spatial plans (Baltic LINes)

  • Lead partner: Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany
  • Contact: Kai Trümpler | kai.truempler@bsh.de | +49 40 3190 3520
  • Project partners: 3 FI, 3 PL, 2 LV, 1 DE, 1 DK, 1 EE, 1 LT, 1 NL, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 3.4 million
  • project website: www.balticlines.eu

Baltic blue biotechnology alliance (ALLIANCE)

  • Lead partner: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
  • Contact: Deniz Tasdemir | dtasdemir@geomar.de | +49 431 6004 430
  • Project partners: 4 DE, 4 PL, 3 LT, 3 LV, 2 DK, 2 SE, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 PT, 1 UK, 4 reserved
  • Total budget: EUR 3.4 million
  • project website: www.balticbluebioalliance.eu

Baltic blue growth – Initiation of full scale mussel farming in the Baltic Sea (Baltic Blue Growth)

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Interoperability of transport modes

The Programme aims to increase interoperability in transporting goods and persons in north-south and east-west connections based on increased capacity of transport organisations (specific objective 3.1).

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Ongoing projects

Enhancing freight mobility and logistics by strengthening inland waterway and river sea transport and promoting new international shipping services
(EMMA)

  • Lead partner: Port of Hamburg Marketing, Germany
  • Contact: Stefan Breitenbach | breitenbach@hafen-hamburg.de | +49 4037 709 121
  • Project partners: 5 SE, 4 DE, 4 LT, 4 PL, 3 FI
  • Total budget: EUR 4.4 million
  • Project website: www.project-emma.eu

Mitigating the effects of emergencies in Baltic Sea Region ports (HAZARD)

  • Lead partner: University of Turku, Finland
  • Contact: Jarmo Malmsten | jarmo.malmsten@utu.fi | +35 823 339 639
  • Project partners: 4 FI, 3 DE, 3 LT, 2 EE, 1 FR, 1 LU, 1 PL, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 5.0 million
  • Project website: https://blogit.utu.fi/hazard

Sustainable and multimodal transport actions in the Scandinavian Adriatic Corridor (ScandriaR2Act)

North Sea Baltic connector of regions  (NSB CoRe)

  • Lead partner: Helsinki Uusimaa Regional Council, Finland
  • Contact: Sakari Saarinen | sakari.saarinen@uudenmaanliitto.fi | +358 9476 7411
  • Project partners: 4 FI, 3 DE, 3 PL, 2 LT, 2 LV, 1 EE
  • Total budget: EUR 4.5 million
  • Project website: www.nsbcore.eu

Capitalising on TEN-T core transport network corridors for prosperity, growth and cohesion  (TENTacle)

  • Lead partner: Region Blekinge, Sweden
  • Contact: Mathias Roos |mathias.roos@regionblekinge.se | +46 455 305 053
  • Project partners: 7 SE, 3 DE, 3 PL, 2 DK, 2 FI, 2 NO, 1 EE, 1 LT, 1 LV
  • Total budget: EUR 3.5 million
  • Project website: www.tentacle.eu

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Accessibility of remote areas and areas affected by demographic change

The Programme wants to improve the accessibility of the most remote areas and regions whose accessibility is affected by demographic change based on increased capacity of transport organisations (specific objective 3.2).

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Maritime safety

The Programme wants to increase maritime safety and security based on advanced capacity of maritime organisations (specific objective 3.3).

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Ongoing projects

Diving with state maritime resources in the Baltic Sea (DiveSMART-Baltic)

Operational plans and procedures for maritime search and rescue in incidents involving hazardous and noxious substances (ChemSAR)

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Environmentally friendly shipping

The Programme wants to enhance clean shipping based on increased capacity of maritime organisations (specific objective 3.4).

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Shipping is one of the development areas for which Interreg Baltic Sea Region provides EU funding.

Ongoing projects

Sustainable development of cruise port locations (Green Cruise Port)

  • Lead partner: Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
  • Contact: Ingo Fehrs | ingo.fehrs@hpa.hamburg.de | +49 4042 8473 019
  • Project partners: 2 DE, 1 DK, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 LT, 1 LV, 1 NO, 1 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 2.8 million

Environmental impact of low emission shipping: measurements and modelling strategies (EnviSuM)

Liquefied Natural Gas value chain for clean shipping, green ports and blue growth in the Baltic Sea Region  (Go LNG)

  • Lead partner: Klaipeda Science and Technology Park, Lithuania
  • Contact: Andrius Sutnikas | projects@kmtp.lt | +370 4631 0463
  • Project partners: 5 DE, 3 DK, 3 LT, 3 SE, 2 PL, 1 EE, 1 NO
  • Total budget: EUR 3.3 million
  • Project website: www.golng.eu

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Environmentally friendly urban mobility

The Programme wants to enhance environmentally friendly transport systems in urban areas based on increased capacity of urban transport organisations (specific objective 3.5).

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