The Baltic TRAM project offers companies free access to state-of-the-art analytical research facilities across the Baltic Sea Region, providing technical and scientific expertise to help solve challenges associated with developing new products or services. The overall objective is to boost innovation, secure the implementation of smart specialisation strategies, and encourage entrepreneurship by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises – thus contributing to the regional effort of making the Baltic Sea Region innovative, sustainable and competitive. To achieve this, Baltic TRAM also feeds into the transnational research and innovation agenda. It performs benchmarking analysis on national roadmaps for research infrastructures and smart specialisation strategies, and provides recommendations to policy makers. Baltic TRAM builds on the findings of Science Link, an initiative which received EU project funding 2012-2014. Science Link is currently operated as a network. The purpose of Science Link is to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea Region, to strengthen the region’s competitiveness in a global context. It supports industrial research with synchrotron radiation and neutrons at research facilities in northern Europe. The aim is to create awareness of the possibilities offered at research facilities in the region and to show how research and development at these sites can contribute to innovation within European industry. Project budget: 4,157,013.60 EUR Interreg Vb Baltic Sea Region Programme contribution: 3,207,699.40 EUR

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