Baltic Game Industry – Empowering a Booster for Regional Development
The Baltic Game Industry (BGI) project aim is to foster innovation power and the emergence of a powerful game business scene around the Baltic Sea, to strengthen internationalisation and cooperation across stakeholders and countries, and finally to make the region a game business hotspot with a joint branding.
In the course of three years, 22 partners and 25 associates from eight countries around the Baltic Sea cooperate for improving the framework conditions, support structures and business opportunities for this innovative and fast growing sector. The core element is the installation of durable game incubation structures, programmes and schemes that effectively support the emergence and viability of game start-ups in the region.
The first and foremost target audience are the game start-ups and SMEs as main players for economic growth. Further, we address public authorities, development and planning agencies business associations, clusters and networks, and finally non-game industries as (potential) users of playful approaches and applications.
Expected outcomes include improvements in regulations, strategies and schemes which guide the business support for start-ups in the eight countries (at local, regional and/or national level), functional game incubators providing consulting and mentoring support to game start-ups and the integration of VR applications for therapeutic use in various clinics across the BSR.
Leader: BGZ Berlin International Cooperation Agency GmbH (DE).
Partners: State of Berlin (DE), Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) (DE), HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences (DE), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (DE), Dania University of Applied Sciences (DK), Norddjurs Municipality (DK), Unit of Clinical Alcohol Research, Clinical Institute, University of Southern Denmark (DK), Tartu Science Park Foundation (EE), Tartu City Government (EE), Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (FI), Neogames Finland (FI), City of Helsinki (FI), Foundation “Ventspils High Technology Park“ (:LV), Ventspils city municipal authority Ventspils Digital centre (LV), AHK Service SIA (LV), Kaunas Science and Technology Park (LT), Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LT), Krakow Technology Park LLC (PL), Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology (PL), wedish Games Industry Association of Swedish Game Developers (SE), Invest Stockholm Business Region (SE).
Project website: www.baltic-games.eu.
Project duration: 1 October 2017 – 30 September 2020 (36 months)
Total project budget: 3.5 M €
Contacts: Ingrida Tinfaviciene, Project manager, ph.: +370 523 56116, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.