Supporting Smart Specialization Approach in Silver Economy for Increasing Regional Innovation Capacity and Sustainable Growth


The project aims to increase innovation actors capacity for applying smart specialization approaches to regional development by exploring new entrepreneurial opportunities, promoting development of new products and service innovations, strengthening and scaling up the existing “hot spots” of innovation to meet specific needs and tackle the challenge of an ageing society of the BSR region.

The project consortium is designing a smart silver framework as an innovative cooperation model for improving smart specialization and market uptake of silver innovative products and services. Smart Silver Labs, a unique multi-level governance structure, will pilot a smart silver framework by implementing an innovation program in order to support innovation actors to generate new market viable silver products or services. Smart Silver Labs is deployed in 5 Baltic Sea regions assuring vertical and horizontal cooperation between the silver innovation ecosystem stakeholders in order to boost innovation generation and market uptake based on knowledge assets.

Lead partner: Häme University of Applied Sciences (FI)

Project partners: Riihimäki Business Development Co. (FI), Klaipėda State University of Applied Sciences (LT), JSC Iamus Innovations (LT), Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LT), Riga Technical University (LV), CONNECT Latvia (LV), Tallinn University of Technology (EE), EnLife OÜ (EE), Center for Assisted Living Technology, Health and Care, Aarhus Municipality (DK), VIA University College (DK), Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics (RU), Open Joint-Stock Company “Technopark of Saint-Petersburg” (RU).

Project is funded by INTERREG BALTIC SEA REGION programme

Project duration: 1 January 2019 – 30 June 2021 (30 months)

Total project budget: 2,38 M. €

Contacts: Ingrida Tinfaviciene, project’s coordinator, +370 523 56116, i.tinfaviciene@lic.lt.

Last time updated: 2019-06-20 19:39


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