Transnational Innovation Program
WP4 A4.2 Transnational Innovation Program
Smart Silver Lab (SSL) Innovation Program was conducted within the framework of the Baltic Sea Region Interreg program project “Osiris”. SSL Innovation Program was designed to support business and social innovation ideas in the sectors of silver economy across the Baltic Sea Region. The Innovation Program aimed to face the challenges of ageing populations through development of new products and services that meet the needs and create opportunities for senior citizens.
Innovation Programs were conducted simultaneously yet independently in six project partnership countries – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Russia – according to a common structure developed by all countries’ representatives together. Entrepreneurs, small and medium companies, students, and innovators were invited to submit ideas within the defined scope of the program – the silver economy and the regional smart specialization priorities. The Program included individualized mentoring, training sessions, as well as networking opportunities with entrepreneurs from other countries and the final pitch days. Through the Innovation Program we provided support for entrepreneurs and innovators for generating and developing smart specialization and business innovation projects within the sectors of silver economy.
The implementation of the Innovation Program was realized in five main stages:
1) Development of innovation program methodology
2) Innovation call for proposals launching
3) Information sessions
4) Assessment of business innovation proposals
The Transnational Innovation Program Report is available here.