Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) is an international project which seeks to strengthen the relationship between analytical research institutions and business, by establishing structures for cooperation between companies and researchers and linking expertise to concrete industrial needs. The project will develop a “Smart Cooperation” strategy, to be formulated on the basis of national research strategies and feed into the regional research and innovation agenda.
Baltic TRAM is embedded in several cooperation structures of the Baltic Sea Region. On the one hand, this project belongs to the EUSBSR flagship “Baltic Science Link” under the EUSBSR Policy Area Innovation.
On the other hand, Baltic TRAM brings to the fore the CBSS mandate in science, research and innovation cooperation. For almost a decade, or in other words, since the 2007 Chair´s Conclusions adopted in Riga, the CBSS has reinstated its intention to engage more actively in strengthening science-related cooperation. Baltic TRAM serves as one of the most recent examples how this commitment is translated into practical steps.
To read more about the role of Baltic TRAM in the CBSS Science, Research, and Innovation Agenda please go to Chair’s Conclusions from the CBSS Science Ministers’ Conference called Baltic Science: Renewing the Commitment to Science/Research Joint Actions in the Baltic Sea Region
The importance of science and innovation cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region has been further outlined in the BSPC Conference Resolution adopted at the end of August 2016.