Cities play a significant role in our efforts to reduce the effects of global climate change. Smart cities and innovative urban environments will be the main target of investments in e.g. Africa, Asia and South-America within the next ten years.
For the Central Baltic region to play a significant role in exporting the research and development and innovative solutions developed here, the companies providing smart city solutions need to be supported.
SME2Go focuses on improving the competitiveness of these smart city solution providers. The project brings together SMEs and their knowhow, trains them in sales and marketing skills, provides market intelligence and forms consortia out of these SMEs with readiness to enter new markets.
As a result, during the project 3-5 cross-border consortia of Central Baltic smart city SMEs are formed and 2-3 new sales in relevant target markets achieved either during or shortly (1-2 years) after the project implementation.
The project has been approved for funding within the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020. The Programme is a funding programme financing cross-border cooperation projects in the central Baltic Sea region. The participating countries are Finland (incl. Åland), Estonia, Latvia and Sweden.
The total approved amount from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to the project is 1.419.997,25 euro.
SISP Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, Stockholm, Sweden
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Tallinn, Estonia
Turku Science Park Ltd, Turku, Finland
Västerås Science Park AB, Västerås, Sweden
Posintra Ltd, Porvoo, Finland