Potential Flagship Project

Network of regional tourism innovation centres for Baltic Sea Region. 

Identification of expertise and know-how in different areas of the region by conducting a study on the covered research areas and research caps, available expertise, including Russia (especially St. Petersburg area) and Norway, understanding about different innovation systems and structures as well on the existing networks between tourism and other business branches (e.g. energy, health, living and building sector, cleantech and environmental technologies, maritime industry). Based on the findings, create cooperation/networks between regional innovation clusters, benefiting from each other’s expertise, transferring knowledge, finding best partners for development actions and sharing best practices to support the renewal, growth and competitiveness of the BSR tourism industry. Lead: Regional Council for Southwest Finland and Turku Touring/Centre of Expertise for Tourism and Experience Management.

Status: This potential flagship project is still under consideration of the partners.