BSR Stars and StarDust Newsletter #5 May 2012
News from BSR Stars and StarDust

Time for award and summer camp

Summer is approaching although the heat temporarily left Sweden a few days ago. Before the holidays it is time to select the BSR Innovation Award winner 2012, announced at the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region on 18 June in Copenhagen. Take the chance to nominate a candidate (an organisation or a project) that deserves the attention at the latest on Friday 1 June! During the Annual Forum you can meet us at the BSR Stars and StarDust stand in the networking village or come to one of the sessions we particpate in.

Together with the Shift project BSR Stars invites progressive entrepreneurs within clean tech and digital business to a summer camp in the Swedish archipelago. Read more about the camp and how to apply to it further down. I wish you all a nice summer!

Karin Nygård Skalman, Project Manager of BSR Stars and StarDust

Last chance to nominate candidates

The BSR Innovation Award is the most distinguished award in the Baltic Sea region for cross border innovation within sustainable growth and global development. Deadline for nominating the organization or project that deserves it is on 1 June.
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Summer camp for progressive entrepreneurs

This summer Shift will bring together selected clean tech and digital business entrepreneurs from the Baltic Sea region, to participate in a summer camp in Vaxholm fortress, in the archipelago of Stockholm.
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Innovation by Bridging White Spaces

Based on experience primarily from Skåne and Schleswig-Holstein StarDust will organize a session at the BDF Summit/Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The session will focus on how clusters become players in an emerging context for innovation. BSR Stars and StarDust will be present in tripple ways in Copenhagen on 17-19 June.
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Vodokanal goes on a Nordic tour

Up-coming managers and heads of plants at Russian Vodokanal are going on a study tour to waste water treatment plants in Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Before that the network of the Clean Water project is invited to St. Petersburg to learn more about water related opportunities in Russia. 
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Open innovation under the microscope

Knowledge-sharing and learnings on the various merits, models and concepts of 'Open Innovation' used in the Mobile Vikings' partner regions - that was important outcomes of a workshop held in Tampere, Finland, last week.
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Blue growth on top of the agenda

The European Maritime Day was celebrated in Gothenburg on the 20-23 May. In connection to that the StarDust project Clean Water participated in a dialogue meeting about innovation and blue growth organised by the Swedish government and the the Governmental Agency for Sea and Water.
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Upcoming Events

31 May- 1 June 2012
IAWTC Seminar
St Petersburg, Russia

13-14 June 2012
Branding workshop
Helsinki, Finland

17-19 June 2012
3rd Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Copenhagen, Denmark

19 June 2012
HLG Meeting
Copenhagen, Denmark

4-5 September 2012
Creative Process for Strategic Change
Stockholm, Sweden

6 September 2012
StarDust Management Meeting
Stockholm, Sweden

17-19September 2012
BSSSC Conference
Lillestrom, Norway

19-20 September 2012
Baltic Sea Region Programme Conference
Lillestrom, Norway

25-26 September 2012
Branding workshop

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