Officially and formally this is the final conference for the project, but we would rather see it as the beginning of a next step and a contribution to a starting point for regional cooperation and exchange that in the long run will help strengthen the regions’ competitiveness globally.
With only three calls Science Link has managed to exceeded the set goal and has received a total of 66 applications for free experiments and analysis from new users. The goal was 40. The companies cover a broad range of industries and are foremost SMEs. Some of them will also speak at the conference, Sol Voltaics, Evonik, and Alfa Laval.
Science Link is a network between leading research facilities of photon and neutron sources and their users. The project aims to support and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea Region. Apart from the research facilities, the network also includes scientific institutes, universities and regional organisations that serve as service and promoting units. Science Link is part-financed by the European Union (Baltic Sea Region Programme) and involves 17 partners from 8 countries during the project period 2012 to 2014.