St. Petersburg
10 June, 2013 to 11 June, 2013

Enhancement of Cross-border Cooperation between Research Infrastructures

Science Link hosted the second conference for scientific and industrial stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region in St. Petersburg, 10-11 June 2013. The aim of the conference was to explore how enhanced cooperation in innovation and science across the Baltic Region could benefit social welfare and economic development. Particular focus was paid to key segments such as Materials Science, Life Science, construction and engineering.


The conference discussions resulted in a statement from the participants with recommendations to Baltic and EU political leaders, governing bodies, industry and society across 4 key areas of future cooperation:

  • Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region
  • Cooperation between research structures
  • Science Link NetworkService to industry
  • Education and lifelong learning

Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region should facilitate cooperation in the implementation of overall political and economic policies affecting the region. This cooperation is to include continued support for science and innovation, with a recommendation that more than 3% of gross national product (GNP) be spent on science and innovation. This would support key research and innovation in industrial segments important to the Baltic Region.

Cooperation between research structures should focus on better transnational cooperation, especially in innovation and services for commercial users. This would help to avoid double spending in common activities and facilitate the creation of a network of world leading research structures and centres of excellence across the region.


Service to industry should focus on providing a more user friendly service and access to research infrastructure for larger commercial users as well as small and medium enterprises (SME). Additionally to increase the usage of exiting instrumentation through regional networks of RI’s, universities and private companies offering measurement and consulting services.

Education and lifelong learning should focus on the transfer of science and innovation knowledge to businesses and the public. This could be done an open-university scheme and through special courses offered to industry by RI’s.

The presentations from the conference

1. Science cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region, the MAX IV Perspective, by Dr. Axel Steuwer, MAX IV Laboratory, presented by Johan Kronholm, Invest in Skåne, PDF

2. New Porous Materials and Catalysts, by Wieslaw Lasocha, Jagiellonian University, PDF

3. Co-operation between Jagiellonian University and Famar from Poland, by Alicja Rafalska and Wieslaw Lasocha, Facutlty of Chemistry, JU, PDF

4. Agriculture and Food, Science Link, by Dr. Thomas Gutberlet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, PDF

5. Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Construction and Engineering, by Dr. Marc Thiry, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, PDF

6. Structure, Lessons Learned and Future projects, by Dr. Uwe Sassenberg, DESY, PDF

7. Science Link - Effects and Added Value of the Cooperation, by Dr. Oliver Ibert and Christina Minniberger, Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning. PDF

 

The statement from the conference 

The conference statement, PDF

 

The programme for the conference

Programme, St. Petersburg Conference, Enhancement of Cross-border Cooperation between Research Infrastructures, 10-11 June, 2013, PDF

Science Link Statement from Conference June 2013
maxiv_stpetersburg_axel_steuwer.pdf
New Porous Materials and Catalysts, by Wieslaw Lasocha, Jagiellonian University, PDF
Co-operation between Jagiellonian University and Famar
Agriculture and Food, Science Link, by Dr. Thomas Gutberlet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, PDF
Structure, Lessons Learned and Future projects, by Dr. Uwe Sassenberg, DESY, PDF
Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Construction and Engineering, by Dr. Marc Thiry, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, PDF
Science Link - Effects and Added Value of the Cooperation, by Dr. Oliver Ibert and Christina Minniberger, Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning. PDF
programme_conference_st._petersburg.pdf
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