The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Development supports innovation in ScanBalt BioRegion

The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Development supports innovation in ScanBalt BioRegion

The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Development supports innovation in ScanBalt BioRegion
The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Development has decided to support ScanBalt with 120.000 DKK (Approx 15.850 Euro) to develop a project aiming to improve innovation within life sciences and biotechnology in the Baltic Sea Region – ScanBalt BioRegion. The project will develop a tool to measure the added economic value for society of ScanBalt BioRegion by applying indicators. In addition the model will indicate how ScanBalt BioRegion contributes to regional cohesion and solving problems of relevance for the populations in the Baltic Sea Region within health, environment, energy and nutrition.

The project will suggest how to enhance and optimize the benefits of the innovation system. In particular it it will point towards fields of interest where cross-border collaboration leads to a maximum of positive impact on regional development ensuring sustainability.

Hans-Robert Metelmann, Professor at Greifswald University, Chairman of ScanBalt, says “We are very happy for the grant from the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Development. We take it as a positive recognition of the work of ScanBalt and will do our outmost to live up to their expectations. ScanBalt BioRegion has the potential to make a difference for the people in the Baltic Sea Region. Just think of the possibilities within cancer prevention and cancer politics. Cross-border collaboration to prevent cancer may be an answer to some of the challenges we are facing due to life style related diseases. The grant may in addition have a positive influence on decisions of the Deutsche Wissenschaft Rat and Bundesverband der Deutsche Industrie”.

For further information please contact General Secretary Peter Frank at + 45 27141078, pf@scanbalt.org

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