Join us at EUSBR Annual Forum!

Welcome to EUSBR Annual Forum and an interactive workshop session where we will explore appetite across Baltic Sea Region innovation actors for the macro-region to act as a front-runner in adopting a macro-regional approach to the new Regional Innovation Valley concept!

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Co-creating the vision and foundations of a BSR innovation valley

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

at 15:00-16:30

Small Guild (Mazā ģilde), Amatu iela 5, Riga, Latvia

in connection with the European union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Annual Forum 4.-5.10.2023

“Co-creating the vision and foundations of a BSR innovation valley” workshop builds on the New European Innovation Agenda flagship of accelerating European Innovation Ecosystems through Regional Innovation Valleys (RIVs) and explores the concept of a (macro)regional innovation valley, building on the innovation strengths of the Baltic Sea Region. The workshop will present experiences from regional, network and EU initiative perspectives, draw out audience interest and commitment to RIVs and seek new ways forward to support long-term BSR engagement with EU RIVs.

The idea is to convene regional actors from across the BSR, committed to investing in innovation collaboration to share views, experiences, and ideas, and to explore if and how BSR innovation actors and organisations can create the building blocks for a macro-regional innovation valley. The workshop will combine elements of a seminar, expert exchange and participatory methods to make the discussion interactive.

The workshop is aimed at regional innovation actors, regional authorities, municipalities, research institutions. The organisers especially want to target those stakeholders who don’t traditionally see themselves as innovation actors, since they bring a crucial voice to the challenging tasks of energy and digital transitions.

The programme with confirmed speakers will be announced in August. 

The workshop is organised by the Regional Council of Southwest Finland and Region Västerbotten representing the Baltic Sea Region S3 Directors’ Network, in collaboration with CPMR Baltic Sea Commission and EUSBSR Policy Area Innovation, as part of the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2023. 


Registration is now open! 

Registration to the workshop is now open. Please register quickly, as the seats are limited! 

Registration to the workshop

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the workshop!

(Please note: there is a separate registration to the Annual Forum that must be completed to allow access to the workshop. More information about the Annual Forum and other workshops can be found at the EUSBSR Annual Forum conference website.)


More information

Region Västerbotten: Coordinator Marta Bahta,, +46 70 616 57 73