Improve the transfer of innovation for the benefit of blue and green sector SMEs through joint cross-border actions

EFRE (ETZ A, grenzübergreifend)


Die nachfolgenden Inhalte stammen aus dem Kooperationsprogramm "Interreg V-A SOUTH BALTIC (PL-DK-DE-LT-SE)" (Version 1.3).


Actions improving the competitiveness and raising the innovation capacity of blue and green sector SMEs will be supported.


This measure is dedicated to actions raising the innovation capacity of blue and green sector SMEs within the South Baltic area. It aims to help mitigate growing disparities in the economic standings between South Baltic urban and rural areas.


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Exemplary types of beneficiaries:

  • Formal associations, clusters and networks of SMEs (having legal personality).
  • Chambers of commerce, business development agencies, business incubators, technology parks and other business support and finance organisations.
  • Local and regional authorities.
  • Higher education and R&D institutions.
  • NGOs providing promotion and services focused on innovation aspects.
  • European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation.


Hinweis: Bitte klären Sie die Förderfähigkeit Ihrer Institution frühzeitig mit den für die Förderung verantwortlichen Ansprechpartnern.

Förderfähige Gebietskulisse

In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern die Landkreise: Nordwestmecklenburg, Rostock, Vorpommern-Rügen, Vorpommern-Greifswald und die kreisfreie Stadt Rostock.


Kooperationsmöglichkeiten bestehen mit Dänemark, Schweden, Litauen und Polen. Bitte prüfen Sie im Kooperationsprogramm (KP, CP), S. 2, welche Teilräume der Staaten förderfähig sind.

Art der Unterstützung

Nicht rückzahlbarer Zuschuss


Exemplary actions:

  • Provision and testing of cross-border training and capacity-building services for blue and green sector SMEs in order to improve their innovation capacity.
  • Provision of business advisory services to blue and green sector SMEs from the South Baltic area on the introduction of new services and products in the South Baltic market through cross-border ventures.
  • Organisation of cross-border events to enable the exchange of experience and stimulate innovation transfer between blue and green sector SMEs from the South Baltic area.
  • Development and testing of cross-border smart specialisation strategies and joint branding concepts for new products and services in the blue and green sectors of the South Baltic economy.
  • Development and testing of cross-border triple-helix cooperation models, platforms and networks with the participation of enterprises, research institutions, universities and public administration, dedicated to a better transfer and absorption of innovation by blue and green sector SMEs from the South Baltic area.


In addition to regular and small-scale cross-border cooperation projects, the Monitoring Committee may decide to co-finance strategic projects under this measure, i.e. projects that have a tangible impact on a significant part of the SBP area. Furthermore, there may be support for seed money activities, defined as drafting activities for a project concept which can be further developed into an application to the SBP.


Hinweis: Weitere förderrelevante Informationen zur Maßnahme finden Sie im Kooperationsprogramm ab S. 31.


SMEs representing blue and green sector and developing/transferring innovative products and services within the South Baltic area.

Zentrale Zuwendungsvoraussetzungen

Es werden nur solche Projekte unterstützt, bei denen Projektpartner aus mindestens zwei Teilnehmerländern zusammenarbeiten. Weitere Hinweise hierzu erhalten Sie auf der Homepage des South Baltic Programmes.


Projects will be submitted within dedicated calls for proposals. The rules for the submission of applications as well as the assessment and selection procedures will be described in the Programme Manual (Handbuch).


Weitere Hinweise zur Antragstellung finden Sie auf der Homepage des Interreg South Baltic.


Projects will be selected based on their ability to:

  • Contribute to the delivery of the specific objectives and achievement of SBP indicators.
  • Address the problems to be tackled in a way that justifies cross-border actions.
  • Demonstrate solutions, technologies and approaches to the problems identified that are innovative (i.e. are not executed by the beneficiaries involved on a routine basis) and that are planned, designed and implemented in a cross-border partnership.
  • Achieve durable and replicable outcomes (possible to be transferred to other geographical areas of the SBP).
  • Contribute to the sustainable development.
  • Promote equal opportunities and non-discrimination.
  • Encourage equality between men and women.


The contribution of the project proposals in fulfilling the goals of the EUSBSR (EU strategy for the baltic sea region) will also be assessed.


Start der Maßnahme: 01.01.2014

Ende der Maßnahme: 31.12.2023


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Stand: Juli 2021