Education and Research

This sector includes institutions providing maritime research and education in the Central Baltic region
 
Instead of prices, the Central Baltic region maritime clusters can compete with quality and specialization, which requires maintaining sufficient financial and scientific resources for innovation activities. Availability of qualified workforce is essential for the maritime sector. Education and research institutions are the key to prospering maritime sector as they can provide with both skilled professionals as well as new innovative solutions through research.
 
The main opportunity for a prosperous future of the region lies in investing in research, development and innovation activities related, for instance, to cleantech, other advanced technological solutions and functionality. The Central Baltic region countries have special expertise concerning for instance IT solutions, design and engineering which could be taken into advantage in the maritime sector even more. However, keeping up with the pace of technological development requires maintaining the sufficient financial and scientific resources for innovation activities.
 
Source: SmartComp Research Report No 1: Maritime cluster analysis of the Central Baltic region

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