The assignment focused on providing state-of-the art advice regarding best practical approaches to high-level value chain mapping at a macro-regional scale to generate more granular policy intelligence on the synergy potential for cross-regional collaboration in S3 development. The work was performed in close collaboration with the key partners of the Interreg funded project “Baltic Sea Region Smart Specialisation Ecosystem”. The aim of this collaborative work was to develop a guidance document/manual that outlines a method for undertaking a high-level, macro-regional ‘S3 hotspots’ mapping exercise and a method for its practical application that can be repeated across various domains/ sectors.
EFIS Centre team provided expert advice and guidance on approaches to value chain mapping across the Baltic Sea Region macro-region, including more qualitative insights into process, sequencing, transparency, leadership and communication”. The assignment involved undertaking a high-level value chain mapping exercise in a selected area of circular bioeconomy across the Baltic Sea Region and the presentation of final results to relevant stakeholder networks, including the BSR Directors Network, with the aim of boosting awareness and encouraging Baltic Sea Region policy influencers to embrace macro-regional perspective in their thinking and discourse.