The overall objective of the CAROTS project is regional development. It aims to boost innovation and encourage entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), strengthen its competitiveness and co-operations between the countries bordering the Baltic Sea and thus reduce brain drain in the region. CAROTS has chosen materials research to be
the tool of its operation. The project aims to establish a new type of materials service provider in the BSR: Commercial Analytical Research Organisations (CAROs). In this modul the project’s findings of the past 20 months will be presented.
• Key aims and principles of the project
• Current findings:
- Business models & financing
- Networks of CAROs & visibility
- Support programs
- Pilot activities