A growing Generation Balt network in Sweden
During a dinner on board Briggen Tre Kronor in Kalmar harbour decision makers from industry, the public sector and academia joined in a signing ceremony where seven stakeholders signed a Letter of Intent for the Generation Balt network.
In August this year, several events with focus on sustainable development took place in Kalmar. The events were arranged in cooperation by Linnaeus University, Initiativet Hållbara Hav (NGO with a focus on Sustainable Seas and the Baltic Sea health), Kalmarsund Promotion (network of regional companies), Kalmar municipality and Kalmar Port authorities. Exhibitions about innovative solutions for a sustainable Baltic Sea were open to the public, and sustainability in business was addressed during seminars. Almost 100 young students attended open days activities to learn about Baltic Sea research and future careers in Blue Growth.
On the evening on Thursday 21 August, a networking dinner was arranged gathering decision makers from industry, public sector and academia. The guest list presented a strong mix of dedicated and expert decision makers. The dinner also gave a great opportunity to celebrate the Generation Balt project and the start of the Generation Balt Network/Alliance with the Letter of Intent signing ceremony.
Altogether seven Letters of Intent were signed with industry clusters, public sector representatives and NGOs. Prorector Bo Bergbäck signed on behalf of Linnaeus University and representatives of the following stakeholders signed one letter each:
- Swedish Maritime Forum
- Baltic Maritime Science Park
- Sustainable South Sweden (SME cluster)
- Kalmarsund promotion (Large companies)
Government and public sector:
- County Administrative Board Kalmar- The South Baltic Water District Authority
- City of Växjö (The greenest city in Europe!)
- The Regional Council in Kalmar County