Active and attractive business environment
Cooperation in two directions is supported:
- Firstly, we believe there are more entrepreneurs in the region, who are ready for corss-border cooperation. The programme will finance projects that carry out altogether at least 30 events with at least 500 participants.
Within the 1st call of proposals 9 projects have been selected. All funding (around 2.7 million euros) allocated to this specific objective has been committed during the 1st call for proposals.
- Secondly, we also want to encourage more entrepreneurs to carry out joint product or service development. That is why the programme will support projects that altogether carry out joint development works of at least 12 products or services and at least 12 joint marketing activities.
In total, within the 1st and 3rd calls for proposals 16 SME cooperation projects and 9 entrepreneurship projects have been selected. Projects waldur.eu and Organic Candy have ended activities in the second half of 2018.
13 new project applications have been submitted within the 4th call for proposals in January 2019 and we expect that the available funding for SME cooperation will be committed. The selection of new projects for funding will take place in May 2019, in Pärnu, Estonia.