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Baltic Science Network extension project “BSN_powerhouse”

Baltic Science Network extension project “BSN_powerhouse”



Project coordinator

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Science, Research and Equalities

Project partners

  • Finland: University of Turku Åbo Akademi University
  • Estonia: Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia
  • Latvia: Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia
  • Lithuania: Ministry of Education Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania The State Studies Foundation
  • Poland: University of Gdansk
  • Russia: St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)
  • Sweden: The International Permanent Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
  • Germany: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Ministry of Science Research and Equalities
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Other partners

  • NordForsk
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland
  • BONUS (Baltic Organisations’ Network for Funding Science EEIG)
  • Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN)
  • Ministry of Education Science and Cultur of the Land Mecklenburg- Hither Pomerania
  • Ministry of Education Science and Cultural Affairs Land of Schleswig- Holstein
  • Swedish Research Council
  • Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) Lithuania
  • Region Skåne
  • DESY (German Electron- Synchrotron A Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association)
  • European X-RayFree-Electron Laser Facility(European XFEL)
  • MAX IV Laboratory
  • Archimedes Foundation
  • Estonian Research Council
  • Funded by

  • Interreg Baltic Sea Region
  • Budget

    999 525 euros

    Åbo Akademi University’s part of the budget

    69 850 euros (7%)

    BSN_powerhouse is an extension of the Baltic Science Network (BSN), an overall coordination framework to develop and implement science policy in a macro-regional dimension and to ensure a better representation of macro-regional interests on EU level. While BSN has provided science ministries, governmental/funding agencies, university networks with a general platform to devise joint strategic approaches, BSN_powerhouse will now go one step further to implementation. The thematic focus will be on the identified priority research fields of Photon and Neutron Science (PNS), Life Sciences (LS) and Welfare State (WS).

    The main objective of BSN_powerhouse is to enhance the competences of the science ministries/ funding agencies to design and implement transnational programmes to support research infrastructures (RI) to become better transnationally interconnected and to develop R&I excellence. This will be achieved by practically implementing, testing and evaluating 2 concrete support instruments:

    1. Overcoming the Gap in Research & Innovation Performance

    LaunchPad:RI_Connectors: a support action for widening participation of research infrastructures (RI) in the field of PNS. EU13 small-scale RI will be matched with large-scale RI, and supported to become dedicated partner facilities.

    1. Increasing the interconnectedness of RI in the BSR

    BSR-RIMP: a BSR Researcher’s Internship Mobility Programme in the field of PNS, LS and WS. BSR-RIMP will enhance the brain circulation among research infrastructures WITHIN the BSR and thus build the basis for future research cooperation that will strengthen the excellence of the BSR in PNS, LS and WS.

    Åbo Akademi University: (WP 3):  Evaluation of the implementering and testing of the mobility tool  BSR Researcher’s Internship Mobility Programme BARI



    Sinikka Suomalainen

    Suomalainen, Sinikka

    Planning officer

    Tehtaankatu  2, 20500 Turku, Finland
    +3582 215 4870