ScanBalt Soon Independent
Copenhagen - The meta network Scan-Balt will as of August 1st stand on its own feet and become an independent, non-profit association based on memberships. The cross-border bioregion encompassing Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the nor-thern part of Germany and north-western part of Russia has been mainly funded by the Nordic Industrial Fund (see EuroBiotechNews 3/03).
3rd ScanBalt Forum in Turku
The Turku Science Park will host the 3rd ScanBalt Forum - organized in co-operation with the 14th Annual Biocity Symposium - on August 25-26, 2004. The forum aims to continue the development of the ScanBalt Competence Region by establishing new scientific platforms and public-private partnerships. The programme with renowned speakers is built on ongoing projects and project ideas. One of them is the ScanBalt Campus that provides a framework for joint activities in knowledge formation and education, for instance by organizing cour-ses and building knowledge centres in the bioregion. Education is given priority also by encouraging students from bioscience communities in the ScanBalt bioregion to present their work at the poster session.