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The project of the South-East Finland-Russia CBC 2014-2020 programme
PRoject: KS1016

The project is funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.

Facilitation of startup, entrepreneurship and SME cooperation in the cross border region (STARTUP CONNECT).

STARTUP CONNECT project supporst start-up entrepreneurship and SME cooperation and form a community of active and motivated business leaders with ambitions and abilities for global success. 

Key facts

  • Lead partner: Cursor Ltd., Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company
  • Partners: ITMO University (RUS), XAMK - South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences (FIN), St. Petersburg Foundation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development (RUS)
  • Duration: 01/11/2018 - 31/12/2020
  • Total budget: 807 480 Euro

Project deliverables

Review the research works developed in the framework of the project.

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Survey on internationalization potential of SMEs

 The aim of the survey is to raise awareness of the potential for internationalization of SMEs and startups from St. Petersburg and Leningrad region operating in cleantech industry.

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The white-paper for starting and running co-working spaces

The main purpose of the white-paper is to inform Russian and Finnish companies, government and other stakeholders about main features of coworking spaces format.

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The student technologic entrepreneurship potential and the Russia-Finland border region. Analytical study.

The study shows the best practices for the development of student technological entrepreneurship in the leading EU countries with a high innovation development index and worldwide and the analysis of the state-of-the-art of students technology entrepreneurship in border regions of Russia and Finland.

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How to apply global experience? Technology Student start-ups to Russia-Finland. Analytical study.

The speed of technological change, the dynamics of consumer markets and improving quality of life standards stimulate widespread interest in entrepreneurial activity and the creation of a startup. Analytical study was focused on students start-ups in technology and innovation in the context of the economic development of the border region of Russia-Finland.