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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.