The overall objective of the project:
The main aim for the Baltic Game Industry project is to foster innovation power and the emergence of a powerful game business scene around the Baltic Sea, to strengthen internationalisation and cooperation across stakeholders and countries, and finally to make the region a game business hotspot with a joint branding.

The specific objectives of the project:
BGI comprises three components – improvement of framework conditions, incubation capacity building and enlarging business opportunities for the game industry beyond entertainment.

The main planned activities:

The project will result in:

  • improvements in regulations, strategies and schemes, which guide the business support for start-ups in the eight countries, with a Good Practice catalogue on favourable framework and policies for game business development
  • functional game incubators providing consulting and mentoring support to game start-ups, with model schemes and manuals/guidelines for game incubation programming and financing, mentoring and international cooperation for game business development
  • increased business power of and business opportunities for the BSR game scene, with a functional VR application for therapeutic use, a VR Health Reference Model and recommendations for VR apps in other industries

Project partners:
Overall 47 organizations are involved from 8 countries (22 partners and 25 supporting organizations). BGZ Berliner Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit mbH from Germany is the lead partner of the project.

From Estonia Tartu Science Park and Tartu City Government (Department of Enterpreneurship) are involved.

Programme: Interreg Baltic Sea Region –

Project number: #R046

Project implementation period: 2017-2020

Total project budget: 3.5 MEUR incl. budget for Tartu Science Park: 173 390 EUR (incl. own contribution: 26 008.5 EUR)

Programme home page:

Contact persons:

Henri Hanson
project manager at Tartu Science Park
+372 5309 7706

Lead partner contact:

Christine Sauter
Tel: +49 30 809 94 114


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