The Baltic Sea Solutions Lab took place on October 16-17, 2018 in Stockholm. Over the course of one and a half days, in a format that included a series of lightning talks, panel discussions and facilitated workshops, the Baltic Sea Solutions Lab aimed to break new ground and move forward beyond problems to accelerating solutions that will improve the state of the Baltic Sea.

The Lab focused on three key areas:

-sharing and scaling solutions

-exploring innovative finance

-highlighting digital innovation

Participants included:

entrepreneurs developing “blue-green” solutions in sectors ranging from aquaculture and agtech to renewable energy, wastewater treatment and sensor data management

-local authorities representing cities and municipalities from countries across the Baltic Sea Region including Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden

-scientists, among others, from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm Environment Institute, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Uppsala University

-representatives from local and regional non-governmental organisations

-individuals working in public and private sector financial institutions

A warm thank you to partner Mannheimer Swartling for generously offering their facilities as the venue, Ålandsbanken and The Boston Consulting Group for their continued support, as well as the Swedish Institute for providing financial support for the project.

See a short video from the Lab.