CTCC - Creative Traditional Companies Cooperation

Project description

Traditional industry sectors are the backbone for regional economy, but they suffer from pressure resulting from the environment impact. Maritime transport is vital for regional development and in the entire EU, since approx. 90% of goods destined for markets other than the EU is supported by maritime transport. Maritime related activities that of transport and shipbuilding, energy producing & energy utilization as well as coastal tourism incl. small-scale infrastructure (yachting and cruising) are forced to search for new innovative and sustainable solutions as a result of environmental pressure (e.g. to reduce greenhouse and other emissions), to comply with new policy regulations for transport and related activities and to change the negative or ZERO innovation performance according to the recent JRC Technical Report on Blue Growth and Smart Specialization (2016).

obrazek obrazek obrazek obrazek obrazek obrazek obrazek obrazek obrazek obrazek


CTCC improves innovation performance of key target group – minimum 200 Danish, German, Polish, Lithuanian and Swedish small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) from the South Baltic Sea Region (SBSR) until 30th June 2020 from three targeted traditional manufacturing sectors that contribute to blue and green growth improved innovation of traditional SMEs is achieved by engaging in cross-sectorial collaboration with 100 freelances, start-ups and SMEs from three Creative Industries. Project delivers four cross-border solutions for innovation development, management & exploitation: 1) triple-helix creative-business partnership and creative brokering platform facilitating innovation; 2) cross-sectoral innovation training methodology; 3) 30 specific demand-driven innovation solutions for traditional SMEs and regions, such as environmentally-friendly and ergonomic ship design, simulators for maritime applications; improved secure and safe navigation signs at harbors and coastal areas; and 4) four sustainable self-running and financing mechanisms for developed models exploitation beyond the project life.


Project outputs


Project website

Find the CTCC Project website here.

Project total eligible budget
1 583 075,00 EUR
1 324 323,75 EUR
Project start date
15 Jul 2017
Project end date
30 Jun 2021
Lead partner

Name: Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design
Address: Philipp-Müller-Str. 14, 23966 Wismar
Region/Subregion: Landkreis Nordwestmecklenburg
Country: Germany 

Project partner
Name: ATI erc gGmbH education, research and furtherance of cooperations
Address: Alter Holzhafen 19, 23966 Wismar
Region/Subregion: Landkreis Nordwestmecklenburg
Country: Germany

Name: Season of Creativity e. V.
Address: Warnoufer 29, 18057 Rostock
Region/Subregion: Kreisfreie Stadt Rostock
Country: Germany

Name: Public institution Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Centre
Address: Parko st. 5, LT-90311 Rietavas
Region/Subregion: Telsiu apskritis
Country: Lithuania

Name: Association Rietavas Women Employment Centre
Address: Parko st. 5, LT-90311 Rietavas
Region/Subregion: Telsiu apskritis
Country: Lithuania

Name: Klaipeda Science and Technology Park
Address: Vilhelmo Berbomo str. 10, 92221, Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania

Name: Media Dizjan
Address: Bandurskiego 96/23, 71-685 Szczecin
Region/Subregion: Miasto Szczecin
Country: Poland

Name: Pomeraniam Science and Technology Park
Address: Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98, 81-451 Gdynia
Region/Subregion: Gdański
Country: Poland

Name: Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic
Address: Stary Rynek 25, 82-300 Elbląg
Region/Subregion: Elbląski
Country: Poland

Name: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Address: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola 37179, Karlskrona
Region/Subregion: Blekinge län
Country: Sweden
Category of intervention
063 Cluster support and business networks primarily benefiting SMEs