CAROTS in short

The objective of CAROTS is to establish a new type of SME – Commercial Analytical Research Organisations (CAROs) – providing services in various fields. CAROs will help enterprises to benefit from knowledge and potential of scientists and research facilities in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). They will facilitate access of companies to advanced research infrastructures (ARI) and to scientific expertise needed to solve analytical tasks in areas like e.g. New Materials, NanoTech or Life Sciences and thus significantly expedite innovation.

The goal of CAROTS is to initiate a test bed in the BSR for a new type of intermediaries between industry and ARIs. CAROTS aims at involving private capital – by investing in CAROs – in the collaboration between industries and publicly owned analytical facilities.

Although a few CAROs already exist in Europe, we see a high potential for additional enterprises of this type. CAROTS wants to improve conditions for this type of industrial research start-ups along with greater visibility, better knowledge transfer and by attracting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists for support.

Company cases

Companies selected for support during our forerunner project Baltic TRAM were provided with consultations and measurements of materials samples at analytical research facilties. You can find interesting case studies of "industry-research-cooperation" on the Baltic TRAM homepage. Those cases inspired the current project CAROTS.

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Open Data Portal

The Open Data Portal is the library of company cases and database of experiments conducted during the forerunner project Baltic TRAM. Those cases are the sucessfully tackeled "research challenges" during the Batlic TRAM runtime (2016-2019).

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Latest News

2nd Work Package Leader Meeting of CAROTS

The meeting was hosted by CAROTS’ project partner, the Foundation of Innovative Initiatives (FII).

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2nd CAROTS Project Partners Meeting

The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) hosted the meeting and gave all project partners insight into the Latvian landscape of intermediary companies bridging the gap between academia and industry.

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