NOBALIS project (Nordic-Baltic universities boosting entrepreneurial and innovation support systems)  is implemented by Nordic-Baltic consortium consisting of five agricultural and technical universities and two organisations with expertise in tech transfer, start-up support, and acceleration programmes. In line with regional smart specialisation strategies and research areas of the participating higher education institutions (HEI), the programme is set out to develop, share, and expand innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) support capabilities in the areas of  sustainable food production, circular economy, and new green value chains

NOBALIS will facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship capacity in the universities by mapping and sharing of good practices on innovation management, institutional support, innovation and entrepreneurship curricula development and implementation, startup support and mentorship for students, academic and non-academic staff, and the creation of new partnerships.

BIA has a leading role in carrying out the  NOBALIS Entrepreneurial and Innovation Capacity Development (EICD) Programme. This is a 3-month programme focused on food, biotech and bioresources, offering:

  • Hands-on support for business development.
  • Great international mentors in business and product development.
  • Help with IP management, prototyping facilities & tools and building contacts with investors.


Norwegian University of Life Sciences 
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Estonian University of Life Sciences

Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technology

Linnaeus University

Ard Innovation

Baltic Innovation Agency


Project name:  Nordic-Baltic universities boosting entrepreneurial and innovation support systems 
 July September 2022 (Phase 1), January 2023June 2024 (Phase 2) 
provided by the European Union through the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT):   EIT HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education, coordinated by EIT Raw Materials.  
Amount of funding:
 300 000 € Phase 1, 900 000 € Phase 2  

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