BSUIN - Baltic Sea Underground Facilities and Innovation Network

Vastuullinen yksikkö


Hankkeen kesto

01.10.2017 - 31.12.2020

Hankkeen kotisivu 



In order to respond to the challenge of opening the Baltic Sea ULs to function as a capacity for innovation for all users, we suggest the formation of Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (BSUIN).
In practise, the project's objectives include the creation of
1) shared database for the characterization information, which is needed for the creation of high quality services for commercial users, and standardized methodologies for the technical characterization,
which can be used as quality criteria (WP2)
2) improved services to capitalize on the potential of the ULs as capacities for innovation and new business incubation (WP3) and to provide a better and transnational access by sharing and enhancing the working
environment and safety quality guidelines of the BSR ULs (WP4) for business users and especially for SMEs.
3) the network of BSR ULs in order to create the community of commercial and other users of the ULs and continuous development of the underground business and R&D infrastructures of the Baltic Sea ULs as well
as create platforms for open innovation and joint marketing (WP5)
4) wider possibilities for commercial activities by providing a transnationally accessible selection of high quality underground locations.

As a result of the project, the organizations of BSUIN will have the knowledge and methodologies to provide competitive advantage to the commercial users of the BSR Underground Laboratories.The project will also
enhance the innovation and strengthen the already strong knowledge base, existent within the partner and AO organizations, of utilizing underground facilities for business.

Hankkeen toteutus

The Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (BSUIN) project aims to develop the service offerings of Baltic Sea Region's (BSR) underground laboratories (UL) in order to develop capabilities to offer their infrastructures for business development and new innovation. Besides scientific research, the underground laboratories can provide unique environments for various businesses, such as developing technology for mining and tunnel construction equipment, radiation shielding systems or for testing of geophysical, radiation detection, and other measurement instruments. Underground Laboratories can be also sites for production, which is a new and growing field especially in the production of geothermal energy or facilitating food production.

The partnership consists of the operators and users of the Baltic Sea Region's ULs and organizations with experience in developing research infrastructures into a capacity for innovation. The BSUIN partners are:
1. University of Oulu, Kerttu Saalasti Institute, Finland (Leadpartner & coordinator)
2. Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
3. University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
4. Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co, Sweden
5. KGHM Cuprum Research & Development Centre Ltd., Poland
6. TU Bergakademia Freiberg Technical University, Germany
7. German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
8. Vilnius University, Lithuania
9. National Center for Nuclear Research, Poland
10. Baltic Scientific Instruments, Latvia
11. Karelian Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
12. Joint stock company ""Khlopin Radium Institute"", Russia
13. Sotkamo Silver AB, Sweden
14. Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia


As a main outcome of the project, the BSUIN consortium will create a sustainable network organization, which will disseminate the technical, marketing, operational quality, training and other information about the Baltic Sea Region's ULs. The web based tools and the network organization are created such, that they will provide an open innovation platform for further quality development and innovation and sharing of the best practices.

Yhteyshenkilön sähköpostiosoite

Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen.
Tietolähde: Thinking Portfolio