Case Study: Baltic Game Industry

Collaborating to strengthen incubation.

The Project

“Baltic Game Industry”1Baltic Game Industry: (BGI) was a transnational cooperation project funded by EU-Interreg and the European Regional Development Fund.

BGI aimed at boosting the game industry in the Baltic Sea region (BSR), increasing the capacity for innovation and transferring the game industry in the region into a global player with worldwide competitiveness.

Collaborating to Strengthen Incubation

A key goal of BGI was to bring existing and prospective incubators of the BSR together to strenghten incubation efforts. Providing the space for a range of different actors to come together allowed for collaboration and transnational exchange.

BGI produced a comprehensive analysis2Interactive map of the digital game industries of the BSR: of the game industries of the BSR as a foundation of project activities. Together, the project partners explored incubation from different angles: staff training, incubation development, incubation programme, financing, mentoring and international cooperation.

This transnational collaboration did not only significantly improve the project partners’ incubation offers, but also offered comprehensive analysis and guidance3BGI Incubation Capacity Building: for other prospective and existing incubators.

Incubator Collaboration is Valuable

The example of the BGI project shows that collaboration between different game incubators is immensely valuable. This collaboration doesn’t have to be on a transnational level. Local, regional and national exchange can between incubators and with other ecosystem actors can benefit all parties involved.