LogOn Baltic Partners

Cross-sectorality of Partners is manifested in (a) complementary composition of Partners; (b) direct involvement of business stakeholders, and (c) some of the best applied research expertise in BSR in this field. All Partners are experienced in international projects, and most Partners know each others well from previous activities.

Turku School of Economics (Lead Partner)
Development Centre of Salo Region
ICT Turku Ltd
Loimaa Regional Development Centre
Pilot Turku Ltd
Regional Council of Southwest Finland
TEDIM Telematics, Education, Development and Information Management
Turku Region Development Centre
University of Turku, Department of Geography

Business Association of Wismar
Federal Association of SME’s (Section for Northern Germany)
Kühne School of Logistics and Management GmbH
Ministry for Transport, Building and Regional Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Wismar University
Growth Initiative Süderelbe AG (subcontracted partner)

FDT Association of Danish Transport Centres

Estonian Logistics Union
Tallinn City Government
Tartu Science Park

Logistics and Customs Brokers Association
Riga City Council, City Development department
Transport and Telecommunication Institute

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

City of Pruszcz Gdański
Polish Logistics Association

Linköping University, Linköping School of Management, Logistics Management
Östsam Regional Development Council
Transportcentrum AB

Non profit training and research center of adult education “Protey”
North Western Russia Logistics Development and Information Center ILOT
Saint Petersburg Government Committee of Transport-Transit Policy


Turku School of Economics (TSE) is a public university in the field of business science. Project management is with the TSEBA Logistics (staff of 15), with extensive research and policy-making experience. Other contributing units comprise SME Institute, Pan-European Institute specialising in Russian markets & Finland Futures Research Center, researching alternative futures and related challenges/opportunities in policy making, incl. regional planning foresight studies. TSE Project Unit has worked in over 100 EU co-funded projects.

Homepage: www.utu.fi


Turku School of Economics (Lead Partner)
LogOn Baltic Project Office
Rehtorinpellonkatu 3
FI-20500 TURKU

Project Director Prof. Lauri Ojala
phone +358 2 4814 243
mobile +358 50 502 7031
e-mail lauri.ojala@tse.fi

Development Centre of Salo Region is an organisation owned by 11 municipalities. It provides regional development and co-operation related services for its owners. It consists of units of regional development, enterprise services and municipality services. It benefits from the project through information on possibilities to develop logistics and ICT competence in the region with a strong telecommunications industry cluster. It serves as dissemination and data collection channel with local businesses. Logistics-related spatial planning is one of its current key priorities.

Contact person: Rikumatti Levomäki
Homepage: http://kehittamiskeskus.salonseutu.fi/english/

ICT Turku Ltd. is part of Turku Science Park and a cluster focused on information and communications technology. The goal of ICT Turku is to develop the ICT cluster in Southwest Finland into an internationally successful entity of actors. The goal of ICT Turku is perfectly in line with the project objectives. It has a network comprised of more than 1400 companies and units of the ICT field which will be used as dissemination and data collection channel. ICT Turku has participated in Interreg II C projects E-18 co-operation and Baltic Palette.

Contact person: Sirpa Simola
Homepage: www.turkusciencepark.com

Loimaa Regional Development Centre is a business service unit owned by 10 municipalities. It works with regional development and aims at enhancing preconditions for a diverse business environment. It gets rigorous information about the possibilities to develop logistics and ICT competence in the semi-rural region and serves as dissemination and data collection channel to the local businesses. Logistics-related spatial planning is one of its current key priorities.

Contact person: Pertti Pulli
Homepage: www.loimaanseutu.fi/kehittamiskeskus/

Pilot Turku Ltd is a development company owned by the City of Turku. It focuses on promoting the international logistics operations in the Turku Region. The purpose of the organisation is to provide the customers with a single service channel for contacting all decision-makers and actors, thus lowering the thresholds of language, culture and bureaucracy. Pilot Turku provides its logistics competence and contacts to the project. It also serves as a dissemination channel and data collection channel to the local businesses. They have previously participated in Interreg projects NeLoC and InLoC.

Contact person: Tuomas Mikkola
Homepage: www.pilotturku.com

Regional Council of Southwest Finland is a joint municipal authority which functions in accordance with the principles of municipal self-government, operating as the authority on regional development as well as the region’s planning and lobbying organisation. In LogOn Baltic especially Regional Council’s knowledge on the regional spatial planning will be an essential part. The Council also is a direct connection to other local authorities and policy makers. At the moment they are hosting the South Finland Coastal Zone Interreg IIIA Programme.

Contact person: Eero Löytönen
Homepage: www.varsinais-suomi.fi

TEDIM is a joint organ of the Ministries of Transport around the Baltic Sea. It is a development forum for (i) logistics co-operation between the EU and Russia, as well as between the EU Member States, (ii) dissemination of best practices in transport and logistics and (iii) use of telematics in transport and logistics. A hallmark of TEDIM projects is a unique co-operation between private and public sector. TEDIM joins as an advisory partner with the main task to reach out to all Ministries of Transport in the BSR with LogOn Baltic results.

Contact person: Tuija Maanoja
Homepage: www.tedim.com

Turku Region Development Centre is a public development organisation comprising 18 municipalities in Southwest Finland. TAD Centre’s main objective is to create an environment that promotes dynamic enterprise activities in Turku region and to co-ordinate business policies in the region. TAD Centre participates and co-ordinates strategic development projects to support and create the growth in the region, incl. many logistics and ICT projects. TAD Centre has been a partner in several EU projects, including Interreg project the Baltic Business Network and ESR project HighTech Way.

Contact person: Heidi Leppimäki
Homepage: www.turunseutu.net

Department of Geography at University of Turku brings research competence on regional planning and GIS-analysis into the project. The Department’s extensive applied research provides society with specific regional knowledge to fulfil the needs of planning and decision-making. Urban geography is one of the strongest fields of research, including different research programmes of future urban developments and urban renewal processes, so this is an opportunity to exploit the knowledge in practice.

Contact person: Harri Andersson
Homepage: www.sci.utu.fi/maantiede

Business Association of Wismar (WWG) represents a regional association of enterprises in the Wismar area where the majority of the companies can be characterised as SME’s. As a partner in some national projects in the field of maritime and wood related logistics and ICT, WWG will mainly contribute to the empiric part of the project covering the Mecklenburg area. The partner will furthermore integrate its experience and its economic expertise in logistics and ICT by developing concepts and action plans for the regional development based on the project results.

Contact person: Nataliya Korzhynska
Homepage: www.wwg-wismar.de

The Federal association of SME’s is the biggest German association of enterprises with sections all over Germany. The participating section represents enterprises in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The partner will contribute a representative picture of the logistical and related ICT needs of their enterprises and will guarantee the full coverage of the empiric results of the project. The experience and the economic expertise of the partner will safeguard the development of applicable new concepts & action plans for the regional development based on the project results.

Contact person: Wolf Arnold
Homepage: www.bvmw-nord.de 

Kühne School of Logistics and Management GmbH (formerly Hamburg School of Logistics (HSL) is an innovative public-private partnership between the Hamburg University of Technology and the Kuehne Foundation of Schindellegi, CH. They aim to foster excellence in their study, research, and professional programs in order to contribute toward the development of management and logistics studies driving their academic community to the achievement of innovative, useful and successful solutions. HSL will participate in LogOn Baltic as WP3 leader with their expertise in logistics research. They will also contribute to workshops and the dissemination.

Contact person: Prof. Wolfgang Kersten
Homepage: www.kuehneschool.de

Ministry for Transport, Building and Regional Development M-V has a wide experience as a partner as well as a lead partner in several Interreg, Phare and TACIS projects focused on regional development and spatial planning; e.g. SuPortNet. The Ministry has been one of the driving forces behind the VASAB cooperation. Experience from the role as a spatial planning authority in M-V and from spatial planning cooperation in BSR will contribute to the project, safeguarding project’s direction towards applicable results for daily practice in spatial planning and regional development around the BSR.

Contact person: Karl Schmude
Homepage: www.mv-regierung.de/vm/

Wismar University is an experienced partner in national and international projects. Among others, the participating business department of the university has been taking part in international projects focused on entrepreneurship, development & internationalisation of SME’s, maritime logistics and regional development (e.g. Baltic Business Development Network). They will participate in the project as WP1 leader and will coordinate the contribution of the Mecklenburg partners. Furthermore the analytic work will be done in cooperation with WWG and BVMW within the empiric part of the project.

Contact person: Prof. Gunnar Prause
Homepage: www.hs-wismar.de

The Growth Initiative Süderelbe AG focuses on promoting economic growth and employment in the Southern Hamburg Metropolitan Region. With a cross-border cluster strategy the Süderelbe AG enhances the innovative and competitive position of local enterprises.

Regional networking as well as successful corporation between businesses, service providers and universities provides an excellent basis for a strong and competitive location and its development. With emphasis on logistics the Growth Initiative Süderelbe AG will participate in LogOn Baltic as a subcontracted partner of the HSL – Hamburg School of Logistics.

Contact person: Dr. Jürgen Glaser
Homepage: www.suederelbe.info

FDT has an in-depth knowledge and experience in EU transport and logistics and has carried out numerous studies, projects and implementation projects in Europe. FDT has worked for many years with national governments and authorities and has thus a strong network all over Europe on public and private level, which will be utilised in the project. In LogOn Baltic FDT will contribute with its expertise in transport and logistics and project management with references to the following projects: NMC II, InLoC, NeLoC, Baltic Tangent, Sutranet, Decision Support, BaSIM, FV-2000 and SURFF.

Contact person: Kent Bentzen
Homepage: www.fdt.dk

Estonian Logistics Association has as members a large group of Estonian companies. As a partner in LogOn Baltic it will help in the data gathering providing information of its member companies and disseminating the results of the project through its Estonian wide network. The association and its members will benefit from the project on long term because they have an opportunity to impact indirectly on the future regional development programmes.

Contact person: Paul Illimar
Homepage: www.logi.ee

Tallinn is the capital and with its over 400 000 inhabitants the largest city of Estonia. Tallinn City Government aims at improving the competitiveness of the Estonian capital region. Its representatives will participate in the workshops directed to the regional development bodies. The City’s Development Direrctor, Mr.Urmas Hallika is personally involved in LogOn Baltic to ensure that the results will directly benefit Tallinn region’s strategic development.

Contact person: Inga Skurihhin
Homepage: www.tallinn.ee

Tartu Science Park (TSP) was founded in 1992 and was the first organisation in Estonia set up with clearly stated intention to support innovation. TSP supports business innovation activities in the region by networking with universities, public and private sector. The TSP technology incubator offers a variety of services to start-up companies and the ICT Centre organises seminars, courses and contests for students and mediates several national and international ICT activities.

Contact person: Margit Hämarik
Homepage: www.teaduspark.ee

Organisations and specialists in the fields of Logistics and Customs have joined in Logistics and Customs Brokers Association (LCBA) with the main goal to promote international trade, ensure safe and reliable cargo flow trough Latvia and develop logistics and customs brokers activities in Latvia. LCBA is in active co-operation with European Logistics Association and will help in the European wide dissemination. It also participates in the data gathering.

Contact person: Aivars Tauriņš
Homepage: www.lmba.lv

Riga is the capital of Latvia and with its ca. 750 000 inhabitants the biggest city in the Baltic States. Riga City Council aims at improving the competitiveness of the Latvian capital region. The development strategy of Riga is directly benefiting from the results of LogOn Baltic. The representatives of Riga will participate in the meetings directed to the regional development bodies. They will act as the WP4 leader to ensure effective dissemination also to policy-makers within the BSR.

Contact person: Ilona Smite
Homepage: www.riga.lv

The Telematics and Logistics Institute of Transport and Telecommunications Institute (TTI) has a long experience in transport and logistics research and teaching. Their aim is to make productive contributions to the continued progress of the transportation industry of Latvia. TTI has participated in numerous EU projects and is at the moment partner in InLoC and in the Baltic Tangent, both INTERREG projects. TTI brings to the project its know-how on the logistics and ICT field and perform surveys in Latvia.

Contact person: Igor Kabashkin
Homepage: www.tsi.lv

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University is a modern higher school with significant educational and research achievements. The University includes 8 faculties, Aviation Institute named after A.Gustaitis, International Studies Centre, Centre for Continuous Education, 10 research institutes and 19 laboratories.

On Sept 1, 2005 over 14 849 students came to the University’s classrooms, with 3 491 of them being first-year students. Teaching staff numbers 919, including 50 Research fellows. There are also 117 Doctors Habil and Professors, 508 Doctors or Associate Professors, 75 Lectors and 248 Assistants.

The University provides 88 programmes for diploma engineers, undregraduate and graduate (Bachelor and Master) studies in the fields of Humanity Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Technological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Art Sciences. Every year VGTU is provided with more various facilities. Thus, according to Resolution No 860 of Lithuanian Government, the University has got the building of 9073 m ² in 1/26 Traku str.

Contact person: Ramūnas Palšaitis
Homepage: www.vgtu.lt/english/

Pruszcz Gdański is situated in the southern part of Tricity agglomeration, just 10 km from Gdańsk. The city is an essential traffic junction and has over 20 000 inhabitants. It is an attractive city to the investors because of the low taxes and big operating surplus. The city is a member in the Council of Tricity Agglomeration, which concentrates on the development of the area’s communication, economic development etc. LogOn Baltic will help them to develop the city and the whole area. City’s representatives will participate in the project workshops directed to the regional development bodies.

Contact person: Patrycja Grochowska
Homepage: www.pruszcz-gdanski.pl

Polish Logistics Association has as members a large group of Polish companies. As a partner in LogOn Baltic it will help in the data gathering providing information of its member companies and disseminating the results of the project through its Poland wide network. The association and its members will benefit from the project on long term because they have an opportunity to impact indirectly on the future regional development programmes.

Contact person: Danuta Kisperska-Moron
Homepage: www.ptl.net.pl

The division Logistics Management at Linköping University with 20 staff, is one of the leading academic institutions within Logistics Management in the BSR with good reputation nationally as well as internationally and with experience from numerous industry-sponsored and publicly funded projects, such as the EU Research FP project PROTRANS. They will work as WP2 leader in LogOn Baltic and contribute to the project especially with their expertise in logistics.

Contact person: Håkan Aronsson
Homepage: www.liu.se

Östsam Regional Development Council works towards the achievement of an enduring economic, social and cultural development of Östergötland. It has 13 municipalities and the County Council as members. They concentrate their activities among the others on communication and IT and development of trade and industry. They will participate in work shops, put the intentions into a regional framework and help out in collecting the data for the research.

Contact person: Per Sandström
Homepage: www.ostsam.se

Transport Centrum AB is a non-profit development company for free enterprise and competence within the logistic and transport area having one of the best logistics locations in Sweden. The majority ownership is public. Together with a number of participants from the private sector, municipality and the university they help to create growth within the private sector through development of the region’s good logistics climate. They focus on issues relating to infrastructure, cluster cooperation and competence development.

Contact person: Staffan Eklind
Homepage: www.transportcentrum.com

Centre “Protey” is a publicly-owned educational body at a state-owned Admiralty shipyard dealing mainly with the questions of material purchasing, inward transportation, reception, warehousing, stock control, material handling and physical distribution in supply management, i.e. all main topics of modern logistics. “Protey” (i.e. Proteus) cooperates with the State Maritime Academy and the Petersburg State Railway University, two main transport educational organisations in Russia, and State Marine Technical University.

Contact person: Natalia Ivanova
Homepage: http://proteus-spb.ru

ILOT is a non-commercial company and is the first example of public private partnership in transport and logistics of the region. ILOT’s main activities are monitoring and forecasting of regional and transit cargo flows, ensuring access to logistics information resources for the SMEs, developing and implementing IT of best international standards in logistics and networking with Russian and foreign logistics centres. ILOT has taken part in several international projects; ILOT is a Partner in Interreg project Baltic Palette II.

Contact person: Mikhail Pimonenko
Homepage: www.ilot.wnet.ru

St. Petersburg’s Government Committee of Transport Transit Policy is responsible for an efficient development of international and interregion transportation, facilities and services for transit, and logistics. Committee’s main activities are among others taking part in Federal programmes and creation and fulfillment of regional programmes for increasing competence and development level of transport and logistics in St. Petersburg, promotion of IT application in logistics, and international co-operation in the BSR concerning transport and logistics.

Contact person: Olga Potiforova
Homepage: http://eng.gov.spb.ru/ or (по-русски)