On 24 of April 2018 Tartu Science Park together with the Enterprise Estonia's export advisor in France organized a discussion meeting. The main issues tackled during the event were improvement of RIS3 implementation and promotion of the action plan which has been developed by Tartu Science Park within the NICHE project. The food companies from South-Estonia discussed also export opportunities and cooperation possibilities, as well as the NICHE Action Plan solutions of issues identified as important to Estonian SMEs. These are: improvement in R&D capabilities of SMEs, funding opportunities for local SMEs, and solving Exporting Common Problems.
The action plans developed in all NICHE partner regions are one of the crucial outputs of the project. They present actions leading to more efficient and more innovative food sector in the partners’ regions. Actions proposed in the plans are based on the exchange of knowledge during the last years of the project implementation.