Output 4.2 is out! Get started now and make yourself familiar with the rationale and structure of the enhanced Baltic Sea Game Incubation roadmap. Find all the information here
The fourth and final expert round will take place online on and 3 and 17 December – topic: “Scale up game business support in the BSR”! You can still register here!
Our “Autumn Academy”, combining intensive mentoring and a peer supporting environment is on the horizon! Starting tomorrow – November 8-12, 2021 in Estonia. Learn more about the event here!
BSGI’s fourth and final expert round will take place online on 3 and 17 December – topic: “Scale up game business support in the BSR”! Stay tuned for more information. You can already preregister here!
As part of Output 2.2 of BSGI, we are already releasing our short and crisp “Workshop Concept for Game Industry Mentors”. You can read it here!
Tomorrow, our third expert round – “How do you measure the success of your business development / incubating / accelerating / mentoring efforts?”, 15-17:30h! You can still register here!
Check out the VOD of out third Transnational Webinar – Enhancing game incubation with Jason Della Roca!
Our third expert round is coming up – “How do you measure the success of your business development / incubating / accelerating / mentoring efforts?” on November 3, 15-17:30h! Please register here!
Two events this week: Our Investor Workshop on October 28 and our Themed Serious Games Business Development Workshop, October 28-30!
Our Themed Serious Games Business Development Workshop is taking place next week, 28.10.-30.10.! Please register here or contact Friedrich Schadow!
Our next event is on the horizon – join us for our Investor Workshop on October 28! Learn more about the event and register here!
Check out our “Autumn Academy”, combining intensive mentoring and a peer supporting environment! The event will take place in one month – November 8-12, 2021 in Estonia. Learn more about the event here!
Another month, another next expert round (no. 3) – “How do you measure the success of your business development / incubating / accelerating / mentoring efforts?” on November 3, 15-17:30h! Please register here!
BSGI’s project partner HTW is hosting a Themed Serious Games Business Development Workshop, “Bridging the Gap”! Please register here or contact Friedrich Schadow!
The “Autumn Academy”, combining intensive mentoring and a peer supporting environment, is confirmed – November 8-12, 2021 in Estonia. Learn more about the event here!
BSGI’s Investor Workshop will take place next month, October 28! Learn more and register here!
Only a few days until our 3rd transnational webinar “Game changing finances: all you need to know about investors”, September 9, 2021 with Jason Della Rocca. You can still register here!
Last chance to join our Mentor Workshop – September 10! Learn more and register here!
Our 3rd transnational webinar “Game changing finances: all you need to know about investors”, September 9, 2021 with Jason Della Rocca. Register here!
Our very own Investor Workshop, October 28! Learn more and register here!
Join us for our Mentor Workshop – September 10! Learn more and register here!
We’re hosting a Investor Workshop – October 28! Due to Corona, it will be in a hybrid format. Learn more and register here!
Our Mentor Workshop will take place September 10! You can already learn more about the event and register here!
After our successfull local investor workshop test run, here’s the full-fledged event – October 28 in a hybrid format. Learn more about the event and register here!
Our second game incubation expert workshop “How to lay the yellow brick road leading to entrepreneurial skills?” – this Wednesday, June 30! More info and registration here!
Check out our second webinar “How to build and manage a performing multi-disciplinary team?” on Youtube!
Our project partner Turku Game Hub is hosting BSGI’s very own Mentor Workshop on September 10. You can already learn more about the event and register here!
Join us for our second game incubation expert workshop – “How to lay the yellow brick road leading to entrepreneurial skills?”. More info and registration here!
Our partner Creative Crowd is hosting a local test run for our investor workshop this Wednesday – you can still register here!
Our second webinar is finished and we already have the first webinar “How to create a game idea that stands out in the crowded market?” on YouTube – check it our here!
Today at 15:00 CET – our second BSGI webinar: “How to build and manage a performing game development team?” Join us online – register here!
Output 4.1 completes BSGI’s first batch of Outputs. Read more about our “Methodological Framework for an Enhanced Incubation Roadmap” here!
Next week Tuesday – our second BSGI webinar: “How to build and manage a performing game development team?” Join us online, June 1, 2021 at 15:00 CET. You can still register here!
Here’s BSGI second Output – our “Concept for Transnational Incubation Formats”. Check it out here!
BSGI’s first Output is ready! Read about our efforts to create concepts for game mentoring and investment workshops. For your convenience, you can also find a separate mentor and a separate investor version.
After the success of our first game incubation expert workshop, BSGI is hosting a second workshop on June 30! If you are interested in joining, please register via email.
Our second BSGI webinar: “How to build and manage a performing game development team?” Join us online – June 1, 2021 at 15:00 CET. Register here!
Check out our Baltic Sea Games Playlist on YouTube for exciting interviews, panels and promotion videos!
This week we hosted our first BSGI events – an incubation expert workshop and our webinar “How to create a game idea that stands out in the crowded market?”. Watch this space for announcements on our upcoming webinars, workshops and more!
Thursday – our first BSGI webinar: “How to create a game idea that stands out in the crowded market?” Join us online, April 29, 2021 at 15:00 CET. You can still register here!
In addition to our webinar, BSGI is also hosting a game incubation expert workshop on April 28 and a mentor workshop on June 3. If you are interested in joining, please register via email.
Our first BSGI webinar: “How to create a game idea that stands out in the crowded market?” Join us online – April 29, 2021 at 15:00 CET. Register here!
BSGI is picking up steam! We’ll be hosting several workshops for investors, mentors and incubation experts in the coming weeks, stay tuned!
Help us out by completing this survey for our future mentor workshop!
We’ve set up a survey for our future investor workshop. Please help us out by completing the survey!
Have you seen our interviews, panels and promotion videos? Check out all our Baltic Sea Games videos on YouTube!
Only in German – Unser Interview über die Berliner Förderung von Games mit Jenni Wergin und Helge Jürgens vom Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg!
Baltic Sea Games interview : Riad Djemili of Maschinen-Mensch (“Curious Expedition 2”) & Saftladen Berlin!
A new Baltic Sea Games interview : Jörg Friedrich of Paintbucket Games (“Through the Darkest of Times”)!
Check out our interview with Kerstin Schütt of Twisted Ramble Games at devcom 2020!
Only in German – Unser Panel „Cross-Sectoral Adventures: Games in Nachbars Garten” ist online. Mit Ruth Lemmen, Thomas Bremer, Felix Falk und Philipp Reinartz.
Our BGI extension stage project “Baltic Sea Game Incubation: Piloting Network Activities to Foster Game Incubation in the BSR” (BSGI) is launching officially today! Read more about the extension here.
Our VR venture into the health sector has produced amazing results. Here’s Output 4.5 of the BGI project.
Our project partner HWWI has prepared an insightful policy paper on the cross-sectoral potential of the game industry. Read more here!
Output 2.4 is ready! Read all about the change processes that took place in the BSR and check out our updated interactive map of the game industry of the Baltic Sea region!
We are releasing a very in-depth study with the title “Culture, Technology, Business: Financing Strategies for Game Development in Europe”! Read more here!
Output 4.6 is now public: Read about BGI’s recommendations for the cross-sectoral implementation of VR!
We are releasing an awesome and insightful study on the game incubation landscape in Europe. Check out the study here!
During BGI, we had several incubator pilots. Learn more about the pilots, their development, manifestation and future in Output 3.7!
Here is Output 3.6 of BGI: Our very own Game Incubation Roadmap!
We have some good practices and recommendations to share. Read more in Output 2.5 of the BGI project!
As the last days of BGI project are on the horizon, we will be releasing our final project outputs all week. Stay tuned and check this page as well as the ‘Outputs’ page!
What is “The Game Mile” in Grenaa, Denmark? Check out the video here! Realised by Norddjurs Municipality, Dania Academy & Game Hub Denmark!
Heute um 14 Uhr: BGI-Abschlussevent (Ger.) “Good-bye Baltic Game Industry – Hello Baltic Sea Games” ein! Das Event findet online statt, hier der Link zum Online Raum.
Learn more about the ‘Helsinki Capital Area Game Ecosystem’ – video by Metropolia, NewCo Helsinki & Neogames!
Die Senatskanzlei Berlin & BGZ Berlin laden zum BGI-Abschlussevent (Ger.) “Good-bye Baltic Game Industry – Hello Baltic Sea Games” ein! Das Event findet online statt, am 18. November von 14:00-16:00 Uhr. Mehr Infos gibt es hier.
Check out this video by our project partners Krakow Technology Park about Poland’s game industry!
LIC, BGZ & the whole project partnership are proud to present our Baltic Sea region promotion video ‘Baltic Sea Games – We are the Baltic Sea region’ – check it out here!
Project extension Baltic Sea Game Incubation approved: BSGI enhances our project BGI, boosting the game industry of the Baltic Sea region. The official start is December 1st.
Check out our Baltic Sea Games panel “The Devil’s in the detail: How do we incubate for non-entertainment game production?” and the panel follow-up discussion + Q&A on YouTube!
BGI in the Oder Partnerschaft Newsletter (Page 4, only in German): HTW Berlin und Pommersche Medizinische Universität Stettin testen Virtual-Reality-App zur Behandlung von Alkoholismus-Patienten.
Our project partners Dataspelsbranschen & Invest Stockholm have just released their short film about the Swedish game industry, check it out here!
We won in the ‘Your project result in use’ category of the Interreg BSR photo competition! Thank you very much for all your help in boosting our photo!
Our project partner Ventspils High Technology Park just released their short film about Latvia’s game industry, check it our here!
5 days left to cast your vote! Help us win the Interreg BSR photo competition! Help us by clicking on these two photos on Facebook – photo 1, photo 2 – and like, love & wow our photos, thank you
Only ten days left – help us win the Interreg BSR photo competition! Help us by clicking on these two photos on Facebook – photo 1, photo 2 – and like, love & wow our photos, thank you!
We need your help. We’re taking part in the Interreg BSR photo competition! Help us by clicking on these two photos on Facebook – photo 1, photo 2 – and like, love & wow our photos, thank you!
Wie steht es um die Computerspielförderung in Deutschland? Heute um 15:30h CEST gibt es eine kritische Diskussion zum Thema bei der virtuellen Baltic Sea Games booth!
Want to learn more about the Finnish Game Industry? Here’s your chance: BGI project partner Neogames will bring you up to speed. Today at 14h CEST, Baltic Sea Games virtual booth!
Baltic Sea Games is hosting a panel on serious game incubation at this year’s devcom. Check out Stage 2 at 15h CEST for “The Devil’s in the detail: How do we incubate for non-entertainment game production?” and the live Q&A with all the panelists!
Wie ist der Stand der Computerspielförderung in Deutschland? Heute um 14h CEST gibt es Neuigkeiten und eine Einschätzung bei der virtuellen Baltic Sea Games booth!
Baltic Sea Games will host a talk with the game studio ‘Twisted Ramble Games’ today at 17:30 CEST. Learn about their history, their background as a team and their upcoming game “Duru”!
Join the virtual Baltic Sea Games booth for the second Womenize! session that will take place today at 14h CEST. Womenize! co-founder Ruth Lemmen will host a Live Open Forum for your questions at 15:15h CEST!
Our first Womenize! session will take place today, at 14h CEST. Join us at the virtual Baltic Sea Games booth at this year’s devcom!
Our devcom 2020 Baltic Sea Games virtual booth is online (17-30 August). Check it our here!
Mark your calendars for our panel on serious game incubation, 27 August, 15-16h CEST. Here’s the link to stage 2 for the panel!
We’re proud to announce that Womenize! will be featured at our devcom 2020 virtual Baltic Sea Games booth ! Each session will feature a live open forum for your questions!
Our brand Baltic Sea Games will be hosting a pavilion with virtual booths at this year’s devcom featuring game studios, incubators and lots of interesting sessions. More info soon!
We’ll be at this year’s devcom with our brand Baltic Sea Games! Stay tuned for more information!
Our project partner Tartu City Government just released their short film about Tartu’s game industry, check it out here!
A VR-application for the treatment of alcohol use disorder? Find out more in Output 4.4 of the BGI project: Evaluated VR-Application for Use in Alcohol Therapy and Implementation Guideline. Here’s the video showing the VR-application in action!
Here are all our game incubation outputs that we’ve released recently. Check out these great guides and manuals: Programming & Financing, Mentoring & Internationalisation!
International cooperation is key for the game industry of the BSR! Learn more in Output 3.5 of the BGI project: Manual on International Cooperation for BSR-Wide Game Business Development
How does game mentoring work? Check out Output 3.4 of the BGI project: Guideline for Set-Up and Maintenance of a Mentoring System for Game Business Incubation
Learn about Game Incubation and Financing! Here is Output 3.3 of the BGI project: Model Scheme and Manual for Game Incubation Programming and Financing
Check out infographics of game incubators in the Baltic Sea region here! You can also find more information by visiting Baltic Sea Games.
BGI hosted an exciting panel with the title “Game Investment 101“ at GameOn in Vilnius. Check out the video on YouTube!
The first Baltic Sea Games Award is over and here’s the aftermovie! For more information and exciting announcements in the future check out Baltic Sea Games on Facebook & Twitter!
We are part of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region multichannel campaign on the positive impact of EU Cohesion Policy on the Baltic Sea macro-region! As a flagship project, we will be sharing lots of information, pictures and videos by Centrum Balticum. Check out BGI’s Twitter & Facebook channels for all the awesome content!
The informal Baltic Sea Group is focusing on the EU’s post-2020 Smart Specilisation Agenda. BGI will be represented by our project partner, the Lithuanian Innovation Centre, as a best practice showcase for driving innovation!
Check out this great article about the changing attitudes towards the video game industry in Lithuania and the challenges that lie ahead! The BGI project is supporting the video games industry in the Baltic Sea Region in realising its potential.
BGI is spreading the word about the games industry’s technology-based creative processes in Brussels! Project partner HWWI is hosting an EU-level policy dialogue on the cross-innovation potential of the game industry at the end of October.
The BGI team is thrilled to be hosting a new event at GameON Video Game Culture Con. Watch this space for more! And make sure to join us in Vilnius, Lithuania, 16-17 November 2019. Tickets are available now.
BGI @ Baltic DevDays ! We are delighted to meet with game incubation experts for two days full of interesting talks and workshops on game development. Baltic DevDays is a new event taking place 12-13 September 2019 in Kiel, Germany, to promote the Baltic Sea Game Industry.
How to set up a game incubator ?
How to use Virtual Reality in healthcare ?
How to engage public authorities in discussing the game industry ?
Check out the new publications from BGI.
Tartu Science Park has opened the call for a gaming incubator program
Christian Gaebler, Head of the Senate Chancellery, refers to BGI in his welcoming speech at Deutscher Computerspielpreis 2019
How is Berlin developing as games location? Berlin Mayor Michael Müller refers to BGI as contributor in the discussion on a game hub for Berlin. Interview by German games industry association.
BGI will attend the Interreg BalticSeaRegion Programme Conference 9-10 April in Lübeck! The project will be part of the pitch session on Business support on 10 April, 9:30
Berlin as a pioneer and driver of German federal politics: Berlin is the first German state to set up an independent State Office for Immigration – what is also of interest for the local game industry
Best practice workshop of the BGI project in Helsinki – Report of the Senate Chancellery Berlin on successful experience exchange
BGI publication online: The Digital Game Industries of the Baltic Sea Region, illustrated in an interactive map.
BGI on the road in Helsinki – study visits at Games Factory, Business Finland and a transnational workshop at the Metropolia University. Topics: Game funding, incubation and internationalisation.
2. Innovation dialogue of BGI partner HWWI on 21 January 2019.
Topic: CrossInnovation and potentials of serious games for the health sector
German lead partner BGZ presents Baltic Game Industry at the Cross Innovation Conference in Hamburg
BGI, Games Factory and Metropolia University have joined forces to build a new Helsinki-based incubator for game studios at Games Factory. Deadline for applications is on November 26.
BGI at GameOn! From 2 to 3 November, Latvian project partner Ventspils Digital centre represented the project on the video gaming event GameOn in Vilnius.
As part of BGI, the first mentoring sessions for participants of the Digital Dragons incubator programme took place in Krakow Technology Park today.
Innovation dialogue event on challenges for Lithuanian game industry in Kaunas (Lithuania), organised by BGI project partners LIC and Kaunas STP
Big week for BGI! Partnership will be guest in Stockholm with partners Swedish Games Industry and Invest Stockholm. We will visit The Game Incubator, have our 3rd transnational meeting and attend Invest in Games event.
German lead partner BGZ represented BGI project at the Open Day in the Federal Foreign Office this weekend in Berlin.
Click here for the programme.
Valuable insights to game development trends in Lithuania from Arturas R, a leading game developer. Read through the interview from June, 2018.
First Innovation Dialogue on game incubation took place in Hamburg. HWWI organized a round table discussion with game start-ups, support structures for the creative BGI industries, the City of Hamburg, the regional public investment bank and the German Games Industry Association. Mikkel Fledelius Jensen, Managing Director of Game Hub Denmark, presented a holistic approach towards game incubation.
A new publication is online! “Game Hubs – A Brief Analysis” provides an overview of various types of cooperation as a means to strengthen and stimulate the computer games industry.
How can politics better support the local games industry? BGI brought together Berlin administration, game enterprises, associations and education institutions for three network events at the facilities of Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and Berlin Partner.
1st Innovation Dialogue in Berlin regarding games funding – first of three joint dialogue events regarding the topic by BGZ, State of Berlin and the Berlin games industry.
BGI together with Urban Geography students from the HU Berlin and the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises discussed practical project work in the frame of Interreg and the EU Cohesion Policy, at venues of Berlin Senate Chancellery.
Baltic Game Industry was at the Małopolska Festival of Innovation in Kraków/Poland in a panel discussing whether the „Local game industry can act as generator of social innovations in the region”, Innovation Dialogue by Polish partner Krakow Technology Park.
This year Digital Dragons, one of the biggest game industry events in Central Europe, will also feature the apperance of BGI with an own booth represented by Krakow Technology Park.
We will talk with young indie developers from Poland and abroad, invite them to join our incubation pilots and share their experience with making video games. The conference takes place May 21-22 in Krakow.
Branding Games Capital Berlin unites the Berlin games industry under one roof and strengthens the location internationally
See press release (in German)
“Games Capital Berlin” is the platform for the Berlin Games-Industry: For game developers, localization companies, publishers and VR companies, research institutions, young professionals and interested gamers.
With interviews, statements, information graphics, the blog offers insights into the world of the Berlin gaming industry.
2nd Transnational project meeting in Tartu, hosted by Tartu Science Park and Tartu City Government
Not only was this our first proper project workshop where we discussed our plans for the improvement measures with regards to regional framework conditions for the games industries within the BSR, and for the incubation programmes for game start-ups, most of us had never been to Tartu before.
The meeting was superbly hosted in the fantastic location of the SPARK Demo Centre. After two intensive days, we visited the Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, where we got insights in the fascinating incubation programme for creative industry start-ups.
Innovation dialogue in the Red Town Hall with Björn Böhning, Head of the Senate Chancellery, and the Berlin Games Community
BGI on the website of media:net berlinbrandenburg and BerlinBalticNordic.net
BGI in the Brochure Europa für Berlin-Brandenburg by Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg (in German)
The BGI flyer is now available – in English, German and other languages
BGI is now part of the Interreg BSR project library.
Kick-off Meeting. The BGI project was officially launched with a gala evening in the impressive “columns hall” of the Berlin Town Hall, hosted by the Berlin Senate Chancellery. The Permanent Secretary for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Christian Rickerts, was present to welcome the project consortium. The two days’ kick-off sessions following this event marked a successful project start.
Berlin welcomes the participants of the 8th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. We use the opportunity to discuss with innovation activists from all around the Baltic Sea region on a broad range of issues relevant for the Baltic Sea Region, following the intentions of our new project.
5th Strategic Project Development Workshop of the ‘Policy Area Culture’ of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Being a flagship of PA Culture, we are invited to present ‘Baltic Game Industry’ at the workshop. Both, the policy area coordinators and other projects expressed great interest, opening-up opportunities for further co-operation.
Meeting of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee. Our innovation project ‘Baltic Game Industry’ has been selected!