Nordic Lighthouse Projects

The Nordic Cooperation Programme for Innovation and Business Policy 2014-2017 has identified five new so-called lighthouse projects that has been approved by the Nordic Ministers of Trade and Industry. Nordic Innovation is together with our cooperation partners still working on the content of the projects, and the project pages will be continuously updated over the next months.

Innovative Nordic Welfare Solutions - strengthening the Nordic region as an innovative and leading region within health and welfare

Nordic Built Cities - building on the Nordic Built experiences

Innovative Nordic Digital Solutions - making the Nordic region a digital pioneer

Nordic Partnership for Entrepreneurship and Finance - promoting entrepreneurship and business by strengthening entrepreneurial skills and improving access to finance

Nordic Partnership for Expansion of Cultural and Creative Industries - strengthening the competitiveness of the Nordic cultural and creative industries in a global perspective

You can still find information about the 2011-2013 lighthouse projects here.
  • 28-02-2011Nordic Cleantech companies on the lookout for investors

    Almost a hundred Nordic environmental technology companies are competing for honour, glory and the attention of international investors in the Nordic Cleantech Open business plan competition, were the Nordic Innovation Centre is main financer.
  • 13-03-2011Lighthouse project: Innovation programme for climate friendly building

    The Lighthouse project: Innovation Programme for Climate Friendly Building has been established as part of the Nordic Collaboration Programme for Innovation and Industry Policy 2011-2013.
  • 13-03-2011Felles markedsføring av Norden

    Et langsiktig mål for dette prosjektet med sine tre delprosjekter er å skape en ny nordisk markedsføringspraksis som styrker Norden som konkurransedyktig region. På sikt kan dette også sees i sammenheng med nordiske bedrifters forretningsmodeller og innovasjonskapasitet
  • 13-03-2011Sustainable construction products and materials for renovation

    Developing and supporting the use of safe and sustainable construction products and materials in renovation
  • 12-03-2011Standardisation as a co-regulation tool in the implementation of the Services Directive

    This project aims to develop a systematic and qualified approach to the co-regulation processes by making a process model and to give an overview of the possible tools and their suitability.
  • 12-03-2011SME4Stone

    The European natural stone standards aim to assist producers in product control and documentation as a strategic tool for image building, building consumers trust and business. However, it is not being fully utilized by the the Nordic stone industry that consists primarily of SMEs.
  • 12-03-2011Energy management in SMEs

    The energy management standard may seem rather comprehensive to SMEs and act as a barrier to implement more systematic energy saving activities. New ways of involving SMEs in development and implementation of standards are needed.
  • 12-03-2011Implementing solutions in order for Nordic SMEs to have access to international standardization

    SMEs should be encouraged to use standards and participate in the International, European and National standardization system. Using standards can strengthen their innovation capacity.
  • 12-03-2011Innovation and standardisation

    What role can standards play to support innovation processes? How can standardisation processes lead to standards that support or at least not hamper innovation?
  • 12-03-2011Standardisation of elderly services

    Introducing standards in the field of elderly services will make it possible to create a more transparent market, which will benefit both public and private providers of elderly services.
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