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Scale-ups in the Nordics – Statistical Portrait 2008-2016

'Scale-ups in the Nordics – Statistical Portrait 2008-2016' has been carried out by the Nordic national statistical institutes in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
  • 14/01/2016 Innovative Fish Counters

    The main purpose with the project ”innovative fish counters” was to create a common Nordic industry standard, create a new set of rules for the Nordic Championship in Fish and Shellfish and create new and innovative ideas/tools to make life as a fishmonger in the Nordic countries better, by ideas that could motivate a greater consumption of seafood in the Nordic region.
  • 14/01/2016 InTerAct Industry – Academia Interaction in the Marine Sector

    The InTerAct project “Industry - Academia Interaction in the Marine sector”, was initiated to explore the education needs of the aquatic food industry and to identify the interest areasof students that qualify for higher education programmes such as the international master programme AQFood Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality (www.aqfood.org).The main activities of the InTerAct project were aimed at positioning the higher education programme and creating new ways to recruit students.
  • 14/01/2016 Explore the sea of opportunities Nordic Innovation Marine Marketing Program /NIMMP

    From October 29th to November 2nd 2012 eighteen university students from all the Nordic countries assembled at the Faroe Islands to take on a marine sector relatedchallenge in a four days boot camp. The challenge was presented by related members in the sector that are looking for fresh and innovative ideas for the field. The whole trip wasrecorded and the video used to promote the marine sector as a thrilling career option.
  • 14/01/2016 Fremtidens fiskedisk Et åpent innovasjonsprosjekt mellom sentrale Nordiske aktører innenfor sjømat og dagligvarehandelen

    The project has led to increased turnover in all the involved stores. The highest change came in the store that was willing to adapt to the complete new concept for the fish counter. The retail chains have been involved in the development process from day one. We have been working according to the principles of open innovation – and it has opened many eyes for new ways to cooperate.
  • 14/01/2016 Local fish feed ingredients for competitive and sustainable production of high-quality aquaculture feed LIFF

    The main objective of the project was to test new local raw materials for aquaculture feed and to implement those into the production chain, thereby:
  • 14/01/2016 North Atlantic Ocean Cluster Alliance Building bridges in the North Atlantic

    There were two main goals of the project, one short term and the other long term. The primary short term goal was to build a strong and stable relationship with the clusters and high tech firms around the North Atlantic developing new solutions in niche markets. The long term goal was to build both a stronger identity of the North Atlantic regions as world class provider of technology for the marine sector and more cooperation in high-cost and high-risk production that take several years to develop and to market.
  • 14/01/2016 Enriched Convenience Seafood Products

    Consumers can choose from a variety of food supplements for their diet. The food supplement market of vitamins, minerals and proteins has been steadily growing as functional foods. Consumers increasingly search for food products with known bioactivity either natural or added ingredients as means to improve their health or prevent diseases.
  • 14/01/2016 APRICOT - Automated Pinbone Removal in Cod and Whitefish

    The main objective of the project was to develop a technology and equipment to cut pinbones from fish fillets by automatic means. Pinbones are a series of bones in fish fillets, located at the most valuable part of the fillet. These bones are usually removed from the fillet by manual cutting. This manual operation is labor intensive, tedious, and requires skill that takes time and practice to develop. It is critical that the cutting operation (whether manual or automatic) does not leave any bones or bone fragments in the fillet. At the same time, it is important to minimize the amount of high-value raw material that is cut away with the pinbone removal.
  • 13/01/2016 Aquaponics NOMA (Nordic Marine) – New Innovations for Sustainable Aquaculture in the Nordic Countries

    The main objective of AQUAPONICS NOMA (Nordic Marine) was to establish innovation networks on co-production of plants and fish (aquaponics), and thereby improve Nordic competitiveness in the marine & food sector. To achieve this, aquaponics production units were established in Iceland, Norway and Denmark, adapted to the local needs and regulations.
  • 10/12/2015 Nordic Algae Network

  • 15/10/2015 30 sustainable Nordic buildings

    A book containing best practice examples of sustainable Nordic buildings based on the Charter principles.
  • 23/02/2015 The Dynamics of Social Responsibility and Innovation: A study of Nordic 500 Companies

    The project “Nordic Experiences: Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation strategies in Nordic Companies” has established a unique list of the 500 largest companies in the Nordic region and explores whether companies in the Nordic region have implemented a relationship between innovation and social responsibility in their business strategies. Within the Nordic region the 500 largest companies constitute the core of economic development and growth. How do companies integrate the sustainability and responsibility policies in their day to day business operations?
  • 16/06/2014 Digital Toolbox: Innovation for Nordic Tourism SMEs

    This report focuses on meeting the practical needs of tourism businesses in the Nordic countries when adopting and employing ICT in their operations.
  • 01/04/2014 Environmentally Sustainable Construction Products and Materials – Assessment of release and emissions

    The main objectives of sustainable construction activities are to avoid resource depletion of energy, water, and raw materials and to prevent environmental degradation caused by facilities and infrastructure throughout their life cycle.
  • 11/03/2014 Meeting unmet demand in emerging markets

    More than 300,000 jobs in the Nordic region can be linked to Nordic exports to emerging markets (EM ) and the importance of new growth economies is no longer in question. Emerging markets are expanding at a rapid pace at a time when traditional and developed economies are struggling with the burdens of the financial crisis, increasing debt, rising unemployment and low productivity growth.
  • 11/03/2014 Creating value from bioresources - Innovation in Nordic Bioeconomy

    The objectives of this study were to identify the innovation-oriented challenges as well as ar-eas with high growth potential within the Nordic bioeconomy. As a starting point, the study also produced important background data concerning the volume and constituents of bioe-conomy in Nordic countries.
  • 21/10/2013 Which enforcement barriers are hurting Nordic businesses?

    This study summarizes the main findings from a previous Nordic Innovation study, Delivering a stronger Single Market (2012) and identifies the areas which have the largest impact upon Nordic business. The areas identified is the Service directive, mutual recognition and public procurement.
  • 30/09/2013 A permanent Nordic representation in Masdar City

    This study looks into the possibilities of establishing a common Nordic office in the zero-emission city Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.
  • 09/09/2013 Nordic Antenna Integrated RF MEMS Router (NAME)

    This report summarises the experimental results of the antennas, RF MEMS switches, and RF MEMS router circuits produced in the NAME project.
  • 02/09/2013 YOUSAT - Youth Spaces and the Alpine Tundra Regions

    The YOUSAT project addresses the problem of attracting a younger audience to the Scandinavian alpine tundra region and similar Nordic regions for nature-based ecotourism experiences. The main objective is to create tourism services directed towards the younger generation as well as services based upon user-created content.
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