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  • 13/02/2012 Nordic-European joint response to EU-regulations

    The Nordic-European Public Investor Initiative has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on the draft Structural Fund Regulations for the 2014-2020 Programming Period. A joint written memorandum has been delivered to DG Regio och DG Research & Innovation within the European Commission.
  • 10/02/2012 Mission: Making the marine sector more innovative

    Natural resources alone are not sufficient to secure competitiveness and economic prosperity, said the Norwegian State Secretary Kristine Gramstad when she opened the first Nordic Marine Innovation conference in Oslo.
  • 02/02/2012 Future goals for the Nordic building sector defined in Copenhagen

    A free zone for testing current building regulations and developing new solutions, a mandatory environmental declaration scheme for building materials, sharing of best practice cases across borders and financial advantages for investing in energy efficient solutions. These are some of the suggestions to what could accelerate the competitiveness of the Nordic building sector.
  • 26/01/2012 State Secretary's opening speech at the Nordic Marine conference

    The Norwegian State Secretary Kristine Gramstad opened the first Nordic Marine Innovation conference in Oslo 25th of January.
  • 23/01/2012 How can the public sector become more innovative?

    - A future success criteria for public sector organizations will not be how to increase their budget, but how to decrease it and in the same time be able to provide a professionel welfare service level, said Margrethe Vestager, Danish Minister for Economics and Internal Affairs at a conference on how to make the public sector more innovative.
  • 20/01/2012 Green Business Models: The future of eco-innovation

    The role of business models in green transformation was discussed at a workshop hosted by FORA and arranged by OECD, the European Commission and Nordic Innovation.
  • 19/01/2012 How can the Nordic countries diagnose growth challenges and develop better entrepreneurship policy?

    How can we improve our analytical policy tools in order to achieve a deeper insight into how entrepreneurs contribute to job creation and growth as well as the barriers to growth? This topic was intensely discussed by Nordic and international policy makers and analysts in Copenhagen on 19-20 January.
  • 12/12/2011 Porridge and rye bread on the menu

    Whole grain, rye and oat products are traditionally cornerstones in the Nordic food culture as well as important items of export. At the same time the interest in these products is increasing on a global level.
  • 12/12/2011 Public procurement within health care on the agenda in Copenhagen

    On December 8, the Nordic program Public Procurement and Innovation within Health Care held its first workshop. The event had 50 participants from all major organizations in the Nordic countries working with innovation, procurement and health care.
  • 06/12/2011 Finland celebrates 94 years of independence

    The day is being marked by several events, with the annual President's Ball as the grand final.
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