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Developing the new Nordic lighthouse projects

  • Published 20/02/2014
A lot is happening behind the scenes at Nordic Innovation, with developing of the new Nordic lighthouse projects high on the agenda.

There is a lot going on at Nordic Innovation these days, and one of our busiest area is developing the new Nordic lighthouse projects.

 

Last year saw the end of the Nordic Cooperation Programme for Innovation and Business Policy 2011-2013, and consequently the end of our previous six Nordic lighthouse projects. The new Nordic Cooperation Programme for Innovation and Business Policy for 2014-2017 (link in menu to the right) is now in place, and with it comes five new lighthouse projects. However, they are not fully developed yet, and this is why our “Projects” page has not been updated yet.

 

If you have any questions or input regarding the new projects, please contact the relevant persons in the list below.

 

 

Five new lighthouse projects

 

The new Nordic Cooperation Programme for Innovation and Business Policy will focus on Nordic synergies within the areas of entrepreneurship and finance, digital solutions, cultural and creative industries and welfare solutions. In addition, the existing Nordic Built programme will continue.

 

 

These are the new lighthouse projects:

 

 

1. Nordic Partnership for Entrepreneurship and Finance


(Responsible country: Iceland)

 

This lighthouse project aims to promote entrepreneurship and business by strengthening entrepreneurial skills and improving access to finance. The goal is to make the Nordic region a world leader in high growth entrepreneurship.


Do you have input to concrete actions? Please contact Nordic Innovation's advisers Hans Christian Bjørne or Natalia Glette.

 

2. Innovative Nordic Digital Solutions


(Responsible country: Denmark)

 

This lighthouse project will contribute to making the Nordic region a digital pioneer, paving the way for a digital single market in Europe.

 

Do you have input to concrete actions? Please contact Nordic Innovation's advisers Niels Christian UhrenholdtEinar Maitre Ekern or Rie Aleksandra Rørstrand.

 

 

3. Nordic Built 2.0
 

(Responsible country: Denmark)


This lighthouse project will contribute to sustainable solutions and green growth in the Nordic building sector. The project will build on the lighthouse project Nordic Built from the previous Cooperation Program.

 

Do you have input to concrete actions? Please contact Nordic Innovation's adviser Hans Fridberg.

 

4. Innovative Nordic Welfare Solutions

(Responsible countries: Norway and Sweden)


This lighthouse project will contribute to strengthening the Nordic region as an innovative and leading region within health and welfare, and thus create better conditions for exporting welfare solutions.


Do you have input to concrete actions? Please contact Nordic Innovation's advisers Mona Truelsen or Arvid Løken.

5. Nordic Partnership for Expansion of Cultural and Creative Industries

(Responsible country: Finland)


The aim of this lighthouse project is to strengthen the competitiveness of the Nordic cultural and creative industries in a global perspective, and to link these sectors with other sectors of the economy.

 

Do you have input to concrete actions? Please contact Nordic Innovation's adviser Niels Christian Uhrenholdt.

 

 

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The Nordic Cooperation Program for Innovation and Business Policy 2014-2017

On 5-6 March 2013, the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications and Nordic Innovation jointly organized a Nordic conference within the framework of the Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2013.


The main objective of this conference was to serve as a platform for the new Nordic Cooperation Program for Innovation and Business Policy 2014-2017. The participants were given a unique opportunity to give their input to its content.

 

The Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications has been responsible for the drafting of the Program. Nordic Innovation, the Nordic Council of Ministers, Vinnova and The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) have been contributing to the process.

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