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Nordic Innovation Annual Report 2011

In 2011 we have worked proactively to facilitate innovation, cooperation, and initiatives and sharing competence in and between the Nordic countries, as well as interacting on the international arena.
  • 23.02.2015The 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?
  • 16.06.2014Digital 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.
  • 01.04.2014Environmentally 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.
  • 11.03.2014Meeting 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.
  • 11.03.2014Creating 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.
  • 21.10.2013Which 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.
  • 30.09.2013A 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.
  • 09.09.2013Nordic 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.
  • 02.09.2013YOUSAT - 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.
  • 29.08.2013One Stop Shop

    The overall project objective was to facilitate market penetration (volume market) of housing renovations for single family houses of very high energy standard while providing superior comfort and sustainability to occupants.
  • 21.08.2013Enzycoat II

    This project investigated the usage of oxygen scavenging enzymes in coating formulations that can be applied onto paper, paperboard or plastic films by ordinary coating and printing units existing in the industry.
  • 12.08.2013NVWN – the Nordic Virtual Worlds Network

    Opportunities and challenges that the emerging 3D immersive Internet and virtual worlds pose for entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • 06.08.2013Clinical Research and Innovation

    Clinical trials have had a firm position in the Nordic countries. This has encouraged innovation and has been important for the quality and the improvement of the clinical services offered to patients. Industry-sponsored clinical trials have also been a valuable source for funding of research, and have had a role in developing a well-functioning research infrastructure contributing to the overall research environment at the hospitals.
  • 06.03.2013Nordic DSC

    On the whole, the Nordic Innovation funded project NORDIC DSC was a success in terms of reaching the tangible objectives of the project. Final results proved a viable commercial future.
  • 29.01.2013Entrepreneurship education in the Nordic countries – strategy implementation and good practices

    The report aims at presenting the current status of implementing entrepreneurship education strategy in Nordic countries, as well as bringing up a range of good projects and practices for discussion of Nordic collaboration.
  • 22.01.2013Nordic Growth Entrepreneurship Review 2012

    In recent years, the Nordic countries have improved the framework conditions for entrepreneurship and thereby continued the development that has taken place over the last decades. In important areas, the framework conditions for entrepreneurship in the Nordic countries are as strong as those in the best-performing countries.
  • 09.01.2013Innovation Communities: Trust, mutual learning and action

    This report describes and places in context the emergent phenomenon of Innovation Communities (InnoComms).
  • 06.12.2012Measured and Managed Innovation 2010-2012 - Final report

    Nordic Innovation’s results from programme for Measured and Managed Innovation (MMI) shows how 70 Nordic companies from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland work with business model innovation over a period of time from 2010-2012.
  • 04.12.2012Nordic-European Public Investor Initiative: Experience sharing and joint advice on EU policy

    This report has a dual content. Firstly, it describes joint policy advice presented by the Nordic-European Public Investor Initiative members to the EU Commission regarding structural fund regulations for the 2014-2020 programming period. Secondly, the report includes brief descriptions of existing programmes and models used in the different European countries in which the member organisations are based.
  • 09.11.2012Successful Sustainable Renovation Business for Single-Family Houses (SuccessFamilies)

    There is both a need and a significant business potential for one-stop-shop business models where an overall contractor offers full-service renovation packages including consulting, independent energy audit, renovation work, independent quality control and commissioning, and financing. The renovation market for single-family houses could be in the order of hundreds of million Euros per year in each Nordic country.
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