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Funding opportunities: Grants for joint Nordic events

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  • Published 14/06/2017
  • Last updated 15/06/2017
Nordic Innovation offers funding for activities outside the Nordic region promoting Nordic solutions for sustainable, smart and liveable cities.
Funding

Joint Nordic events

Deadline

28/01/2019
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Nordic Innovation is looking to create an ambitious showcase and export programme for Nordic solutions to sustainable urban development. We are therefore now launching a call for proposals for activities outside the Nordic region promoting Nordic solutions for sustainable, smart and liveable cities.

 

 

Application deadline: 28 January 2019 13:00 CET

Funding decision: 11 February 2019

Total budget: Up to NOK 1,5 million

 

 

Please read this important information on eligibility criteria, evaluation criteria and other requirements before applying (PDF)

 

 

 

Nordic Innovation is highly engaged in the UN Agenda 2030 and the work towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Through our Nordic Sustainable Cities project, we strive to help develop solutions to SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

 

We want to push the boundaries for urban innovative development and are looking for solid applications with interesting initiatives. The initiatives should help strengthen the Nordic brand, build networks between key Nordic and key international stakeholders and boost export of Nordic products and services.

 

 

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What activities can be funded

 

We will offer funding for joint Nordic workshops, seminars, exhibitions, trade fair pavilions or similar. Both physical and digital activities can receive funding. Applications from female led consortia are encouraged. 

 

There are two funding categories:

  1. Smaller events or activities (up to NOK 200 000)
  2. Larger events or activities (up to NOK 500 000)

 

Activities taking place in all regions of the world are eligible for funding, however, Nordic Innovation has identified North America, China, India as the most promising markets for effective joint Nordic activities. Therefore, activities targeting one of those markets or with a global reach will be prioritised. Projects must include partners from at least three Nordic countries, and no more than 50% of the total budget can come from Nordic Innovation.

 

More information on eligibility criteria, evaluation criteria and how to apply, can be found in here.

 

 

Short background

 

Nordic Sustainable Cities builds on the previous success of Nordic Built Cities and focuses on creating an ambitious showcase and export program for Nordic solutions to sustainable urban development. Its aim is to strengthen the Nordic brand, add value to existing trade promotion efforts through Nordic cooperation and to expand the market potential for Nordic businesses.

 

The main ambition for this call is to strengthen the Nordic brand, build networks between key Nordic and key international stakeholders and boost export of Nordic products and services.

 

Nordic Sustainable Cities is one of the six flagship projects under five Nordic prime ministers' initiative Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges coordinated by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic region promotes sustainability and progress toward the UN Sustainability Goals, sharing knowledge of three themes: Nordic Green, Nordic Gender Effect and Nordic Food & Welfare.