AI and Data ecosystem

The Nordic AI and data ecosystem

This report presents an overview of the Nordic ecosystem for the responsible use of data and ethical artificial intelligence (AI), both from the perspective of the Nordic region and the individual countries within it.
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The report has been written by EY on behalf of Nordic Innovation and has been commissioned to include the following information:

  • 1. Mapping of the current state of the Nordic AI and Data ecosystem as a whole
  • 2. Mapping of the most relevant national actors, initiatives, and best practices in the five Nordic countries
  • 3. Identification of Nordic strongholds with most potential for Nordic Added Value
  • 4. A short comparison with relevant EU level activities
  • 5. Recommendations for Nordic level measures to support capabilities for the responsible use of data and ethical AI
  • 6. Development of a basis for launching pilot projects as described above

In order to identify strongholds and recommendations for the ecosystem, the report dives into each individual country to explore several important areas, starting with which actors are relevant. In addition, the report describes the national strategies and policies tied to the responsible use of data and ethical AI as well as which major initiatives exist. For the initiatives, best practices are identified where possible to reveal what the countries are doing particularly well. Finally, each country has their own breakdown of national challenges and strongholds that are particularly relevant for them.


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Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Senior Innovation Adviser
Anna-Maija is a finance and business development professional with 20 years’ of experience in identifying innovations and scalable business models in various industries in international context with execution capability, a can-do-attitude, holistic perspective and passion to build on Nordic strongholds.

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Olivia Rekman - Innovation Adviser

Olivia Rekman

Innovation Adviser
Prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2022, Olivia has worked for several years as an innovation consultant. In her role, she helped international consortiums of SMEs, start-ups and large companies as well as universities, to secure soft funding for green & deep-tech innovation projects. Olivia holds an MSc in International Business & Politics, and founded a CSR consultancy in 2010. Besides her experience in navigating innovation ecosystems and international business development & public policy analysis, Olivia has lived and worked in all Scandinavian countries.

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