Nordic Cluster Meet Up 2018

08:00 - 15:00
BLOXHUB, Denmark
Photo of Bloxhub in Copenhagen seen from the canal.

Nordic Cluster Meet Up 2018 is a new playground for co-creation of innovative solutions between leading Nordic clusters and innovation ecosystems. It’s one day and one place to meet with other Nordic clusters and ecosystems and shape your future collaborations. 

The Nordic Cluster Meet Up 2018 is aligned with Nordic Innovation’s new initiatives on Nordic smart mobility and connectivity. The meetup will provide a unique opportunity to develop project ideas, collaborations and consortia for the call, as well as gaining insights from Nordic Innovation on their strategies, priorities and funding criteria. We also welcome those of you who intend to prepare EU/Horizon 2020 proposals. The Nordic Cluster Meet Up 2018 also offer insights into other sources to facilitate further Nordic cluster collaboration, inspiration from leading Nordic clusters and matchmaking between participants.

At Nordic Cluster Meet Up 2018 you can:

  • Get insights into Nordic Innovation’s current calls and strategies, with focus on but not limited to smart mobility and connectivity
  • Matchmake
  • Co-create with other Nordic clusters and initiate new Nordic partnership projects
  • Get inspired by successful Nordic clusters
  • Increase your Nordic cluster network
  • … and much more

Nordic Innovation’s new program on Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity running from 2018-2021 was launched in May this year. A total of NOK 60 million has been allocated to the programme. The first funding and collaboration opportunities will be published this autumn. A separate call for project outlines, targeted directly at clusters and ecosystems, will be launched early October. Nordic Innovation will provide funding of NOK 200 000 to up to 10 early-stage Nordic projects related to smart mobility and connectivity, with the aim of developing the most promising initiatives to next stage large scale Nordic Innovation projects.


The Nordic Cluster Meet Up 2018 is for clusters and innovation ecosystems from Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland).  


The Meet Up is organised by Nordic Innovation and Cluster Excellence Denmark in close coordination with Enterprise Europe Network and the key Nordic agencies: Vinnova, Innovation Norway, Innovation Centre Iceland, Business Finland and the Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants. 


Nordic Innovation is aware that the joint BSR Stars Innovation Express programme has come to an end and recognises that there is a demand for a new networking platform. Through the meeting and matchmaking session on 1 November, Nordic Innovation will contribute to filling the gap and to test this new concept, although in a specific thematic area. The workshop is also a follow-up of the co-creation workshop Clusters as Drivers of Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity, which took place in Stockholm on 16 May 2018. 


For further information about Nordic Cluster Meet Up 2018, please contact:

Kaspar Nielsen, Chief Project Manager, Cluster Excellence Denmark (  


Portrait Nina Egeli

Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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Mikael von Dorrien

Senior Innovation Adviser
Mikael has long experience working within the field of hightech startups. With a background from Swedish Almi Invest, he has in depth knowledge of the startup investor market. Since 2014 Mikael has worked at Nordic Innovation with entrepreneurship, Nordic Innovation Houses and now the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program.

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Ivar Josefsson

Innovation Adviser
Ivar combines his international experience with an environmental background to identify the most promising Nordic projects for achieving sustainable growth. His main strengths lie within the fields of international relations and environment, and he worked briefly in the international development sector prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2018.

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