Nordic Innovation aims to speed up the transition to a sustainable future where Nordic citizens benefit from innovative mobility and connectivity solutions.
When we talk about smart mobility and connectivity, we talk about the movement and connections between people, places – both rural and urban, goods and services, information and data. Smart may refer to e.g. sustainability, security or digitalization.
By connecting different actors working with smart mobility and connectivity in the Nordic region, both public and private and across industries, we believe we can develop new businesses and business models, increase innovation and sustainable growth, reduce carbon footprints, ensure accessibility and increase quality of life for citizens living in the Nordic region.
Four action areas
The program is built around the following four action areas:
1. Quality of Life Through Mobility and Connectivity – innovative solutions and concepts
In 2018, Nordic Innovation launched a call for project outlines within the field of Nordic smart mobility and connectivity and chose eight promising early stage projects for funding.
2. Clusters as Drivers – connecting know how
In 2018, Nordic Innovation launched a call for project outlines for cluster cooperation projects within the field of Nordic smart mobility and connectivity and funded seven promising early stage projects.
3. Nordic Urban Mobility 2050 – future cities
Together with Finnish service design agency Hellon we have developed the Nordic Urban Mobility 2050 Futures Game. The intention of the game is to work as a discussion starter and help plan and prepare for the future of mobility in Nordic cities and urban areas.
4. Sea Meets Land – emerging solutions for ports, people and goods transport
Launched in August 2019, the Nordic Innovation Mobility Mission: Sea Meets Land is our effort to help decarbonize Nordic ports, transport of people and goods – on and between sea and land.
The Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program is developed based on the priorities of the Nordic ministers of business outlined in the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Business and Innovation Policy 2018-2021.
The program was officially launched by the Nordic ministers for business in May 2018. As we do, they see Nordic cooperation as key to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the way people and goods move in and between the Nordic countries.
Nordic Innovation has allocated NOK 60 million to the program, which is running from 2018-2021.