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14 applications submitted in the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity call

"It will be very interesting to see how the new projects will approach the topic of smart and sustainable mobility for the future, will they complement or strengthen the already ongoing Nordic projects or will they bring totally new aspects to the table", says Nina Egeli, Senior Innovation Adviser at Nordic Innovation.

The purpose of the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity call — round 2 is to foster the establishment of new Nordic partnerships, value chains and/or business models in the field of smart mobility and connectivity. The call has a budget of NOK 16 million and the plan is to fund four projects up to NOK 4 million each.

The applied projects have a total of 89 partners from all over the Nordic region and they represent both bigger and smaller Nordic companies, clusters, universities, research institutions, innovation and business ecosystems, industry organisations and public bodies.

The 14 applications received will be assessed by a Nordic Innovation team, after which they will be evaluated by an external Nordic evaluation panel. The panel consists of representatives from each of the five Nordic countries and from both the private and public sectors.

The funding decisions are expected in early June.

About the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program

The call for proposals is part of Nordic Innovation's program Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity. The aim of the program is to help develop a more sustainable and connected transport system in the Nordic region while generating opportunities for Nordic businesses.

The program is one of the efforts with which Nordic Innovation seeks to fulfil the Nordic Prime Ministers’  vision of Nordic region as the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.


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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Portrait Ivar Josefsson

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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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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