The Nordic Innovation Houses are offices that offers soft landing facilities to Nordic startups and SMEs in selected innovation ecosystems around the world. There are currently Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
Earlier this year, Nordic Innovation invited suppliers to supply offers for assessing the Nordic Innovation House concept, steering model and operationalization of the Nordic Innovation Houses in order to give recommendations on a future concept and business model for the Nordic Innovation Houses.
After a thorough evaluation and ranking of the twelve proposals received, Nordic Innovation has chosen to award the contract to Finnish company 4FRONT. Through their offer, 4FRONT delivered a strong methodological concept and outlined a thorough process for how the assignment will be carried out in collaboration with Nordic Innovation and relevant stakeholders. In addition, 4FRONT presented relevant examples of previous work with documented excellent results and offered a strong team with high professional and complementing competences.
“We are looking forward to learn more about how the Nordic Innovation House concept has assisted Nordic businesses looking to go to new markets. We are confident that 4FRONT will deliver a thorough assessment that will help us improve the concept further ”, says Nordic Innovation COO, Niina Aagaard.
4FRONT will start their assessment process immediately and are expected to deliver their final report in January 2022.
About Nordic Innovation House
The Nordic Innovation House soft landing concept is a collaboration between the government agencies responsible for business growth in the Nordic countries and is co-funded by Nordic Innovation. The houses target startups, scaleups, corporate innovation arms, investors as well as Nordic incubators and academia.