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Launching the Nordic Smart City Roadmap

Our Managing Director Svein Berg will launch the Nordic Smart City Roadmap during the official opening of Nordic Edge Expo 2021 20 September 08:30 CEST. You can watch the opening ceremony digitally by signing up for Nordic Edge Expo 2021.

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The Nordic Smart City Roadmap is a framework for smart city work in cities and municipalities both in the Nordics and internationally. The Roadmap is based on already existing smart city models and strategies in all the Nordic countries, and describes how Nordic cities and municipalities can take the lead in collaboration processes and benefit from digital technologies while at the same time protecting and promoting the interest of their citizens.

Workshop at Nordic Edge

Following the launch, the Nordic Smart City Network will organize an open workshop to discuss how social values, citizen involvement and trust can play a stronger role in tackling societal challenges, and how these principles can be implemented in the Nordics and internationally.

The workshop will be held 20 September 12:30 - 14:00.

During this session there will be discussissions on how the Nordic Smart City Roadmap can contribute to a more human-centric, inclusive and collaborative approach to develop smarter and more sustainable communities.

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Strengthen the posistion as a leading smart city region

The Roadmap was developed as part of the Nordic Smart City Model project, where municipalities and organizations from the Nordic countries worked together to define a smart city model based on Nordic social values and the exceptional work already done in the different Nordic countries.

The ambition is to strengthen the Nordic region's position as a leading smart city region globally by offering an alternative smart city model that puts the quality of life of its citizens at the center. In the current covid-19 situation, this is more crucial than ever in order to stimulate the development smart, sustainable and resilient communities of the future.

The model describes how Nordic cities and municipalities can act as drivers and facilitators for collaborative processes, and use new technology while protecting and putting forward the interests of the inhabitants.

The project consortium was made up by the following partners:

Nordic solutions to global challenges

Nordic Edge China 2021 is co-funded by Nordic Innovation through the Nordic Sustainable Cities project to promoting Nordic solutions to urban development challenges to relevant stakeholders outside the Nordic region.

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Nordic Sustainable Cities is one of six flagship projects under the Nordic prime ministers’ initiative, Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges. The prime minister’s initiative is coordinated by the Nordic Council of Ministers and promotes sustainability and progress toward the UN Sustainability Goals.


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Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Adviser
Rasmus has extensive international experience in complex project management, predominantly within health care system development. Prior to joining Nordic Innovation, Rasmus has been with LHL International for nine years and worked the last four years as CEO.

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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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