Press release: Nordic Innovation Launches Board Game to Help Shape the Future of Urban Mobility

The objective of the Nordic Urban Mobility 2050 Futures Game is to encourage deliberation on future mobility scenarios for the Nordic countries and to initiate discussions on plausible mobility modalities, their impacts and desired features. The game generates future scenarios and serves as a platform to facilitate relevant discussions about strategies and policies related to businesses, municipalities, and the population.

The game is available for free download in digital format that is easy to print locally.

Learn more about the game and download it here

Co-creating the future of mobility

Instead of providing ready-made future scenarios, the game-based approach immerses participants in future stories they can create and emotionally connect with, encouraging them to interact and engage in dialogue.

Co-creating different perspectives produces a constructive platform for discussions leading to a better understanding of future possibilities as well as potential conflicting views.

"We believe that putting mobility experts in the same room will lead to interesting and valuable insights regarding the future of mobility in the Nordic region. The co-created scenarios can be used to reflect on new projects or the future relevance of existing project ideas and how Nordic businesses and municipalities can work together", says Innovation Adviser Ivar Josefsson from Nordic Innovation.

Towards sustainable mobility and liveable cities

Urbanisation is one of the strongest megatrends in the world. 66 percent of the world’s population is predicted to live in urban areas by 2050 and the high concentration of people generates social, economic and environmental challenges. Mobility systems play an important part in tackling these challenges and in ensuring that our growing urban areas will be liveable smart, and sustainable.

The Nordic Urban Mobility 2050 Futures Game has been developed as part of Nordic Innovation's Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program that aims to help develop a more sustainable and connected transport system in the Nordic region while generating opportunities for Nordic businesses.

About Nordic Innovation

Nordic Innovation aims to make the Nordics a pioneering region for sustainable growth and works to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness in Nordic business.

Nordic Innovation is an organization under the Nordic Council of Ministers and supports programs and projects which contribute in fulfilling the goals of the Cooperation Program for Innovation and Business 2018-2021 which is decided by the Nordic Ministers for Business and Innovation.

Contacts

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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Portrait Mikael von Dorrien

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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