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We are looking for a supplier to develop a responsible and ethical Nordic AI and data ecosystem

The goal of the Invitation to Tender is to explore how Nordic datasets and capabilities in ethical AI and responsible use of data can contribute to the development of new innovative solutions in Nordic businesses. This feeds into the objective of strengthening the competitive advantage of Nordic businesses and helping to support sustainable and smart growth in the Nordic region.

Budget: Up to NOK 4,2M (excl. VAT), including all costs.
Deadline: January 18, 2023.

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Background

New enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning bring digital opportunities for the development of new innovative businesses and solutions. They can act as a catalyst for the twin transition in the Nordic region. This development also creates new opportunities for digital and data‐driven interaction.
The Nordic region can realize the potential provided by new enabling technologies and strengthen its role as a digital frontrunner by ensuring access to data that support companies' digital opportunities and contribute to the development and deployment of new technologies such as AI.

The use of data and AI can offer significant potential for Nordic countries in the business, society, and public sector activities. They can help solve major societal challenges and provide significant benefits in a variety of areas. The potential lies in implementing today's technologies and know‐ how to increase efficiency and value creation. Widespread use of AI in the economy has potential to double the economic growth in the long term.

In high demand

At the same time, the demand for ethical AI solutions has skyrocketed. In the past decade, public perceptions have shifted to a growing recognition that AI technologies and the massive amounts of data that power them can pose threats to privacy, accountability and transparency, and an equitable society. AI systems based on incomplete or biased data can lead to inaccurate outcomes that infringe on people’s fundamental rights, including discrimination. Any joint Nordic AI and data initiative should reflect the democratic value base of the Nordic countries and be implemented as a cross‐sectoral and diverse ecosystem approach.

Common ethical approach

All Nordic countries have strongly regulated data environments based on common values and understanding of ethics regarding security and responsibility of collecting, sharing, and using data. Nordic countries can make responsible use of data and ethical AI a competitive advantage by collaborating on high‐value datasets that are made available across the Nordic region and ensuring that these datasets are used in a responsible way.

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Contacts

Portrait Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Senior Innovation Adviser
Anna-Maija is a finance and business development professional with 20 years’ of experience in identifying innovations and scalable business models in various industries in international context with execution capability, a can-do-attitude, holistic perspective and passion to build on Nordic strongholds.

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Olivia Rekman - Innovation Adviser

Olivia Rekman

Innovation Adviser
Prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2022, Olivia has worked for several years as an innovation consultant. In her role, she helped international consortiums of SMEs, start-ups and large companies as well as universities, to secure soft funding for green & deep-tech innovation projects. Olivia holds an MSc in International Business & Politics, and founded a CSR consultancy in 2010. Besides her experience in navigating innovation ecosystems and international business development & public policy analysis, Olivia has lived and worked in all Scandinavian countries.

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