Through this Invitation to Tender, Nordic Innovation is looking for a partner who can perform a pre-study on the potential to establish a Nordic Scaleup Institute with inspiration from the UK Scaleup Institute and the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.
The main goal is to conduct a pre-study looking into the potential scope and main focus of the Nordic Scaleup Institute including recommendations for a go or no go to establish the Nordic Scaleup Institute.
|Budget||Up to NOK 500.000 (excl. VAT)|
|Deadline||23 August 2022 at 15:00 CET|
In the last years, there has been a focus on how to help and nurture startups in the Nordics. This has made the Nordic region one of the best in the world when it comes to starting and developing new companies. Even though the Nordic countries are above OECD average as regards to starting new companies, many of the growth opportunities are not realised.
Scaleups are rapidly expanding companies which account for an above-average proportion of the economic growth. Export orientation and innovation capabilities are significant distinguishing characteristics of scaleups, and scaleups are more productive than their peers.
Despite many individual success stories, the scaleup density is still low in the Nordic region. Scaleups constituted 0.4% of all enterprises in the Nordics in 2017 (in the non-financial business economy). With more support, scaleups can become significant agents of change and solve societal challenges and function as instruments for recovering and boosting our economies.
This tender is part of Nordic Scalers program, which was first launched in 2017. The current phase, Nordic Scalers 2.0 (2021 – 2023) is implemented in cooperation with Nordic Innovation and national innovation agencies, based on the learnings from Nordic Scalers pilot (2017 – 2019) and recommendations from an external evaluation of the pilot.