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Building a Nordic Innovation Ecosystem around Technology Infrastructures and Testbeds

The Nordic Research and Technology organisations (RTOs) represented by GTS in Denmark, VTT in Finland, SINTEF in Norway and RISE in Sweden have launched a joint initiative with a long-term aim of offering Nordic companies access to a portfolio of advanced test facilities (testbeds) and expert knowhow across the Nordic countries.

To meet this long-term aim, the Nordic RTOs will prepare the ground for establishing sustainable crossborder networks of Nordic testbeds.

One element of the initiative is a report presenting a feasibility study of Nordic testbeds collaborations identifiying different models for testbeds collaboration that the RTOs might be able to implement on their own.

The project consists of three parts:

Part 1
Building a Nordic innovation ecosystem around technology infrastructures and testbeds.
– feasibility study of Nordic testbed collaborations.

Part 2
Paving the way towards sustainable economy - alleviating the “Valley of Death” through Nordic Testbed collaboration.
- Position Paper by Nordic Research and Technology Organisations.

Part 3
Testbed Day Planning.

The outcome of the feasibility study will be published during the spring of 2020.


Portrait Elís Benediktsson

Elís Benediktsson

Senior Innovation Adviser
Elís combines his scientific educational background with his broad international experience in biotech, banking and economic diplomacy. His main strengths lie within business development & analysis, project management, as well as international trade & investment advisory.

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