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Platform Economy

Project 2018 - 2019 Closed

In this project Nordic Innovation wishes to involve and engage the platform businesses in a dialogue with employers’ organisations and trade unions on the growth protentional of new digital platforms and innovative ways of organising work, that will respect certain standards of the social partners.

The project-aim is to gather knowledge of existing platforms with knowledge-intensive services such as academic work. What are the challenges and advantages in new ways of organising work and selling services? The project perspective should be both national, nordic and international.

The project should be executed through three phases

  1. An analysis carried out by Economics Norway and the Research Foundation Fafo and a supporting panel of Nordic experts, to study opportunities and barriers for Nordic countries to take advantage of benefits created by the platform economy. The analysis has a specific focus on the platform economy in the knowledge-intensive labour market.
  2. Dissemination of results of the analysis at a conference and through media channels.
  3. Direct dialogue between the employer and employee organizations and national authorities.


26 August 2019 the report The Knowledge-intensive Platform Economy in the Nordic Countries was published. The report was commissioned by Nordic Innovation and the project partners.

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In September 2019 the five organisations are coming together for a conference on platform economy. The conference will take place in Malmö, Sweden. You can see the program, read more and sign up here.

Project Partners

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Akademikerne Norge

Nina S. Svendsen
Project owner

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Akademikerne AC

Käthe Munk Ryom
Project leader

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Sveriges Akademiker

Jenny Grensman
Project partner

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Óli Jón Jónsson
Project partner

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Anu Tuovinen
Project partner

Analysis and report

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Samfunnsøkonomisk Analyse

Rolf Røtnes
Project manager

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Johan Røed Steen


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Trine Moa

Senior Adviser Strategy and Governance
Trine has more than 14 years of experience working with strategic planning, developing and implementing methodology and tools for results management, evaluation and learning, with an innovative and solutions-oriented approach to her work.

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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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Marthe Haugland

Senior Innovation Adviser
Marthe combines her international experience with her knowledge of business development and innovation to promote Nordic cooperation within the circular economy. She belives Nordic cooperation can drive the systemic change and give Nordic companies a competitive edge going forward.

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