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Pre-Study On The Nordic Scaleup Institute

Project 2022 - 2023 Active

The Nordic Scaleup Institute will be inspired and follow the example of the UK Scaleup Institute. The main purpose of the project is to conduct a pre-study covering the following questions:

  • Potential scope and main focus of ‘Nordic Scaleup Institute’
  • Relationship with national initiatives / organizations and databases in the Nordics
  • Organizational and ownership structure
  • Financing – short term/long term
  • Recommendation for a go / no-go to establish ‘Nordic Scaleup Institute’, including reasoning and motivation behind the recommendation.

Project partners

The project is led by 4Front in collaboration with EFIS Centre.


This project is financed under the Nordic Scalers 2.0 special initiative. Nordic Scalers was first launched in 2017. The vision is to make the Nordics the leading region in the world not only for starting up, but also for scaling up businesses. The goals of the Nordic Scalers 2.0 program are to:

  • Provide support at Nordic level to help scaleups accelerate and manage their next stages of growth through access to competences, connections, customers and capital
  • Enhance Nordic scaleup community building
  • Brand the Nordics globally as a leading scaleup hub
  • Raise awareness and increase the knowledge base around scaleups
  • Increase collaboration and shared learning among key stakeholders, both public and private

Read more about Nordic Scalers 2.0


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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Nina Egeli - Senior Innovation Adviser

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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