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Nordic Entrepreneurship Check 2016

A mapping and analysis of the current Nordic entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • 06/03/2005Intellectual Property Rights and Nordic SMEs - a study of IPR practices in the IT and biotech sectors

    Making efficient use of the intellectual property rights (IPR) system is a challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Studies in Europe show that many SMEs fail to utilize IPRs because they feel the process is too expensive or the return too low.
  • 05/03/2005Innovation Policies for the Future

    The Nordic Innovation Centre has now completed the second round of projects linked to innovation policies in the Nordic countries. Like last year’s report, the following is a synthesis report containing short descriptions of the projects and their relevant policy implications.
  • 05/03/2005Innovation in rural areas- a Nordic source for increased value creation (Innovation systems and the periphery)

    Innovation policy and the Innovation in rural areas represents a potential that has not been exploited in the Nordic countries. Especially in the areas of tourism and agriculture, the governments need a more proactive attitude towards possibilities in relation to innovation in the periphery.
  • 03/03/2005Foreign takeovers in the Nordic countries (FOTON)

    Like domestic owned multinational companies, foreign owned multinational companies represent equally positive opportunities for Nordic trade and industry, both in terms of innovative capabilities and value creation. There are no apparent reasons for leading a different policy towards companies with foreign ownership. The governments in the Nordic countries should encourage initiatives that attract this type of companies. Foreign owned multinationals take part in international networks that might benefit other firms in the national innovation system.
  • 03/03/2005Executive Summary "Nordic INsourcing - Global OUTsourcing"

  • 03/03/2005Building the Nordic Research and Innovation Area in Hydrogen

    The Nordic Hydrogen Energy Foresight was launched in January 2003 by 16 partners from academia, industry, energy companies and associations from all five Nordic countries. A wide range of additional Nordic and European experts from research, industry and governments have participated in the various steps of the foresight process.
  • 03/03/2005Wastewater treatment in filter beds (Filtralite)

  • 03/03/2005Creating Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs - Nordic Examples and Experiences

    International studies show the importance of entrepreneurship education to create an increasing interest among young people in entrepreneurial behaviour. This project charts and highlights the activities taking place in the Nordic countries in this field.
  • 01/03/2005The Future in Design - the competitiveness and industrial dynamics of the Nordic design industry

    The design industry is a small but important growth industry. The Nordic governments must make more of an effort to meet the needs represented by this sector. The ripple effects from the design industry to other commercial activities are formidable. Network collaboration, internationalization strategies and improvements in education are just some of the measures that might be appropriate at national Nordic level.
  • 28/02/2005Nordic Internet Conference - Internet Supervision and Control

  • 28/02/2005Room for Humans

    Establish and develop a new approach for the Nordic property and construction industry – while there are still opportunities to guide this. Go in advance of the rest of Europe in working for change that entails very profound consequences for both society and the individual. It is a process of change which will take time since it will face powerful resistance.
  • 25/02/2005NEST - Nordic CoE for Smart Textiles and Wearable Technology

  • 25/02/2005GJUTDESIGN 2005 - Design kvalitet och NDT för gjutna utmattningsbelastade komponenter

    In order to gain a competitive advantage in the world marketplace, Nordic industries need to press forward in several critical research areas. For cast load-carrying and work producing components and structures there is a need to integrate efficient FE based analysis tools, reliable information on defect size, shape and location, and expertise on how complex variable amplitude and multi-axial loading influence fatigue damage in cast materials.
  • 23/02/2005Protein isolation from herring

  • 31/12/2004Nordic Network on Weather Protection Systems (WPS)

    The most important achievements of the project are a well established and self financed Nordic network and the first version of a set of tools for the trade.
  • 06/03/2004SMEs and the new role of academic research in four Nordic countries

    A summary review of the main findings of the study shows that while the existing and proposed policy reforms have been extensive, there remain a number of important gaps. There are important differences in what kinds of recommendations can work in the respective countries and the country studies provide ample detail on the particular situation in this respect.
  • 03/03/2004High tech spinn offs - limited impact!

    The project studies the creation and performance of new establishments and enterprises in the Nordic countries, utilising administrative register data compiled by the national statistical agencies on enterprises, establishments and employees. Among the many different aspects brought up during the study, the central theme concerns how one specific category of new establishments perform, namely those that can be identified as “high-tech spin-offs”.
  • 03/03/2004Exploratory Study for Brain Disease Therapy

    The goal of the project was to set up a Nordic consortium that would plan a new approach in studying brain disease therapies and mechanisms. The indication areas was restricted to four major diseases namely stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and brain trauma.
  • 03/03/2004Conference summary - "The Nordic Region as a frontrunner in Research and Innovation"

    ”The Nordic region as a frontrunner in research and innovation” was the theme of the conference hosted by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Iceland (its chair) and the Nordic Innovation Centre on 10 June 2004. Delegates included decision- and policymakers in the Nordic innovation system. An important aim of the conference was to discuss and generate feedback to the newly presented policy document, ”Proposals for a collaborative Nordic programme on innovation policy 2005-2010” (”The Book of Innovation”).
  • 03/03/2004Concrete for the Environment - a Nordic Network

    The main objective was to establish a permanent Nordic Network that will create a common understanding of and formulation of criteria for sustainable concrete structures, promote the development and use of sustainable concrete structures and finally promote the use of concrete for the benefit of the environment
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