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Scale-ups in the Nordics – Statistical Portrait 2008-2016

'Scale-ups in the Nordics – Statistical Portrait 2008-2016' has been carried out by the Nordic national statistical institutes in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
  • 01/03/2006 In Search of the Experience Economy

  • 28/02/2006 MINUT - Microtechnology for industrial Nordic business development

    The Nordic project MINUT demonstrate the innovation potential for the Nordic industry using microtechnology. The project goals have been to stimulate collaboration, create synergies among Nordic microsystem technology (MST) performers, and accelerate the industrial take-up of MST in the Nordic countries..
  • 28/02/2006 Test methods for Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC)

    he use of Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) takes place on an increasing basis in the Scandinavian countries due to advantages relating to better working environment (noise and vibration), higher productivity (faster casting), and better quality (fewer mistakes caused by wrongful vibration).
  • 28/02/2006 Nordic SCCNet - Nordic network for RTD on self compacting concrete

    The use of SCC contributes potentially to increased productivity (e.g. faster casting operation and with less workers) and improved working environment (no use of heavy, vibrating and noisy compacting tools). Some studies claim also better durability and surfaces.
  • 23/02/2006 Feed for Atlantic cod

    Today the cost of feed is 50-60% of the total production of farmed cod. A 10% reduction in feed cost will therefore give a minimum of 5% reduction in production cost. The biggest single variable cost in cod farming, the high cost of feed, is the main obstacle in making cod farming economically feasible.
  • 23/02/2006 Sustainable ecological greenhouse production for the future

  • 23/02/2006 ScanBalt BioRegion - Europe‘s first metaregion

    The report "Scanbalt BioRegion - Creating a Knowledge Based Bio-Economy" marks the end of the project "ScanBalt - Network of Networks" financed by the Nordic Innovation Centre. This report outlines the milestones, and achievements of ScanBalt and ScanBalt BioRegion from the initial vision in 2001, to the present day - with the recognition as Europe's first successful metaregion.
  • 23/02/2006 ScanBalt Clinical Research Network

    There is a growing demand for highly specific clinical trials. The Nordic-Baltic countries and regions are too small on their own to be able to supply large enough trial groups. Through cooperation the Nordic-Baltic region can position itself on the clinical research testing map to the benefit for researchers, entrepreneurs and society as a whole. The idea of the project is to take advantage of the existing knowledge and experience of the universities, hospitals and companies in the Nordic and Baltic areas to create a dynamic and comprehensive platform for high quality pre-clinical and clinical research. ScanBalt Clinical Research Network is envisaged to link flexibly pre-clinical animal study centres and clinical facilities in the 21st century ICT infrastructure in the Baltic Sea area.
  • 23/02/2006 NbiNet - Bioprocess Technology Network

    The Nordic Network on Bioprocess Technology (NbiNet) has facilitated knowledge transfer and networking in between companies, R&D environments and public organisations strongly involved in Production, Research or Development using Lab-, Small or Large-scale Cultivation as a key technology.
  • 07/03/2005 Entrepreneurial learning & academic spin-offs

    Nordic technical universities deficient in their approach to entrepreneurship: A new pan-Nordic survey suggests that the region's technical universities, whose students are arguably best placed to launch robust start-up companies, are sadly deficient in their approach to entrepreneurship.
  • 06/03/2005 Intellectual 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.
  • 05/03/2005 Innovation 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.
  • 05/03/2005 Innovation 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.
  • 03/03/2005 Foreign 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.
  • 03/03/2005 Executive Summary "Nordic INsourcing - Global OUTsourcing"

  • 03/03/2005 Wastewater treatment in filter beds (Filtralite)

  • 03/03/2005 Creating 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.
  • 03/03/2005 Building 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.
  • 01/03/2005 The 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.
  • 28/02/2005 Nordic Internet Conference - Internet Supervision and Control

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