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Nordic Lighthouse Projects

The Nordic Cooperation Programme for Innovation and Business Policy 2014-2017 has identified five new so-called lighthouse projects that has been approved by the Nordic Ministers of Trade and Industry. Nordic Innovation is together with our cooperation partners still working on the content of the projects, and the project pages will be continuously updated over the next months.

Innovative Nordic Welfare Solutions - strengthening the Nordic region as an innovative and leading region within health and welfare

Nordic Built Cities - building on the Nordic Built experiences

Innovative Nordic Digital Solutions - making the Nordic region a digital pioneer

Nordic Partnership for Entrepreneurship and Finance - promoting entrepreneurship and business by strengthening entrepreneurial skills and improving access to finance

Nordic Partnership for Expansion of Cultural and Creative Industries - strengthening the competitiveness of the Nordic cultural and creative industries in a global perspective


You can still find information about the 2011-2013 lighthouse projects here.
  • 16/03/2011 TOPNANO

    As a part of Nordic Top-level Research Initiative, TOPNANO addresses nanotechnology coatings for anti-freezing for efficiency in power generation and safety of aircrafts and wind turbines.
  • 16/03/2011 Nano Coatings for Solid Oxide Fuels Cells (NACOSOFC)

    As a part of Nordic Top-level Research Initiative, NACOSOFC aims at developing protective coatings for the metallic parts in the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell.
  • 16/03/2011 Semiconductor nanowire based solar cells (NANORDSUN)

    As a part of Nordic Top-level Research Initiative, NANORDSUN researches solar cell material that has potential for high conversion efficiency at a lower material cost.
  • 16/03/2011 Research towards Nordic industrialization of The-Salt-and-Paper Battery (S&P Battery)

    As a part of Nordic Top-level Research Initiative, S&P Battery researches on a new type of cellulose-based nanomaterials for energy storage devices.
  • 28/02/2011 Nordic Cleantech companies on the lookout for investors

    Almost a hundred Nordic environmental technology companies are competing for honour, glory and the attention of international investors in the Nordic Cleantech Open business plan competition, were the Nordic Innovation Centre is main financer.
  • 13/03/2011 Lighthouse project: Innovation programme for climate friendly building

    The Lighthouse project: Innovation Programme for Climate Friendly Building has been established as part of the Nordic Collaboration Programme for Innovation and Industry Policy 2011-2013.
  • 13/03/2011 Sustainable construction products and materials for renovation

    Developing and supporting the use of safe and sustainable construction products and materials in renovation
  • 12/03/2011 Standardisation as a co-regulation tool in the implementation of the Services Directive

    This project aims to develop a systematic and qualified approach to the co-regulation processes by making a process model and to give an overview of the possible tools and their suitability.
  • 12/03/2011 SME4Stone

    The European natural stone standards aim to assist producers in product control and documentation as a strategic tool for image building, building consumers trust and business. However, it is not being fully utilized by the the Nordic stone industry that consists primarily of SMEs.
  • 12/03/2011 Energy management in SMEs

    The energy management standard may seem rather comprehensive to SMEs and act as a barrier to implement more systematic energy saving activities. New ways of involving SMEs in development and implementation of standards are needed.
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