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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.
  • 04/03/2011Nordic Network NTP - Healthy choices

    The project covers current practices in delivery of school meals and explains the concept behind Technology Platforms - Food for Life. Open innovation methods to stimulate industry driven innovation projects are described.
  • 04/03/2011MARINORD - Nano-porous particulate carriers for bioactive substances in marine antifouling coatings

    The MARINORD project will develop anti-fouling paints containing nano-particles filled with active substances, i.e. paints that reduce fouling without destroying the marine environment.
  • 04/03/2011A common Nordic monitoring system on diet, physical activity and overweight

    Nordic surveys on diet, physical activity, and overweight provide crucial information for the formulation of policies. The present project covers two parts – validation of indicator questions on diet and physical activity and establishment of a network on monitoring childhood growth.
  • 04/03/2011Experience economy

    Experiences is a source of growth for businesses within the service sectors.
  • 21/02/2011New Nordic Foods

  • 11/01/2011Healthier choices made easier for all

    The Nordic programme called "Healthier choices made easier for all" seeks solutions to the increasing problem of overweight, obesity and lack of physical activity among children and youth.
  • 11/01/2011Nordic YoungHealth

    The YoungHealth network’s point of departure is that people today, and youth in particular, would eat healthier if they had easier access to affordable healthy food options in the public sphere.
  • 01/09/2009Innotools

    Innotools is a pilot project developed by Nordic Innovation in cooperation with SRI International and Kellogg School of Management, where the aim is to test the method Five Disciplines of Innovation, developed by Curtis R. Carlson.
  • 01/10/2007New methods for user driven innovation in the health care sector

    This project aims to draw attention to user driven innovation in the health care sector. The goal is to develop and test methods for user driven innovation in the context of health care. Methods which have proven valuable in industrial contexts may lack suitable counterparts within the health care sector.
  • 01/10/2007Innovation4Care - User driven innovation in the healthcare sector

    Research driven innovation and applied research has for decades been very common in life science. In the healthcare sector, the tradition for working systematically with innovation is much weaker, but new trends strongly indicate that user driven innovation requires increased attention especially by the public healthcare system, including hospitals, for the following reasons: Patients have an increasing purchasing power and have become more active, knowledgeable and responsible for their own treatment, which leads to a demand of high quality and good service.
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