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Presenting the new Nordic Cooperation Program for Innovation and Business Policy

  • Publisert 26.11.2013
The new Nordic Cooperation Program for Innovation and Business Policy will focus on Nordic synergies within the areas of entrepreneurship and finance, digital solutions, cultural and creative industries and welfare solutions. In addition, the existing program Nordic Built will continue.

 

The programme comprises priorities and actions where Nordic cooperation can create an added value. It has been approved by the Nordic Ministers of Trade and Industry, and will run from 2014 to 2017.

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME (PDF)

 

 

These are the focus areas, the so called lighthouse projects (detailed project plans will be developed during the first half of 2014):

 


1. Nordic Partnership for Entrepreneurship and Finance


(Responsible country: Iceland)

 

This lighthouse project aims to promote entrepreneurship and business by strengthening entrepreneurial skills and improving access to finance. The goal is to make the Nordic region a world leader in high growth entrepreneurship.




 

2. Innovative Nordic Digital Solutions


(Responsible country: Denmark)

 

This lighthouse project will contribute to making the Nordic region a digital pioneer, paving the way for a digital single market in Europe.

 

 

 

3. Nordic Built Cities
 

(Responsible country: Denmark)

This lighthouse project will contribute to sustainable solutions and green growth in the Nordic building sector. The project will build on the lighthouse project Nordic Built from the previous Cooperation Program.

 

 

4. Innovative Nordic Welfare Solutions

(Responsible countries: Norway and Sweden)

This lighthouse project will contribute to strengthening the Nordic region as an innovative and leading region within health and welfare, and thus create better conditions for exporting welfare solutions.





5. Nordic Partnership for Expansion of Cultural and Creative Industries

(Responsible country: Finland)

The aim of this lighthouse project is to strengthen the competitiveness of the Nordic cultural and creative industries in a global perspective, and to link these sectors with other sectors of the economy.

 

 

 

 

On 5-6 March 2013, the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications and Nordic Innovation jointly organized a Nordic conference within the framework of the Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2013.


The main objective of this conference was to serve as a platform for the new Nordic Cooperation Program for Innovation and Business Policy 2014-2017. The participants were given a unique opportunity to give their input to its content.


The Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications has been responsible for the drafting of the Program. Nordic Innovation, the Nordic Council of Ministers, Vinnova and The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) have been contributing to the process.