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Quality of Life Through Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity – Call for Project Outlines

  • Publisert 04.09.2018
  • Sist oppdatert 05.09.2018
A call is to foster the establishment of Nordic innovation projects, new Nordic partnerships, value chains
or business models in the field of Nordic smart mobility and connectivity.
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Quality of Life Through Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity – Call for Project Outlines

Deadline

20.10.2018
Apply here!

Nordic Innovation invites companies (SMEs and larger companies), public sector organisations (infrastructure owners, regulators, procurers, innovation ecosystems etc.) and research organisations to participate in our Quality of Life Through Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity call for project outlines.

 

The aim of the call is to foster the establishment of Nordic innovation projects, new Nordic partnerships, value chains or business models. Nordic Innovation will provide funding of NOK 200 000 to up to 10 early-stage Nordic projects related to smart mobility and connectivity, with the aim of developing the most promising initiatives to next stage large scale Nordic Innovation projects.  

 

Deadline: 20 October 2018 at 15.00 CET 

Budget: NOK 200 000 

Applications: Apply here

 

 

Important: Download full call text for complete info about the call and on eligibility and evaluation criteria (PDF)

 

 

What are we looking for?

 

Nordic smart mobility and connectivity is about the movement and/or connectivity of people, places (rural and urban), goods and services, assets, information and data. ‘Smart’ may refer to e.g. sustainability, security or digitalisation. Nordic smart mobility and connectivity is also about business development, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable growth in this field.

 

We are looking for project that have the potential for high-impact and Nordic added value, and where joint Nordic mobility and connectivity innovation can provide solutions to global challenges. 

 

Examples of interesting project themes are, but not limited to, the following (ITS World Congress 2018 topics): 

  • Mobility services - from transport to mobility to liveability
  • Nordic smart mobility and the environment
  • Connected, cooperative and automated transport
  • Next generation goods delivery

 

 

A two-stage process 

 

Stage 1: This is a call for project outlines. Nordic Innovation welcomes applications for funding of a fixed amount of NOK 200.000. No co-funding is required at this stage. The application should be maximum 3 pages, including the activity plan. Exceeding pages will not be considered. The intention of the call is to give potential project partners the opportunity to form a viable consortium and develop a robust idea with considerable impact.  

 

Funding decision will be made by December 2018. Implementation period: Maximum 3 months. The implementation period will end on 31 March 2019.   

 

 

Stage 2: Nordic Innovation will invite applicants to apply for considerably larger projects in stage 2 (with required co-funding) after the project-outline phase has ended.   

 

It is not a pre-requisite to have participated in the call for project outlines to be able to compete for funding in the next round. A formal consortium consisting of minimum three Nordic partners must be in place when competing for larger funds in stage 2.  

 

Illustration of the call process

 

 

 

 

Matchmaking and further information 

 

Nordic Innovation will host a workshop at the ITS congress in Copenhagen on 20 September, which will be a matchmaking opportunity for applicants to this call. A more general information session will take place at on 18 September.   

 

 

Background 

 

This call for project outlines is one of four concrete initiatives that currently make up Nordic Innovation’s strategy on the new Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity programme. The programme was launched by the Nordic ministers for business in May 2018 and is one of Nordic Innovation’s three thematic priorities for the period 2018-21. A total of NOK 60 million has been allocated to the programme.  

 

 

 

Download full call text for complete info about the call and on eligibility and evaluation criteria (PDF).