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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.
  • 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.
  • 12.03.2011 Implementing solutions in order for Nordic SMEs to have access to international standardization

    SMEs should be encouraged to use standards and participate in the International, European and National standardization system. Using standards can strengthen their innovation capacity.
  • 12.03.2011 Innovation and standardisation

    What role can standards play to support innovation processes? How can standardisation processes lead to standards that support or at least not hamper innovation?
  • 12.03.2011 Standardisation of elderly services

    Introducing standards in the field of elderly services will make it possible to create a more transparent market, which will benefit both public and private providers of elderly services.
  • 11.03.2011 Akademikere som vækstiværksættere i Norden

    I dag er der for lidt viden om iværksættere med en lengre uddannelse og deres virksomheder. Denne viden er central for at komme tættere på forslag til, hvordan man øger antallet og andelen af denne gruppe succesfulde iværksættere, noe dette projekt vil bidrage til.
  • 11.03.2011 Lokalt råmateriale til produktion af fiskefoder til akvakultur

    Projektet skal opbygge et nordisk netværk som omfatter hele værdikæden fra råvareproduktion til markedsföring af fisk fra nordisk akvakultur, samt etablere kontakter i Europa og Canada.
  • 10.03.2011 Establishment of a certification system based on the Nordic standard INSTA 800

    There is an increasing market need from providers of the cleaning service to prove their ability to deliver quality cleaning.
  • 10.03.2011 One Stop Shop in Sustainable renovation

    Aiming to facilitate market penetration of housing renovations for family houses of high energy standard while providing comfort and sustainability to occupants.
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