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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.
  • 10.03.2011 Standardisation in the security sector

    Numerous factors make the security sector relevant from a Nordic standardisation perspective.
  • 10.03.2011 Procurement standard for cleaning services

    Private businesses and public agencies working on international, national, regional, or local level are compelled to utilize the cleaning services of external providers.
  • 10.03.2011 Designing Effective Nordic Innovation Programme (DENIP)

    The main purpose of the DENIP programme is to enhance the knowledge and competences on measurement and design of innovation programs and tools, and securing that the programs fit company needs and drive innovation and growth.
  • 10.03.2011 Nordic platform for better trade in services

    Today, the service sector accounts for more than 2/3 of economic activity in most European countries. However, there is relatively little trade in services across national boundaries.
  • 09.03.2011 EXPLORE - Experiencing local food resources in the Nordic countries

    The food, experience and tourism industries have increasingly become more important as stimulus for growth and development in the economies of rural regions. High quality restaurants and food experiences are well recognized as important for tourists.
  • 09.03.2011 Bilberry - Towards functional food markets

    Wild berries are a characteristic part of the Northern nature. Wild berries are also a rich and valuable resource that has not yet been exploited in a satisfactory level.
  • 08.03.2011 Nordic Malt House

    Looking at the brewing industry, it is evident that malt has turned into a global bulk commodity. Only a handful of malt houses serve the needs of the beer industry and small scale brewing is almost solely carried out with malt imported from either Germany or UK.
  • 04.03.2011 Nordic 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.
  • 04.03.2011 MARINORD - 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.
  • 04.03.2011 A 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.
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