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Nordic Business and Living Lab Alliance

  • Published 23/02/2016
Creating an ecosystem for Nordic collaboration between municipalities reaching out to companies for co-creating and testing innovative solutions.
Project

P 14073 - Nordic Business and Living Lab Alliance

Time

From 01/01/2015
To 31/12/2017

This project aims to create an ecosystem for Nordic collaboration between municipalities reaching out to companies for co-creating and testing innovative solutions. Successful cross-border matches are seen as crucial in order to have an impact on an otherwise fragmented market and will be supported by activities bridging the gap between supply and demand.

 

On the demand side, work will focus on establishing a network of living labs and exchange of best practice, tools and methods for co-creation. On the supply side, the project creates an offering for Nordic SMEs by providing information on needs for solutions in the municipalities, access to market knowledge in different Nordic countries and advice on business development. Finally, the project bridges demand and supply sides by providing models for co-creating and in matching companies with living labs where they can work with users and staff on developing and testing new products and services.

 

Visit the project website.

 

 

Goals

  • Establish a network of 30 Nordic living labs and municipalities.
  • Involve 100 companies with at least 30 of these being involved in testing and co-creation.

 

 

Planned activities

  • Developing network, tools and methods for interaction, co-creation and testing health and care solutions together with companies.
  • Matchmaking between municipalities’ needs and companies with solutions.

 

 

Project partners:

 

Denmark

Væksthus Hovedstadsregionen (project lead)

Norway

Municipality of Oslo 

Finland:

Forum Virium Helsinki / The City of Helsinki

Iceland:

Federation of Icelandic Industries 

Sweden:

Västerås Municipality

 

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