Nordic Cluster Meet Up

More than 60 delegates representing 40 clusters from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland gathered for matchmaking, co-creation and collaboration at Nordic Cluster Meet Up in Copenhagen on November 1, 2018.


The presentations from the Meet Up:


Nordic Innovation – strategies and priorities
Niina Aagaard, Chief Operating Officer, Nordic Innovation


Introduction to the day + Nordic cluster trends: Similarities and differences
Merete D. Nielsen, Director, Cluster Excellence Denmark


Nordic Money: Call for project outlines on clusters as drivers of Nordic smart mobility and connectivity
Arvid Løken and Nina Egeli, Senior Innovation Advisers, Nordic Innovation


Cluster linking & co-specialisation – complementary frameworks for growth
Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, CEO, Cluster Navigators Ltd (NZ)


Nordic Buzz and cluster co-specialisation
Betina Simonsen and Heidi Svane, Lifestyle & Design Cluster


Nordic cluster co-creation through co-specialisation on smart mobility and connectivity


Nordic Cluster Meet Up was aligned with Nordic Innovation’s new “Call for Project Outlines: Clusters and Ecosystems As Drivers of Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity” - A call for proposals specifically targeting Nordic clusters, business networks and ecosystems to establish Nordic innovation projects in the field of Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity. Deadline November 20, 2018. Read more about the call here.


During Nordic Cluster Meet Up 2018, a new tool to foster cluster co-specialisation was presented. The idea behind this co-specialisation model is that clusters represent a stronghold or a specialisation in a given sector. Between clusters there is a big potential for further collaboration building on these strengths – while exploring new areas, new emerging industries and specific ideas.


At the Meet Up the new co-specialisation model was tested and used by 40 Nordic clusters exploring potential collaborations within smart mobility and connectivity. 



This resulted in (at least) four concrete new cross-sectorial cluster-driven projects within smart mobility and connectivity:

Shared Transport - Smart and resilient transport of goods in rural areas

Flow Management of Cities - The optimal flow of people, goods & services 

Smart Transport within city centres 

Infrastructure & Drones


If you want to know more about the developed project ideas and the Nordic Cluster Co-specialisation Model, please contact Kaspar Nielsen, Chief Project Manager, Cluster Excellence Denmark on kan@clusterexcellecedenmark.dk

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