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Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

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How to stay resilient and mitigate vulnerability of our urban areas to the changing climate? How can we be better prepared to meet the challenges with adequate tools and skills to handle different emergency situations? What is direct and indirect impact of climate change on the urban areas? What are the possibilities and constraints to the adaptation? Baltic Development Forum,…

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A new Momentum for Nordic-Baltic Cooperation in a turbulent Europe?

Brexit, Trump, the refugee crisis and a changing global economy are challenging Europe. Where does that leave the Baltic Sea Region and what is the potential to tackle these challenges via stronger regional cooperation? Can the small, open economies in the Nordic-Baltic region respond with a common voice to influence the future of Europe? BDF and the Nordic Council of…

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BDF Summit Session: New Business Models for Sustainability

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The session ”New business models for sustainability” at the 19th BDF Summit shed light on the latest developments in the application of sustainable business models. The debate was kicked-off by Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund, Senior Research Associate from University of Hamburg, who provided a definition of the concept of sustainable business model in general and green business models in particular. He…

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19th BDF Summit in Berlin, 13 June

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This year, the 19th Baltic Development Forum Summit challenges old truths and takes a look at how a changing world creates new perspectives on growth. In what ways can an increased focus on sustainability and social engagement provide profits for business? How can the digital transformation open up new opportunities for small and medium size companies around the region? What…

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Riga Round Table Addressed Key Regional Challenges

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On 19 April, Baltic Development together with the Konrad-Adenauer Foundations’ regional office to the Nordic States in cooperation, had the pleasure of organizing a round table discussion in Riga, Latvia. The event provided an opportunity for an informal exchange of views on the key challenges in the Baltic Sea Region and a joint discussion on possible regional responses. Among the…

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Sharing Test and Demonstration Infrastructures – an opportunity for Smart Specialisation, Tampere 6 April

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As part of the project BSR Stars S3, BDF and Nordic Council of Ministers organised a workshop on the 6th of April in Tampere, Finland. The event brought together 32 representatives for technology providers, business development agencies, policymakers and SME’s in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Lithuania to discusse the interest and potentials for a broader access to…

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Connecting Digital Start-Up Ecosystems: Workshop in Turku

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How can medium sized cities interact across borders to boost an integrated digital labor market? How can cities improve the growth potential of their startup scenes by structured cross-border collaboration? What is the interest and potential for sharing resources, benchmark outcomes and promote joint networks? These are some of the questions addressed in a small pilot project “Connecting Digital Start-up…

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Estonia in a Digital Baltic Sea Region, Tallinn 23 March

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Baltic Development Forum and Top of Digital Europe had the pleasure of co-organising the conference “Estonia in a digital Baltic Sea Region” together with the Estonian ICT Association, ITL, in connection to their 17th anniversary. In his keynote address, Flemming Stender, Director of Baltic Development Forum, presented the highlights from the 2016 State of the Digital Region report, which outlines…

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State of the Baltic Sea Region: Latest Insights

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On 6th February, Baltic Development Forum organized a seminar to share the latest insights on the state of the Baltic Sea Region with regards to competitiveness and economic development. The seminar was hosted by the Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs. The authors of the 2016 State of the Region Report, Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School and Stockholm School of…

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State of the Region: Seminar in Copenhagen 6 February

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BDF invites to an afternoon event to share the latest findings from the State of the Region Report, looking closer at how the Baltic Sea Region is doing in terms of competitiveness and innovation. The region´s economic performance continues to be solid and prosperity continues to grow across the Baltic Sea Region. Low interest rates however raise concerns about the…