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Workshop on Transnational Digital Collaboration

in BDF Events, News

BDF together with Estonia’s Ministry of Economic Affairs organised a workshop on transnational digital collaboration as part of a conference on Smart Specialisation Strategies in Sandviken, Sweden, 27th May 2016. The conference was organised by CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, PA Innovation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and Region Gävleborg. Smart Specialisation Strategies are tools for regional…

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The Swedish Way to a Digital Single Market – Round Table in Stockholm 3 May

in BDF Events, News

On 3rd May, BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” organised the seminar “The Swedish way to a Digital Single Market in the Baltic Sea Region” in Stockholm. The event was co-organised and hosted by Stockholm Business Region, and gathered national policy makers, ICT industry, academia and experts to discuss the digital strengths and challenges of the Baltic Sea Region with…

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18th BDF Summit to be held in Stockholm, 8 November

in BDF Events, News

The 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit will take place on 8 November at The Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, in conjunction with the 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Taking stock of the current state of the Baltic Sea Region, the 18h BDF Summit will explore how we can find common ground in…

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Discussions on the Political Situation in the Baltic Sea Region

in BDF Events, News

The Security Advisor to the Latvian President, Janis Kazocins, visited BDF on 25 February to hold a presentation at a roundtable in the BDF offices. Kazocins shared his view on the political situation in the Baltic region and Russia relations in the light of the developments in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Kazocins advocated for long-term cooperation with Russia and the…

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Top of Digital Europe Hosted Round Tables in Finland and Estonia

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BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” was the co-organiser of an ICT Business Round Table in Helsinki on 12 Jan 2016, organized and hosted by Microsoft Finland. Participants were specially invited Finnish parliamentarians, policy makers and ICT industry. The topic for discussion was the potential for a digital single market of the Baltic Sea region: Could this region develop a…

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Pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea Environment – a Project Development Workshop

in BDF Events, News

Pharmaceutical residues in the Baltic Sea are causing concern, as the full effect on the marine environment is still unknown. Human and livestock excretion of drugs and metabolites following consumption, as well as disposal of unused pharmaceuticals, are pathways to the environment. Many pharmaceutical substances cannot be effectively removed by conventional waste water treatment. The topic of hazardous substances is…

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Round Table on Water Stewardship

in BDF Events, News

On 1 December Baltic Development Forum together with SIWI Swedish Water House and Race for the Baltic organized a round table with the title “Identifying the wins, addressing the barriers, and navigating the concept jungle – The why and how of corporate water stewardship”. Participating were representatives of a number of organisations providing tools and certifications for water stewardship. CEO…

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BDF Summit 2015: Exploring the State of the Region

in BDF Events, News, Publications

The 17th Baltic Development Forum Summit was held in Copenhagen on 23rd November under the heading “Europe-wide challenges, regional solutions”. The Summit gathered decision makers from business, government and academia across the Baltic Sea region for a one-day compact Summit with a focus on competitiveness and business and investment opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region. In her opening speech Lene…

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BDF Summit 2015: Two New Reports from Top of Digital Europe

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Two new studies of the digital economy in the Baltic Sea Region were published under the wings of the regional ICT Think Tank “Top of Digital Europe” established by BDF and Microsoft: The first edition of the “State of the Digital Region” report, an annual updated overview of the region´s achievements and position as a global ICT hub. The second…

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BDF Summit 2015: What is on the Horizon for Business and Investment in the Baltic Sea Region?

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The session “Business as usual or need for a new thinking” explored the business attraction and business-making models in the Baltic Sea Region. Four messages were stressed by the panelists: Firstly, we need to consider new thinking and more focused approach. Our focus should be on entrepreneurship and start-ups. There is a need for robust start-ups systems and more long-standing…