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Towards a Cross-border Open Data Agenda

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Top of Digital Europe has launched a Discussion Paper “Towards a Cross-border Open Data Agenda – A Case for a macro-regional agenda on open government data in the Baltic Sea Region”. The aim is to initiate a debate on the vast potential for open government data across borders in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). It is a call to governments…

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Research and Business: Need for Concrete Actions

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On 9th November 2016 in Stockholm, the project BalticTRAM hosted the session Achieving knowledge-driven innovation and growth in the Baltic Sea Region. The discussions addressed research-industry collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region: how to unlock the innovation potential of the research infrastructures, how to strengthen links between science and concrete industry needs, how public and private sectors in the region…

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Exploring the Untapped Potential in Energy Efficiency Collaboration

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On 29th September 2016, Baltic Development Forum and the Council of the Baltic Sea States Baltic 2030 organized the seminar Energy Dialogue: Financing Energy Efficiency in Stockholm.  The purpose of the seminar was to provide a platform for a dialogue among business representatives, regional and local governments, cities, financing institutions and experts from the Baltic Sea Region on how to…

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Timely Need to Intensify Scientific and Industrial Collaboration

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On 22nd September, Baltic Development Forum and Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) organised a panel discussion “Northern European Excellence and Innovation Cluster” in Hamburg. The debate was initiated and hosted by the project BalticTRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) and arranged in conjunction with the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016, a regional platform for the stakeholders from the emerging Fehmarnbelt Region and…

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Digital Talents in the Baltic Sea Region

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Do we recognize our digital talents? How can we design joint ecosystems to foster human capital excellence across the Baltic Sea region?  How can we keep talents in the region and compete effectively with global leaders? How to get from brain circulation to building capacity? These were some of the questions discussed by an expert panel on 16 June in…

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BDF in round table on digitisation with Estonia’s President Ilves

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President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, was guest of honor at the Confederation of Danish Industry on 6 November. The Confederation had invited selected partners, including BDF, to an exclusive business round table to discuss digitization and the Digital Single Market with the President. Estonia is well known as a digital frontrunner and President Ilves is personally warmly engaged in…

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BDF at VI Annual Forum of EUSBSR and the EU Digital Assembly, Latvia

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BDF took part in the 6th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in Jurmala, Latvia on 15-16 June. The Annual Forum was a great opportunity for networking with many of BDF´s good and close collaboration partners, for inspiration, and for discussion on the future direction for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region. With…

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Top of Digital Europe at the Finance IT Day Baltic

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As a key note speaker in the morning session, Flemming Stender, Director of Baltic Development Forum (BDF), highlighted the need for more regional cooperation among the Nordic and Baltic countries in order to develop world-leading cross-border digital solutions in finance and turn them into growth enablers for the region. He underlined the huge economic potential for implementation of the digital…

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”Top of Digital Europe” enters the European debate on e-skills

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Baltic Development Forum was invited to introduce an upcoming discussion paper on e-skills at the high-level conference “e-skills for jobs 2015”, organized in Riga on 13 March by the Latvian EU Presidency, the European Commission, the Latvian ICT Association LIKTA, DIGITALEUROPE and others. The paper is being elaborated by the ICT Think Tank “Top of Digital Europe” as a joint…