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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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Speed up a Baltic Sea Region digital single market!

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DIGINNO: New project on transnational learning of digitalisation   21 ministries, ICT business associations and knowledge institutions from 9 BSR countries are gathered in a partnership to explore how to enable faster and more efficient uptake of digital solutions both in the public and private sectors. The project will explore how to tackle joint challenges through benchmarking, information sharing, exchange of…

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Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency Outcome

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Welcomed by Baltic Development Forum in collaboration with the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, over 70 participants gathered to discuss the Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency in Riga this month. The seminar’s objective was clear – to provide a platform for cross border dialogue between business representatives, local…

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BDF at The Riga Conference 2017

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From 29-30 September Baltic Development Forum participated in the annual Riga-Conference – a leading international conference on foreign and security issues. BDF’s Honorary Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen featured in a session on Nordic-Baltic cooperation with Speaker of Swedish Parliament Urban Ahlin amongst others. The discussion looked back to the enthusiasm of the early days in the Nordic-Baltic cooperation, reflecting on positive results…

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The Baltic Sea Region as a global digital test hub?

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New discussion paper on sharing test beds across borders   Test and demonstration facilities, often named Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) play a pivotal role for successful commercialization of new digital products and services, especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). There seems to be a strong correlation between competitiveness of technology-based SMEs and their access to test beds. However,…

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Nordic-Baltic Dynamics, 26-27th October in Stockholm

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Baltic Development Forum is one of the partners for the conference “Nordic-Baltic Dynamics” Don´t miss out the biggest innovation promoters conference in the region! Nordic-Baltic Dynamics (NBD) conference keynote speaker Victor Galaz says that every business owner should constantly renew and rethink what they do, to be able to stay in the frontier like Madonna does in the music industry….

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Baltic TRAM mid-term conference: Analytical Research for Industry-Novel Options for Enhanced Cooperation

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25-26 October 2017 in Stockholm Baltic TRAM is organizing a conference on a better cooperation between industry and analytical facilities on 25-26 October 2017 in Stockholm. The event will be arranged under the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The conference will include: Day 1 – Political Support Among the prominent speakers are: Stefan Michalowski, former…

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BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” in Berlin

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Think tank “Top of Digital Europe” was extensively promoted in Berlin this Summer. In addition to the digital plenary session at BDF Summit, the State of the Digital Region 2016 report also inspired two seminars on “Inclusive Digitalisation” on 14 June 2017 in Berlin, organized by BDF, Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordregio at the 8th Annual Forum of the…

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Connecting digital start-ups

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“Cities connecting the digital economy in the BSR” is the main theme of the “State of the Digital Region“ report 2016 by ICT think tank Top of Digital Europe. BDF has followed up on the theme by organising discussions with cities, entrepreneurs and policymakers on how cities can help digital start-up communities and ecosystems to connect across borders to boost…

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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…