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

in BDF Events, News, Projects

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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BDF/Top of Digital Europe in Sweden’s EU Strategy Network

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On 21st March, the Swedish Agency for Regional & Economic Growth organised a seminar in Stockholm for the Swedish EUSBSR network. 64 representatives from Swedish ministries, national agencies, regional authorities and other stakeholders engaged in the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) took part. Baltic Development Forum/Top of Digital Europe was invited for presentations and…

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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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New Project Puts a Price on Companies’ Environmental Footprint

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More companies want to understand their consumption of natural resources and their environmental and climate footprint: not just to display responsibility, but also to assure their survival. BDF is partner in a project which develops tools for companies’ natural capital accounting to meet the growing demand.   It takes a huge amount of water to produce clothes. For example, the…

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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…

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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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18th Baltic Development Forum Summit: State of the Region Report Launches

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During the 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the 7th Strategy Forum for the EUSBSR, BDF launched three new “State of the Region Reports” providing an economic and political outlook for the region and analyzing the perspectives for regional cooperation. The 18th BDF Summit explored the potential for growth, innovation and competitiveness in the current changing political and economic environment,…