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Energy Dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region – Conference 6 May, Copenhagen

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What are the visions and potential for collaboration on energy in the Baltic Sea Region? How are the EU-goals and initiatives aligned with regional priorities with regards to energy security, interconnectivity across borders, energy efficiency and diversification of supply? Join us for a half day conference in Copenhagen together with high level government representatives from the Nordic and Baltic countries….

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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…

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BDF featured among top international economic think-tanks in global rating

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BDF is proud to once again have made the list of the top 50 economic policy think-tanks in the world. The ranking is carried out by the University of Pennsylvania in the US. Their “Global Think-Tanks and Civil Society Programme” publishes the “Global Go To Think Tank Index” annually, ranking the world’s leading think-tanks within several categories. The ranking is…

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International Investment Promotional Agencies of the Baltic Sea Region met in Tallinn to discuss cooperation opportunities

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On 21 January, BDF organized a meeting for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from around the Baltic Sea Region in Tallinn. The event was hosted by the Estonian Investment Agency and held at the e-Estonia showroom in Tallinn, a center showcasing Estonia´s ICT achievements and solutions. The meeting event was attended by 11 IPAs with representatingves from almost every country of…

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Debate article: Digital growth through regional cooperation

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The Baltic Sea Region is world leading within the digital sectors. If we want to stay competitive in a globalised world, we should continue to stimulate international success in the area of information and communication technology. Therefore we need to strengthen the regional cooperation and remove barriers for growth. If we don’t, then we risk to loose our front line…

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Seminar identified challenges and opportunities for digital testbeds in the Baltic Sea Region

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On the 9th December Baltic Development Forum together with the Danish Business Authority gathered around 60 representatives in Copenhagen from across sectors in a one day conference to explore the concept of testbeds as a potential tool for digital growth in the Baltic Sea Region. The event presented participants with an overview of current trends in digital testing, brought forward…

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Final discussions in transport – BSR TransGovernance project comes to a close

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On 3 November the Baltic Development Forum participated at the final conference of the BSR TransGovernance project in Brussels, where the final report and it’s highlights were presented and actively discussed by the attending stakeholders from the whole Baltic Sea Region. See full conference programme. The project started in September 2012 and has lasted for two years. It was operated…

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Digital growth in the Baltic Sea Region – Exploring the potential of testbeds for digital products and services: Seminar 9 December

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Having the opportunity to test and develop new products together with relevant user groups is becoming increasingly important for companies and entrepreneurs within the digital economy. Public and private testbeds are already applied in some sectors, but mostly with a national or regional focus and often only on an ad-hoc basis. There is a lack of access to testbeds, where…