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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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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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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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Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency

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Save-the-date 5th October Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Valdemara, Krogus 1, Riga How can green investments be financed to accelerate the transition to a carbon-free economy in the most cost-effective way? How are energy efficiency solutions applied, which financial schemes are used, and what are the different experiences on financing energy efficiency across the countries in the Baltic Sea Region?…

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Highlights from Fehmarnbelt Days 2014

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More than 700 stakeholders from decision making, business and academia registered for the Fehmarnbelt Days 2014 and came together in Copenhagen 30 September – 2 October to discuss the potential for increased cross-border collaboration between Germany, Denmark and Sweden, and what benefits an integrated Fehmarnbelt Region could bring. Baltic Development Forum was one of the six organisers of the conference,…

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Looking back at “Cool North”

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On September 8-9 2014 Baltic Development Forum (BDF) and Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in close collaboration with the Danish Parliament, Danish Ministry of Culture, Danish Cultural Institute arranged a two-day conference on cultural diplomacy “Cool North – Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordics: Strategies for Regional Development, Cooperation, Good Neighborly Relations”. The conference was supported by Nordic Council of Ministers…

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Become an exhibitor in the ‘Networking Village’ at the Fehmarnbelt Days

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Networking is an essential part of the Fehmarnbelt Days 2014. Taking part as an exhibitor in the Networking Village is the perfect way to brand and promote your company, organisation or project and demonstrate that you are a stakeholder in the Fehmarnbelt Region. The purpose of the Networking Village is to engage all participants in an open dialogue in order…

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Talent retention situation analysis in the Baltic Sea Region

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Talent retention situation analysis: what are the current policies and best practices in the Baltic Sea Region? Talent retention is an issue that will become increasingly important in the future. The population of Europe is aging and more talents from non-European countries will be recruited. A recent study on the talent retention in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR),  published by the…