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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

in BDF Events, News

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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Registration is Open for the Big Data Conference

in BDF Events, News

The Big Data Revolution: Regional growth and business opportunities How to make business out of Big Data? How can Big Data boost regional growth and competitiveness? What kind of innovations comes out of giving small, adaptable entrepreneurs free access to data? What happens when we combine creative intelligence with data and social engineering across sectors and disciplines? Join our conference and…

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IT and Finance to join forces in growth initiatives

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The Baltic Sea Region is a top performer in IT and the digital economy. That includes development and implementation of advanced digital solutions in the financial sector. There are joint growth potentials to explore in cooperation projects across sectors and borders, where this region can inspire the rest of Europe. The financial institutions can be drivers in the development of…

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Let’s make cross-border digital solutions!

in BDF Events, News

“The technology is ready. Nationally we are good but together we are among the best. Why not connect the national systems in cross-border digital solutions in the Nordic/Baltic region?”  That was one of the cross-cutting messages at the conference on the Nordic-Baltic ICT Powerhouse 15 April 2013 in Stockholm City Hall, organized by BDF and Microsoft, and generously hosted by…

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The Nordic ICT Powerhouse conference 15 April, Stockholm

in BDF Events, News

Welcome to “The Nordic ICT Powerhouse”, a conference on regional growth through Nordic/Baltic collaboration, Monday 15 April 2013, 12.00 – 16.30 at Stockholm City Hall, Sweden The Nordic-Baltic region is one of the world’s ICT Powerhouses. How can we further strengthen and utilise this position in a global context? We welcome you to a conference organised by Baltic Development Forum…

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Baltic Sea Region – a Shortcut to the Digital Single Market?

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Europe needs new growth initiatives! Inspired by Estonia’s Prime Minister Mr. Andrus Ansip, BDF and BCCA (Baltic Sea Chamber of Commerce) early 2012 initiated a project to investigate how the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) can contribute to the development of a Digital Single Market in Europe. The aim is to develop a Strategy or Action Plan for BSR initiatives that…

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BDF in a Baltic Digital Single Market Initiative

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BDF and BCCA will develop a Digital Agenda Action Plan for the Baltic Sea Region that will be presented and discussed at the next BDF Summit/EU Annual Forum in Copenhagen June 2012. It will give direct inputs to the Danish EU Presidency and the European Commission on the further development of a Digital Single Market in Europe, confirming that the BSR…

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BDF hosts Digital Agenda meeting with Estonian Minister Juhan Parts

in BDF Events, News

On 2 February, Baltic Development Forum (BDF) hosted an informal roundtable discussion with Juhan Parts, Estonia’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications, who, together with selected CEOs and Executives from the public and private sector, discussed the subject of digital agenda and energy. Minister Parts was in Copenhagen to participate in the informal meeting of the European Competitive Council where the…