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Global Growth China
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Global Growth China

China is experiencing increasing demand for environmentally friendly products and solutions. For the third time, Innovation Norway invites Norwegian companies to an export program to explore the unique opportunities in this market through the Global Growth China Green-Tech R&D Commercialisation 2021 programme.

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Urbantech accelerator programme
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Urbantech accelerator programme

Our partner Urbantech has launched a new round of its non-equity, pilot-focused accelerator programme. Cluster member InfoTiles highly recommends applying. Here’s why. And note the application deadline: 25 April.

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Skal finne nye distriktsinnovatører
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Skal finne nye distriktsinnovatører

Sitter du på løsningen på sentrumsdøden i Vang? Vet du hvordan Lund kan styrke konkurranseevnen til kommunens hjørnesteinsbedrifter? Kan du stoppe fraflytting i Lebesby?

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The City of Yantai

The City of Yantai

Get to know the city of YanTai. One of the cradles of China’s modern industry is part of the Nordic Edge China 2021 conference programme.

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DAXING DISTRICT BEIJING

DAXING DISTRICT BEIJING

Get to know DaXing. The South Gate of Beijing, a substantial smart city development project, will be presented at Nordic Edge China, May 26-27.

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Kan din bedrift løse utfordringer i distriktskommuner?
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Kan din bedrift løse utfordringer i distriktskommuner?

Vil du være med på å skape innovative muligheter for de tre distriktskommunene Lebesby i Troms og Finnmark, Lund i Rogaland og Vang i Innlandet? Bli med på Gnist: Innovasjonsprogrammet for smarte og bærekraftige byer og lokalsamfunn.

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Nordic Edge China Conference

Nordic Edge China Conference

Welcome to a smart city knowledge exchange between the private and public sectors in China and the Nordics. Discover innovative smart city planning and solutions. Join for keynote talks and workshops with stakeholders from both China and the Nordic countries.

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Register for Nordic Edge China

Register for Nordic Edge China

Nordic Edge China is a two-day international smart city knowledge exchange between China and the five Nordic countries. Registration for attendees in China will take place at the venue between 14:30 – 15:00 (Beijing time). The Conference and Parallel sessions are free of charge. Please register here to receive access to the live stream of the conference programme.

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Watch Nordic Edge Cross-Atlantic at your own leisure

Watch Nordic Edge Cross-Atlantic at your own leisure

Nordic Edge Cross-Atlantic set out highlight some of the most pressing issues for cities in the Nordics and the United States to reach international climate goals. Through three sessions, high-level speakers from both sides of the Atlantic outlined the challenges and opportunities that lie in this feat. Watch the conference here.

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Autonome og utslippsfrie vannbusser kan bli Norges neste eksporteventyr
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Autonome og utslippsfrie vannbusser kan bli Norges neste eksporteventyr

Autonome og utslippsfrie vannbusser er svaret på mange byers transportutfordringer. Nå gir Innovasjon Norge prosjektstøtte på 5,5 mill. til Norges fremste eksperter på området for å skape det som kan bli Norges neste eksporteventyr. Industrien og klynger får nå mulighet til å samarbeide om å utvikle fremtidens vannbusser gjennom prosjektet ZAWAS (zero-emission autonomous water Shuttles). 

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Kvikktest øyriket
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Kvikktest øyriket

I samarbeid med Stavanger kommune inviterer vi klyngemedlemmer til å skape gode sommerminner i øyriket.

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Ny metode for samarbeid
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Ny metode for samarbeid

Trondheim kommune utvikler en metode for samarbeid på tvers av kommuner og sektorer for å koble lokale og globale ressurser på arbeidet med bærekraftig utvikling og verdiskaping. Arbeidet skjer i samarbeid med FN.

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Hvordan navigere i virkemiddelapparatet?
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Hvordan navigere i virkemiddelapparatet?

I samarbeid med Qbird og Blueleap arrangerer vi en serie på tre webinarer med rådgiving til klyngebedrifter om det norske virkemiddelappartet, forretningsstrategi og tips til søknadskriving. Webinarene retter seg mot etablerte bedrifter og oppstartsselskap.

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Tre kommuner valgt ut til Gnist-programmet
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Tre kommuner valgt ut til Gnist-programmet

42 kommuner fra hele landet søkte om å få delta i Gnist-programmet. Boligmodeller, fraflytting og ny teknologi er temaer de tre utvalgte kommunene, Lund, Vang og Lebesby nå skal jobbe med.

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Se opptak av samtaleserien
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Se opptak av samtaleserien

Våre nye samtaleserie handler om hvordan norske kommuner jobber med prinsippene i det nasjonale veikartet for smarte og bærekraftige byer og lokalsamfunn. Her kan du se opptak av samtalene:

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Drammensmodellen setter innbyggerne i sentrum
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Drammensmodellen setter innbyggerne i sentrum

DOGA, Smartbyene, Norconsult og Nordic Edge lanserer en ny digital samtaleserie om hvordan kommuner kan bruke ny teknologi og innovative metoder for å skape mer bærekraftige, produktive og tilpasningsdyktige byer og lokalsamfunn i praksis. I første samtale vil vi blant annet få innsikt i Drammensmodellen.

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Building Dignity – Bergen inkluderingssenter
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Building Dignity – Bergen inkluderingssenter

DOGA, Smartbyene, Norconsult og Nordic Edge lanserer en ny digital samtaleserie om hvordan kommuner kan bruke ny teknologi og innovative metoder for å skape mer bærekraftige, produktive og tilpasningsdyktige byer og lokalsamfunn i praksis. Første case er Building Dignity i Bergen.

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Opptak av Go Global
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Opptak av Go Global

Utfordringene som urbanisering fører med seg skaper nye muligheter for norsk næringsliv. Se opptak av webinaret Go Global – internasjonale muligheter innen smarte og bærekraftige byer.

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Registration

Registration

Register for the Innoasis Science Talks: Nudging – the Art of Positive Manipulation:

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Stor interesse for innovasjonsprogram for kommuner
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Stor interesse for innovasjonsprogram for kommuner

42 kommuner fra samtlige fylker har søkt om å få bli med i Gnist – et innovasjonsprogram for steds- og næringsutvikling i lokalsamfunn, som tar utgangspunkt i reelle utfordringer i kommunene. Programmet er et initiativ av DOGA og Nordic Edge.

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Political support for eSports initiative

Political support for eSports initiative

Stavanger City Council has decided to financially support our collaboration project Nordic eSports with 1 million NOK. “This support to eSports can prove to be a million worthwhile,” writes the Editor-in-Chief of Dagsavisen Rogalands Avis.

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Solving the generational IT-gap

Solving the generational IT-gap

Every year, young people give away IT support worth 50 000 NOK. The founders of our new member Kakadu, gave up their jobs to do something about that.

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Student project becomes new company

Student project becomes new company

The idea for Co-Creators started at a student hackathon Nordic Edge co-organised in 2019. Now they have started a company and are piloting their concept in collaboration with the City of Stavanger.

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Laying the groundworks for climate-neutrality

Laying the groundworks for climate-neutrality

Horizon Europe Norwegian Urban Partnerships (HEU NUP) is working closely with European and UN partners to develop a platform aimed at reaching the target of 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030.

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Nordic Edge climbs the cluster ladder

Nordic Edge climbs the cluster ladder

Nordic Edge has been granted Arena Pro-status in the national programme for business and innovation clusters. With that Norway is strengthening innovation, business development and internationalisation within the smart city market.

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Innovasjonspartnerskap Smart Arkitektur Bodø

Innovasjonspartnerskap Smart Arkitektur Bodø

Bodø kommune har fått tildelt midler fra Innovasjon Norge for utvikling av plattform for samling, deling, transformering og analyse av data fra ulike datakilder. Inntil 7 MNOK skal benyttes til risikoavlastning for tilbyder til utvikling av Smart Arkitektur Bodø gjennom et innovasjonspartnerskap.

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A 34 hour global marathon

A 34 hour global marathon

Over the course of 34 hours people from around the world connected and collaborated virtually to Reinvent Education.

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Nordic Smart City Hack

Nordic Smart City Hack

Join us 2–6 Nov at #NordicSmartCityHack – an online hackathon for finding real sustainable solutions for our smart cities of the Nordic. 

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Received funding for digital cube presented at KnowHow EdTech

Received funding for digital cube presented at KnowHow EdTech

The founders behind the DIGme Learning have received funding from Innovation Norway to help commercialise their product. After presenting their innovation at the KnowHow EdTech conference in September, another incubator company has also made contact to find out more about the startup’s potential.

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Gnist
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Gnist

Gnist is an innovation programme where the business community is invited to solve specific challenges related to place and business development in cities and municipalities. The solutions will be based on local advantages, and demonstrate how the principals in the National Road Map for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities can be applied.

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Speakers’ links

Speakers’ links

Here you go. Links to some of the interesting stuff our speakers at KnowHow EdTech talked about. We hope you will check them out and be inspired.

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Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

You know how we’ve been stuck in the home office with meager equipment? Here’s your chance to drastically upgrade this – you just have to make good use of your time at Nordic Edge Expo Digital.

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Meet Our Hosts

Meet Our Hosts

Karine Næss Frafjord and Linn Skundberg Jenssen will guide attendees through the main stage programme and Studio Stavanger from 09:0012:00 on 23 September, 2020.

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Gnist – Innovation Programme

Gnist – Innovation Programme

GNIST, a national innovation programme for facilitating collaboration for more attractive local communities and sustainable business development, will be launched during Nordic Edge Expo.

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Access Everything

Access Everything

The ticket for Nordic Edge Expo gives access to everything on the platform from 21 September to the end of the year.

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The Competition

The Competition

Announcing the winners of the challenge competition Smart and sustainable cities and communities – and launching next round

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Youth Achievement

Youth Achievement

Inspiring the future entrepreneurs of the world with the national kick-off for Youth Companies.

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Casper Klynge to KnowHow EdTech

Casper Klynge to KnowHow EdTech

He was earlier Denmark’s ambassador to the global tech industry (the world’s first!) and is now Microsoft’s Vice President for European Government Affairs. At KnowHow EdTech, he will talk about how technology met the challenges of the corona pandemic.

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Anita Schjøll Brede as co-moderator

Anita Schjøll Brede as co-moderator

Anita Scjøll Brede is CEO and co-founder of the Iris.ai and has insight to share at KnowHow EdTech. She will be co-moderator on 25 September when the topic is Predictive learning.

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Artificial teachers?

Artificial teachers?

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing – and many expect it to play a a bigger role in schools and education very soon. Could AI replace teachers in some situations?

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The Norwegian Mapping Authority joins Nordic Edge

The Norwegian Mapping Authority joins Nordic Edge

Geographical information on a local, national and international level is a great value added to the Nordic Edge ecosystem. It opens doors to new possibilities in business development, including the development of digital twins.

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Kompetanse og nettverk for å lykkes med vekst
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Kompetanse og nettverk for å lykkes med vekst

Er du en startup moden for vekst? Nordic Edge er partner i ITSA Connect Growth. Det er et 20-ukers program som gir selskaper i vekstfasen viktig kompetanse og nyttige nettverk som verktøy for å nå målene. Søknadsfrist 14. september 2020.

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James Portnow to KnowHow EdTech

James Portnow to KnowHow EdTech

Ever heard of the web series Extra Credits? The series that discusses video game development and has 2,5 mill subscribers on YouTube?

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Rethink Normality

Rethink Normality

As we prepare ourselves to move beyond the current crisis, we need to develop new, innovative solutions that will work in the best interest of all people involved.

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A game-changing event

A game-changing event

We are proud to present Nordic Edge Expo Digital, coming directly to you, live from the cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsingborg, Stavanger and Helsinki, as well as the heart of European policymaking, Brussels.

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Calculating Co2 emissions at sea

Calculating Co2 emissions at sea

FreiXchange has received funding from Innovation Norway to develop a new method for calculating Co2 emissions in shipping. The Norwegian Coastal Administration contributes in this innovative project for greener shipping.

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Summer job at Akuna

Summer job at Akuna

How can we combine the most relevant services for young adults and other user segments into one attractive service?

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PhD Fellowship position

PhD Fellowship position

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology has a PhD Fellowship position in social innovation.

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Welcome to our brand new website

Welcome to our brand new website

Our new website is under development. In the time to come we will make sure to keep you posted about opportunities and upcoming events.

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Workout art challenge!

Workout art challenge!

Pay attention all gym teachers out there! You now have a chance to show the world what you and your class are good for. In our competition we encourage you to create art with workout apps. Draw with your feet!

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Three days of EdTech – three main topics

Three days of EdTech – three main topics

The conference will be held over three days, each with one main topic: Digital is the new normal, Tools and toys, and Predictive learning. And guess what – you can tune in for free!

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The KnowHow EdTech conference 2020 goes digital

The KnowHow EdTech conference 2020 goes digital

Educational technology could hardly be more important and relevant than it is right now. The conference will be held 23 – 25 September 2020, but not in an ordinary setting– we are giving you a digital conference this year.

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The moderator

The moderator

We are pleased to announce that Tobias Heiberg Jørgensen will be this year’s conference moderator at the KnowHow EdTech conference. Tobias is the Head of the Teacher Education Programme at Playful Learning at at University College Copenhagen (Københavns Professionshøjskole).

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Webinars
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Webinars

Over the past few months we have hosted a series of webinars about business development. The webinars were recorded and can we watched here. Please note that the webinars are in Norwegian, hence so are the project descriptions.

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Up & Up for Ope

Up & Up for Ope

Cluster member Ope has interesting projects on the go. We’ve connected Ope to one national and one international project.

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Do you have solutions for AI4Cities?

Do you have solutions for AI4Cities?

Are you an Artificial Intelligence (AI) supplier? Are you ready for the #AI4Cities challenge? Six European cities and regions are looking for AI solutions on mobility and energy to accelerate carbon neutrality.

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Green Deal Position Paper

Green Deal Position Paper

The Horizon Europe Norwegian Urban Partnership has submitted a supporting document for the Green Deal call ‘Towards Climate-Neutral and Socially Innovative Cities’

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New eSport initiative

New eSport initiative

eSport is the new global recreational sport. It has one of the fastest growing fan bases, a youthful global audience that’s already larger than YouTube & HBO, Netflix & ESPN combined – eSports is mainstream.

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Nordic Edge Expo Goes Digital

Nordic Edge Expo Goes Digital

Since its inception, Nordic Edge has worked for innovation, societal and business transformation. Along with the rest of the world the organisation is facing its biggest change to date. The 6th edition of the leading Smart City event in the Nordics, is going digital in 2020.