Welcome to Northern Connections!

Welcome to Northern Connections! We are a partnership of 20 clusters, cities, regions and knowledge institutions working together to create innovation connections between enterprises and clusters in the energy sector.

When asked about our project and innovation, one of our partners said the following:

"People are the source of innovation be they in a specific industry, the academia or the public sector. Innovation could be as easy as an elevator pitch for an unexpected encounter or as complex as unifying a dozen different partners towards a common vision. It’s not necessarily the quest for the holy grail, but rather a fruitful sharing of experiences and mutual adapting of best practice that provides the foundation for innovation"

 

We are in the process of starting up our webspace, but you can already now see who the partners are and get an overview of what we will do during our project.

 

 

 

Latest Project News

The Northern Connections project is one of the most ambitious projects for transnational cluster collaboration, that has been seen within the field of energy so far.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Thinking Growth

By giving the clusters in the different regions a platform for knowledge sharing within best practices as well as the competencies of our members, the project will ensure that our clusters will rise …

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With two partners in this programme, we are viewing Northern Connections INTERREG programme as great opportunity to drive forward our sustainability, innovation and transnational collaboration agendas. Falkirk Council is one of 32 Local Authorities in Scotland and Scottish Enterprise is the national economic development agency.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Thinking Growth

Both parties bring a different approach to this initiative; Falkirk Council is focused on developing the Falkirk area, which includes the Grangemouth Industrial Complex and Investment Zone whereas Sc…

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The North Sea region has a stronghold within industrial production and sustainable energy. To handle the challenges there is a need for cities, regions and clusters to cooperate across borders.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Thinking Growth

As cities we strive to provide the best framework conditions for our enterprises to gain access to international markets and engage in innovation  – to create jobs and growth” says Christina Folma…

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The Energy Valley foundation is a regional development and cluster organization for the energy industry in the Northern Netherlands. It focuses on the development and valorisation of growth potential for the energy sector.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Thinking Growth

The foundation is a triple-helix organization funded by public and private parties as well as knowledge institutions. Thematic areas of focus are gas in transition and energy system 2.0. Our key targ…

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In the Gothenburg region we cross-cluster by enabling small, medium-sized and large companies from different industries to interact with one another as well as with the academia, research institutes, politicians, investors and public organisations.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Thinking Growth

We create platforms for innovation to encourage sustainable growth in the region. We have in-dept experience of cross-clustering and finding new areas suitable for sustainable development.

The Regi…

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