NewsIn our news section we will publish relevant news from the project. That can be results from the Living Labs, films from partner meetings, and alike.
On December 13-14th 2016, we met in Aarhus, Denmark and discussed how to expand our knowledge base as to work with Regional innovation strategies in a transnational perspective and how clusters support SMEs in international innovation.
We also got the first insight into living labs – what they are and what they are not…from our perspective.
In Northern Connections a Living Lab generally have the following basic requirements
- Strong backup by local politics and civil servants
- Critical mass of companies and general private sector engagement
- Real market perceptive shown by first investments taking place with significant investment volume
We also learned a lot more and if you wish to learn more, you can follow us on this webspace or twitter.
Meanwhile, you can watch our film and hear what our partners are looking for in Northern Connections
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
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 …Read more
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
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…Read more
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
“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…Read more
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
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…Read more
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
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…Read more
House of Energy recently had a visit from a delegation from Kosovo. The delegation were in Denmark on a study trip to learn about Danish energy technology, how to use it in Kosovo’s energy production and to gather knowledge on how to work as a cluster.Friday, April 7, 2017
The delegation consisted of companies working in the metal industry and in renewable energy, participants from University Pristina and from the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The participants are al…Read more
The Northern Connections transnational conference and working days will take place in Aalborg from 12th - 14th June 2017.Friday, April 7, 2017
You can join the Northern Connections partners for a discussion on Regional Innovation Strategies and how they are used to address internationalisation of clusters - and support transnational innovat…Read more
The Northern Connections project is represented at the North Sea Conference 2017 and will focus on what cooperation means for the North Sea Region and how to organize it in the future?Friday, April 7, 2017
Our presence at the conference will give the participants a heads up on the Northern Connections project and we will be available for discussions on how the joint challenges of the 21 partners in the…Read more
In short, a sustainable energy Living Lab is a real demonstration project with actual industry investments, technologies and experts.Friday, April 7, 2017
But is not a demonstration project, that is static and limited to its existing partners or topics. It must still be open to invite new experts, address its todays or future challenges to a transnatio…Read more
On December 13-14th 2016 the partnership behind Northern Connections met up in Aarhus, Denmark for the kick-offFriday, April 7, 2017
We discussed how to expand our knowledge base as to work with Regional innovation strategies in a transnational perspective, but also what tools clusters can use to support SMEs in international inno…Read more