Northern Connections

Final Conference 2020!

09 September 2020 - Published by Anne Katrine Arentsen
In the beginning of September, the Northern Connections' Final Conference was held as an online conference with more than 150 participants from all over the world. All of the results and the best practice cases from the project period were presented. We have gathered all of the presentations, included the full online version of the Final Conference and conducted a Final Report in order for you to catch up upon why more than 700 participants have taken part in our famous Living Lab Events.

Have there ever been more need for sustainable and innovative solutions - or for transnational collaborations in order to enable a greener common future for all of us? The Northern Connection has commenced this important process and has for the last four years gathered 21 project partners including cities, clusters, regions and knowledge institutions, in order to create innovative connections between enterprises and clusters in the energy sector. In September 2020, the project period culminated, when the spectacular Final Conference was held online with more than 150 participants, and where great cases from the several Living Lab Events were presented. 

"As project partners in the Northern Connections we have learned a lot from each other about the whole process from identification to alignment with challenge owners, inviting SME’s and organising these events. In the end, we have been very successful with seven Living Lab Events, where over 700 participated from 13 different countries of whom 200 SME’s, almost 300 meetings were pre-arranged, 100 pitches given and almost 20 new international collaborations have been initiated."
- says Jannes Kalfsbeek, WP6 Lead in the Northern Connections project.

The advantages and appreciations of the Northern Connections project have been the unique opportunities created in which supply of innovation and solutions was provided based on clearly formulated demand through innovation challenges in real life energy demonstration - and investment projects. 

👉 Download the Final Report 2020.

Are we done? Almost yes - but we are excited to inform you that we are conducting one more - and very last Living Lab Event, which will be held as an online version in Sweden. Read more about the challenges and how to sign up here.

Did you not catch the Final Conference? Do not worry!
You can watch the whole online final conference underneath👇


Presentations from the Final Conference 2020 

Northern Connections Results by Alex Moreno

Anders Hall - Living Lab Hoppet Results

- Pål Samuelsen - Living Lab Økern Sentrum Results

Peter Simões - Living Lab Alkmaar Results

Keynote Speech By Fredrik Hörstedt, Ph.D.

Want to get more news from us? Sign up to our Northern Connections Newsletter here.