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2019 March 08

Governing the digital transition in Nordic Regions: The human element

This in-depth study explores digitalisation in Nordic regions by studying how local and regional authorities are implementing national and regional digital strategies. Further, it seeks to identify the different types of actors (public sectors,...
2019 March 08

The status, characteristics and potential of smart specialisation in Nordic Regions

This report attempts to create a foundation for understanding the added value of smart specialisation in the Nordic context. It focuses on the cohesiveness and complementarity between the different tiers of government, paying particular attention to...
2019 February 25

Regional Economic and Social Resilience: An Exploratory In-Depth Study in the Nordic Countries

How capable are local and regional economies of recovering from global and local shocks and threats and ensure resilient long-term development paths? Answering this question was the challenge of the Nordic Thematic Group on Innovative and...
2019 February 13

Industrial Symbiosis in the Baltic Sea Region: Current Practices and Guidelines for New Initiatives

This policy brief examines three good practice examples of Industrial Symbiosis (IS) from the Baltic Sea Region and outlines practical guidelines for public authorities and business development organisations on how to develop and implement IS...
2018 September

Global goals for local priorities: The 2030 Agenda at local level

The aim of this report is to provide local authorities with ideas on how to implement the 2030 Agenda and to inform experts and policy makers at national and regional levels on how to support the municipalities in their work. On 25 September 2015,...
2018 August

Developing brownfields via public-private-people partnerships

Lessons learned from Baltic Urban Lab. Regeneration of brownfield sites into attractive urban areas is often considered both an opportunity and a challenge by cities: providing chances for resource-effective use of hard-made surface, while being...
2018 August

Developing and Managing Innovation Ecosystems in the Circular Economy

– Outline of a Digital Monitoring Tool. Innovation ecosystems are vitally important for facilitating sustainable regional economic growth and stakeholder cooperation, particularly within the circular economy. This policy brief examines the...
2018 August

In Search of Domains in Smart Specialisation: Case Study of Three Nordic Regions

This article analyses and compares three smart specialisation strategies in the Nordic regions. The European Union has promoted regional smart specialisation strategies for some years, and several studies on this topic have focused on key concepts...