Nordic Smart Government Roadmap

- Roadmap for the realisation of the Nordic Smart Government Ecosystem- Implementation Plan 2021 - 2024


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The two million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Nordic region comprise more than 90 percent of our businesses. The SMEs thus form cornerstones in our societies and for our future welfare.The vision of Nordic Smart Government is to create value for these SMEs by making real-time business data accessible and usable for innovation and growth.By 2027, with new products and optimized services based on real-time business data, the potential value across the Nordics is estimated to be around 14 billion EUR annually (EY 2017).The Governments in the Nordic region have a common vision of making the Nordic region the most integrated and sustainable region in the world by 2030. The collaboration on Nordic Smart Government (NSG) supports this vision by setting the framework for aligning the digital infrastructure between businesses, service partners and authorities, in order to make life easier for businesses in the Nordics.Moreover, NSG works at reducing barriers within the Nordic region and between our businesses, and to enable innovation and growth through the fair use of business data and a more coherent digital development – thereby integrating the region even further.The Nordic market is a substantial market for all Nordic countries, with inter-Nordic trade accounting for roughly 20% of each country’s exports. Nordic integration is increasingly relevant and important to our economies.Therefore, NSG aims at making it simple to send and receive e-invoices and e-receipts between Nordic businesses, and to make it easier to deliver digital services in other Nordic countries, and thus increase competition and the digital and data-driven service level for the SMEs.