Nordic Innovation Annual Report 2019


Nordic Innovation aims to make the Nordics a pioneering region for sustainable growth and works to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness in Nordic businesses.We support programs and projects whichcontribute in fulfilling the goals of the Cooperation Program for Innovation and Business 2018–2021 which is decided by the Nordic Ministers for Business and Innovation.Building on strongholds identified by the nationali nnovation and trade promotion organizations and where the Nordic countries have complementary advantages, Nordic Innovation has developedt hree comprehensive programs which are our main priorities for the period 2018–2021:Nordic Smart Mobility and ConnectivityNordic Sustainable Business TransformationHealth, Demography and Quality of LifeNordic Innovation is implementing the Nordic prime ministers' 2030 vision for the Nordic cooperation. The vision is to be the world’s most sustainable and integrated region, and to integrate the 17 sustainable development goals with emphasis on making the Nordics a carbon neutral region. Our office is situated in Oslo, Norway, with 22 highly qualified employees from all the Nordic countries and with expertise from different business areas and industries.Nordic Innovation’ sannual budget is approximately NOK 90 million. The office is co-located with NordForsk and NordicEnergy Research, also organisations under the Nordic Council of Ministers.