Nordic Built Cities Challenge - digital community for Nordic urban developers

Build better, stronger and more innovative solutions for the urban challenges of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge - team up with your Nordic colleagues!

17 Dec 2015 at Stensberggata, Oslo, Norge

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Nordic Built Cities Challenge - digital community for Nordic urban developers 17 Dec 2015 Stensberggata, Oslo, Norge
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More than 150 frontrunners within technology, construction, ICT, urban planning, architecture, transportation, housing, smart cities, energy or social entrepreneurship joined us for our Matchmaking Event in Stockholm 5 November 2015, and impressed us with their attitude and energy.

Videos from the Q&A session with the urban challenge owners, the presentation of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge and the panel discussion are now available HERE
Videos describing the urban challenges are available HERE

Pictures from the Matchmaking Event are available HERE

Important: If you have more questions for the competition owners, these should be asked at the official website of each competition.

Weren't you able to make it to the Matchmaking Event? Don't feel sorry, our digital community here at Conferize will keep on functioning as an online matchmaking platform throughout the competition. Here you can find and contact potential collaboration partners among urban developers from all the Nordic countries. You can also pitch your solution and look for certain expertise that you might be missing in your team.

Build better, stronger and more innovative solutions for the urban challenges of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge - team up with your Nordic colleagues!


About the Nordic Built Cities Challenge:

7 October 2015, the Nordic Built Cities Challenge was launched by Nordic Innovation. Six Nordic cities are looking for innovative and multidisciplinary solutions to their urban challenges, and everyone, from large established companies to students and startups, are invited to submit their solutions.

Click here to read more about the urban challenges and to download the competition programmes

Up to 4 finalist teams from each competition will receive 300.000 NOK, and the opportunity to develop their solution further in close collaboration with the project owners in order to become the final winner. In addition, all finalists that can demonstrate Nordic cross-border collaboration in their team will be invited to compete for additional monetary prizes and plenty of attention in the Nordic Built Cities Challenge Awards.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Malin Kock Hansen
Senior communication adviser
+47 959 24 953

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Nordic Built Cities is a lighthouse programme in the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Innovation and Business Policies 2014-2017. In addition, urban challenges play a key role in the co-operation programme on regional policies 2014-2017. Denmark is lead country for the programme and responsible for its implementation in cooperation with the four other Nordic governments, the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Innovation. Nordic Innovation is also responsible for the design and management of the Nordic Built Cities programme.

The three main objectives of the Nordic Built Cities programme are to:

- Encourage joint Nordic dialogue on important urban challenges related to physical, urban spaces.

- Stimulate the development of innovative[1] solutions, which address such challenges and make way for liveable, smart and sustainable urban spaces in the Nordics.

- Promote these solutions in, and especially outside, the Nordic region in order to strengthen the Nordic brand and benefit growth and employment in Nordic companies in the building sector as well as related sectors.

The Nordic Built Cities programme is closely associated with the Nordic Built programme, which was carried out in the period 2012-2014. While the Nordic Built programme focused on the development of innovative solutions for sustainable building, the Nordic Built Cities programme focus on the development, visualisation and export of innovative solutions for liveable, smart and sustainable cities. The Charter is a joint platform for the two programmes. When designing the Nordic Built Cities Challenge, Nordic Innovation has also used experiences and learnings from the previous Nordic Built Challenge.

A qualitative study has been carried out to in order to obtain an overview of how we in the Nordic region perceive ourselves – our challenges and strengths when it comes to sustainable, smart and liveable urban solutions. The study consisted of interviews with stakeholders from all around the Nordic region.

You can download the report here.



[1] Nordic Innovation operates with the following definition of innovation: “a new or improved process, service, product or organisation that creates economic or other public value.”

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