Innovative Regions in the Nordics

Sustainable growth of the Nordic Region is dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship at the regional and local levels. This involves establishing and developing strategic partnerships between education and research bodies, public authorities, and businesses in Nordic areas with a view to achieving sustainable development. In order to learn from each other and find the best ways to accept challenges, the cooperation between Nordic countries has been made.

The Nordic Thematic Group for Innovative and Resilient Regions 2017-2020 aims to develop policies and new solutions to the challenges that the Nordic regions face when it comes to resilience, innovative capacity, and skills provision while focusing on green transition, smart specialization, and digitalization. The group studies current affairs of innovation and resilience through applied science and sharing best practices between the countries and regions. The projects and publications are available on this website. It is a part of the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Regional Development and Planning 2017-2020.


Find out more about projects and activities of Innovative and Resilient Regions in the Nordics.


Publications about Innovative and Resilient Regions in the Nordics.


Meet the thematic group members from all the Nordic countries.

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