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Innovasjonskonkurransen (directly translated to the innovation competition) is a national programme facilitated by Design & Architecture Norway, Nordic Edge and Innovation Norway. The programme builds on Norway's National Road Map for Smart and Sustainable Cities. In the first round of the competition we asked cities and counties to define some major issues they faced in accelerating smart and sustainable societies. The response was overwhelming. Eventually the tiny island of Utsira and Krødsherad municipality were selected, based on the criteria of commitment, potential for innovation and scale.
Utsira, Norway's smallest municipality, is actively working for residents to remain on the island despite a industrial decline. Building on its natural surroundings as an island in the North Sea the aim is to become an attractive community to live in.
The municipality of Krødsherad is looking for environmentally friendly transport solutions for its many holiday visitors. The aim is to deliver seamless solutions that will make private cars obsolete, which in return will prove to be a benefit for residents in more rural areas of the municipality.
Workshops are being facilitated in Utsira on 17 February (09:30-14:30) and in Krødsherad 19 February (09:30-14:30)
Let us know! The submission deadline is 29. March. Contact person:
Malin Kock Hansen
Senior Advisor and Project Manager at Design & Architecture Norway (DOGA)
More in-depth description of the programme (in Norwegian): Link to doga.no
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BI Norwegian Business School is running a large-scale international survey on perceptions of Smart City Technologies. Please take a few minutes to say how you feel.
DOGA, Nordic Edge og Innovasjon Norge inviterer til en åpen innovasjonskonkurranse med formålet å løse utfordringer knyttet til stedsutvikling, og samtidig fremme bærekraftig næringsutvikling med utgangspunkt i lokale forutsetninger og muligheter.