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FoodNexus

FoodNexus Nordic’s aim is to develop a Nordic innovation ecosystem within the food field to be promoted in Europe. FoodNexus Nordic has two overall activities:

- Developing an efficient innovation ecosystem in ØKS (Oresund/Kattegat/Skagerrak), the prerequisite for participation in a KIC, which can be headquarters of a KIC

- European promotion of this innovation ecosystem

The Nordic innovation ecosystem will be developed with activities within education, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Nordic innovation ecosystem is to be promoted in Europe by preparation of and participation in meetings and workshops with European industry and academia to develop joint activities for education, entrepreneurship and innovation where ØKS best practice and main competences within the fields will be positioned strategically. The 19 partners of the project include the strongest institutions within Nordic food research and education and involve the largest and most prominent Nordic companies related to the food area – at the highest level. The expected project results include:

- A partnership built for an innovation ecosystem within the food sector in the ØKS region with recommendation for developing of initiatives for SMEs in ØKS, linking to a KIC

- Recommendations for education, knowledge transfer and innovation activities of the ØKS region based on best practice

- Prepared proposals for a formalised collaboration in a Nordic CLC, legal, organisational and financial

- Increased interaction and better coherence in the Nordic innovation ecosystem across borders

- Well positioned Nordic innovation infrastructure attractive as headquarters for Food4Future “KIC Legal Entity”

- Improved access for the industry to the newest and most relevant knowledge, national and international, by access to the strongest network of European industry and knowledge institutions

- Developed suggestions for coherence and activities in a European innovation collaboration in interaction with other European players, including suggestions of content, work sharing and activities in the academic “Innovation Platforms” where the main competences of the ØKS region are well positioned.

Food Nexus Nordic stöttas av projektmedel från Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfornden Interreg Öresund-Skagerack-Kattegatt. Läs mer