On the 27 January 2017, Smart Kalasatama participated the pitching session of the Nordic Ideation Day. The event brought altogether 22 project ideas competing for Nordic Climate-KIC funding for their innovative ideas.
For Smart Kalasatama and its partner network the day was a success, leading into grant of 15.000€ for the Nordic Network of Sustainable City Labs.
The grant is used for preparing demonstrator proposal. The new project seeks to laying foundations for public-private partnership on a cross-Nordic level for cutting-edge climate and urban innovations. The objective is to identify and apply new and viable business models for sustainable city innovation labs, and to accelerate cross-Nordic co-creation and transfer of the best solutions.
Altogether 17 projects were awarded with the money, ranging from 5.000€–15.000€.
Assessment of project ideas was based on the following:
- Cross community collaboration in project team
- Feasibility of implementation
- Potential climate impact
- Demand identification
- Quality and relevance of idea
The Nordic Network of Sustainable City Labs proposal includes five partners from Helsinki, Gothenburg, Trondheim, Copenhagen and Albertslund.