InnoTech - TaskForce

Project Details


The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time, to which knowledge institutions, companies, the public sector and citizens jointly must find solutions. One way to address the challenge is by using data and digital technologies to accelerate innovation. Municipalities and regions are simultaneously obliged to the green transition and motivated to find digital solutions to meet national and global climate goals.
However, municipalities lack resources and competencies to implement innovative technologies that support their work with the green transition. Therefore, it is necessary to involve universities and companies to support the public sector with knowledge transfer, e.g. sharing of research.
The universities have specialist knowledge that innovative companies can use and turn into solutions that target the municipalities' needs and demands. Therefore, there are needs for an arena where the parties in the ØKS region can cooperate in broad constellations, exchange research results, knowledge and challenges and thereby improve innovation and research capacity.
The interest in a cross-regional arena an Innovations and Technology Task Force was aroused during the "brobygnings project among universities, municipalities and regions as well as companies, and the concept was unfolded.
In this project, the task force must be established and made operational so that it can add value to municipalities and regions, to knowledge institutions and companies in their own way - regardless of whether they are situated in Denmark or Sweden. The task force must promote innovations within smart specialization aimed at green transition, sustainable cities and villages and ensure that solutions are developed according to principles that are based on standards, architectural principles, etc., so that solutions can be scaled more easily and benefit more people.
The task force must also provide support and solve concrete technological issues in accordance with national and European frameworks and objectives. In short, we must create the basis for a lasting organization - after the project period - which can continue to accelerate innovation, create sustainable changes and build competences in municipalities and regions, so that they feel confident in throwing themselves into innovative green databased solutions and technology to a greater extent and which also provides added value to the various players.
The "brobygnings project, identified municipal and regional needs for green targets in the Øresund region. Some of these needs must now be translated into data-based solution in collaboration with the task force. For this use, we have also identified several suitable tools and methods that will ensure that all solutions go through the same structured process. They must be incorporated into a 360 degrees digital process tool, which must be used in innovation projects to make them robust and ready for scaling. In the task force, the focus is particularly on methods and processes that are suitable for technology-intensive data projects, which can enrich the individual solutions and stimulate data sharing.
Interaction in the ecosystem means that the market mature and technological solutions are developed in cross-regional cooperation. When companies base their solutions on the latest research and have knowledge of municipal business needs in Denmark and Sweden, their products will stand stronger, and their products will increase the companies' competitiveness. The anchoring of the task force in existing municipal networks, projects and organizations means that on the demand side there are a good 60 Danish and 50 Swedish municipalities in close contact with the task force. In addition, there is support for the project from, among others, The National Danish Association of Municipalities and Region Skåne.
The basis for green growth is deeply rooted in the ØKS region - as well as outside.
Effective start/end date01/01/202331/12/2025

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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