Welcome to the Nordic Finale!
This is where the final winners of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge will be announced and celebrated.
WHEN: 3 November, 15.00-17.00 + reception (registration and coffee from 14.00)
WHERE: DR Koncerthuset (Studio 2), Ørestads Blvd. 13, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED!
We have now reached the very last part of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge, a bold and ambitious competition to stimulate the development of Nordic innovative solutions for sustainable, smart and liveable cities.
The grand Nordic Finale will take place in Copenhagen on 3 November, hosted by the Danish Minister of Trade and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen, and the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Dagfinn Høybråten.
Six Nordic cities – Copenhagen, Oslo, Malmö, Espoo, Kopavogur and Runavik – have been searching for solutions to their urban challenges tied to a specific place: green mobility, climate adaption, CO2-emissions, circular economy, socioeconomic challenges, affordable housing and building in a steep terrain.
In total, the cities received 147 proposals. Out of these, 23 finalist teams were selected and invited to compete for the final Nordic prize. 19 finalists met the Nordic competition criteria, and are in the running towards becoming the final Nordic winners. Our international jury will award a first prize of 500,000 NOK, a second prize of 400,000 NOK and a third prize of 300,000 NOK.
All the high-quality, innovative finalist solutions from the Nordic Built Cities Challenge will be demonstrated, and you will get to meet the devoted project owners and the prominent members of the international jury.
The Nordic Finale will take place in relation to Nordic Council’s 68th Session.
We warmly welcome you to join the solemn celebrations, and advise you to sign up fast, as the number of seats is limited.
Dress code: business formal.
About the Nordic Built Cities Challenge
The background for the Nordic Built Cities Challenge is the unprecedented urbanization that characterizes the 21st century. Resource scarcity, climate change and population increase pose challenges to the cities of the world. The situation creates a global market for innovative solutions for our urban environment – and the overall aim of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge is to contribute to the development and visualization of Nordic innovative solutions for liveable, smart and sustainable cities.
The Nordic Built Cities Challenge is a part of Nordic Built Cities – a lighthouse programme in the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Innovation and Business Policies 2014-2017. Denmark is chairing the programme and is responsible for its implementation in cooperation with the other Nordic countries, the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Innovation.
Programme for the Nordic Finale (click the link to the left to download)