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BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” in Berlin

Think tank “Top of Digital Europe” was extensively promoted in Berlin this Summer. In addition to the digital plenary session at BDF Summit, the State of the Digital Region 2016 report also inspired two seminars on “Inclusive Digitalisation” on 14 June 2017 in Berlin, organized by BDF, Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordregio at the […]

Connecting digital start-ups

“Cities connecting the digital economy in the BSR” is the main theme of the “State of the Digital Region“ report 2016 by ICT think tank Top of Digital Europe. BDF has followed up on the theme by organising discussions with cities, entrepreneurs and policymakers on how cities can help digital start-up communities and ecosystems to […]

State of the Digital Region Report at First Nordic-Baltic Ministerial Conference on Digitalization

On 25th April, the State of the Digital Region Report “Cities connecting the digital economy in the Baltic Sea Region” was presented by co-author Prof. Martin Andersson in the opening session of the  Digital North conference. This first Nordic-Baltic ministerial conference on digitalization was organized in Oslo by Nordic Cooperation and the Norwegian Ministry of […]

Connecting Digital Start-Up Ecosystems: Workshop in Turku

How can medium sized cities interact across borders to boost an integrated digital labor market? How can cities improve the growth potential of their startup scenes by structured cross-border collaboration? What is the interest and potential for sharing resources, benchmark outcomes and promote joint networks? These are some of the questions addressed in a small […]

Estonia in a Digital Baltic Sea Region, Tallinn 23 March

Baltic Development Forum and Top of Digital Europe had the pleasure of co-organising the conference “Estonia in a digital Baltic Sea Region” together with the Estonian ICT Association, ITL, in connection to their 17th anniversary. In his keynote address, Flemming Stender, Director of Baltic Development Forum, presented the highlights from the 2016 State of the […]

Roundtable with Microsoft President Brad Smith

On 22 March, BDF and Top of Digital Europe had the pleasure to host a roundtable with Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith. In connection to Brad Smith´s visit to Copenhagen. BDF and Top of Digital Europe organized an exclusive round table with some of our partners. The roundtable focused on how to […]

Towards a Cross-border Open Data Agenda

Top of Digital Europe has launched a Discussion Paper “Towards a Cross-border Open Data Agenda – A Case for a macro-regional agenda on open government data in the Baltic Sea Region”. The aim is to initiate a debate on the vast potential for open government data across borders in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). It […]

State of the Digital Region 2016 presented at seminar in Brussels

The 2016 State of the Digital Region Report was presented the a seminar “the Baltic Sea area – frontrunner in digitalization”, organised by the informal Baltic Sea group in Brussels on 16 November 2016. The seminar was focusing on experiences, success stories and innovative regional solutions from the Nordic-Baltic region as inspiration for enhanced regional […]

2016 State of the Digital Region Report Launched in Stockholm

Today in Stockholm, politicians, businesses and civil society are gathering to mark the 18th annual Baltic Development Forum (BDF) Summit and 7th Strategy Forum for the EUSBSR. Since 1999, the BDF Summit has sought to foster cross-sectorial dialogue and find common ground in a rapidly-evolving world. Nowhere is this rapid evolution more noticeable than in […]

Cross-Border Digital Opportunities for SMEs

On 22nd September, Baltic Development Forum and Region Zealand organised a digitization seminar in Hamburg as part of the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016, a series of events focusing on the cross border collaboration opportunities in the upcoming Fehmarnbelt Region which extends through North Germany – Denmark – South Sweden. The main part of the seminar, “Cross-border […]