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Exploring the technology sector’s response to COVID-19
In partnership with PUBLIC
A partnership between the Nordic Council of Ministers and GovTech venture company PUBLIC, we showcase technology responses to COVID-19 in the region. Read more about the Nordic Council of Ministers and PUBLIC here.
This platform is updated regularly with an overview of cross-sector initiatives, regional partnerships, and case studies of potential solutions.
The Nordic-Baltic region is known for its digital nature, welfare system and values such as inclusion, openness, trust, equality and democratic rights. These factors have been key to the Nordic-Baltic regions' way of tackling the Covid-19 crisis in an effective yet humane manner. It also shows that digital solutions can play a role in almost every part of society.
We spoke to Jenni Vartiainen, founder of Finnish Kide Science about how her pedagogy research into how young children learn has influenced the technology her startup uses.
We spoke to Valeria Bortoletto, one of the founders of Novear Venture Architects, a student led consultancy helping startups through these uncertain times. Listen to the interview to hear how Novear has helped business stay afloat by rethinking business models and advising startups on how to innovate their way through the crisis.
New initiatives have cropped up to tackle the aftermath of the last months and some startup initiatives have shifted their focus to supporting the community as business opens up again. We highlight some of the most exciting initiatives from the Nordic and Baltic region that are supporting startups in this new phase of the Covid crisis.
Finland’s strong digital infrastructure and technology ecosystem enabled a rapid response to the crisis. As it adapts to a new normal, Finland is well-positioned to consolidate its digital progress.
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