Six Nordic cities have launched a competition to solve their urban challenges.

As a part of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge, six Nordic urban development projects are looking for multidisciplinary teams that can bring innovative solutions to their urban space. 

Up to 4 finalists from each competition will receive 300.000 NOK and the possibility to develop their solution further in collaboration with the project owner. 


The Nordic Built Cities Challenge Awards

Nordic Innovation will invite the finalists to register for the Nordic Built Cities Challenge Awards (NBCCA), where a total prize sum of 1.200.000 NOK will be awarded. 

An important aspect of the NBCCA is to encourage collaboration across disciplines and Nordic country borders.

To enable the formation of multidisciplinary, Nordic teams, Nordic Innovation is inviting potential participants to a Nordic Matchmaking Event at Arlanda, Stockholm, 5 November 2015. This is the perfect opportunity to meet likeminded people, find collaboration partners and get inspiration. The event is free of charge, and attendees are offered the possibility to get their travel costs reimbursed.

About Nordic Built 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 lead country for the programme and responsible for its implementation in cooperation with the four other Nordic governments, the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Innovation. Nordic Innovation is also responsible for the design and management of the Nordic Built Cities programme.


Article was created within ERDF project „IT KVAP – Informācijas tehnoloģiju klastera vēstniecības, akadēmija, platformas” (Project ID KAP/, Agreement No L-KAP-12-0008). More information about project here.