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14 November 2019 - 15 November 2019
Brussels, Belgium
SMART REGIONS 3.0 Conference

East and North Finland

The regions of East and North Finland (ENF) have long traditions in co-operation. A new phase in the collaboration was launched in early 2018 when the ENF regions were chosen as one of European Commission's pilot areas to develop new approaches based on smart specialisation. The pilot was called Regions in Industrial Transition or as we like to call it, ELMO.

ELMO collaboration is about shaping the future of the ENF regions together. The core of the collaboration consists of smart specialisation that leads the way to identifying regional strengths and competences. The goal is to develop new practices that help enterprises to utilise the expertise and versatile network of innovation platforms in the ENF area.

The first phase of the ELMO collaboration produced the East and North Finland in industrial transition -smart specialisation strategy 2019-2023. In the second phase, we put the strategy to use in order to support industries, growth and employment in the ENF regions. We welcome you to follow the work that we do for the regions in the East and North Finland.

Website: https://elmoenf.eu/



Closed since 8 November 2019


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Participants 145
Meetings 95


Austria 5
Belgium 203
Bulgaria 4
China 1
Croatia 2
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 7
Denmark 3
Estonia 1
Finland 38
France 22
Germany 18
Greece 13
Hungary 6
Ireland 3
Italy 31
Latvia 3
Lithuania 2
Luxembourg 2
North Macedonia 1
Netherlands 12
Norway 5
Poland 20
Portugal 11
Reunion 1
Romania 18
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 2
Spain 44
Sweden 9
Switzerland 1
Turkey 1
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom 5
United States 2
Total 499


Public administration 296
Business 37
Research 43
Civil Society 6
Other 116
Total 498