In both government and industry, the Nordic states have long served as models of best practice. Despite their relatively small size, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway have forged a reputation as leaders in innovation and design: adaptable, resourceful and creative. As western countries struggle with huge challenges – from climate change to shifting global competitiveness – Nordic institutions dedicated to fostering innovation are each working to ensure their nations maintain a strong position in the 21st century. This month, Monocle looks at…
Sitra headquarters, Helsinki
Solar collectors from ED70 CIEMAT installation, ClimateWell
Jesper Christiansen, business PhD, anthropologist
The Mind at Mindlab
Project managers Runa Sabroe and Jakob Schjørring
Workspace at Mindlab
Anette Væring, designer, in The Mind
Rasmus Kolding, editing video
Map of Mindlab’s global network
Mikko Kosonen – president of Sitra
Sitra’s Low2No construction site
Sitra, Helsinki: office view
Balcony at Vinnova HQ in Stockholm
General director of Vinnova, Charlotte Brogren
The international office, Vinnova
A selection of Vinnova’s reports
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