It started as an idea at a bar in Medellin in January, and now it has been done. The Scandinavian Innovation Tour 2013!
Based on the Economist article on the Scandinavian Super Model, based on the frequent medals won by Sweden in the innovation nation indexes of all sorts, and based on the pure curiosity of that little prosperous and high achieving area hidden in the North of Europe – we decided to create a tour showing off the best of innovation in Scandinavia.
Talking, tasting and touching.
All in 5 days. Monday to Friday.
And now we have done it 15 curious Colombians by our side from organizations like Ruta N, Haceb, Sumicol, Grupo Videobase, USM, Inexmoda, and we even had a Swedish-Colombian consul travelling with us as a bonus!
This is what happen, in overview:
MONDAY – DENMARK
Intro in Turning Torso (Scandinavia’s highest building, in Malmö)
Danish Innovation Ministry
All The Way to Paris
Creative dinner at Saltimporten – it was truly experimental!
TUESDAY – SWEDEN
Media Evolution City
WEDNESDAY – SWEDEN
VINNOVA – the Swedish Agency of Innovation
Innovation in Sweden seminar by The Colombian and Swedish Embassies
(9 speakers from public, private and academic institutions)
Swedish-Colombian match making event
Fantastic reception at the Colombian Residence at Lidingö.
THURSDAY – SWEDEN
100 Innovations – price winning exhibition at the Technical Museum
Kista Science City
Dinner in Helsinki: Boulevard Social – great place.
FRIDAY – FINLAND
Iittala / Fiskars / Arabia / Royal Copenhagen
Tekes – the Finnish Agency of Innovation
Lessons learned in a park.
We were exhausted in the end – but it was truly great. Are sincere thanks to everybody who was part of it!