28 Jul Tech Nordic Advocates: hot Summer stuff and events you mustn’t miss!

Hello Advocates, Partners and Friends,Welcome to our July newsletter, dedicated to our next big events – #SmarterCitiesNOW 11-12 October @BLOXHUB, Copenhagen and the TNA Annual Summit 28th November @Maria0-1 in Helsinki, as well as our exciting partner events, Working Group, Business Member updates and lots more…

Latest from the Working Groups

Smart City/IOT Working Group
The Smart City/IOT Working Group, led by Michael Ferm, Global Head of Public Lighting of Business Member Zumtobel Group, is in full swing with our 3-year Nordic/UK #SmarterCitiesNOW: A Sustainable Urban Development Collaboration initiative, led by Copenhagen and London.

OPEN CALL: Have you joined the #SmarterCitiesNOW Solution Challenge?
Are you a startup or SME with – or working on – a smart solution to one or more of the 8 #SmarterCitiesNOW sustainability challenges? If so, hurry up and join the #SmarterCitiesNOW Solution Challenge NOW for a chance to win one year’s free workspace at the Good Hotel in London OR a place on the shortlist of the BLOXHUB/Rainmaking Loft accelerator programme in Copenhagen. Click here  to  join the competition. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

#SmarterCitiesNOW Event @BLOXHUB 11-12 October
Want to join our #SmarterCitiesNOW collaboration forum, share experience, find new partners for joint projects, take part in our startup/public sector/corporate matchmaking sessions and lots more,  register for #SmarterCitiesNOW @BLOXHUB, Copenhagen 11-12 October here – see ‘Events’ below.

Interested in accessing all the benefits of being a #SmarterCitiesNOW partner?
See partner packages here

#SmarterCitiesNOW Community Platform
Want to get involved in the #SmarterCitiesNOW Community and collaboration initiatives? Email the Secretariat for access to our dedicated Smart City/IOT Community platform.

If you would like to get involved in the #SmarterCitiesNOW collaboration programme, please email 

Health/Welfare Tech Working Group
The Working Group, led by Jens Sand Andersen, is working on new collaboration initiatives with e.g. MedTech Innovation in Copenhagen, to develop new models for collaboration between knowledge institutions, startups, established health tech companies and municipalities led by TNA.  If you would like to join the TNA Health Tech Working Group and the Health Tech Working Group Community Platform on Slack to connect with other Working Group members and collaboration initiatives, please email the Secretariat.

FinTech Working Group

The FinTech Working Group is working on great pan-Nordic/Baltic FinTech initiatives and events. For details, join our FinTech Working Group Community Platform on Slack by emailing the Secretariat

Latest from our Business Members

Invesdor would like to share the following blog posts:https://home.invesdor.com/en/blog/london-remains-europes-tech-hub-but-who-is-getting-investment


BLOXHUB are very excited to be hosting our #SmarterCitiesNOW event 11-12 October. See above and below

Goodwille Ltd
20 Years of Goodwille – a reason to celebrate
Later this year Goodwille turns 20 years old and to celebrate we will hold events for our clients and larger network. The events will be held in London and Stockholm, on the 14th and 21st September respectively. Click here for more information and to register:

JA Kemp
UK’s Supreme Court introduces a doctrine of equivalents in the UK
The Supreme Court, which is the highest appellate court in the United Kingdom, determined in the recent Lilly v Actavis judgment that the claims of a UK patent may extend beyond the scope of what a skilled person would understand the language of the claims to mean. In doing so, it swept away the previous practice of the UK courts whereby a patent claim would provide only that monopoly which a reasonable skilled person, reading the claims in context, would think that the patentee was intending to claim. The Supreme Court’s judgment has the effect of bringing UK law more in line with other European countries and so may be viewed as a nod towards the Unitary Patent system in which a more harmonised approach to infringement will be required. A more detailed discussion of the judgment and its implications can be found here. If you want to know more contact Graham Lewis at TNA Partner J A Kemp.

Gillamor Stephens and Zumtobel Group
Gillamor Stephens would like to wish everyone in TNA Happy Summer Hols.

Click here for details on how to become a TNA business member and business benefits.

TNA Media Partner – The Nordic Web
 offers exclusive, original, data-driven insight on the Nordic startup scene. Their latest newsletter, which features a roundup of the news in the Nordics and a number of interesting reads, is available on the TNA Blog here.

Next Up ..More Events!!!!
IP EXPO Nordic, 20-21 September, Stockholm

IP EXPO Nordic and Cyber Security Nordic, part of Europe’s number ONE enterprise IT event series, designed for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive business growth and competitiveness. Now in their 2nd year, the events showcase new exclusive content and senior-level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. They cover everything you need to run a successful enterprise or organisation.  Arrive with challenges, leave with solutions.

IP EXPO Nordic incorporates six IT events under one roof – Cloud, Networks & Infrastructure, AI, Analytics & IOT, DevOps, Open Source and Cyber Security Nordic, the latter focusing on the threats the enterprise faces now and in the future. This year’s events will be the most comprehensive business-enhancing experience for those across the IT industry, including IT managers, CTOs, CDOs, network and storage engineers, CISOs, data analysts, developers and communications specialists. IP EXPO Nordic and Cyber Security Nordic 2017 will feature over 80 exhibitors, 100 speakers with free to attend seminars from national and international industry leaders.

Register FREE before 19th September 2017 at 19:00 and save 1000SEK

OUR VERY OWN: #SmarterCitiesNOW, 11-12 October, Copenhagen

On 11-12 October, BLOXHUB host our super exciting, Nordic/UK #SmarterCitiesNOW: Sustainable Urban Collaboration Forum for details on the latest programme, speakers and to get your tickets see here.

OUR VERY OWN: TNA Annual Summit “Growing the Nordics and Baltics into a Global Tech Hub”, 28 November, Maria 0-1, Helsinki

This year, we are very excited to be in #Helsinki for our 2017 Summit. And where else to have our Summit than in our Helsinki home, the one and only – Maria 0-1. Going to Slush Nov 30 -Dec 1? (see below), make sure you arrive in time for our Summit on the 28th. Tickets and draft programme here.

Slush, 30 Nov to 1 Dec 2017
Heading to Slush – Europe’s biggest tech event? For exclusive TNA discounts on tickets, email info@technordicadvocates.org.

For other TNA and Partner events planned for Summer 2017, see the Event page on the TNA website 

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Latest from Global Tech Advocates

As ever, if you haven’t already done so, register here to join Profinda – your gateway to our Global Tech Advocates – family

On 17 July our Global Tech Advocates family expanded further with the launch of Tech Singapore Advocates @Techsinadv. For details, email subhash@lemon-group.biz.

Stay tuned for more exciting news in August.