Nordic Independent Living Challenge Prize Ceremony

Paikka: Banquet Hall at Oslo City Hall, Rådhusplassen 1, 0037 Oslo, NorwayPäivämäärä: 09.06.2016Aika: 13.00-16.00

The final prizes of the Nordic Independent Living Challenge will be awarded in summer 2016. The event will be in Oslo June 9th.

After completing the testing stage, where the five finalists test their solutions in close collaboration with the five capital cities, they will compete for the prizes of the Nordic Independent Living Challenge:

  •     The main prize of one million Norwegian kroner
  •     A cross-Nordic collaboration prize of 200.000 Norwegian kroner
  •     A student prize of 100.000 Norwegian kroner.

The five Nordic capital cities and Nordic Innovation breaks new ground to solve one of the biggest challenges our societies face

Join us in Oslo to celebrate the winners of the Nordic Independent Living Challenge!

In February 2015, the five Nordic capital cities Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Reykjavik and Stocholm launched the Nordic Independent Living Challenge innovation competition together with Nordic Innovation. The aim was to meet the shared challenge of a an ageing population and an increase in cronic disease.

We invited innovators from all the Nordic countries to develop solutions that make it possible for elderly citizens and citizens with disabilities to live independently in their own homes. From the stunning 415 ideas that were submitted to the competition, we are now left with  ve  nalists who will compete for the main prize of one million NOK. We will also award prizes for the best student team, as well as for the best cross-Nordic team.

If you work with health and welfare solutions in a Nordic municipality or government, work in care, use health and welfare solutions, are an investor or simply just interested in how you can develop innovative new health and welfare solutions, you should save the date and join us in Oslo June 9th 2016 in the afternoon.

Please register here.


13.00 Registration, coffee and mingling. Doors close at 14.00

14.00 Welcome by the Mayor of the City of Oslo, Marianne Borgen

14.05 Brief introduction to the day’s programme by moderator Lillian G. Kretz

14.10 Presentation of the challenge behind the Nordic Independent Living Challenge

14.15 “Nordic solutions to global challenges” by Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

14.25 “Why cities need to rethink innovation” by Juha Jolkkonen, Acting Head of Department of Social Services and Health Care, City of Helsinki, and chair of the competition steering group

14.35 Interview: “Challenge prize competitions as an innovation tool” • Mona Truelsen, Project Manager for the Nordic Independent Living Challenge • Tris Dyson, Director of the Centre for Challenge Prizes at Nesta (UK)

14.45 Jury representative Christian Lindholm, CEO and co-founder of Korulab presents the three prizes and the work of the jury

14.55 Presentation of the semi-finalists’ and the five finalists’ solutions

15.05 His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon awards the three prizes: • Main prize of NOK 1 000 000 • Cross-Nordic collaboration prize of NOK 200 000 • Student prize of NOK 100 000

15.40 Thank you and goodbye

15.45 Drinks and mingling

Also join:

You can also join the Nordic Business & Living Lab Alliance workshop 9 June in Oslo from 10.00 to 13.00 to learn more about living labs and Nordic collaboration on developing health and welfare solutions. For more information, please visit (separate registration).

For more information about the competition or how to contact us, please visit

You can read more about the Nordic Independent Living Challenge at

Further information:

Development Manager Kaisa Spilling
tel. +358 40 744 8831

In Finland, the Nordic Independent Living Challenge is organised by the Department of Social Services and Health Care Of the City of Helsinki together with City of Helsinki Executive Office and Forum Virium Helsinki.