By joining the SMART-specialisation plattform our county will undergo fundamental adjustments as to which strategic goals are being targeted and how these goals are achieved.
What is SMART-specialisation? How does it help my region?
These are important questions - find answers!
Where do we start?
In 2015, after a long and demanding foresight process, Finnmark adopted its Regional Development Strategy to guide the county into the future. "Fremtidens Finnmark" or "Future Finnmark" is the fundamental document on which all other strategies build upon.
RUP 2014-2023 Fremtidens Finnmark (English) (PDF, 1024 kB)
RUP 2014-2023 Fremtidens Finnmark (Norwegian) (PDF, 2 MB)
The SMART-specialisation process makes Finnmark's development goals presented in this document more tangible. It takes necessary adjustments and explores new approaches.
In November 2016 the executive committee (fylkesutvalg) of Finnmark's county parliament under case 61/16 (link) decided the funding of Finnmark's SMART-specialisation process.
The SMART-strategy for Finnmark, just like the regional development strategy and other strategies in the Finnmark County Authority, is based on a process. This process is similar to other strategy processes, such as the drafting of an innovation strategy (PDF, 258 kB).
What are the priority areas
The priority areas will be identified during an in-depth research process where experts evaluate Finnmark with regard to opportunities in economic development, business development, education, research and innovation.
STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER INFORMATION