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Nordics at the heart

Nordics at the heart

By 2030

the Nordic Region will become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world according to the Nordic Council of Ministers. Source: A competitive Nordic Region

28,5 million

The population Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway reached in 2021. Source: Eurostat

Top 15

Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway are in the Global 2021 IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking, which measures the capacity and readiness to adopt and explore digital technologies as a key driver for economic transformation in business, government, and wider society. Source: IMD

Top 20

Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway are in the Global 2021 IMD World Talent Ranking, which captures the capacity of an economy to develop as well as attract talent to strengthen its competitiveness. Source: IMD

70%

of people in the Nordics had basic or above basic digital skills in 2019. Source: Eurostat

Top 5

Finland, Sweden and Denmark are in the top 5 EU in digital adoption rates, with an average of 98% in 2020. Source: McKinsey & Company

Top 20

Finland, Estonia, Sweden and Denmark are in the top 20 in the Digital Economy and Society Index in 2021. DESI summarises indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries. Source: European Commission

Top 10

Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Oslo (Norway) are in the top ten in the 2021 IMD Smart City Index. Source: IMD

Number 2

Stockholm (Sweden) is ranked number 2 in the Sustainable Cities Index of 2018. Source: Arcadis

5 European Green Capital Awards

The European Commission has long recognised the important role that local authorities play in improving the environment, and their high level of commitment to genuine progress. Cities in the Nordics have all been awarded the European Green Capital Award: Stockholm (Sweden) 2010, Copenhagen (Denmark) 2014, Lahti (Finland) 2021 & Tallinn (Estonia) 2023. Source: European Commission

76%

women are employed in the Nordics region in 2020. Source: Eurostat

Top 5

Finland, Estonia, Sweden and Denmark are ranked in the top 5 of the 2021 Women in Digital Scoreboard. Source: European Commission

49%

Average overall share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption in Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway in 2019. Source: Eurostat

76%

of HPC data centers worldwide plan to use quantum computing by 2023. Source: Atos & IQM

71%

of HPC data centers worldwide plan to move to on-premises quantum computing by 2026. Source: Atos FSI realization for change survey. Source: Atos & IQM

65%

of Nordic CEOs believe that becoming a victim of a cyber-attack is a case of “when”, not “if”. Source: Atos FSI realization for change survey Source: Atos FSI realization for change survey

69%

of Nordic CEOs agree that cybersecurity is the single biggest component of their risk management strategy. Source: Atos FSI realization for change survey

48 years

from Eurovision in 1974 to their digital stage production in 2022. The ABBAtars will be joined on stage by a live 10-piece band. Source: Sky News

Top 10

Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway are in the top 10 of the World Happiness Report. Source: World Happiness Report

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