At the Opening Dinner of the North Sea Conference on 25 June, the two winners of the second North Sea Region video competition for ongoing projects were revealed.
Inno-Quarter was chosen as the winner whilst a video submitted by DUAL-Ports was chosen as the runner-up. Both projects received awards, and the winning videos were screened before an audience of 250 people.
Both projects are addressing climate change: Whilst DUAL Ports is all about decarbonising reigonal ports, Inno-Quarter facilitates start-ups to develop business ideas in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including several products that help reduce carbon emissions.
Dennis Sieperda received the award on behalf of the Inno-quarter project, whilst Camilla Bruun Sørensen received the DUAL-Ports award.
Their video was chosen as the winner due to its clear narrative, visual elements and inclusion of short interviews with people who actually use the services offered by the project. Inno-Quarter provides a new way to support SMEs and entrepreneurs helping them to develop their ideas and obtain access to support mechanisms so that they can progress and test the validity of their ideas at festivals taking place throughout the North Sea Region.