Nordic Nature Health Hub

Interreg Bothnia-Atlantica
The positive impacts of nature on health and well-being is undeniable and better utilization can bring new business to different regions. The accessibility of natural and cultural environments should be improved for a wider range of users. The aim of the project is to provide nature entrepreneurs with researched information and new tools such as digital applications, education and manuals to support sustainable and attractive businesses combining nature, health and wellness.

The project will create a digital collaboration platform, The Nordic Nature Health Hub, which enables cross-sectorial and interdisciplinary information exchange and continuous learning between countries. Hub provides a database and open collaboration forum to provide information on education and current research results in an easy-to-use format.

The Hub also includes a map-based spatial information service and a digital application that conveys information about nature areas and features that are applicable to service activities. Hub will serve as a joint Nordic data bank containing information on both the concepts of nature-based services and their impact on health and well-being. The Hub aims to increase the overall sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage in business.

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Priority and specific objective: Environment, enhancing the sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage
Project title: Nordic Nature Health Hub 
Project time: 1.9.2018 - 31.8.2021

Contact person at the University of Vaasa/ InnoLab: project manager, Martta Ylilauri

Project partners: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke, coordinator), University of Vaasa, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Kristinestads Näringslivscentral AB, Hushållningssällskapet, Västerbottens läns landsting, Umeå universitet, Länsstyrelsen i Västerbotten.

Funded by: EU Interreg Botnia-Atlantica

Project budget: EUR 1.478.828

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