Thanks to DUNC, local businesses in Karlskrona can now compete with their innovative ideas to get a contract worth 200 000 SEK.
A public procurement was published by DUNC on February 14, where local entrepreneurs are encouraged to send in their best ideas for an innovative and sustainable product, service or event related to the World Heritage Site the Naval Port of Karlskrona at the latest on March 12. The contributions will be evaluated by DUNC, the World Heritage Coordinator at Karlskrona Municipality and representatives from the Department of Trade and Commerce and the local Tourist Information Office. The winner will receive 200.000 SEK to make their idea real and DUNC will assist in marketing it.
The goal with the public procurement process is to have a new innovative and sustainable product/service/event on the market by June 1, 2020. It will contribute to even further raise the awareness of the Naval Port of Karlskrona and be of benefit for both inhabitants and visitors of Karlskrona. After some time on the market it will be evaluated by the DUNC-project and if successful, the concept will be shared with the other partners in the project and possibly implemented even at their World Heritage Sites.
To inspire and support the local entrepreneurs in this innovative product development process, the DUNC project has invited Mr Tony Watson to Karlskrona February 24-25 to talk about how the World Heritage Site the English Lake District in the past few years have developed 1’500 products out of its local assets. The first meeting on February 24 will also include a workshop and a common dinner.