#NordicMade at SXSW 2017

#NordicMade showcased the coolest Nordic startups, films and bands as well as the beautiful landscapes and untamed nature of the 5 Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). At 2017 SXSW people could learn more about the various products, consumer devices, mobile apps, online services, health products, movie production incentives, Nordic Genre movies, as well as about the diverse musical landscape of the Nordics.

Our booth number was #1633

Our Nordic Side Events 2017


Co-create Your Perfect City

On Friday, March 10th, 4pm-6pm, at Fjord Austin/Chaotic R&D, 319 Congress Ave #200

The first workshop facilitated by Danish Design Center with DesignForum Finland and SVID is arranged in collaboration with Fjord Austin/Chaotic R&D in Austin, and highlights design in city development. Moderator: CEO of the Danish design Centre, Christian Bason.

Networking Lunch for Investors and Nordic Startups

On Saturday, March 11th, 12pm-2pm

What is better than lunch? Lunch with networking!

We are bringing together the cool and innovative Nordic startups and investors - both local and VCs & Angels visiting SXSW.
If you are interested in attending, please send an email to hartti.suomela (AT) finpro.fi

Swedish Startup Showcase

On Saturday, March 11th, 4pm-5:30pm, at Swedish American Chamber of Commerce
200 E. 6th Street, Suite 300

Come and meet the fantastic innovative companies crossing the ocean to visit SXSW!
At the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce on the vibrant 6:th Street you can network with the companies accompanied with some refreshments, afternoon snack and great people.
Swedish companies on stage to share their services, visions and dreams.

Designing Empathy in Digital Health

On Sunday, March 12th, 4pm-5:30pm, at Fjord Austin/Chaotic R&D, 319 Congress Ave #200

The second event facilitated by Danish Design Center in collaboration with DesignForum Finland and SVID, along with Fjord Austin/Chaotic R&D, puts focus on the design of the future health sector.

Can climate be a driver for city-led innovation? – cases from the Nordics and the US

On Sunday, March 12th, 5pm-7pm, at Palm Door on 6th

In this Nordic-American session, we will explore how climate change has spurred new and innovative approaches to urban design in the Nordic countries and in the US. 

Nordic Pitch Night

On Sunday, March 12th, 7pm-9pm, at Palm Door on 6th

Come to learn about the 10 coolest Nordic startups when they take the stage to pitch their companies in front a panel of judges. 

Nordic Film Presentations

On Sunday, March 12th, 7:30pm-9pm, at Palm Door on 6th

Enjoy the viewpoints of Nordic film producers, distributors, production companies and learn about Nordic film production incentives and Nordics as film production destination. 

Nordic Film Networking Cocktails

On Sunday, March 12th, 9pm-11pm, at Palm Door on 6th

Pre-celebration of the Texas premiere of Finnish feature film Lake Bodom @SXSW 2017. (Film starts t 11:45 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar).

From Waste to Profit: Creating Business Cases from Circular Thinking

On Monday, March 13th, 4:30pm-5:30pm, at Palm Door on 6th

The third and last event facilitated by Danish Design Center in collaboration with DesignForum Finland and SVID puts focus on the design of circular business models in production companies. 

Nordic Music & Sauna Experience w/ The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and OWC

On Tuesday, March 14th, 12pm-4pm, at OWC, 44 East Ave

Mobile sauna, Radio Helsinki broadcasts, live-on-the-bus-recordings on the John Lennon Educational School Bus w/ Nordic artists Tuvaband (Norway), Tuomo & Markus (Finland), Small Time Giants (Greenland), Peppina (Finland), Satellite Stories (Finland).