Collaboration

With financial support from Nordic Innovation, the Nordic collaboration on SmartGovernment started in 2016.

Today all five Nordic business registries are engaged in the collaboration, together with the Finnish Association of Accountants.

As business registries, we are concerned with the businesses’ annual reporting. The idea of SmartGovernment arose in Denmark, motivated by a wish to, in general, remove the businesses’ administrative burdens related to mandatory reporting to the government. In Denmark there is now a particular focus on making a POC on automatic reporting of financial data, under the name Automatic Business Reporting.

In the Nordic collaboration we have worked on describing the business layer of an ecosystem for efficient dataflow between the actors involved – both SMEs, as well as government authorities, service providers, creditors and other actors utilising financial and economic data in their business processes, services or products. Our aim is to create value from the business data for all stakeholders. In particular, our focus is on making life simpler for SMEs as well as making data available for innovation and growth.

We believe in a digital ecosystem with both privately and publicly owned solutions, where different actors work together to ensure efficient data flow. How precisely this should be, we do not know yet, but we wish to engage stakeholders in a dialogue to further explore this together with competent and innovative actors.

Nordic SmartGovernment is a collaboration between the following organisations and countries:

  • The Internal Revenue, Iceland
  • The Brønnøysund Register Centre, Norway
  • The Danish Business Authority
  • The Swedish Companies Registration Office
  • The Finnish Association of Accounting Firms
  • The Finnish Patent & Registration Office
  • The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications (From 2016 to 2017)
Iceland

Iceland

 Norway

Norway

Denmark

Denmark

Sweden

Sweden

Finland

Finland