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Nordic Innovation Summit

  • Published 20/02/2012
The Nordic Countries in a green leader jersey: Nordic Innovation Summit focus on sustainable innovation.


From 15/03/2012
To 15/03/2012


Håndtverkeren konferansesenter, Rosenkrantz gate 7

Nordic Innovation Summit is a semi-annual conference for leaders and decision makers in the Nordic business sector and public sector.


The conference organisers are Inspirator in collaboration with Nordic Innovation and Innovation Forum Norway.


The focus is on sustainable and green innovation. Examples from companies that have succeeded with sustainable innovation will be showed and Nordic trends in this area will be lifted up.


Some of the best European speakers in trends and sustainable innovation will participate, as well as leading examples of Nordic entrepreneurs and representatives of companies that are currently succesful in this field.


Full program are available for download at the bottom of this page.



  • Adjiedj Bakas, one of the world's leading trend watchers. "5 international trends that support green growth"
  • Helen Goulden, Nesta UK, "New models for supporting and scaling social and environmental innovation."
  • Tania Ellis, Danish-British business innova­tor. “Sustainable business success through corporate social innovation”
  • Jon S. von Tetzchner, co-founder of Opera Software, “The ups and downs of creating a global brand – one of Norways most respected entrepreneurs looks back and forward”
  • Lars Aukrust, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the USA: “The macro image – Innovation from a global perspective”
  • Morten Hyllegaard, Monday Morning Innovation, Denmark. “Nordic quest for solving global challenges on welfare and green growth.”
  • Panel discussion led by Vincent Wego Fleischer, Innovation Norway.«Sustainable innovation – how to conquer the future?» Panelists: Ole Jakob Sørdalen (Innovation Norway), Truls Berg (Innovation Forum Norway), Peter Strömback (Innovasjonsbron, Sweden), Berglind Hallgrimsdottir (IMPRA, Innovation Center Iceland)
  • “Open innovation – a necessity for social innovation?” Norwegian innova­tion case presented by Håvard Belbo, Executive Vice President Strategy and Business development, NTE and Thomas Berman, social innovator and leader innovation services at Devoteam daVinci.
  • Peter Strömback, CEO for the Swedish Innovationbron: “How to create new Nordic winner companies?”
  • Bjarne Haugen, CEO Movation AS. “How to cutivate green start-ups?”
  • Moderator Melita Hasle from Nordic Innovation