Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme

Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme

Nordic Innovation, NordForsk and Nordic Energy Research have joined forces on this research and innovation programme with the aim of accelerating the transition towards a sustainable Nordic society.

The Nordic countries have committed themselves to ambitious climate goals towards 2050 in terms of developing energy efficient, low-carbon societies. To achieve these goals, we need extensive green transitions in all areas of the Nordic societies and economies. We need to promote green economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness in both the public and the private sectors.

The Nordic countries produce excellent research and consistently rank among the best when it comes to innovation. The region is well-positioned to develop innovative solutions and provide policy advice targeted towards the opportunities and challenges involved in reaching the Nordic climate goals.

NordForsk, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research, the main funders of Nordic cooperation in research and innovation, have launched this research and innovation programme together. The programme has a total budget of NOK 73 million.

Programme committee

The Programme Committee consists of high-level representatives from the financing institutions:

  • Fridtjof Unander, Executive Director, Research Council of Norway
  • Einar Wilhelmsen, Senior Adviser, Research Council of Norway
  • Tor Mühlbradt, Special Adviser, Innovation Norway
  • Karin Emilsson, Senior Adviser, EMI Innovation and Södra Skogsägarna ekonomisk förening (on behalf of VINNOVA), Sweden,
  • Sverker Sörlin, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Joan Nymand Larsen, Assistant Professor, University of Akureyri, Iceland
  • Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Executive Vice President, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
  • Tuula Aarnio, Programme Manager, Academy of Finland
  • Flemming Nielsen, Head of Division, Danish Energy Agency



CIRCit – Circular Economy Integration in the Nordic Industry for Enhanced Sustainability and Competitiveness
New Nordic Ways to Green Growth (NOWAGG)
High-Value Products from Lignin
Where Does the Green Economy Grow? The Geography of Nordic Sustainability Transitions (GONST)
Low Temperature Plasma for Chemical Production
Contact person
Kyösti Lempa - Senior Adviser
Contact person Kyösti Lempa
Senior Adviser
Work +47 948 86 536
Facts about the programme