Call for proposals: The Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme
The Nordic countries have committed themselves to ambitious climate goals towards 2050 in terms of developing energy efficient and 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 both in the public and private sector.
The Nordic countries are home to excellent research and consistently rank among the best when it comes to innovation. This makes the region well-positioned to develop innovative solutions and policy advice to meet the opportunities and challenges of reaching the Nordic climate goals.
NordForsk, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research, the main financiers of cooperative research and innovation in the Nordic countries, have therefore together launched the Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme. The programme calls for the best Nordic innovation and research projects on green growth, with a total budget of 73 million NOK.
Overarching collaborative projects covering both research and innovation are encouraged. The call is split in two modules that call for projects on the following thematic areas:
- Societal changes and future scenarios with focus on sustainable regional development (projects led by a research institution)
- Global competitiveness and catalysing investment and innovation in Nordic businesses to utilise the ongoing green shift (projects led by businesses or industries)
The call offers unique opportunities for researchers and innovators across the Nordic countries to draw on each other’s competences and deliver innovative solutions and policy advice with more impact than what can be done on a national level.