Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme

Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme

Nordic Innovation, NordForsk and Nordic Energy Research collaborate on this research- and innovation programme, with the aim to accelerate 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 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 this research and innovation programme. 

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)
  • Arja Kallio, Head of Academy Programme Unit, Academy of Finland
  • Flemming Nielsen, Head of Division, Danish Energy Agency


New Nordic Ways to Green Growth (NOWAGG)
High-Value Products from Lignin
CIRCit – Circular Economy Integration in the Nordic Industry for Enhanced Sustainability and Competitiveness
Where Does the Green Economy Grow? The Geography of Nordic Sustainability Transitions (GONST)
Low Temperature Plasma for Chemical Production
Contact person
Lone Jessen - Senior Adviser
Contact person Lone Jessen
Senior Adviser
Work +47 901 98 037
Marianne Aastebøl Minge - Senior Adviser
Contact person Marianne Aastebøl Minge
Senior Adviser
Work +47 936 02 527
Facts about the programme


73 Million NOK