Solar panels on farm in Denmark

New research projects in the Nordic-Baltic initiative on the green transition

NordForsk received a total of 111 eligible proposals by the deadline in December 2023, many of very high quality. The ten funded projects will have a duration of 3 to 4 years and will address issues such as energy-efficient and resilient food production systems, environmental justice, and legitimacy in green energy initiatives.

The overall success rate for research proposals in the call is nine percent. The projects include partners from all involved countries, with project coordinators from all countries apart from Estonia and Iceland. This makes a well-balanced portfolio in terms of geographic distribution across the Nordic-Baltic region.

The gender balance among the ten project leaders is 50/50, reflecting the close to 50/50 corresponding gender balance among the 111 proposals.

Bjørnar Solhaug Komissar is responsible for the Green Transition initiative at NordForsk. He says it has been exciting and a pleasure to work with this initiative from the very beginning.

“We are very pleased with the high number of proposals. This indicates the relevance and timeliness of the call. Moreover, the involvement of the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Energy Research gives additional momentum to research collaboration in our region on an important topic,” Komissar says.

“The commitment from national research funding organisations from all Nordic countries, Estonia, and Lithuania gives us good reasons to expect significant Nordic-Baltic added value from the investment in the ten research projects.”

Funded projects


Bjørnar K

Bjørnar Solhaug Komissar

Senior Adviser
Guttorm Aanes. Photo: NordForsk

Guttorm Aanes

Head of Communications