Solar panels on farm in Denmark

Over 100 applications for the call on Green Transition

Bjørnar Solhaug Komissar, senior advisor at NordForsk, is responsible for the research initiative on Green Transition. He says:

“We are very satisfied with the great interest in this call. The large number of applications suggests that the competition for the available funds will be tough. We can expect high scientific quality among the projects that receive funding, and that the projects will contribute important knowledge and new solutions for the region. We are also pleased with the broad participation from all countries in the Nordic-Baltic region, and that there is an even gender balance among the project leaders.”

During the winter, the received applications will be evaluated by an international expert panel, and NordForsk's board will decide which projects will be funded in the spring of 2024.

Background for the research initiative

To achieve a successful green transition, new and research-based knowledge is crucial.

In this Nordic-Baltic initiative, the focus is on three topics:

  1. new insights into energy-efficient, robust, and sustainable food systems,
  2. the importance of including gender perspectives in the green transition, to ensure it is fair, effective, and sustainable in the long term
  3. representation and legitimacy, focusing on democratic engagement and public involvement in the green transition.


The call has been created in collaboration with:

  • Research Council of Finland
  • Innovation Fund Denmark
  • The Research Council of Norway
  • The Swedish Energy Agency
  • Rannís in Iceland
  • Formas in Sweden
  • Estonian Research Council
  • Ministry of Regional Affairs and Agriculture in Estonia
  • Research Council of Lithuania
  • Nordic Energy Research
  • The Nordic Council of Ministers.

The total amount is around 137 million Norwegian kroner.


Bjørnar K

Bjørnar Solhaug Komissar

Senior Adviser
Guttorm Aanes. Photo: NordForsk

Guttorm Aanes

Head of Communications

Guttorm Aanes is responsible for strengthening the visibility and impact of Nordic research co-operation through owned and earned communication channels.

Guttorm holds a degree in media studies from the University of Oslo. In 2023, he completed a master's programme in PR management and strategic communication at BI Norwegian Business School.

Guttorm has extensive experience from Norwegian ministries and research institutes.

Guttorm is good at a lot of things. For example, how to punctuate.

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