Launch of Coalition to Accelerate Nordic Circular Economy

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Representatives from the Nordic region join forces to accelerate Nordic Circular Economy at the World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki. The coalition aims to establish a new platform that will increase knowledge sharing about circular economy between the Nordic markets, while exploring needs and opportunities for specific circular economy projects in the Nordics. The coalition is modelled from the best practice from Holland Circular Hotspot. Stakeholders and actors interested in joining the coalition are invited to join the first official meet up.


  • Welcome - Marthe Haugland Nordic Innovation
  • The benefits of a Nordic Circular Hotspot - Freek Van Der Eijk, Holland Circular Hotspot A joint goal for the Nordic region - Representative of WCEF (Finland)
  • Business sector need for collaboration - Flemming Besenbacher, Board of Directors Carlsberg
  • Foundation Call for participation - The Nordic hotspot working group; Cathrine Barth Circular Norway, Betina Simonsen Lifestyle & Design Cluster, Josefina Sallén Rise and Elin Bergman Cradlenet
  • Mingle and drinks

Some light refreshments will be served.

The launch is a part of WCEF2019. Read more about the event here.

Read more about the launch her.


Marthe Haugland Senior Innovation Adviser

Marthe Haugland

Senior Innovation Adviser
Marthe combines her international experience with her knowledge of business development and innovation to promote Nordic cooperation within the circular economy. She belives Nordic cooperation can drive the systemic change and give Nordic companies a competitive edge going forward.

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