Nordic Edge China Summit

09.04.2019 - 10.04.2019
06:00 - 14:00
Pullman Beijing South Hotel, China
Photo of the Great Wall of China over a photo of Nordic mountains with the text "Nordic Edge China".

This spring, Nordic Edge China will bring together smart city professionals from two distinct regions for a two-day summit in Beijing, April 9-10, 2019. We welcome you to this international arena for Smart City knowledge exchange.

Nordic Edge China is the result of a clear desire to create a valuable meeting place for smart city players from both China and the Nordic countries. The event brings together speakers from political, academic and municipal leadership from both regions.

For Nordic visitors, the conference is an opportunity to showcase Nordic smart and sustainable city initiatives to Chinese authorities and business leaders eager to learn from the Nordic region. Through keynote talks and site visits Nordic delegations will gain first-hand knowledge and experience of Smart City initiatives on a large scale. The aim of Nordic Edge China is to foster long-term, mutually beneficial relations between the two regions.

Nordic Edge China is a Nordic-Chinese collaboration made possible in cooperation between NTNU, The World Green Design Organization, NordicFlexHouse, VTT, Demos Helsinki, Innovation Norway, Nordic Innovation and the Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design.

Following the conference visitors are invited to two different events:

  • A tour of NingBo and Shanghai, organised by Nordic Edge and Innovation Norway.
  • Visit to WuXi to dive deeper into the health track of Smart Cities, hosted by ENRICH


For programme and more information about Nordic Edge China visit:

Supported by the Nordic prime ministers

The Nordic Edge China Summit is co-funded by Nordic Innovation through the Nordic Sustainable Cities project to promoting Nordic solutions to urban development challenges to relevant stakeholders outside the Nordic region.

Read more: Which other events and activities have we funded?

Nordic Sustainable Cities is one of six flagship projects under the Nordic prime ministers’ initiative Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges. The prime minister’s initiative is coordinated by the Nordic Council of Ministers and promotes sustainability and progress toward the UN Sustainability Goals.


Portrait Rasmus Malmborg

Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Adviser
Rasmus has extensive international experience in complex project management, predominantly within health care system development. Prior to joining Nordic Innovation, Rasmus has been with LHL International for nine years and worked the last four years as CEO.

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Portrait Ivar Josefsson

Ivar Josefsson

Innovation Adviser
Ivar combines his international experience with an environmental background to identify the most promising Nordic projects for achieving sustainable growth. His main strengths lie within the fields of international relations and environment, and he worked briefly in the international development sector prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2018.

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