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17 projects applied to Nordic Innovation’s call for proposals on circular cities and new circular solutions

“We are very pleased with the number of applications and will now begin the process of evaluating each of the projects together with an external panel with representatives from all the Nordic countries” says Marthe Haugland, Senior Innovation Adviser at Nordic Innovation.

The 17 projects included a total of 84 participants and combined they applied for NOK 37.343.072. The projects will be evaluated based on four parameters:

  • Impact
  • Quality and relevance
  • Competence and implementation
  • Budget and value for money

The total budget for the call is NOK 15 million.

Purpose of the call

The purpose of the call was to initiate the establishment of Nordic innovation projects, new Nordic partnerships, value chains and/or business models in the field of Nordic Sustainable Business Transformation – Circular Cities and New Circular Solutions.

Nordic Innovation aims to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in the Nordic countries and further develop the Nordics as agile frontrunners within the circular economy. Furthermore, Nordic Innovation is working concretely to help to achieve the Nordic Prime Ministers’ vision of making the Nordic region the most sustainable, integrated region in the world by 2030.

Funding decision 27 May 2020 (to be confirmed).

To read the call in its entirety, visit the call page here: Call for proposals: Circular Cities & New Circular Solutions.


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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