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Nordic manufacturing companies created new networks and learned about circularity

A new version of the Nordic Circular Economy Playbook will be launched during Nordic Circular Summit.

The future is Circular

The participating companies were divided into the industries: Machinery & Equipment, Maritime and Energy, Construction and Transport and the workshops were organized as interactive training sessions combining theory with practice. This gave the companies an opportunity to learn about circular business tools and to see how circular economy can become beneficial to their company.  

“I wanted to learn more about circularity. From what I have seen during these workshops, I really believe circularity is the future. Circularity is at the top on our agenda but today it is only parts of the Scania organization working actively with circularity. Now we need to scale up and put more focus on the cross-functional work that is a prerequisite for our success within circular business.”.

Ida Mexnell, participant and Business Developer, Buses & Coaches at Scania Group.
Circular Workshop in Stockholm, 11 October 2022

Learning from industry experts

All the workshops were run by Accenture with input from industry experts. This provided the companies with knowledge about industry specific barriers and opportunities related to circular economy. The participants also got the opportunity to network and share ideas and thoughts with other companies from the same industry.

We decided to participate in these workshops to learn more about the tools related to circular value chains and just as important, to meet other companies that are dealing with the same challenges, and perhaps create a network for future collaboration. For someone like us, who are working with reuse of automotive batteries, it is extremely beneficial to meet with someone like Scania and Volvo”.

Jørgen Erdal, participant and CEO at Evyon. 
Jørgen Erdal, participant and CEO at Evyon

The new Nordic Circular Economy Playbook

Together with Accenture and Sitra, Nordic Innovation has developed the Nordic Circular Economy Playbook as a tool to help companies in their transition to circular economy. During the workshops, the participants learned how to use the playbook as a tool in their own company.

“Today we sell repurposed battery systems, but we are looking into business models where we can offer leasing or Battery-as-a-Service to our customers or look at other ways to reduce the footprint and at the same time increase the impact of our solutions”.

Jørgen Erdal, participant and CEO at Evyon

The Nordic Circular Economy Playbook was first released in 2021. Since then, new legislation and technology have been developed. Based on the learning outcomes from the workshops, an updated version of the Circular Economy Playbook will be released during the Nordic Circular Summit. The new playbook will include the newest legislation, knowledge and updated tools for the circular transition.

Circular Workshop in Copenhagen, 25 October 2022.

Join us at the Nordic Circular Summit

For the third time, Nordic Innovation co-host the biggest circular event in the Nordics - Nordic Circular Summit - taking place in Stockholm, 22-24 November. The new version of the Nordic Circular Economy Playbook will be launched during the partner session on 22 November from 14.00 – 15.45.

Nordic Innovation will co-host two side events and two partner sessions.

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Contacts

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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Hege Louise Guttormsen - Higher Executive Officer

Hege Louise Guttormsen

Higher Executive Officer
Hege began working at Nordic Innovation in January 2022 after finishing her internship there. Her focus areas include circular business models; mobility and connectivity; as well as Nordic Innovation’s Nordic Task Force for Diversity. She holds a master’s degree in international relations and has previously interned at the Norwegian Consulate General in Mumbai and Lightup Norway.

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