Launch of Nordic Circular Hotspot at WCEF2019

Nordic Circular Hotspot

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Representatives from the Nordic region joined forces to accelerate Nordic circular economy at the WCEF2019 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.

The coalition will align goals and targets for the circular economy in the Nordics, building on existing efforts from each market and experience from similar companies in different sectors. The coalition will invite governments, cities and regions, companies and knowledge institutions to collaborate closely to explore practical and scalable solutions, applicable for SMEs and core industry, as well as exploring necessary policy incentives.

Pictures from the launch of the coalition can be found by clicking here.

Read more about Nordic Circular Hotspot and stay up to date on the project website.

Working group

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Circular Norway

Cathrine Barth
Project partner

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Lifestyle & Design Cluster

Betina Simonsen
Project partner

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Josefina Sallén
Project partner

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Elin Bergman
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Portrait Marthe Haugland

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.


Portrait Elís Benediktsson

Elís Benediktsson

Senior Innovation Adviser
Elís combines his scientific educational background with his broad international experience in biotech, banking and economic diplomacy. His main strengths lie within business development & analysis, project management, as well as international trade & investment advisory.

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