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Clean, Clever & Competitive – commercialization of Nordic know-how

Nordic Innovation Centre is launching Environmental Technology as a new focus area.


Nordic Innovation Centre is launching Environmental Technology as a new focus area

This Nordic initiative puts obstacles to innovation and export of Nordic environmental technology in focus. There is a need for new type of networking and clustering in the environmental technology sector at Nordic level in order to exploit the possibilities. Sitra´s Environmental Programme has participated in the planning of the initiative.

To become competitive in the global market Nordic industry needs to raise their innovation capacity and combine their know-how to be able to provide competitive integrated solution for environmental challenges globally.

In this initiative Nordic Innovation Centre is going to spend approx. NOK 10 millions (1,2 million Euros) in new constellations and cooperation platforms within Nordic Environmental Technology. Four to six projects with focus on innovation and commercialization of Nordic integrated environmental technology solutions will be financed.

Nordic Innovation Centre will in this initiative establish Nordic clusters and cooperation platforms in the Nordic environmental technology sector by investing in projects that will:

  • Enhance innovation and therefore competitiveness of Nordic Industry
  • Support commercialization of Nordic environmental technology

Nordic Innovation Centre invites actors, industry and industry organisations, researchers and research institutes, authorities and others in the Nordic and Baltic countries to submit project proposals.

Deadline: The call for project proposals is open to June 16, 2006.

Download the Call for Proposal at: (Environmental Technology)

Further information:

Sigridur Thormodsdottir
Senior advisor
Tel. +47 915 76 577

NICe in brief

The Nordic Innovation Centre is the Nordic Council of Ministers single most important instrument for promoting an innovative and knowledge-intensive Nordic business sector.

Nordic knowledge platforms

The Nordic Innovation Centre is an important player in Nordic knowledge platforms within the areas of innovation policy, creative industries, biotechnology, food safety and innovative building & construction. Establishing common Nordic knowledge platforms on strategically important areas give Nordic businesses access to the best knowledge possible and greatly enhance their innovation capabilities.


The total project portfolio of the Nordic Innovation Centre consists of approximately 120 ongoing projects and networks.