Business delegation following the official visit to Sweden by TRH Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit

02/05/2022 - 04/05/2022

Norway & Sweden - Stronger together than separately when building the green industries of the future

Norwegian and Swedish companies and businesses are invited to sign up for the business programme planned in Stockholm and Gothenburg in connection with the Norwegian Crown Prince Couple's official visit to Sweden on 2-4 May 2022.

The visit will highlight the close and good neighbourly relationship between Norway and Sweden and between the two royal houses. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will host the visit. The crown prince couple is accompanied by Norway's Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt and Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre. The visit starts with two days in Stockholm and ends in Gothenburg.

The visit will highlight and reinforce the close business cooperation between Norway and Sweden, and emphasis will be placed on tomorrow's value creation being sustainable and knowledge-based. 

Relevant topics during the visit are artificial intelligence, smart societies, bioeconomy, health and welfare technology, clean energy and the green shift. The oceans and the environment will be on the agenda during visits to research communities in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

The aim of the visit is to strengthening bilateral relations after the pandemic

  • strengthen cooperation related to green restructuring
  • strengthen our common position in strategically important areas, such as smart societies, bioeconomy, life sciences and clean energy
  • strengthen our common position in large and important export markets
  • establish joint projects towards EU/Horizon Europe
Stockholm 2nd of May

Location: Karolinska Institutet , Nobels väg 6, Solna. See map

07:30-09:30 Registreringen is open. Breakfast ang mingling

08:00-09:40 Breakfast seminar: The health of the future - sustainable, digital and personalised

10:00-11:00 Official openingevent: Norway & Sweden - Stronger together than seperately (participants must arrive at latest 09:30) 

11:00-11:20 Showcase at Karolinska (by invitation only)

13:00-15:00 Site Visit to SciLifeLab (subject to space, report your interest in the registration form)

11:15-11:20 Transport from Karolinska to Quality Hotel Globe

Stockholm 2nd of May 

Location: Quality Hotel Globe, Arenaslingan 7, Johanneshov. See map

11:30-12:30 Mingel lunch 

12:30-15:30 Business seminars within Green Business Development. Enabling technologies meet nature-based industries for green business development

Parallel session 1: Wooden buildings: Climate-friendly buildings - now and towards 2030

Parallel session 2: Wood fiber-based innovations and products  

Parallel session 3: High-tech agriculture for sustainable food production

Parallel session 4: Traveltech 

13:00-16:30 Mingel

Stockholm 2nd of May 

Location: Residensen

15:00 - 17:00 High-level meeting NHO, Norwegian- Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Location: Residence (by invitation only)

Stockholm 2nd of May  

Location: Norra Latin, Drottninggatan 71B. Se kart

18:00-20:30 Reception Dinner (subject to space, report your interest in the registration form)

Stockholm 3rd of May  

Location: Hotel At Six, Brunkebergstorg 6. See map

08:45-09:15 Plenary opening: Norway & Sweden - Stronger together on the development of the green industries of the future

09:30-12:00 Parallel sessions:  

Parallel session 1: Seminar on Offshore Wind: Swedish cooperation for developing offshore wind in Scandinavia

Parallel session 2: Roundtable meeting: Battery value chain (subject to space, report your interest in the registration form)

Parallel session 3: Roundtable meeting: IKT Norge "Restart Tech Scandinavia"(subject to space, report your interest in the registration form)

12:00-13:00 Mingel lunch

Stockholm 3rd of May 

Location: Norrsken Birger Jarlsgatan 57 C, See map

13:45-14:45 Norrsken/ Startups (by invitation only)

Other program:

09:00 - 16:00 Visit to RISE, Uppsala (subject to space, report your interest in the registration form)

09:00 - 16:00 Visit to Cederhusen (subject to space, report your interest in the registration form)

Göthenburg 3rd of May 

Location: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Göthenbourg, Söderhamngatan 59, See map

19:00-21:30 Reception Dinner. On the menu are Norwegian and Swedish ingredients put together into a Norwegian-Swedish collaboration

Göthenburg 4th of May 

Location: Lindholmen Science Park. See map

11:00 - 11:45 Plenary opening: Norway & Sweden - Stronger together on the development of the green industries of the future

11:45-12:30 Mingel lunch

12:30-15:00 Parallel sessions:  

Parallel session 1: Matchball Norden! Collaborate around global market opportunities in smart mobility

Parallel session 2: Norway and Sweden: together on the future of hydrogen solutions in transport

Parallel session 3: Norwegian – Swedish cooperation platform for developing suppliers and value chain for offshore wind to a growing market: the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

14:00-16:00 Mingel 

Göthenburg 4th og May 


08:00-10:15 Visit to AstraZeneca BioVentureHub og GoCo Health Innovation City (subject to space, report your interest in the registration form)

10:30-13:00 Visit to Powercell (subject to space, report your interest in the registration form)

12:20-12:45 Visit to Maritime Dynamics Laboratory - Wallenius Wilhelmsen/Norges Rederiforbund (by invitation only)

We welcome you to three eventful days! Remember to sign up. Registration closes 22 April 2022​​​


Sustainable restructuring enue

The world faces major climate and social challanges with overuse of resources. A transition to a more sustainable business sector is a necessity at the same time as it represents an opportunity. Markets internationally are looking for sustainable solutions and the business sector has increased its focus on sustainability as a competitive advantage.

A sustainable restructuring will require knowledge and innovation, and not least cooperation. The future market opportunities will require us to have a common understanding and holistic approach to cross-border value chains. This entails cooperation between the authorities, research institutions/academia, policy instruments and business and industry. Partnerships and alliances are a prerequisite for success in the transition.

Smart solutions for circular economy

Green restructuring and digitalisation are closely linked. Digitalisation enables the development of new circular business models and value chains. Developing smart solutions is about combining digital technology and sustainability in a different way than before. In order to ensure sustainability and value creation in the long term, sustainable management of the earth's resources is crucial. It is at the heart of a circular economy. 



Contact persons Innovation Norway

Prosject lead: Anja Fallan Gustavsen, Head of delegations, epost , mobil 94 87 52 32

Press: Bernt Erik Ellingsen, epost og Rannveig Mølmen Nergården, epost

Program: Sigridur Thormodsdottir, epost

Sweden: Robert Nygårdhs, Innovation Norway office manager in Sweden: epost

Everyone who wishes to participate in the business delegation must register. 

Swedish guests participate without fee.

All Norwegian companies, organisations, research institutions/academia and businesses pay participation fees. The price is set by size (large pay 15.000NOK, medium pay 10.000NOK and small pay 5.000NOK more information here/only in norwegian), and it is equal price if you sign up for one or more events. The participant fee will be billed in advance of the visit.