Nordic Circular Summit 23-26/11/2021

Nordic Circular Summit is a four-day digital summit exploring the circular economy in the Nordic region, hosted by Nordic Circular Hotspot and Nordic Innovation. Join us to learn about the region’s tremendous circular opportunities — with events offering insight, discussions, news and forecasts on topics like circular cities, ocean solutions, fashion and home furnishings, business and finance, food, energy, manufacturing and much more.

With our broadcasting platform set up for matchmaking, exhibitions and dialogue, you will be given the opportunity to interact with speakers and participants throughout the event. Together we will break down barriers and silos, and initiate new projects and collaborations, with a mission to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in the Nordics.

In the event, GRUDE will be hosting a session called Circular solutions for rural areas which highlights sustainable solutions that take into account the special qualities and requirements in rural Arctic areas. The session includes concrete examples about circular solutions from the north of Sweden, Norway and Finland. In addition, we will host a panel discussion and present results from Environment Analysis conducted in the project. Our session will take place on the first day of the Summit on 23 November.

GRUDE PRE-EVENT: Circular Solutions for Rural Areas

14:30 – 16:30 SWE/NOR time
15.30-17.30 FIN time

GRUDE in Greening the Rural Arctic, Reeta Sipola, Lapland UAS / GRUDE project

Summary Analysis of the Regional Green Economy Reports, Laura Vidje, ELVA Hållbara AB

Green economy cases:

Case 1: Sjy Seaweed, Leonore Olsen

Case 2: Ii community, Johannes Helama


Case 3: Smart villages, Juri Laurila

Case 4: Sami traditional knowledge – living in symbiosis with nature, Lena Viltok

Case 5: Brighteco, Joel Smedberg

Panel discussion with the cases: How do we make rural communities great places to live and work? Hosted by Laura Vidje.

Nordic Circular Arena, Kine Jakobsen, SINTEF Nord / GRUDE project

We’re looking forward to see you in the Summit! 💚



Nordic Circular Summit is FREE OF CHARGE, open for all, and an official World Circular Economy Side Event, hosted by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and its partners.