About the mission

Does your company offer an innovative and sustainable solution for the building and/or energy sector? And is scaling to the Nordics part of your international strategy?

Then use this opportunity to find your future partners during this two-day trade mission to Gothenburg!

The Nordics have major ambitions when it comes to sustainable and energy efficient buildings and infrastructure. No fewer than 16 cities across Denmark, Sweden and Finland are part of the EU’s 100 climate neutral and smart cities initiative, with a further three associated cities in Norway. Read more about the opportunities in Sweden and Denmark in these market studies.

Since early 2020 the Dutch Embassies in the Nordics, FME, InnovationQuarter, the Regional Business Development Team for the Baltics and Nordics and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) have been working together on a long-term roadmap to connect Dutch companies to the Nordics.

This visit to Gothenburg is the next installment in this series of events and is a great opportunity to reconnect with your existing contacts and establish new ones to boost your presence in the Nordic markets.


'' The business landscape is forever changing and it is vital that partners & suppliers follow suite to ensure that the market stays inline with expectations, with opportunties like this trade mission new business areas and partners created new ways in to the market. '' Anders Lind - Signify


'' Overall a very worthwile investment in time and money. Meeting the right people in a new country is always the challenge, so succeeding in just a week is great! '' Roeland de Bruijn - Energy Floors


Read the article recap about our mission to Sweden and Denmark from June 2022! Click here.

To read about our mission in November to Copenhagen, click here.

Who should participate?

  • A scale up/SME that offers an innovative solution for sustainable buildings or urban energy systems.
  • The focus topics are; energy efficiency in buildingssustainable and circular building materials, battery storage and district heating solutions & thermal storage.
  • Scaling to Sweden is part of your international roadmap and you have sufficient resources to do so
  • A high-level representative of your company will be able to join the mission (CEO / Commercial Director etc.)

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure participants reach their goals during the mission your registration will be reviewed based on the conditions described above. In case of a positive evaluation, we will confirm your participation within ten working days. There is space for a maximum of 15 companies.

Draft program*

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Day 1 
  • Introduction to the city, region/county, and the sector + business climate by Business Region Gothenburg.
  • Project visit & breakout sessions with local stakeholders (for example - Vasakronan)
  • Networking lunch organized by partners. (for example - City of Gothenburg)
  • Project visit & breakout sessions with local stakeholders (for example - Alvstranden)
  • Visit of Johanneberg Science Park, incl. project from HSB living lab, and meet the private partners 
  • Networking event with key property & energy actors as well as local SME networks in the sector 
Friday, October 13, 2023
Day 2 


  • Project visit of a local project organised by Castellum. Castellum is one of the largest listed real estate companies in The Nordics that develops flexible workplaces and smart logistics solutions.
  • Networking lunch and 1-on-1 meetings organized by local matchmaker and partners 



Practical Information

Costs for participating

The costs for participation in the mission are €650 euros (ex. VAT) per company (1 participant per company).


Travel and accommodation costs are at your own expense.  We recommend that you book hotels and flights with an option to cancel. 

InnovationQuarter and other organizing partners are not liable for any cancellation costs. 

Cancellation policy

By registering on this website you commit to participating in the program in case you are selected. If you, as a company, cancel your participation in a later stage the full cost price of the program (€1.000 per company) will be charged. 


If you have any questions, please contact Aafke Mak or Tiffany Meijer

Aafke Mak
Programma Manager Energie, Duurzaamheid en Circulariteit
+31 6 15887227
Aafke Mak
Tiffany Meijer
Project Manager & Business Analist
+31 6 34148004
Tiffany Meijer

Organised by

This mission is part of a long-term effort by the Dutch Embassies in the Nordics, FME, InnovationQuarter, the Regional Business Development Team for the Baltics and Nordics and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to support Dutch companies in the sustainable building and energy systems sector with their market expansion to the Scandinavian market.