In recent years FME, InnovationQuarter, the Regional Business Development and Economic teams of the Embassies of the Netherlands in Sweden and Denmark, and RVO have been encouraging increased interaction between the Dutch and Nordic ecosystems for Sustainable Building and Energy Systems.

In 2020 a number of events took place where Dutch and Nordic stakeholders were able to meet. These included the Nordic Business Days in Rotterdam, various webinars on market opportunities, and a Dutch-Danish and Dutch-Swedish digital trade mission on Sustainable Building and Energy Systems. At the same time, a market study of Denmark and Sweden was commissioned to map areas for collaboration.

In undertaking these activities, the Dutch parties have collaborated with a wide range of Nordic partners such as Cleantech Scandinavia, Copenhagen Capacity, Smart City Sweden, Danish Energy Agency, Dansk Industri, HSB Living Lab and Bloxhub.

This roundtable series is a first step in deepening the conversation between our countries. We want to explore ways to work towards real collaboration, which will help us overcome major challenges in the area of sustainable building and energy systems.

We know transforming the construction sector will not happen overnight. With this in mind, the Dutch parties have committed to drawing up a roadmap for long-term collaboration with the Nordics which will be developed over the coming months. The main aims of the roadmap are to:

  • Create joint value chains
  • Expand innovation collaboration
  • Improve commercial access to each other’s markets

Are you a Dutch or Nordic company, trade association or governmental organisation and want to join us to achieve these goals? Please contact Anne de VriesAafke Mak, Hijman van Praag or Corka Scheeringa.

Anne de Vries / Project Manager Internationalisation bij InnovationQuarter
+31 6 2254 6065 /

Aafke Mak / Business Development Manager bij FME 
+31 6 1588 7227 /  

Hijman van Praag / Regional Business Developer Nordics and Baltics +45 314 94 140 /


Corka Scheeringa / Business Development Coach Nordics, Spain, Portugal France bij RVO / +31621393147 /