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
Business Region Göteborg8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Introduction to the city, region/county, and the sector + business climate by Business Region Gothenburg.

  • JOINING FORCES TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE-NEUTRAL CONSTRUCTION by Ms. Susan Runsten, Process Leader, Business Region Göteborg

In Gothenburg dedicated companies from the construction and property industry are getting together to find solutions to speed up the transition to climate neutral construction. Roughly 140 dedicated companies from the construction and property industry have joined The Gothenburg platform for climate-neutral construction, a local platform for strategic cooperation initiated by Business Region Göteborg.

  • THE BATTERY FACTORY by Mr. Björn Gustafsson, Project Leader, Business Region Göteborg

In February 2022, Northvolt and Volvo Cars made the decision to place their first joint battery manufacturing plant in Gothenburg, Sweden, next to Volvo Cars' assembly plant in Torslanda. The new facility will be operational in 2025, and will, once fully developed, deliver batteries to halv a million cars each year.

  • FACTS & FIGURES – ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN THE GOTHENBURG REGION by PhD. Peter Warda, Senior Analyst, Business Region Göteborg

Gothenburg has a broad and multifaceted business environment with 750 industries represented. The region is home to global brands such as Volvo, SKF, Ericsson and AstraZeneca, and is characterised by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Prominent clusters include construction, transport and logistics, ICT industries, automotive, creative, and cultural industries, life sciences and cleantech. Dr. Warda will present the story behind the facts and figures and what makes Gothenburg the engine of growth and innovation.


Vasakronan10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Vasakronan, one of the major real estate players in Gothenburg. We'll dive into Vasakronan's approach to sustainable building materials, energy efficiency and energy management. A visit to the to renovation project 'The Lipstick' and the building's energy infrastructure - in the redeveloping Lilla Bommen area - will showcase one of Vasakronan's key projects. 

  • The delegation will be hosted by Peter Lindström, Energy Strategist and Magnus Tengberg, Head of urban and property development. Other colleagues tbc
Expert presentations & discussions12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Expert presentations followed by in-depth discussions surrounding themes such as Circular and Resilient buildings and neighborhoods, Smart Energy Systems & Storage and/or Government & policy in the sector (topics tbc based on the confirmed attendents) 

  • Anna-Maria Blixt, Specialist circular economy, dept. Sustainable Cities at – Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  • Roger Nordman, Project Manager at – CIT Renergy
  • Erik Forsberg, CoFounder & Engineer – Parametric Solutions
  • Mr. Björn Gustafsson, Project Leader, Business Region Göteborg (has previously worked for Goteborg Energi)
  • Marcus Scoliège, Head Foreign Direct Investment, Business Region Göteborg
Johanneberg Science Park & HSB living lab2:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Welcome & Introductions by Johanneberg Science Park & projects:

Presentation of HSB living lab & projects incl partners of these projects

Tour of HSB Living Lab  

After Work Networking drinks4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

After work networking drinks organised by Johanneberg Science Park & The Dutch Embassy in Sweden and partners. Stakeholders in the Sustainable Building & Energy sector in the region will be invited to join the networking event.

The event will be formally opened by The Netherlands Honorary Consul in Sweden, Håkan Friberg

Friday, October 13, 2023
Castellum8:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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. 

Focus of this visit is how Castellum operates. What are their lessons learned, how innovation is adopted into these projects and how companies can help in the future.

  • The delegation will be hosted by by Maria Perzon, Group Sustainability Manager and Anders Björling, Chief Technical Officer.

1-on-1 meetings12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

​​​​​​Personal 1-on-1 meetings organised by local matchmaker Market Link, Callette Terhaerdt Losic,  Business Region Gothenburg & Johanneberg Science Park.

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 Tiffany Meijer, Anne de Vries or Marleen Volders

Tiffany Meijer
Project Manager International Trade - Horti & Food
InnovationQuarter & RotterdamPartners
+31 6 34148004
Tiffany Meijer
Anne de Vries
Senior projectmanager internationalisering
+31 6 22546065
Anne de Vries
Marleen Volders
Project officer
+31 6 51580648
Marleen Volders

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.