The global market for green and sustainable solutions is growing rapidly. Such solutions are locally developed but with global potential and reach. The challenge for most companies is how to achieve scale globally by connecting to investors, consumers and sustainable means of production.
One way of showcasing new solutions is the type of portal developed by Innovation Norway in collaboration with the private sector, www.theExplorer.no. The solutions in The Explorer already include a large number of companies ranging from Yara's electric container ship, to digital innovations to reduce food waste. Platforms like The Explorer could play a broader role in scaling these solutions and connecting them to the right partners, but first we need a deeper understanding of what is required for Nordic green solutions to succeed. The challenge: How might we better leverage platforms to foster sustainable innovation from the Nordics and help connect investment, innovation, markets and customers to help reach economies of scale for new products?