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Nordic Innovation Summit 2024

Presented by Washington State Department of Commerce

Seattle, WA


May 13-14, 2024


Seattle, WA

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About the 2024 Nordic Innovation Summit

Presented by Washington State Department of Commerce

The Nordic nations and the Pacific Northwest are home to some of the most innovative companies and policymakers anywhere in the world. The Nordic Innovation Summit, which has become North America’s leading event for Nordic innovation, was launched in 2018 by the National Nordic Museum. 

The Nordic Innovation Summit brings together thought leaders in innovation and technology to exchange ideas, discuss issues, and explore opportunities of mutual concern; the goal is to accelerate innovation and jump-start economic and cultural exchange. The Summit draws high-level presenters and participants that include C-suite business leaders, innovators, tech investors, academics, NGO leaders, and policymakers from all five Nordic nations and the United States. Topics include AI and Nordic design, AI and ethics, nuclear energy, clean energy, battery technology, sustainable cities, and more!


    General: $100.00
    Members: $75.00

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    The 2024 program will include:
    • Monday, May 13: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Opening Program and Reception
    • Tuesday, May 14: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Main Summit Day

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    Featured Speakers

    • Rob Eleveld

      Rob Eleveld

      Chairman, Transparency

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      Mikko Hautala

      Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the United States of America

    • Pablos Holman

      Pablos Holman

      Venture Capitalist, Deep Future

    • Chris Levesque

      Chris Levesque

      President & CEO, TerraPower

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      Mårten Mickos

      CEO, HackerOne

    • Jesper Møller Sørensen

      Jesper Møller Sørensen

      Ambassador of Denmark to the United States

    • Birger Steen

      Birger Steen

      Chief Executive Officer & Director of the Board, FREYR Battery

    • Molly Wright Steenson

      Molly Wright Steenson

      President & CEO, American Swedish Institute




    The Nordic Museum is not only about the past, it's also about the future. The facilities here are fantastic.

    - Casper von Koskull, CEO, Nordea Bank AB

    I was so proud to just be part of it and really reflect on the Nordic countries and what we have in common with the Pacific Northwest.

    - Tuula Rytilä, Corporate VP, Microsoft Digital Stores

    I just knew that this was going to be a place to find ideas, find inspiration - also encouragement to know that there are people around the world struggling with the same challenges we're struggling with and coming up with creative answers.

    - Marko Liias, Washington State Senator

    "Thank you for a well-executed event with world class speakers and agenda."

        —Rob Balconi, Ericsson

    "The Nordic Innovation Summit is really my favourite event in the US – professional, interesting, innovative, friendly and fun! I had three amazing days!"

        —Cecilia Lif, Embassy of Sweden

    Whether it's Finland, Sweden, Norway, you have so much innovation coming out of these small countries that's actually a fuel empowering the whole world on technology.

    - Elaine Weidman Grunewald, Co-Founder, AI Sustainability Center

    Seeing what's happening up here in Seattle with the ecosystem whether the university, with large corporations, with a startup scene, and that scale ups, and the venture funds, and great talents, I think we can really learn something.

    - Hilde Tonne, Chief Innovation Officer, Ramboll Group

    There's so much innovation and so much creation and new exciting things happening in the Nordic countries.

    - Petra Hilleberg, Honorary Consul, Sweden

    I think we can really learn from each other. We obviously have a number of enormous problems that need to be solved and I think looking two examples of success in other countries is very valuable.

    - Tom Alberg, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

    The beauty of this summit is that you have a melting pot of startup, innovators, big corporations, people who are living in Scandinavia, the ones who are living here, sharing ideas, their experiences, best practices, learning from failures.

    - Vahé Torossian, President, Microsoft Western Europe


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