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Nordic Innovation Summit 2023

May 10-11, 2023 | National Nordic Museum | Seattle, WA


May 10-11, 2023


Seattle, WA

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Announcing the theme of this year's Nordic Innovation Summit: "Sustaining Sustainability Through Turbulent Times."

While it is more important than ever to work towards sustainability and green innovation, these efforts are facing mounting challenges. In the US, sustainability as a business priority has become a hot political topic, while the Nordic countries have broad, long term political and popular support for ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) in business.

As Nicolai Tagen, CEO of the Norwegian Petroleum Fund puts it:

"ESG has, to an increasing degree, been portrayed as a political issue during the last 12 months. That worries us. [...] Responsible companies understand the wider environmental and social consequences of their activities, they make the most of opportunities and manage risks. This is just good leadership. The way I see it ESG is not politics. It is just common sense."

In response to these challenges, the 2023 Summit will bring together founders, corporate leaders, and other innovators from both regions to showcase businesses and projects that demonstrate the need and opportunity to do well by doing good.

Join us to explore the latest developments in green technology, share success stories, and identify opportunities to drive change. Whether you are a diehard sustainability activist or a sceptic you will find content and speakers who will challenge your thinking and perhaps also new business opportunities and ideas!

Take advantage of our early bird special and buy your event registration now. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from industry leaders and network with peers.

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2023 Speakers (More to Come!)

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    Henrik Henriksson

    CEO, H2 Green Steel

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    Tuula Rytila

    Fmr. Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Digital Stores

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    Dr. Erik Angner

    Professor of Practical Philosophy, Stockholm University

  • MartineKildeby_155

    Martine Kildeby

    Head of Strategic Partnerships, BLOXHUB

  • TorunnTronsvang_155

    Torunn Tronsvang

    Founder and CEO, Up Norway

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    Rhys Roth

    Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Aimee Meester 155

    Aimee Meester

    CEO and Chief Marketing Aficionado, Madison Taylor Marketing

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    Juha Christensen

    Founder and Chairman, Star; Chairman, Bang & Olufsen and CloudMade; Vice-Chairman, Netcompany

  • Stephen Elop

    Stephen Elop

    Chief Executive Officer,

  • Einar Gustafsson

    Einar Gustafsson

    Chief Executive Officer, American Seafoods

  • JakobLiedberg

    Jakob Liedberg

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cinis Fertilizer

  • Jon Roskill

    Jon Roskill

    Chair, XShore

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    Dr. Robert Strand

    Executive Director, The Nordic Center, and Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

  • Kjell

    Kjell Waloen

    Co-Founder and Chief Manufacturing & Logistics Officer, Volta Trucks

  • Pippa Boothman

    Pippa Boothman

    CEO, Playfinity

Featured 2018-2022 Speakers

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    Guðni Jóhannesson

    President of Iceland

  • KirstenSkogenLund

    Kristin Skogen Lund

    Chief Executive Officer of Schibsted

  • CaspervonKoskull

    Casper von Koskull

    Chief Executive Officer of Nordea Bank

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    Tuula Rytila

    Fmr. Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Digital Stores

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    Mårten Mickos

    CEO, HackerOne

  • HildeTonne

    Hilde Tonne

    CEO of Stanett

  • HenrikHenriksson155

    Henrik Henriksson

    CEO, H2 Green Steel

  • KimberlyLeinMathisen

    Kimberly Lein-Mathisen

    General Manager of Microsoft Norway

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    Ulf Ewaldsson

    VP & Chief Network Officer at T-Mobile

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    Maria Amelie

    CEO and Co-Founder of Factiverse

  • TomAlberg

    Tom Alberg

    Madrona Venture Group

  • EvaKarlsson

    Eva Karlsson

    CEO of Houdini Sportswear

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    Dr. Nikko Strom

    Distinguished Scientist, Amazon

  • ElaineWeidmanGrunewald

    Elaine Weidman-Grunewald


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    Dagfinn Høybråten

    Executive Board Member, Crop Trust

  • TimoHarakka

    Timo Harakka

    Minister of Transport and Communications

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    Jarand Rystad

    Founder of Rystad Energy

  • EilertHanoa

    Eilert Giertsen Hanoa

    Chief Executive Officer of Kahoot!

  • JeremyBaines

    Jeremy Baines

    Chief Commercial Officer, Varo Energy

  • KareMolbak

    Kåre Mølbak

    Executive Vice President Statens Serum Institut, MD, DMSc

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    Svein Harald Øygard

    Author, In the Combat Zone of Finance


2020-2022 Highlights



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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