May 16, 2019
The Nordic region and the greater Seattle area are global leaders in innovation.

Given the Nordic Museum’s deep roots in both the Nordic region and the Pacific Northwest, the Museum is a natural convener of the innovation communities across both regions. The first Nordic Innovation Conference, held in May 2018, featured exceptional speakers and panels, and launched several collaborative relationships across private and public sectors.

The 2019 Nordic Innovation Summit will build and expand on this momentum. Innovation leaders from the Nordic region and Pacific Northwest will come together to share their insights, build new relationships, explore opportunities for collaboration, and inspire new ways of thinking. The 2019 Summit will focus on a wide range of opportunities, including blue technology (maritime), green/clean technology, smart cities, educational technology, financial innovation, and the Internet of Things.  

The 2019 Nordic Innovation Summit will be held May 16 at the new Nordic Museum in Seattle. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!


past speakers

Fredrik Cassel

General Partner,

Kristin Skogen Lund

Confederation of
Norwegian Employers

Vahé Torossian

Corporate Vice President,
Microsoft Western Europe

Peter Linder

Head of 5G Marketing,

Dagfinn Høybråten

Secretary General,
Nordic Council of Ministers

Lasse Karlsen

Technical Director,
Norwegian Maritime Authority

Karin Olofsdotter

US Ambassador for Sweden

Kåre Aas

US Ambassador for Norway

Kirsti Kauppi

US Ambassador for Finland

Morten T. Hansen

Author and Management Professor at University of California, Berkeley

Casper von Koskull

CEO of Nordea

Ulla Maaria Koivula

CEO and Founder of ThingLink

Hilde Tonne

Chief Innovation Officer, Ramboll Group

Shawn Torbert

U.S. Public Affairs Manager, ROCKWOOL

Dr. Jussi Kajala

CEO of 3DBear Inc.

Kristoffer Vik Hansen

CEO and Co-founder of Spare

Lasse Karlsen

Technical Director in Norwegian Maritime Authority

Mervi Pänkäläinen

CEO and Founder of Mightifier

Milla Kokko

CEO and Co-founder of HEI Schools

Sari Hurme-Mehtälä

CEO and Co-founder of Kide Science


Nordic Museum | 2655 NW Market Street
 Seattle, WA 98107

The new, purpose-built Nordic Museum is the site of the 2019 Nordic Innovation Summit. With “smart” classrooms and tech-interactive exhibits, the Museum represents a blend of Nordic history and Nordic innovation.

In the walkable and environmentally-conscious Ballard Neighborhood, the Nordic Museum is just 6 miles from Downtown Seattle. On-site dining as well as an eclectic blend of neighborhood restaurants and hotels make the Nordic a premier destination.


The Nordic Innovation Summit offers a full day of inspiring talks, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. Freya–the Museum's cafe and one of Seattle’s newest hotspots for Nordic cuisinewill serve a delicious lunch as well as provide snacks during the day. A networking reception with Nordic cocktails will conclude the day.

The program will be announced soon!

reserve your seat

Sponsors & Partners

Nordic Council of Ministers
The Nordics - a joint branding project by the Nordic Council of Ministers

Stellar Holdings 
Bright Ideas. Better Communities.

Nordic Innovation House 
We give Nordic companies, from startups to corporations, a head start in the most relevant global innovation hubs

Hotel Andra
A boutique luxury hotel ideally located in the heart of downtown Seattle

Our ambition is to empowering everyone to rise to the development challenges of modern living

Norwegian Maritime Authority
Enabling a greener and safer future for the maritime sector

Stanton Chase
Excellence in C-level retained Executive Search locally and globally

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