WHY EXPLORE NORWAY?

You want to:

-Discover Norway in 2 full days of learning & personalized trip.

-Get inspired by the most innovative companies and startups in the field of sustainability, climate change and more

-Meet renowned speakers from successful businesses in the world as they will share their stories and insights on their markets and their prospects.

-Invest in the development of innovative sustainable products to fuel the growth of your business in a sustainable way

WHY GO WITH US ON A LEARNING EXPEDITION IN NORWAY?

Sustainable tourism boosted by the government

#Norway #Sustainability #Tourism

Innovation Norway is owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (51%) and county councils (49%). It contributes with growth in Norwegian businesses and industry through capital and expertise within sustainable frameworks. They offer services within funding, advice, expertise, networking and promotion. “The government argues that sustainability, whether economic, social and environmental, should be present in Innovation Norway’s business.”

Innovation Norway launched the Sustainable Destination designation in 2013. There are ten key principles for sustainable tourism that must be met in order to qualify for the designation. The destination must work to conserve nature, the environment, and culture. It must also work to strengthen social values. Finally, the destination should promote economic sustainability.

The tourism industry itself initiated and created a roadmap for the tourism industry in Norway: “Towards Sustainable Travel and Tourism In Norway: A Roadmap” (2017), where the 10 largest organisations in Norwegian tourism stand united and are clear on that they should work for the long-term perspective.

Norway, top destination for sustainable travel

#Climatechange #Innovation #Ecofriendly

Norway is getting serious about strategies and policies to combat climate change in an effort to help protect the wide variety of plants and animals that call this country home. 

There are specific tour companies that focus on reducing the environmental footprints within tourism, as Fjord Tours, where the key component is public transportation already in place, with trains and electrical fjord cruise boats, to minimize the eco-footprint. They cooperate closely with local activity-, transport- and accommodation providers, supporting them in creating long term economical sustainability within their community. As early as in 2011 they received the European Sustainable Tourism Award from The Vestas, when we were recognized as an example of a provider contributing to sustainable and responsible tourism in the category “Tour Package”.

Oslo, the European Green Capital in 2019

#Oslo #smart #city

Oslo is unique internationally due to our commitment to the environment and climate. Oslo has strong and competitive industry clusters in areas such as energy, smart mobility, maritime and life sciences. Sustainability and green solutions are main drivers for all sectors:

-Oslo has one of the world’s most ambitious climate strategies, with goals in accordance with The Paris agreement.

-Oslo is the first city in the world to introduce a climate budget, where we count CO2 in the same way that we count money.

-Oslo has become the EV capital of the world. Oslo is also first in the world to invest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) from waste facilities.

-Oslo is a pioneer within circular waste management, where for instance food waste is transformed into biogas for the city’s buses and waste trucks.

-Oslo is also using its purchasing power to enhance the green transition, for instance by creating a market for green inventions when we demand fossil-free construction sites from entrepreneurs who build our new schools, elderly homes and sport arenas.

-Oslo is in the process of implementing all-time high investments in public transport.

Powerhouse Brattørkaia: Carbon neutrality isn’t enough

#Brattørkaia #clean #energy

Brattørkaia is an eight-story office building that will produce 485,000 kWh annually. The average Norwegian home uses about 20,000 kWh of power a year. Brattørkaia will become a mini-power plant that can supply electricity to Norway’s publicly owned grid. Its surplus energy will also compensate for the power used to produce its building materials. 

Motion sensors click lights on and off as people move about the building. An internal spiral staircase doubles as a ventilation shaft. Rooftop solar panels collect energy on bright days, energy wells store it, and geothermal power compensates on colder, grayer days.

The building concrete frame was recycled, and the old exterior glass windows were reused to make interior partitions, which help maximize daylight. Additional insulation panels were made from old plastic bottles. Rather than use energy-intensive metal, a Japanese wood-burning technique called “shou sugi ban” was used to blacken Kjørbo’s new façade.

LET'S DISCUSS YOUR INNOVATION GOALS!

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING OUR OPEN LEARNING EXPEDITION?

NETWORK OF EXPERTS IN EUROPE

We connect you to inspiring innovators who matter for you and are ready to share their experience and best practices – from disruptive startups to innovative corporates, digital experts and vibrant communities.

STRATEGIC FACILITATION

We provide a complete experience with workshops and reflection sessions to share insights, foster new thinking and stimulate new ideas.

CREATIVE FORMATS

We create results-oriented, 100% tailored and out of the box learning formats – from Learning expeditions to transformation workshops, innovation events or advisory boards.

HOW DOES A LEARNING EXPEDITION WORK?

EXPERIENTIAL VISITS & MEETINGS

We test out the latest prototypes and engage in open discussions with innovators to get fresh ideas and learn from their experience

TAILORED PROGRAM

Our innovators are specially curated for you to glean rich insights for your learning objectives

PARTICIPANTS GUIDES & MEETINGS WRAP-UPS

We prepare all meetings with the speakers, provide you with guides for all participants and a wrap-up report of the tour

FACILITATION

We organize workshops and reflection sessions to share insights from the visits, foster new thinking and stimulate new ideas

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