Nordic cities and companies have developed through experimentation and strong public-private-people-partnership model solutions to issues like urban emissions, occupied urban space and winter sports venues. The key question to discover in this workshop is if and how these models can be scaled to the Chinese cities to solve challenges related to pollution, carbon emission and occupation of the urban space, especially to the “300 million People to Winter Sport” as a result of the Winter Olympic in Beijing in the coming year.
Facilitator: Innovation Norway and Nordic Edge
Sølve has focussed on international business development from The European Free Trade Association, to Rolls-Royce and Innovation Norway for over a decade. He’s now on a mission to grow the Norwegian smart society eco-system, and unlock value creating opportunities worldwide.
As head of Innovation Norway’s Hub for Smart Societies, he is working through a global team of smart city technology experts involved in cutting edge projects on all continents. Before joining Innovation Norway, Sølve helped Rolls-Royce Marine restructure the business for a sustainable future of connected smart ships and zero emission technology. Earlier, Sølve worked extensively with business and government relations in Europe through his work in the European Free Trade Association, where he funded development projects across several EU/EEA states.