Nordic Edge Expo

Programme 20-23 September

Nordic Edge Expo 2021 offers 4 days with 4 different topics– presented from all over the Nordics and Brussels. Each day starts with a 2-hour live TV broadcast and there will be 6 exclusive sessions each day related to the topics.  

At Nordic Edge Expo we discuss smart city entrepreneurship, social development and sustainability in practice. We talk about cross-sector innovation within citizen services, mobility, health, education, environment and urban planning. 

20-23 SEPTEMBER: NEW DAY, NEW TOPIC
To easily navigate in the big conference programme we have created a topic each day: 

Monday: Come Clean
We are talking about smart energy concepts for a cleaner, leaner future. Critical energy infrastructure, smart energy grids, the Nordic approach to 100 climate-neutral cities, as well as digital twins, and the opportunities and environmental aspect of battery technology, will be addressed.

Parallel Sessions hosted by: Lyse, NTNU, GTAI, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster, and more


Tuesday: Life Actually
Cities are developed for and by people. It’s about empowering citizens – innovative procurement and life-long learning. What is going on in the minds and hearts of the citizens? Join us for talks on Post-COVID mental health, public-private partnerships for community building and business development, and practical tools for citizen engagement.

Parallel Sessions hosted by: Mastercard, DOGA, KS, British Embassy Nordics, Norwegian Smart Care Cluster and Norway Health Tech.


Wednesday: On the Move
The mobility of tomorrow, on land, at sea and in the air. The experience and future of autonomous mobility, urban airports, and micro-mobility in our cities, including ethics and the aspect of security will be highlighted.

Parallel Sessions hosted by: Sintef, ZAWAS, Royal Norwegian Embassy Denmark, British Embassy Sweden. More to come.


Thursday: Places and Spaces
How will we live and work together tomorrow? We are reinventing our human-made surroundings in an attractive and more sustainable way. There will be talks on the New European Bauhaus, the re-purposing of our city centres and the built environment, at home and at work.

Parallel Sessions hosted by: Forum Virium, Rogaland County Council, Smedvig, Horizon Europe Norwegian Urban Partnership

Tune in for more information about the conference programme as we get closer to the event.  

Side events:
There will be a series of valuable side events taking place during the Nordic Edge Expo. We are proud to present:

  • The KnowHow EdTech Conference will be back in 2021 with an inspiring programme from 21-22 September. 
  • Nordic E-sport conference, 20 September
  • The Gründer Academy
  • Youth Achievement kick-off to 12.000 students, 21 September
  • The Smart City Research Symposium , 22 September
  • The City Centre Conference hosted by Norwegian Cities Association, 23 September

This year’s programme is in the works. In the meantime you can take a look at the comprehensive programme from Nordic Edge Expo 2020