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Circular Economy & Energy


The way we create and consume must get smarter. In fact, we have to look beyond the current take-make-dispose extractive industrial model. The Circular Economy & Energy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. For decades, the Nordic countries have been the forerunners of sustainable, energy efficient, and eco-friendly innovative solutions.

Nordic Innovation House – Circular Economy & Energy theme will encourage and support these Nordic initiatives to expand their foothold in Singapore and Southeast Asia. In 2019, Nordic Innovation House Singapore (NIH-SG) share the mission to support other Nordic Circular Economy & Energy delegations with its core partners from Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland.

Find out more about the 2019 Circular Economy & Energy events in Singapore and Southeast Asia below! And if you have any questions or keen to collaborate, email us at

11 November – 15 November 2019

This year, the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) have come together as SFF x SWITCH to synergise across the themes of FinTech and Deep Tech!

Co-organised by Monetary Authority of Singapore, Enterprise Singapore, and the National Research Foundation, this first-of-its-kind collaboration aims to form a comprehensive showcase of innovative technologies across five key sectors (FinTech, Urban Solutions and Sustainability, Health and Biomedical Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, and Digital Service) to prime business transformation.

This integration serves as an inspirational cross-industry platform for greater exchange and learning, deepening of tech capabilities, synergistic application of resources, and partnership development for commercialisation.

At the SWITCH event, Nordic Innovation House Singapore with Innovation Norway will be presenting a joint initiative on Circular Economy & Energy. Nordic companies can anticipate five days of valuable knowledge, matchmaking sessions with investors and businesses from Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Circular Economy & Energy Programme Package:

  • Material package and briefing

  • Anchor event participation with startup passes

  • Visibility from the Nordic Pavilion at SWITCH (Monday - Wednesday, November 11th - 13th)

  • Showcasing and speaking opportunities at Nordic Pavilion at SFF x SWITCH (Wednesday, November 13th)

  • Investor matchmaking event and pitching (Thursday, November 14th)

  • Joint Nordic Ambassadors reception (Nordic Mixer) (Thursday, November 14th)

  • Innovation Lab Crawl - separate registrations required once program is available (Thursday, November 14th & Friday, November 15th)

  • Dialogue speaking opportunity as a panelist on Urban Solutions & Sustainability

  • Business and technology matchmaking

  • Business matchmaking and meetings organised by Trade Promotion Offices (TPOs)

  • Visibility in NIH-SG Circular Economy & Energy programme marketing and communication materials

  • 6-month NIH-SG membership with all benefits


Click button for more info on NIH-SG Circular Economy & Energy programme and opportunities in Singapore!


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

Nordic Innovation House
Sami Jääskeläinen, Community Director 

Innovation Norway
Pål Kastmann, Director & Commercial Counsellor, Board Member of the Nordic Innovation House Singapore

The Liveability Challenge
10 January – 7 June 2019

In partnership with Eco-Business and Temasek Foundation Ecosperity, Nordic Innovation House was one of the Challenge Partners for The Liveability Challenge 2019. This is a global initiative that aims to identify and accelerate the implementation of scalable and impactful solutions within the areas of energy and circular economy for cities in the tropics.

As part of the Ecosperity Week (4 – 7 June 2019), the shortlisted companies and brightest innovators were awarded the opportunity to pitch before a panel of judges and investors at The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale on June 7th, in Singapore. In doing so, they were in the run to secure up to S$1 million, or cultivate a prestigious campaign on a private investor‘s crowdfunding site, namely FundedHere.

Visit for programme details, 2019 challenge winner and updates on the next call for application!

Jonathan Refstrup