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  • Global Growth China Green-Tech R&D Commercialization 2021

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    China is experiencing increasing demand for environmentally friendly products and solutions. For the third time, Innovation Norway invites Norwegian companies to an export program to explore the unique opportunities in this market.

    Norwegian version: Global Growth China Green-Tech R&D Commercialization 2021

    Jiangsu is China's second largest province in terms of economic size. With high expertise in research, education and industrial production, Jiangsu has good partners to explore both the Chinese and international markets.

    Innovation Norway has entered into a cooperation agreement with Jiangsu Province's Department of Science and Technology. Based on this collaboration agreement, the project’s aim is to position Norwegian companies towards Chinese partners in connection with adaptation or piloting of Norwegian environmentally friendly technology and solutions for the local market. The long-term goal is for the partnerships to help Norwegian companies succeed in the Chinese market faster and with less risk.


    Who is the program suitable for?

    • You have a new, innovative or upgraded environmentally friendly technology / product, within Green-Tech that is close to commercialization.
    • Green-Tech in this context includes (but is not limited to) clean or renewable energy, energy-saving technology, emission control, water and waste management, air quality, environmental monitoring, e-mobility, smart building, green production and environmentally friendly technologies in maritime, marine and oil and gas.
    • You have ambitions and can mobilize and allocate the necessary resources to pursue opportunities in China.


    What can you expect?

    We help you prepare a strategy and action plan to establish yourself in the market. You will have a dedicated advisor throughout the project, and this will give you:

    • Knowledge and assessment of the market potential of each participant's technology or product in China.
    • Knowledge of China and Jiangsu's economic status, corporate culture and market experience
    • Consulting services from Innovation Norway's experienced Norwegian and Chinese advisers.
    • Assistance in seeking a Chinese R & D partner in Jiangsu
    • Identification of possible financing opportunities for the relevant projects.


    The project contains

    Digital kick-off, June 2021

    Digital gatherings in the period August - November 2021, which include:

    • Preparing to do business in China.
    • Information and guidance related to Norway-China (Jiangsu) R & D co-financing program.
    • Information and guidance on other relevant support schemes, e.g. The Environmental Technology Scheme and support for preliminary projects.
    • Pitch training
    • Networking and sharing experiences with other participating companies

    Furthermore, up to 10 hours of individual counselling and follow-up from Innovation Norway's local advisers in China are included.

    B2B meetings with relevant companies and potential partners.

    Opportunity for market visit (TBD), in November 2021.


    Endorsements from previous programs

    From Pål Bråthen, CEO toCircle Industries AS:​

    “The Global Growth GreenTech China programme was very useful for us promoting our company and technology in China. It gave us a unique opportunity to present to and meet with Chinese decision makers in our industry and in local Governments. The programme further prepared us for doing business in China in an excellent way. It was also encouraging to work with Innovation Norway’s local staff showing technical interest, competence and motivation clearly beyond our expectations. This resulted in several relevant industrial contacts for us in China.”


    Dr. Gang Xin, CTO of WAI Environmental Solutions AS:​

    “This global growth China program is quite special due to the Covid-19, but surprisingly successful due to excellent organization and consideration by Innovation Norway. WAI, as a beneficiary from the last year’s program, will continue working closely between Norway and China. The venue that you provide has created a lot of opportunities for small companies like WAI.”


    Participation fee

    Participation fee per company is NOK 15,000 for SMB and NOK 30,000 for large companies. 

    Direct costs for any travel and accommodation are covered by the companies.

    Deadline for registration is 15 May.

    Registration at our Norwegian page


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