Welcome to Innovation Norway’s seminar on energy efficiency and market opportunities in China, January 25th, Trondheim

After the Enova Conference 2012: "Det grønne gullet", Innovation Norway will host a seminar on opportunities for Norwegian companies in the Chinese market for energy efficiency. The seminar will be held in the auditorium "Møllenberg" at Rica Nidelven Hotel in Trondheim, Norway, and is free of charge to the participants.

Innovation Norway is working actively to promote Norwegian companies in Northeast Asia and especially in China. With our combination of experience from the Chinese and the Norwegian markets, Innovation Norway’s offices in Beijing and Shanghai are key resources for Norwegian companies that; export to China, seek partnerships with Chinese companies, wish to establish their own office in China, etc.

Energy & Environment is Innovation Norway’s most prioritized sector in China, and energy efficiency is a central element. The sector is in rapid development, and Chinese authorities have ambitious goals for renewable energy and energy efficiency. With the expertise available in Norwegian companies in this field, we believe there is great potential for more exposure to the Chinese market. However, there are also many challenges, and the Norwegian Energy & Environment Consortium is therefore an important resource for Norwegian companies in this market.

Of particular interest regarding energy efficiency, is Innovation Norway’s Energy Management Program that has been granted funding from The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) until March 2013. The program aims to promote improved energy efficiency in Chinese buildings and heavy industry, both in the form of subsidized energy efficiency consulting services for relevant projects as well as courses/seminars. Click here for a project example. For examples of other areas that we will focus on, have a look at the presentations in conjunction with Asia Days held in September 2011.

So, -postpone your return from the Enova conference with a couple of hours and use this opportunity.

We will focus on market opportunities and challenges for Norwegian companies in Northeast Asia and China:


  • 15:00: "Why and how to enter Northeast Asia?"
    Pål Kastmann – Sector Manager, Energy & Environment, Innovation Norway in Northeast Asia.
  • 15:30: "Innovation Norway’s Energy Management Program"
    Sven Karlsen – Innovation Norway in Beijing
  • 16:00: "Energy efficiency in Chinese buildings: Experiences from AF Gruppen’s projects in China
    Tor  Olsen, Technical Director, AF Energi & Miljøteknikk
  • 16:30: Q & A
  • 17:00: End

Link to sign up (Norwegian)


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