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AFRY x Norrsken

AFRY and Norrsken in new collaboration to accelerate the sustainable transition

Norrsken and AFRY will share knowledge and use the power of entrepreneurship and digitalisation combined to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society, in line with the 2030 Agenda. 

AFRY and Norrsken: the collaboration

How will AFRY support?

The in-depth knowledge of AFRY experts in sustainability and digitalisation enables AFRY to advise and accelerate the build-up of future cities, develop solutions within bioindustry, clean energy, and food and life science. On this basis, Norrsken and AFRY are committed to collaborate to make a difference.

Digitalisation represents one of the most powerful and universal tools we have to tackle climate change and reduce global emissions. Together with Norrsken we will exchange knowledge to innovate, digitalise and scale-up solutions to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society

- says Jonas Gustavsson, CEO, AFRY.

How will Norrsken Foundation support?

Norrsken is a non-profit foundation, supporting entrepreneurs that solve our greatest challenges, such as poverty, famine, environmental issues, mental health, and integration.

Norrsken supports entrepreneurs in two ways. The first is through a co-working space for 450 impact entrepreneurs in Stockholm. The second is through a VC fund backed by unicorn founders, which invests in companies with the potential to radically improve the world. In 2021, The Norrsken Foundation will open. The Norrsken Foundation Kigali, East Africa's largest hub for entrepreneurs.

AFRY’s experts will help entrepreneurs at Norrsken by providing deep insights into sustainability and digitalisation. Entrepreneurs at Norrsken will be involved in AFRY’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and employees to fuel ideas and innovative new business models.

Kick starting the collaboration

To kick-start the collaboration two areas have been defined:

  1. Focus on how to accelerate the digital skills and opportunities among the entrepreneurs as well as to
  2. Deep dive into food and life-science projects

AFRY will support the entrepreneurs at Norrsken in solving the world’s greatest challenges. Another long-term spin-off is that together we wish to inspire top talents to enter into an impactful career

- says Erik Engellau-Nilsson, CEO, Norrsken Foundation.

The collaboration in summary

  • AFRY's experts will offer the Norrsken entrepreneurs mentorship and support within sustainability and digitalisation.
  • The Norrsken entrepreneurs will be introduced to AFRY’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and employees to fuel innovation and new business models.
  • We believe inclusion and diversity will support us in succeeding together with talents who share the same ambitions.

 

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Impact Week 2021

As a proud partner to Norrsken Foundation and Impact Week, we look forward to seeing you online at Impact Week August 24-26 2021

It starts with Global Goals Day, continues with Talent Day - a career arena inspiring top talents towards choosing impactful careers, and finishes with celebrating role models, success cases, and innovative solutions.

RSVP at www.norrskenimpactweek.org

 

About Norrsken

The Norrsken Foundation supports entrepreneurs who solve our biggest challenges, such as poverty, hunger, environmental issues, mental health, and integration. The Norrsken Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit foundation founded in 2016 by Niklas Adalberth. Norrsken runs the award-winning Norrsken House in Stockholm, where 450 impact-tech entrepreneurs work, as well as a € 100 million VC fund and five internal initiatives: Klarity, Osmond Labs, Impact Week, 29k, and Action Against Corona. In 2021, The Norrsken Foundation will open. The Norrsken Foundation Kigali, East Africa's largest hub for entrepreneurs.

 

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Sustainability at AFRY

Sustainability is part of AFRY’s business strategy and a prerequisite for AFRY’s business as a whole. We connect technologies to create sustainable progress for you.