AFRY + Norrsken
AFRY and Norrsken in 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
– 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:
- Focus on how to accelerate the digital skills and opportunities among the entrepreneurs as well as to
- 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
– 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.
Impact Week 2021
As a proud partner to Norrsken Foundation and Impact Week, we were happy to be a part of the 2021 edition of Impact Week. AFRY joined the event on Talent Day and Impact Talks, with a session on the topic "Why Inclusion matters even more than diversity" and a session with Jonas Gustavsson, CEO and President of AFRY, about the importance of a fact-based worldview in order to make the right decisions.
We look forward to the next round of Impact Week, and other events arranged by Norrsken. Make sure to get all the updates – follow us on Linkedin!
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. During 2021, Norrsken Foundation will open a unit in Kigali, Rwanda – East Africa's largest hub for entrepreneurs.