Global Business Innovation Programme - Nordic Electric Vehicle Summit 2020...

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This programme has been postponed.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and Innovate UK are recruiting up to 15 innovative SMEs in the electric vehicle sector to participate in an innovation visit to Oslo.

Successful applicants will benefit from a structured programme of support consisting of a preparation webinar in the UK, a 3-day tailored programme of activities in Norway, including participation at the Nordic EV Summit and B2B Matchmaking, with the aim of initiating and building research, technology and innovation partnerships and developing ongoing commercial project ideas. Delegates will also benefit from post-visit 1-2-1 bespoke follow up support from an EEN Adviser to help build relationships with global partners and exploit international funding and commercial opportunities.


Almost 60% of cars sold in Norway in 2019 were electric powered and this number is growing rapidly, making it by far the most successful country in achieving market penetration. The Norwegian government is committed to ending the sale of conventional vehicles by 2025 and offers attractive long term incentives. A large share of Norway’s domestic energy comes from renewable sources, making the switch to electric vehicles a much greener option.

This two-day conference attracts over 1000 international delegates and showcased 80 influential speakers from the EV sector in 2019. It offers the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from the global EV industry, policy makers, research communities and usergroups. This year the conference will have the key themes of global EV policy, energy of tomorrow, battery technology and mass production.


This programme will bring together innovative UK SMEs looking to grow and scale globally and will enable the businesses to build collaborations and partnerships and explore innovation opportunities. With the current R&D innovation strategy focussing greater investment into SMEs, international collaboration and international funding opportunities such as Horizon 2020, this is a market which offers significant opportunity for innovative UK SMEs developing partnerships and cutting edge technologies.

Participants will work with a designated EEN adviser and receive tailored support through a three phased programme -

  • Getting ready for the visit: Briefing webinar providing practical advice and information on the programme, logistics and key contacts.

  • Visiting the market: A 3 day-programme including participation at the B2B Matchmaking event, at the Nordic EV Summit with opportunities to meet global collaboration partners and develop project ideas through strategic and targeted sessions and B2B meetings.

  • Exploiting the opportunity: Post visit follow up and tailored support with a designated EEN adviser to develop a market exploitation strategy.


Closing date for full applications:
28 February 2020

Applicants informed of outcome no later than 20 March 2020

Pre Visit Briefing Webinar:
6 April 2020 (Time TBC)

Innovation visit:
22 – 24 April 2020

Post Visit Follow up:
29 May 2020


Innovate UK and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) provide a travel allowance to fund flights, hotels, and participation in the workshop and conference to successful applicants (capped at £1500 per applicant). All travel and hotel accommodation must be arranged by the applicant. The named applicant must engage in all aspects of the programme. Non-attendance or compliance with any part of the programme after formal acceptance may result in the costs being charged back to the named applicant. Terms and conditions apply.

To participate in the innovation programme your organisation must be an SME (to be given priority) or public sector organisation and established in the UK.

Click on the green button to register your interest. It is a competitive process and successful applicants will be notified of selection by email after the application deadline (28 February 2020) and no later than 20 March 2020.

Please contact Lisa Brewer, Enterprise Europe Network –

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) notice:

This event is planned and delivered by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) “the Chamber” ( as part of the Enterprise Europe Network for England, Northern Ireland and Wales “EEN” ( This event is funded by EEN. As a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your eligibility to attend this funded event. To comply with funding requirements, the Chamber and EEN delivery partners collect and store your registration data for auditing and project evaluation purposes. The Chamber will retain your records for no longer than is necessary, and in accordance with our privacy notice. The Chamber will not share your data with any other third parties that are not involved with the delivery of the event or funding of the project. You can see the Chamber’s full privacy policy here. You can see EEN Terms and Conditions here.

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