Minding the future.

Bioeconomy in a changing Nordic reality

International conference on bioeconomy and the outcome of the NordBio projects, Harpa, Reykjavik, 5-6 October 2016

What is NordBio

The Nordic bio-economy initiative (NordBio) is a priority program under the Icelandic chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The program covers three years (2014-2016) and is a collaboration of five Nordic councils of ministers. A broad group of Nordic bio-economy experts will pool their efforts in working on projects promoting sustainable utilisation of the living natural resources.

Better utilisation, less wastage.

NordBio goal is to make the Nordic countries leading in the field of sustainable production and utilization of living natural resources for the purpose of reduce waste and promote innovation, green economy and regional development.

The Main Projects

  • Biophilia

    motivate entrepreneurs and encourage the interest of children and youth in science and innovation.

  • Ermond

    facilitate new thinking and new solutions in preventing damage and loss of lives due to natural disasters in the Nordic countries.

  • Innovation

    direct economic impact through innovation and value-creation in the Nordic bioeconomy and thereby strengthen regional and economic growth.

  • Marina

    reduce emissions and increase the use of alternative fuels in the marine sector.

  • Woodbio

    highlight the role of forestry in the Nordic bio-economy with emphasis on wood biomass as raw material.