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Facilitating Swedish-French collaborations within green solutions

2015 has been an important year for energy and environment in France. Incentives, “green” laws and the climate conference, COP21, held in Paris in December, have increased opportunities for Swedish companies on the French market.

Business Sweden’s office in Paris has during the year worked closely with the Swedish organisations in France as well as the Nordic Embassies and export organisations for different activities within energy and environment. Focus has been to facilitate contacts and collaborations and create business opportunities for Swedish companies in order to strengthen French-Swedish/Nordic relations.

Some of the activities carried out during the year:

  • Sourcing and knowledge sharing with France’s largest energy operator, Engie, leading to several collaborations within district heating and cooling
  • Nordic Efficiency, pavilion, high level conferences and networking activities where the Nordic countries jointly presented their climate related know-how and solutions within energy efficiency, sustainable construction, city planning as well as bio-, and circular economy at the World Efficiency exhibition and congress (Nordic Efficiency)
  • Smart Living Challenge, creative workshop  generating +10 sustainable mobility solutions for cities
  • Håll-BAR at the Swedish Institute, five eco after-work evenings with invited guest speakers holding informal and dynamic talks about our environment. Among the invited guests, Olle Dierks, SISP and José Gonzalez

The activities have generated several collaborations between Swedish and French companies, operators and cities both for Swedish export and French investments in Sweden.

For more information on Swedish-French collaborations within green solutions, please contact Marie Eck.

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Marie Eck

Senior Project Manager Senior Project Manager
+33 1 53 40 85 79