On behalf of the Top-level Research Initiative, we are proud to invite you to the third annual conference. This year’s conference is held back to back with the annual session of the Nordic Council.

The Top-level Research Initiative is by far the largest Nordic initiative covering climate, energy and the environment – all seen from a joint Nordic perspective. As three of the initiative’s five years have passed it is time to look at some of the results that have been achieved thus far and which implications the initiative will have on future Nordic collaboration.

To address these issues the conference has been divided into two half days presenting the Top-level Research Initiative in a context on how the research programmes can contribute to green growth.

  • How can Nordic collaboration on climate, environment and energy questions contribute to economic growth in the future?
  • What emphasis can the Top-level Research Initiative and its results have on green growth in the Nordic countries and on future Nordic collaboration?

These issues will be discussed by Nordic leaders within innovation, research, business and politics, together with project leaders and participants in the initiative.

The complete program will be available at www.toppforskningsinitiativet.org by the 10th October 2012.

Practical information

Time: 13:00 Monday 29th October to 14:00 Tuesday 30th October 2012

Location: Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland

Registration for the conference by the 19 October 2012. When signing up please indicate if you will attend the dinner and lunch.

On the evening of the 29th October 2012, you are invited to take part in the dinner at Crown Plaza Hotel (registration necessary).

On 30th October the conference ends with a joint lunch at Finlandia Hall.

There is no conference fee. However, travel and accommodation costs are covered by participants.

You can book rooms at the Crown Plaza Hotel at a special rate.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact: Communication Manager Kalle Bartholin-Nielsen