eco Inner Scandinavia Innovation & Development

ecoINSIDE is a project about climate-driven growth in Inner Scandinavia, a cross-border region containing the four counties of Akershus and Hedmark (Norway) and Dalarna and Värmland (Sweden).

Through commitment to green economic development through cross-border cooperation, the project will achieve added value and solve environmental and climate challenges. This will be done by utilizing different skills and strengths, and establish cooperation between business, research and innovation environments across the border.

Within the focus areas Solar Technology & Energy Systems and Sustainable Building Technology, there is potential for partnerships and for achieving crossborder added value.

The project is now closed.

Trine Kopstad Berentsen

Huvudprosjektleder ­& ­Kontaktperson Norge
Kunnskapsbyen Lillestrøm
+47 930 14 801

Magnus Nilsson

Kontaktperson Sverige
Glava Energy Center
+46 70 792 87 28

Akershus Fylkeskommune Public co-funder of the project.

Älvdalens kommun One of the SITE region munici­pa­li­ties. Takes part in developing sust­ainable management of bio waste.

Arvika kommun Project owner, in charge of financial and activity reports to EU Interreg.

Asplan Viak Consultants within business development, architecture and energy efficiency.

Aurskog Høland kommune A municipality in Akershus that focuses on the environment and a sustainable use of resources.

ByggDialog Dalarna A leading cluster within sustainable building technology.

Dalarna Science Park Project manager for the Swedish side. Runs development projects and supports new business ideas to find their way into the market.

Difi National competence center for construction.

Elverum vekst Public developer behind new district in Elverum "Ydalir"

EU Interreg Interreg is a EU program that promotes increased collaboration over nation borders.

Föreningen Hållbart byggande i Värmland Coordinates actors with ambitions to create a more sustainable housing and building sector in Värmland.

FUSen Offers complete solar energy system solutions, focusing on commercial buildings.

Gaia Homes Gaia Homes is responsible developer of Gaiagrenda in Alvdal/Norway and is a Living Lab on sustainable green buildings.

Glava Energy Center A world-leading test center for renewable energy solutions.

Grums Kommun

Hedmark Fylkeskommune Public co-funder of the project.

Hias Hias IKS is an inter-municipal waste management company owned by Hamar, Stange, Ringsaker and Løten municipalities.

Högskolan Dalarna The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) is a specialist in complete energy systems and storage combinations.

NTNU Gjøvik A Norwegian university college with an international perspective, focusing on innovation in sustain­able technology.

Høgskolen i Innlandet The department of applied ecology performs research within bio energy and applied ecology.

Institute for Energy Technology International research foundation within renewable technologies.

Karlstads Universitet Leading research department on solar cells made from silicon as well as new conjugated polymers.

Kunnskapsbyen Lillestrøm Project owner for the Norwegian side, facilitator of development processes.

Lørenskog kommune Municipality with interest in solar energy and innovative procurement.

Malung-Sälens kommun One of the SITE region municipali­ties. Takes part in developing sust­ainable management of bio waste.

Multiconsult Consultants within solar techno­logy and sustainable building technology.

Norsk Solenergiforening NGO for Norway's solar energy sector, lobbying for better conditi­ons for the solar energy industry.

Klimalab Oppland The Climate and Energy Laboratory is a place for spectacular experi­en­ce, a place to cooperate and learn.

OREEC Oslo Renewable Energy and Envi­ron­ment Cluster is a department of Kunnskapsbyen Lillestrøm.

Otovo AS Special expertise in business models and PR.

Perfekta Installers of the SweModule solar energy modules.

Region Dalarna Public co-funder of the project.

Region Värmland Public co-funder of the project.

Regionrådet Sør-Østerdal Focusing on how public building actors can promote local sustainable services.

ROAF Romerike Waste Refinery Associ­ation works with waste collection, recycling and management.


Solcellespesialisten Supplier of solar energy and sustainable buildings.

Solenergiklyngen The Norwegian Solar Energy Cluster, which was established in 2013, works to establish a strong business cluster within the solar energy sector.

Sør-Hedmark Næringshage Refining ideas, talents and projects into profitable companies and work places.

Tretorget A cluster organization focusing on wood for sustainable building. Involved in projects for new use of wood in the bio economy.

Trysil Kommune One of the SITE region municipali­ties. Takes part in developing sust­ainable management of bio waste.