The NJ/NY-Sweden Forum 2022: A collaboration for a Sustainable Future in Energy and Transportation

On 5-6 May Business Sweden and the Consulate-General of Sweden in New York organized a two-day forum in New York City, hosting 40+ stakeholders from New Jersey and New York as well as 13 pioneering and disruptive Swedish companies in renewable energy and sustainable transportation. The Swedish Energy Agency also took part in the event.

The green shift in the US presents new opportunities for Swedish companies in key areas such as energy storage, offshore wind, energy efficiency and electromobility. New York and New Jersey have both adopted ambitious targets of 100% renewable energy by 2040 and 2050 respectively, as well as goals for transitioning their entire federal fleets to EVs. During the two-day event, key learnings and best practices were shared amongst the participants to identify areas for collaboration.

Special thanks to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) for co-hosting the NJ-Sweden Forum event on Thursday, May 5 and gathering stakeholders from NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, NJ TRANSIT, New Jersey Department of Transportation, the Governor's Office of the State of New Jersey, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, as well as New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Likewise, thanks to the New York stakeholders for participating on May 6, New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYSERDA, Empire State Development, New York City Department of Transportation and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

The participating Swedish companies represented a smorgasbord of Swedish sustainable and innovative cutting-edge solutions, and could help accelerate the Green Transition, Alfa Laval, Candela | Electric Hydrofoil Boats, ClimateView, Enerpoly, Einride, Hexicon, Hitachi Energy, Polarium, Minesto, Volvo Group, Volvo Cars, Volta Trucks and urbs | Urban Systems.