LAUNCH Nordic was founded with the goal of harnessing the unique strengths of the Nordic region to accelerate innovation in sustainable materials and how they are made.

The search for innovators began with the announcement of the LAUNCH Nordic Challenge Statement at a Summit in March, 2014. People throughout the region are invited to submit their ideas and solutions, and the top 10 innovators will be provided with mentoring, networking opportunities and access to key investors to enable them to bring their innovations to scale.

The primary activities and events in the LAUNCH Nordic process are illustrated in the 2014 cycle below.