India has taken steps into the global landscape throughout the past decades. We see contours of an emerging superpower taking form in multiple economic arenas. With its giant ocean, the blue economy is among the motors of the modern India. Is there any space for the ocean nation of Norway and its blue companies to play a role in this mix? There are indications of this, which is why we invite you into our world of collaboration and opportunities within the intersection of large & small and ocean & land. 

Our conference - which was in collaboration with DNB - offered valuable insights and inspiring conversations into the investment possibilities in India. Many companies used this occasion to meet business leaders in Norway’s largest companies and other decision makers to better your understanding of the possibilities within the blue economy and India interconnection. We were happy that more than 40 people had signed up for the conference.

The moderator was Audun Wickstrand Iversen, Portfolio Manager, DNB Asset Management. He addressed:

Panelists were:

Sharing glimpses below:

Orkla was present

A packed crowd gathered for the debate on India’s politihus and economy - why should we care? 

While India is undergoing rapid development, the level of knowledge about the country here in Norway is relatively low. Therefore, Kåkånomics invited Erik Solheim and Rina Sunder from DMI, together with Elisabeth Eie and Kalle Mallone to a debate about:

India's Politics and Economy - Why Should We Care?

The aim of the debate was to give a bird's eye overview of today's India and to look a bit ahead into the future.

The participants:

All in all, it was a varied and solid panel discussion that covered the domains of politics, economics, and culture/society.

Topics covered in the debate:

We get a lot of requests about the streaming of events. Streaming did not occur for this debate nor for the Blue Economy and India seminar. However, we have uploaded the debate recordings on the podcast. 

About KÅKÅ|nomics: The point of KÅKÅ|nomics is to have economists explain to a broad audience how they see the world develop. Joining economists are psychologists, technologists, philosophers, historians, journalists, artists, politicians and comedians. The final product is enjoyed by laymen and professors alike. KÅKÅ|nomics is both a platform and a meeting place.

Please note the episode is in Norwegian.


The Indo-Nordic Cooperation session focused on Clean Energy and Renewables. The aim was to foster collaboration between India and the Nordic countries in the fields of clean energy, sustainability, and renewable technologies. This session within the summit focused on two key aspects: cities and the unique offerings of individual Nordic countries towards the Indian market. The session provided a platform for knowledge sharing, idea exchange, and identifying potential areas of cooperation.


-  Ms. Rina Sunder, Founder, Det Moderne India

-  Mr. Umesh Sahdev, Exec. Chairman, Hydrogenium, Resources, India

-  Mr. Knut Linnerud, SBD International, Greenstat ASA

Mr. Ola Elvestuen, Ms. Arati Davis, and Mr. Mads Schlosser held opening remarks, pointing out the need for global collaboration to achieve climate action and the opportunities for collaboration between the Nordic countries and India.

We have uploaded the first part of the seminar on The Modern India Podcast. You can listen to it here:

Did you miss our Save soil debate at Arendalsuka? 

We are happy that 250+ enjoyed the Save Soil debate onat Arendalsuka. 

For this debate we had with us:

Feel free to view the stream here. Please note that this debate is in Norwegian. 

We asked our guests the following questions:





This episode is the speech by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the International Climate Summit 2022 held in Bergen on 30-31st August.

International Climate Summit 2022 is an initiative of the Indo-Norwegian partnership with a special focus on exploring ‘Opportunities for Green Hydrogen in India’. It aimed to present the next-generation opportunities for Bi-Lateral Trade, Joint Ventures, Technology Transfer, and International funding across the green hydrogen industry value chain in India.

Greenstat, Arena H2Cluster, Det Moderne India and the Norwegian Hydrogen Forum represented the Norwegian Partnership, together with the Indian side represented by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Invest India.

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