About The Explorer

The Explorer is a free matchmaking service for connecting global challenges with green solutions. It is Norway's official marketplace for green technology.

“The world is facing increasing economic, social and environmental challenges,” says Helene Friis, Head of Norway’s The Explorer. “But, at the same time, the world is full of companies with more advanced technology than ever before.”

“What we need, is a tool to match the challenges with the companies that can solve them. That is why we created The Explorer,” says Friis.

How The Explorer works

The Explorer is an initiative of the Norwegian government and owes much of its structure to the Global Opportunity Explorer.

“Norway is a pioneer in sustainability. The country is taking an active role in helping the world to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” says Friis.

“The Explorer will give the entire world access to vetted, high-quality technology from Norway.”

Read more: Explore hundreds of green solutions on The Explorer right now

All solutions on The Explorer are linked to specific Sustainable Development Goals and help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or other negative impact on the environment.

“The Explorer employs a free matchmaking function to connect buyers and investors from around the world with relevant Norwegian companies,” says Friis.

“The platform delivers solutions across a spectrum of industries, from green shipping and environmental technologies to food production and smart cities.”

Helene Friis, Head of The Explorer

Photo: Hilde Brevig

Who can use The Explorer?

International companies seeking Norwegian business partners

Any international company or investor can use The Explorer for free to find trusted companies with vetted solutions.

A free matchmaking function locates the most relevant provider for your needs and connects you directly to the right person. The only requirement is to register your name, company and contact details, as well as your area of business interest. Your information will not be made public. It will only be used for the matchmaking mechanism in our system.

Click here to sign up today. Registration only takes a minute and gives you immediate access to the best green technology for your needs.

Norwegian companies seeking international business partners

All Norwegian companies can register for free on The Explorer. Solutions that fulfil the criteria will be published on TheExplorer.no and included in the matchmaking. They will also be profiled in social media and when Norway is promoted internationally.

The criteria are:

The company must also confirm that it complies with the principles of good business practice.

The solution can be small, large, simple, advanced, cheap or expensive. Both established companies and young startups can be part of The Explorer.

Click here to sign up today. You only need to fill out a short form to register, and The Explorer team will follow up and handle the rest.

Visit TheExplorer.no for more information, or email hello@theexplorer.no