Category: Business

Students in a classroom.

Borderless entrepreneurship

American students learn about Norway’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through the embassy’s Virtual Ambassador Program Mona Anita K. Olsen, PhD Cornell University Entrepreneurship is global; it is not limited by borders or time zones but instead...

Man wearing MovieMask.

Your own portable movie theater

MovieMask’s portable 2D cinema turns your smartphone into a cinema-quality experience Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway MovieMask provides the cinema experience anywhere, anytime. In short, it’s a portable cinema that works by combining your smartphone...

Four phones with the Vipps app open.

Stepping into digitalization

Pilot projects allow companies to develop and test new digital services without disrupting their existing business models Jennifer Vessels Next Step—Silicon Valley & Oslo, Norway In 2015, the International Data Corporation predicted that the...

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Partnering for change

Norwegian organization helps create sustainable solutions around the world Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Partnership for Change (PfC) is a Norwegian not-for-profit organization and a member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association. The organization works...

A group of people at the festival.

Innovation Barn inspires with pop-up

Jennifer Blumenfeld Cornell University For the past 11 years in Lista, Norway, The American Festival has been a highlight of people’s summers. Every June, vendors and performers from all over the country come to...

Person holding phone with Payr app open.

Next-gen payments

Payr enables Norwegian customers to pay invoices in smart and flexible ways Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Payr is a new bill-payment platform that saves customers time and money while offering businesses lower customer-acquisition costs....

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Employees benefit from digitalization

Jennifer Vessels Next Step—Silicon Valley & Oslo, Norway While robots that vacuum the carpet, mow the lawn, or deliver lunch are cute time savers, their possible entry into the workplace can be scary. Employees...

A fish farming facility.

The key to precise salmon measurement

Norwegian startup OptoScale uses laser lights to accurately measure the weight of fish Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Norway’s long and jagged coastline surrounded by cold, fresh seawater provides excellent conditions for aquaculture activities. The...

Oslo Innovation Week

Entrepreneurs and innovators will gather in Norway’s capital this month to tackle meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway This year’s Oslo Innovation Week sets the agenda for business solutions to...

A smarter power grid

Agder Energi partners with Microsoft and Powell to create an effective electrical grid for the future Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Norwegian power company Agder Energi is collaborating with Microsoft and Powel AS to build...