Category: Business

Cornell students tennis ball benchmark

The tennis ball benchmark

Lessons in teamwork from a family-owned amusement park business in Norway Mona Anita K. Olsen, PhD Cornell University 5/6135: Conversations with Entrepreneurs, a course I teach in the Hotel School at the SC Johnson...

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Lending eyesight through technology

Mobile app connects the visually impaired with volunteers to provide quick assistance Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway During the official opening of Oslo Innovation Week this year, the Oslo Innovation Award 2017 was awarded to...

Representatives of SkySkopes and FIC shaking hands.

Drones for Norway

North Dakota’s SkySkopes partners with Friendly International Consult Molly Jones The Norwegian American At the end of September, SkySkopes and Friendly International Consult (FIC) agreed on a partnership to bring U.S. drones to Norway....

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...

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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...