Nordic Edge

Nordic Edge Asia

Winter Places & Spaces – Green Smart City with Carbon Neutrality and Winter Sports Destination

Nordic cities and companies have developed through experimentation and strong public-private-people-partnership model solutions to issues like urban emissions, occupied urban space and winter sports venues. The key question to discover in this workshop is if and how these models can be scaled to the Chinese cities to solve challenges related to pollution, carbon emission and occupation of the urban space, especially to the “300 million People to Winter Sport” as a result of the Winter Olympic in Beijing in the coming year.

  • Made for Winter Sports
    Presented by Margrethe Maisey, Architect at Fabel Arkitekter, Norway
  • City of Stavanger:
    • Electrifying Mobility – a holistic approach
      Presented by Gunnar Crawford, Head of Smart City Stavanger
    • Charging Infrastructure
      Presented by Trond Thorbjørnsen, Senior Business Developer, Lyse AS
    • A Public-Private Network for Shared Cars
      Presented by Espen Strand Henriksen, Mobility Developer, Kolumbus AS

    Facilitator: Innovation Norway and Nordic Edge

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Sølve has focussed on international business development from The European Free Trade Association, to Rolls-Royce and Innovation Norway for over a decade. He’s now on a mission to grow the Norwegian smart society eco-system, and unlock value creating opportunities worldwide.

As head of Innovation Norway’s Hub for Smart Societies, he is working through a global team of smart city technology experts involved in cutting edge projects on all continents. Before joining Innovation Norway, Sølve helped Rolls-Royce Marine restructure the business for a sustainable future of connected smart ships and zero emission technology. Earlier, Sølve worked extensively with business and government relations in Europe through his work in the European Free Trade Association, where he funded development projects across several EU/EEA states.

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A long-time architect, Maisey has experience of designing office buildings, health care
facilities, educational buildings, sports complexes and residential facilities and detailed
zoning plans in her project portfolio. With expertise in housing design, she ensures that
functionality, aesthetics and good social meeting places are catered for both residents
and the surrounding area.
Maisey’s involvement and expertise in environmental issues related to construction is
genuine, and she strives for good environmental solutions in all phases of her projects.
She has two years of experience from Ecoboks, where she was responsible for the
coursing of architects in new energy regulations, and is an accredited personnel (AP) in

Recent Projects
Campus Ås, Veterinary University
Lehmanns Brygge, Drøbak
The Panorama of Jessheim
Holmenkollen ski arena

Trond Torbjørnsen
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Trond Thorbjørnsen is a Senior Business developer at the Innovation R&D department at Lyse, which is a regional multi utility company owned by 14 municipalities in the Stavanger region. Trond has long experience leading early stage technology and development projects at Lyse. Trond has extensive hands-on experience with innovation and development in welfare technology and smart homes as well as services on top of energy and smart city infrastructure. He has contributed in several EU projects, including two Horizon 2020 projects – Triangulum ( and INVADE (

Tronds`s professional background is within smart home, energy and innovation.

Trond is the inventor of “Badetassen” and the Light pole charging solution tested in the municipality of Stavanger.

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Mobility and concept developer graduated from Norwegian Business School BI and the Royal Navy. Over 20 years of experience from marketing, advertising, media, sales, management, mobility, product and business development. The last five years co-creating award winning mobility solutions in Norway, and also co-founder of a soon-to-be-world-famous tech startup 😉  Defines himself as a flexilist; uses various mobility solutions, normally walking, city e-bike and trains, and have a Care by Volvo-membership.

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