Contact

Contact our team here or visit ut at Innoasis, Sverdrups gate 27

Nordic Edge Team

Terje Eide

CEO

+47 911 42 956

 

Terje has been part of Nordic Edge since spring 2020 and held the role of CEO from autumn 2022. He has 20+ years of experience as a partner and co-founder in one of the country’s leading analysis and consulting companies within market and customer insight.

Terje is driven by making things happen, and he has a great commitment to society, which is taken out both in politics and voluntary work. He is motivated by working with people who are curious, action-driven, creative and can do things he cannot.

When it’s time to relax, he prefers reading, long meals and traveling to new places with good friends.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

 

  • Impatience
  • Impatience
  • Impatience
Trygve

Trygve A. Meyer

Head of Smart City Cluster

+47 959 37 837

Trygve has over 20 years of experience within sustainability and communication. As head of the cluster, his main focus is on supporting innovative companies working towards a smarter and more sustainable everyday life for citizens in cities and communities.

Trygve is motivated by creating and building a common vision together with eager and competent people. He thrives when he can connect, see possibilities where others don’t, and in the end see that ideas and visions come to life. In his busy everyday life, Trygve relaxes most when he is asleep.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • Human-centric
  • Problem-oriented
  • Goal-oriented
Randi Annual Report

Randi Augenstein

Head of Innoasis

+47 942 76 994

Randi qualified as an architect in Copenhagen and Berlin, and has 16 years’ experience as an architect and 6 years’ experience as CEO of the architect firm Helen & Hard, a leading competence company in innovative and sustainable architecture and city development.

In parallel, she has led the entrepreneurial company ‘Gaining by Sharing’ for 5 years where she has contributed to the development and commercialisation of a sustainable modern building model which emphasises sharing and good communities.

Randi is motivated by bringing people together in inspiring collaboration to solve complex problems and create tomorrow’s solutions. When is comes to relaxing, Randi likes to spend time with family and friends around a good meal, out in nature or travelling.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • People
  • System changes
  • Space, for interaction and community

Caroline Townsend

Administration Manager/Project Coordinator

+47 456 66 742

Caroline is originally from the UK. She has worked with Nordic Edge since 2017 and has seen its growth from a successful conference & expo to what it has become today. She has previous experience within operations and data management, HSE and finance.

 

Caroline is goal driven, and enjoys working with like-minded people, learning new things and sharing her knowledge with others. She thrives when she has a goal and a deadline and there is a lot going on. For relaxation, Caroline enjoys winter sports, piano playing and gardening.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Comradeship

Bjarne Uldal

Chief Innovation Officer

+47 915 47 653

Bjarne is one of the founders of Nordic Edge. He has extensive experience within branding, communication, and innovation and business development processes. He has also invested in various startups and is co-founder of, among others, Point Carbon, Hey-Ho Lets go and Wenn.

Bjarne is at his best when identifying new opportunities and ideas are to be hatched. He is motivated by working together with creative people on innovative solutions, starting new projects and companies, and challenging set ideas. For relaxation, Bjarne enjoys good music and writing poems.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • Respect
  • Cross-collaboration
  • Experimentation
Steinar

Steinar Meling

Senior Project Manager

+47 480 75 767

Steinar has extensive experience within research, innovation, oil, and gas, and has held many senior positions in various companies. He has also played a major role in the establishment of the research institute NORCE.

He is at his best when working together with openminded, inclusive and ambitious people, and he is motivated by collaborating on solving specific challenges. When it’s time to relax and unwind, Steinar prefers reading a good book while taking a bath.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • Competence
  • Courage
  • Action
Emilie Annual Report

Emilie Martinsen Christensen

Funding & Internationalisation Manager

+47 916 17 519

Emilie has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in energy, environment, and society. She is also an active politician.

Emilie thrives when there is a lot going on, and she also loves to represent Nordic Edge on the stage. Seeing our members collaborate and succeed is what motivates her the most. Her go-to for relaxation is ballet-lessons and Netflix together with her cat, preferably with a bag of cheesedoodles.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • Involvement
  • Capital
  • Testing

Solveig Olsen

Communication Advisor

+47 922 16 109

Solveig has a bachelor degree in psychology with a specialisation in communication, a bachelor degree in graphic design and a one-year study of project management. She has many years of experience from both healthcare, non-profit organisations abroad and design work.

Solveig thrives when there is a clear why behind what we do and room for creative solutions to complex problems. She also loves estetichs and making communication understandable in an eye-pleasing form. Having a two year old, relaxing is quite rear – but a good workout or a city stroll ending at a café is always preferred.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • People-oriented
  • Responsibility
  • Creativity

Andreas A. Østrem

Communcation Advisor

+47 922 08 084

Andreas is an outgoing creative communicator and producer of text and digital stories. He has a bachelor’s degree in televison & multimedia production, and he is really passionate about storytelling, which is clearly visible through his career. With his background in movies he developed his skills to be working with key communication within marketing and branding.

He gets motivated by engaging audiences and those around him, staying creative, and is a firm believer of the famous words from Pippi: “I’ve never done that before, so I’m sure I can do it”. His go-to for unwinding is either enjoying fresh brewed coffee on a mountaintop together with his dog Leo, being front row at a concert with his friends, or binge a good show on tv.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • Engage
  • Create
  • Innovate
Gunnar

Gunnar Crawford

Head of Agritech Cluster

+47 934 88 841

Gunnar Crawford has relevant experience as the former Smart City director in Stavanger municipality, a digital business developer for Desert Control, and a senior business developer in the innovation team at Lyse.

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • Boldness
  • Curiosity
  • Synergy

Torill Steinback Hoel

Business Developer

tel:+47 900 99 349

Torill has a diverse background from organization, strategy, branding and innovation. She is driven by an curios and open spirit and has a passion for making the most out of less and making people feel empowered to embrace their potential.

 

Torill has a strong creative bone and a background as an entrepreneur. She is the founder and creator of `Iver & Evne ` an engaging cooking universe for young children. With a keen eye for innovation and a strategic mindset, she excels at connecting the dots and understanding the bigger picture to effect meaningful change.

Her overall goal is making life as enjoyable as possible and the key ingredients is creating memories with family and friends, enjoying food, wine and chocolate while staying healthy and keeping a certain amount of childishness, to make sure she is always open to new perspectives and experiences.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Yes, let´s try!

Tore Bringsjord Granstrøm

Community and Event Manager at Innoasis

+47 905 41 725

Tore is a dedicated and creative person and his expertise includes; business development, content creation, event planning, and social media marketing. He is known for his creative thinking, outgoing personality, and solution-oriented approach, which have all been pivotal in his career growth and success.

Tore thrives in collaborative environments where teamwork drives success. He believes the best outcomes are achieved by combining strengths and supporting each other towards common goals.

When he’s not working, Tore often heads to the mountains with his tent and hiking boots, embracing the great outdoors. Additionally, he actively participates in the local music scene, whether as an enthusiastic audience member or a performing musician.

 

Three important keywords when working towards a smarter and greener tomorrow:

  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Action

Interns

Oliver Mikael Korkus-Hochheim

Project Assistant

+4746777560

Oliver is a Nordic Edge intern during spring 2024. He will be working together with Emilie on funding activities, and assist on projects.

Tobias Alvær

Project Assistant

+47 984 37 186

Tobias is a Nordic Edge intern during spring 2024. He will be working together with Emilie on funding activities, and assist on projects.


The Board

The members of our board represent our owner organisations and close collaborators.

Board members:

Glenn Sæther (Chairman), Marit Salte (Smedvig), Eirik Gundegjerde (Lyse), Gunn-Clair Westad (Stavanger Kommune), Kjersti Melberg (University of Stavanger) and Torgeir Andrew Waterhouse (Otte).