Nordic Edge Expo

Breakout session: Ålesund Future Lab – partners in action with global effect

Moderator: Marielle Furnes Mannseth

14:15 – 14:25  This is Ålesund Future Lab – U4SSC ip – Unique and innovative. How the lab and partners work methodically with concrete projects to create a sustainable future! Managing Director of Ålesund Future Lab – U4SSC ip, Marielle Furnes Mannseth

14:25 – 14:40  We’re all in this together! The county Møre og Romsdal is the first county to implement the KPI-analysis in all municipalities. How do they do it? Sustainability General in Møre and Romsdal County, Ole Helge Haugen

14:40 – 14:50  The North West – U4SSC ip’s arena to address UN’s SDG’s. The arena for doers. CEO, Gjermund Kvernmo Langset

14:50 – 15:05 U4SSC ip and the KPI-analysis. What divides this tool from others and how can international partners use the tool and collaborate to find solutions. Head of the United for Smart and Sustainable Cities Program Implementation Program (U4SSC IP), Kari Aina Eik

15:05 – 15.25  SMART PLAN – planning through vizualisation and simulation – a revolution in public planning. How to explore the possibilities. Future Navigator, Anne Lise Sagen Major

15:25 – 15:35  Digerneset Innovation – A smart and sustainable hub – the goal of an emissions-free transport sector. Senior Manager BDO, Gro Hovde Fiksdahl

15:35 – 15:50  Partners of Ålesund Future Lab – U4SSC ip

  • businessHUB for sustainability – the importance of competence in developing private business, NTNU University – Vice-rector, Dr. Annik Magerholm Fet
  • The necessity of sharing data, Marte Aarseth, Consulting Manager ATEA

15:50 – 16:00  Vizualitation and simulation – the digital twin and collaboration with Ålesund Futurelab. CEO of AugmentCity (OSC), Joel Mills

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Managing Director of  Ålesund Future Lab – U4SSC ip, an an initiative by Ålesund Municipality.

With a background from different industries and global brands, she has broad experience in technology development, product and concept development, strategy development and project management.

Now committed to connecting sectors and industries, working together in projects in Ålesund Future Lab towards a smarter and more sustainable society.

The Future Lab’s main object is to accelerate the development of smart and sustainable cities and communities, and contribute to achieving the UN’s sustainability goals by 2030. The Future Lab will facilitate a closer cooperation between public actors, businesses, academia, and citizens.

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Head of the United for Smart and Sustainable Cities Program Implementation Program (U4SSC IP). Secretary General of the Organization for International Economic Relations, Austria, Vienna www.oier.pro and Leader of the UN`s United for Smart and Sustainable Cities U4SSC Implementation Program https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/ssc/united/Pages/default.aspx which is supporting cities, regions and communities worldwide in identifying needs, finding sustainable solutions, partnerships and investments https://news.itu.int/un-collaboration-supports-smart-city-action/

Vice Chair of the ITU Focus Group on Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies (FG-AI4EE)

Board member of the World Council for SDG 11, the Real Estate Advisory Board (REM) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the H22 project of Helsingborg, Sweden and The North West, Aalesund, Norway.

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Gjermund Kvernmo Langset is the CEO of The North West. The North West is the arena for sustainable regional development. They build relations, increase knowledge, share experiences and challenge existing thruths, with the aim of stimulating both social and business development in accordance with the SDGs. Working closely with the U4SSC ip,  they create meetingpoints across sectors, geography and nationalities.

Gjermund has a study background in Nautical Science and Management of Demanding Marine Operations.

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Ole Helge Haugen is Head of sustainable development in Møre and Romsdal County 

The initiator behind the pilot “Berekraftfylket” – using the U4SSC city KPI-set, mapping smaller rural municipalities.

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Dr. Anne-Lise Sagen Major has 20 years of experience in research and innovation. The professional journey started within private business in Switzerland, continued through public specialist health services in Norway and postdoc research at NTNU. She is now future navigator at Ålesund municipality and member of the team at the Ålesund future lab – U4SSC. Through her different projects the focused has always been service design and digitalization.

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Gro Hovde Fiksdahl, Senior Manager BDO, Strategy and Development, with main responsibility for sustainable business development in the SMB market. Leads several major sustainability projects regionally and locally, and project manager for internal sustainability process in BDO.

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Dr. Annik Magerholm Fet is the Vice Rector of NTNU in Ålesund and a professor in Sustainability. Professor Fet leads several national and international research projects in capacity building in global production, environmental management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business models for sustainability. These projects operate in the junction between academia, industry and public authorities with the goal to move towards more systemic sustainable practices.

She has been the Norwegian observer in the UN International Resource Panel (UN IRP), and sits on the board of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Northern Europe (SDSN NE).

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A champion for simulation and complex data visualization with a background as an Industrial Designer. Born and educated in the UK and moved to Ålesund, Norway 12 years ago. Passionate about using elegant technology and human centred design to reduce cost, find better solutions, increase safety and improve quality of life. He transformed OSC using simulation technology for the offshore oil industry as a key tool for virtual prototyping and has been focusing heavily on proving the value in simulation.  He started a daughter company; Augment City using the simulation and visualizing technology developed for the offshore industry and in tight cooperation with the United Nations smart cities program as a game changing tool for Smart cities.

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