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Konstituert ny daglig leder i Nordic Edge AS
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Konstituert ny daglig leder i Nordic Edge AS

Terje Eide er konstituert som ny daglig leder i Nordic Edge AS. Han overtar det ledende arbeidet med å synliggjøre selskapets ambisjoner og styrke vår posisjon som en ledende nordisk aktør innen smartere og mer bærekraftige samfunn. Han overtar det daglige ansvaret fra Stig Finnesand.

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Meet us in Helsingborg and Tampere!
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Meet us in Helsingborg and Tampere!

At Nordic Edge, we constantly strive to accelerate the transformation from traditional industries to green, sustainable business development. In June, we are attending H22 City Expo in Helsingborg and Tampere Smart City Week together with our cluster members to continue our work towards smarter cities.

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NEB to strengthen co-creation with our partners
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NEB to strengthen co-creation with our partners

Stavanger has been chosen as a lighthouse demonstration in the EU Commissions New European Bauhaus initiative (NEB). The project will create more sustainable, inclusive and beautiful spaces.

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What the Flying…?

What the Flying…?

Urban Air Mobility at this year’s Nordic Edge Expo, organised by USEPE and other EU-funded projects. Designed for cities and other interested stakeholders in the Nordic countries, this workshop had three objectives: catch the audience attention, explain basic aspects of the the topic, elaborate on the on-going research and experimentation supporting the development of air mobility over cities. For more information and presentations: click here

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Thank you for participating!

Thank you for participating!

We are so grateful for everyone who took part in our event and debate with the topic “Outsourcing the classroom”. We filmed the debate and will publish here as soon as possible, so stay tuned. Until then, check out the photos from the event!

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Available position as IOT Engineer

Available position as IOT Engineer

Ventum Dynamics group is preparing to scale our operations and are currently starting to prepare mass production of our first technologies. We are looking for an IOT engineer or a Mechatronics, Automation, or Instrumentation engineer with experience in IOT. The candidate should be able to collect data from the pilot wind turbine and from sensors, analyse, portray, and display the data in an understandable manner to the team.

Application deadline has expired.

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Available position as Electrical Engineer

Available position as Electrical Engineer

Ventum Dynamics group is preparing to scale our operations and are currently starting to prepare mass production of our first technologies. We are looking for an in-house electrical engineer who can design the electrical systems in our product and quality check products in small to large production series.

Application deadline has expired.

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Join us in planting the Nordic Hedge

Join us in planting the Nordic Hedge

In collaboration with our cluster member Trefadder we are planting the Nordic Hedge! This is the start of our own carbon compensating forest that will keep on growing, both in size and in height, each year at the Nordic Edge Expo. Come by the Trefadder-stand to buy a tree and contribute to the Nordic Edge forest “Nordic Hedge”.

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Esben Tonning Otterlei to speak at Nordic Edge Expo
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Esben Tonning Otterlei to speak at Nordic Edge Expo

At this year’s Expo conference, the Head of Climate in the Lyse Group, Esben Tonning Otterlei, will share his knowledge on how business and project development contributes to the green transition in Rogaland.

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Easee joins Nordic Edge Expo 2022
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Easee joins Nordic Edge Expo 2022

Through innovative technology, Norwegian company Easee develops smart electrical vehicle chargers. We are excited to announce that Easee is on board for Nordic Edge Expo 2022. 

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These are the startups attending Nordic Fund Day!
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These are the startups attending Nordic Fund Day!

After receiving great applications from all over the Northern Europe, the jury from Smedvig, Lyse Invest, SR-bank, ProVenture, STYX Urban Invest and Kompas VC has completed a tough selection process and handpicked the most promising startups to present at Nordic Fund Day!

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Programme: Outsourcing the classroom

Programme: Outsourcing the classroom

An increasing number of independent technology suppliers and producers of online educational content and services have entered the education system. Why does this happen? Is their contribution wanted and regulated? Are these players a disruption to the established system – or an asset that improves the quality and access to education for all?

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KnowHow EdTech 2022

KnowHow EdTech 2022

This year, KnowHow EdTech will combine physical events with informative and inspirational digital content. The first event will be held during Nordic Edge Expo on 11 May – the digital content will be developed and published throughout the year.

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Aivero is hiring

Aivero is hiring

Aivero offers a robotics service that simplifies 3D machine vision-based automation. Our solution is powered by our proprietary 3D depth compression and streaming software, which enables 3D perception applications to run natively in the cloud. We call it smooth automation because it’s accessible, affordable, and easy to use.

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Rogaland i miniatyr are looking for resources

Rogaland i miniatyr are looking for resources

An indoor adventure center of 2500 sqm downtown Stavanger opening December 2025. The exhibition highlights attractions from Rogaland and takes you on to an exciting journey in eras, room and timelines. Old school models in combination with new technology such as 360, 3D, VR, AR, MR. You will see and hear a wide selection of industrial history, discover our spectacular nature, famous attractions and hidden gems.

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Baseline.Energy is hiring

Baseline.Energy is hiring

Baseline.energy delivers energy consumption prediction for the energy industry using advanced machine learning and AI. The system calculates a high-quality baseline for an unlimited number of power measuring points.

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Techstars Startup Weekend

Techstars Startup Weekend

Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive experience into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster – and, maybe even start that business. The Techstars worldwide networks helps entrepreneurs succeed.  Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas – entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere.  In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations and cities to help build thriving startup communities.  Techstars has invested more in more than 2,200 companies that today have a combined market valuation of more than $30 Billion.  

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Solintegra is hiring

Solintegra is hiring

The proptech company Solintegra, digital enabler of the green transition acceleration, are looking to expand their team!

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Do you want to Volunteer at Nordic Edge Expo 2022?

Do you want to Volunteer at Nordic Edge Expo 2022?

Would you like to join us as a volunteer at the Nordics largest smart city event in May? The 2-day conference and exhibition is an arena for inspiration and new technologies that will make cities and municipalities smarter and greener.

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Apply for Nordic Fund Day

Apply for Nordic Fund Day

Connect with investors and secure funding at Nordic Fund Day. Submit your application by using the form below. The jury will screen your application and get back to you. Aplication deadline: 27 March 2022

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Eleven municipalities get innovation support 

Eleven municipalities get innovation support 

10. February 2022

Attractive places for women, flexible housing models, sustainable cabin areas and the town centres of the future are some of the challenges in this year´s Gnist programme. Soon, these challenges will meet possible solutions from smart city related businesses.

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The cluster in Numbers

The cluster in Numbers

The Nordic Edge Arena Pro Cluster had a good year in 2021 and delivered well towards its goals for the year. Cluster members are creating jobs, innovation, new products, and services. As a result of this, the activity level at the beginning of this year is good and this bodes well for the rest of 2022.

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Nordic Edge Expo is coming- and this time in May 2022

Nordic Edge Expo is coming- and this time in May 2022

The leading smart city event in the Nordics will now take place in May. We call out to politicians, leaders, technology inventers, students, investors, start-ups, artists and citizens who are interested in smarter and more sustainable cities and communities. Mark your calendar for a new physical version of Nordic Edge Expo, 10-12 May 2022 in Stavanger.

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A Good Year – Despite Covid-19

A Good Year – Despite Covid-19

While 2021 has been impacted by the global pandemic in many ways, the members of the Nordic Edge Smart City Innovation Cluster have largely developed well and generated new innovations, jobs, and increased their annual sales during the past 12 months.

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Søk om å bli Gnist-kommune

Søk om å bli Gnist-kommune

Har din kommune en utfordring som dere vil løse på nye måter ved hjelp av designtenkning, innbyggerinvolvering og nye samarbeidsmodeller? Da kan dere søke om å bli Gnist-kommune i 2022.

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Part time electrical engineer

Part time electrical engineer

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Electrical Engineer:

Ventum Dynamics group is preparing to scale our operations and are currently starting to prepare mass production of our first technologies. We are looking for an in-house electrical engineer who can design the electrical systems in our product and quality check products in small to large production series.

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Full time analysis engineer

Full time analysis engineer

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Analysis Engineer with expertise in finite elements modeling and fluid dynamics

Ventum Dynamics Group is preparing to scale our operations and are currently starting to prepare mass production of our first technologies. We are looking for an in-house fluid dynamics superstar that can guide our R&D work to capture maximum energy from the wind in our urban wind turbines.

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Part time industrial designer

Part time industrial designer

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Industrial designer for Ventum Dynamics Group

Ventum Dynamics group is preparing to scale our operations and are currently starting to prepare mass production of our first technologies. We are offering a central role in our R&D department for a technically skilled industrial designer. You will work on turning concepts into energy producing products, leaning on broad engineering competence available in the team.

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Terran is hiring!

Terran is hiring!

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About Terran:

Terran is a small start-up innovative consultancy company working on small and medium scale projects. We are located in Stavanger with parts of our team also working from abroad. We strive to have an inclusive and fun work environment while focusing on projects that improve our society.

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Fetchit is hiring

Fetchit is hiring

About Fetchit

Fetchit will develop a digital shopping tool for private consumers future purchases. In Fetchit, you’re able to be your own interior architect or hobby carpenter. Get inspired by the pro’s in Fetchit, join events ++! We want to build a team of good people that want to make a difference! We are looking for a developer, animation designer, economy and web developer!  

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Beoi is hiring!

Beoi is hiring!

About Beoi:

Beoi is digitalizing deconstruction for a circular economy. The construction industry accounts for a big share of emissions and raw consumption. At Beoi we aim at using data as the key to see how we should move forward – addressing our need for insights, the frameworks we work within, and how we think of our industry.

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NablaFlow are expanding

NablaFlow are expanding

About NablaFlow:

NablaFlow aims to change the way we let the wind shape the world around us with the power of High-Performance Computing. The vision is: “We aim to reshape the world of wind simulations by streamlining, automating, simplifying, tuning and finally deploying web based tools, bring the power of HPC CFD simulations on browser and mobile devices.”

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Agrosense is hiring

Agrosense is hiring

About Agrosense:

Agrosense is a company that uses research based and advanced methods of analysis to optimize and develop accurate plans for farming. We give the farmer more information, more accuracy, and tailored recommendations. It’s all about what’s best for the planet. Using advanced analysis of data from drones, satellites, and other sensors we will be able to recognise needs and problems.

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Nivel is hiring!

Nivel is hiring!

About Nivel:

Nivel delivers digital regulation tools to enable cities take control of the public space. The idea is that smart, dynamic regulation makes cities tidier, safer – with better mobility. Would you like to contribute to this?

Application deadline has expired.

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Foodback is hiring

Foodback is hiring

About Foodback:

Foodback is customer feedback SaaS subscription that enables restaurants, canteens, and food retailers to connect with their customers using guest feedback and improve their business based on data-driven insights.

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Successful Join a Start-Up Night!

Successful Join a Start-Up Night!

Many students are looking for relevant part-time jobs to gain valuable work experience and network during their studies. Together with Valide, LevelUp and the University of Stavanger, Nordic Egde Innoasis hosted Join a Start-Up Night, creating a meeting place for companies and students within the smart city field.  

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Laddel is hiring!

Laddel is hiring!

About Laddel:

Laddel is a start-up located in Kristiansand. We are working with charging for electric cars, in addition to other markets where battery charging for different users on a shared charger is relevant. In other word, we are a tech company, developing a software to simplify and improve today’s access to chargers. Implementing circular economy in a market where this is non-existent is a big part of this.

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40 investors connected with 9 smart startups

40 investors connected with 9 smart startups

Last month we hosted the second version of Nordic Fund Day – creating another fun day of funding in Stavanger. 9 start-ups raising 1M€-10M€ were hand-picked, in a thorough selection process, to present their smart & sustainable business idea to 40 investors.

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TotalCtrl partners with IT giant Atea to revolutionize the food industry
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TotalCtrl partners with IT giant Atea to revolutionize the food industry

In a changing and uncertain environment, it is essential for players in the food chain to adapt the business model and streamline tasks. For this reason, TotalCtrl and Atea is combining technology and customer relations to ensure safe and easy traceability of food information from A to Z, as well as ensuring the minimization of food waste and losses throughout the value chain.

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Companies + students = <3

Companies + students = <3

Nordic Edge Innoasis and the University of Stavanger invited companies and students to an event where they could exchange potential problems for a bachelor or master dissertation – and with huge success!

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Forum Virium Helsinki – Open Forum, On Demand at Nordic Edge Expo

Forum Virium Helsinki – Open Forum, On Demand at Nordic Edge Expo

Bearing the similar mission and vision of creating smarter cities, Nordic Edge has been collaborating with Forum Virium for several years through different projects and events. In 2021, Forum Virium organized a workshop at Nordic Edge Expo where Tools for Urban Innovators tested in Helsinki’s urban labs have been launched. At the workshop, concrete cases have been presented from urban labs and been reflected on by participants. You can watch the Open Forum (valid until 31 Decemer 2021): here

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Lyse invests in technology company Tectal
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Lyse invests in technology company Tectal

Lyse has become part owner of technology company Tectal AS through a private placement. The industrial, multi-utility company is a central member in Nordic Edge and has made several investments in smaller startups in the innovation cluster in recent years.

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Mobility at M/S Rygerelektra

Mobility at M/S Rygerelektra

The third day of Nordic Edge Expo 2021 was themed “On the Move” and Kolumbus, the mobilitycompany of the region, took the chance to invite to an “open boat” onboard M/S Rygerelektra in the afternoon. Here interesting conversations were exchanged between different actors from the mobility industry. The open boat ended with a debate about mobility in the Stavanger region.

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Thank you for participating!

Thank you for participating!

Thank you to all the speakers, our hosts, our sponsors – and everyone who watched the live stream. During the next couple of weeks we will be publishing the individual talks here on the website.

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Young Entrepreneurs and the square

Young Entrepreneurs and the square

At the square during Nordic Edge Expo 2021 the City of Stavanger have been present with stalls about everything from art to gree change to how they contribute to innovation.

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Our Come Clean Thematic Tour

Our Come Clean Thematic Tour

The first day of Nordic Edge Expo is over and we had so much fun at the Come Clean Thematic Tour! Read more about the interesting businesses we got to visit during this three hour tour around the region.

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Nordic Edge Expo 2021 Kicks Off

Nordic Edge Expo 2021 Kicks Off

It´s not tomorrow – it´s today. The Nordic Edge Expo 2021 has now kicked off for four days of broadcast from the electric vessel Rygerelektra. With an interesting and varied program over the course of the conference, there will be plenty for everyone to fill their knowledge needs.

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Does your municipality want to be part of Gnist?

Does your municipality want to be part of Gnist?

Gnist is DOGA and Nordic Edge’s innovation program for ambitious municipalities keen to explore new collaboration models for developing innovative solutions to specific challenges. The Gnist-programme assists municipalities to address their challenges and turn them into opportunities. The aim is to create new employment opportunities and attractive, sustainable and adaptable communities for their residents and visitors.

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These are the startups attending Nordic Fund Day!
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These are the startups attending Nordic Fund Day!

After receiving great applications from all over the Northern Europe, the jury has worked its way through all the application and picked out the most promising startups to present at Nordic Fund Day!

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Nordic eSport Conference

Nordic eSport Conference

Monday 20 September – 12:00 – 14:00 CET

Gaming is a pop culture that has emerged over the past 20 years and become bigger than both music and the film industry. How do we relate to it as academia, business and sport? This conference deals with gaming and esports from different perspectives. ESports is a fast-growing ecosystem – what opportunities does eSports bring? We have gathered a number of players from academia, business and sports. The goal is to create a better understanding and knowledge of this cultural phenomenon that young people have addressed!

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Special Session: Play@Heart

Special Session: Play@Heart

A new school development project in Denmark, Play@Heart, aims to explore how playful approaches can contribute to children’s learning about and with technology. Get fresh insight on the project and experiences so far in a Special Session at the KnowHow EdTech Conference.

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Powering the green and digital shift
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Powering the green and digital shift

The global demand for renewable energy is growing at an electrifying speed. Manufacturers of cars, buses, lorries, airplanes, boats, scooters, and more are transitioning to electrical power. And that’s just within the transport industry. Our daily lives, from the workplace to home, to farming and industry, data centres and for many, even currency, are all powered by electricity.

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Apply for Nordic Fund Day
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Apply for Nordic Fund Day

Connect with investors and secure funding at Nordic Fund Day. Submit your application by using the form below. The jury will screen your application and get back to you. Aplication deadline: August 22. 2021

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InfoTiles is hiring

InfoTiles is hiring

About InfoTiles:

InfoTiles is a young Urbantech company out to make a difference in the way people, companies and cities make sense of their data. We are small, but scaling fast and are looking for people who share our vision to join us as we make our mark on the world. Geographically, we are nestled in between the fjords of Norway but our reach extends far beyond Scandinavia. If you have the determination to back it up, we want to hear from you.

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Successful student internship programme
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Successful student internship programme

The Nordic Edge office, Innoasis, has been crowded with students this summer, and several of them have been recruited through our new programme, Innoasis Forward!  

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Elise By Olsen to speak at KnowHow EdTech 2021

Elise By Olsen to speak at KnowHow EdTech 2021

Elise By Olsen started her career when she created the youth culture magazine Recens Paper and is known as the world’s youngest editor-in-chief. At KnowHow EdTech she will talk about how she educated herself and ultimately had to drop out of school to pursue her career.

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Program overview – KnowHow EdTech 2021

Program overview – KnowHow EdTech 2021

Join the discussion about educational technology! We will shed light on important issues, share information about what the future holds – and provide you with inspiration and effective tools. You can get free access to the live webcast by pre-registration. Have a look at program overview for the KnowHow EdTech conference!

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Gjesdal kommune is hiring!

Gjesdal kommune is hiring!

About Gjesdal kommune:

Gjesdal kommune is a mid-size municipal in Rogaland, housing 12 000 inhabitants. Our population is amongst the youngest in Norway. We strive to develop our local society in a way that enables our inhabitants to flourish and to care for their neighborhood.

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An electric conference venue

An electric conference venue

This year’s Nordic Edge Expo conference programme will be delivered to you from Rygerelektra. A state-of-the-art, fully electric passenger ferry. We invite visitors to Stavanger during the event days, 20-23 September to follow the conference onboard the boat, docked in the city centre.

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eSports is coming to Nordic Edge Expo 2021

eSports is coming to Nordic Edge Expo 2021

The Nordic eSport association is hosting a conference on opening day of Nordic Edge Expo 2021. The event will highlight both academic potential and business opportunities within this fast-growing sport. Join the Nordic eSports conference on 20 September.

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Science & Research at Nordic Edge Expo

Science & Research at Nordic Edge Expo

The University of Stavanger is hosting a full-day, joint international research symposium at Nordic Edge Expo. The evenings of 20-22 September will be filled with Science&Cocktails.

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Dette er finalistene i Gnist
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Dette er finalistene i Gnist

Juryen i Gnist har valgt ut seks spennende konsepter som svarer på utfordringene til Vang, Lebesby og Lund. Finalen finner sted på Nordic Edge Expo & Conference, 21. september.

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Vil du bli vår nye kommunikasjonsrådgiver?

Vil du bli vår nye kommunikasjonsrådgiver?

Vil du være med å forme morgendagens smarte og bærekraftige samfunn? Er du opptatt av bygg og byutvikling, energi, mobilitet og innbyggernes involvering i utviklingen? Da kan denne muligheten være noe for deg.

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Nå tar det av for Nabla Flow
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Nå tar det av for Nabla Flow

Nabla Flow leverer i dag vindsimulering til fartsidretter på et slikt nivå at en syklist vinner Tour de France og at en alpinister kniper hundredeler. – Det er kult å bidra til at de raskeste idrettsfolkene i hele verden får det lille ekstra, sier Luca Oggiano, og legger til; – og at vi leverer svar på klimautfordringer til arkitekter og byplanleggere. Kundene til Nabla Flow finner vi på Olympiatoppen og innen fartsidrettene, og akkurat nå går det som det suser for selskapet, også.

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NiBchain is hiring!

NiBchain is hiring!

About NiBchain:

NiBchain is an innovative and visionary company, focusing on opening up and securing value chains. By combining several technologies and unique processes, we create comprehensive systems and forward-thinking business models, suited for smart cities and hyper-local communities. You will have the opportunity to learn about exciting technology, used in new areas.

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En lettbent og kort introduksjon til Horisont Europa
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En lettbent og kort introduksjon til Horisont Europa

Interessert i å delta i Horisont Europa? Dette webinaret gir innsikt i verdens største forskningsprogram. Private og offentlige aktører som har deltatt i  EU-prosjekter deler også sine erfaringer.

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Watch Nordic Edge China On Demand

Watch Nordic Edge China On Demand

More than 33.000 took part in Nordic Edge China 2021, May 26-27. The international sharing of smart city initiatives and innovative technologies between the Nordics and China garnered interest on both continents. Recordings of full two-day conference programme is now available at your leisure.

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LINKAI Technologies is hiring!

LINKAI Technologies is hiring!

We develop B2B privacy-preserving AI solutions to inspection, testing, learning and improving critical systems to empower smart manufacturing and sustainable utilities in Sweden, the Nordics and the rest of the world. Our streamlined offerings are: 1) domain-specific deep learning-based inspection applications and, 2) an in-house microservice-based platform for both SaaS and on-premise deployment and, 3) a magic toolbox to build common, robust super AI models without using/moving around any (sensitive) big data!

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More than 33.000 took part in Nordic Edge China 2021

More than 33.000 took part in Nordic Edge China 2021

The sharing of smart city initiatives and innovative technologies between the Nordics and China garnered interest on both continents. Overall a total of 33.420 participants followed the two-day international conference on May 26 & 27.

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Agrosense ansetter!

Agrosense ansetter!

Agrosense er et Norsk selskap som driver med sensor utvikling og dataanalyse. Vi samarbeider med flere forskere, bønder og industrielle partnere. For å utvikle teknologi som gir optimalisert drift av gress eng. Vårt fokus er å gi bonden økt lønnsomhet og avling samt sikker produksjon, som er optimal for jord uten at det påvirker miljø med overgjødsling. Vår visjon er å bidra til bærekraftig matproduksjon og bedre utnyttelse av landbruksareal.

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Yedlik is hiring!

Yedlik is hiring!

Yedlik builds an industry for maintaining e-bike batteries. Our challenge is to eliminate 500 tons of dangerous waste a year in Norway, and expand worldwide. Reuse and repair trumps recycling! Yedlik is on the way to have the best equipped battery repair lab on the country, and is aiming first at the 200 million kr a year market of e-bike battery repairs in Norway. But there is no reason to stop at the border, nor to refrain from moving into car batteries, boat batteries, aircraft batteries ++

Application deadline has expired.

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Best Practice Guide
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Best Practice Guide

A guide to how organizations can recruit students for part-time jobs, projects, internships or other work-related activities.

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About Innoasis Forward

About Innoasis Forward

Innoasis Forward is a collaboration between Nordic Edge and the University of Stavanger. Our aim is to link businesses and academia, facilitate collaboration, knowledge sharing and networking. We believe in pushing the next generation FORWARD.

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Post a job

Post a job

As part of the Innoasis Forward initiative, your company can post available positions on our website. Once you’ve filled in the form, your open position will soon be visible on our website, distributed to all student organisations and around the university campus.

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Avinor og Yago skal utvikle fremtidens luftfart
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Avinor og Yago skal utvikle fremtidens luftfart

Stavanger Lufthavn Sola skal lede vei for framtidens luftfart. Avinor jobber for å effektivisere lufthavndriften gjennom utnyttelse av ny teknologi, og med det imøtekomme flyselskapenes forventning til effektivisering og automatisering. For å utvikle fremtidens luftfart har de inngått en partneravtale med Yago.

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Gnist: idédugnad
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Gnist: idédugnad

Tre norske distriktskommuner er på jakt etter nyskapende ideer og konsepter. Alle er velkomne til å bidra. Frist for å sende inn forslag er 7. juni 2021. Her finner du alt du trenger å vite for å delta.

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KnowHow EdTech 2021: The digital revolution is over

KnowHow EdTech 2021: The digital revolution is over

The discussion about educational technology continues at the KnowHow EdTech conference for the sixth consecutive year. We will shed light on the most important issues in the field, share information about what the future holds, pose some pretty difficult questions – and most importantly: provide you with inspiration and effective tools.

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Fun Day of Funding

Fun Day of Funding

Nordic Fund Day connected start-ups and investors for a day of fun and funding. Result: Three-quarters of the start-ups continued the dialogue with eligible investors.

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Global Growth China
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Global Growth China

China is experiencing increasing demand for environmentally friendly products and solutions. For the third time, Innovation Norway invites Norwegian companies to an export program to explore the unique opportunities in this market through the Global Growth China Green-Tech R&D Commercialisation 2021 programme.

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Urbantech accelerator programme
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Urbantech accelerator programme

Our partner Urbantech has launched a new round of its non-equity, pilot-focused accelerator programme. Cluster member InfoTiles highly recommends applying. Here’s why. And note the application deadline: 25 April.

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Skal finne nye distriktsinnovatører
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Skal finne nye distriktsinnovatører

Sitter du på løsningen på sentrumsdøden i Vang? Vet du hvordan Lund kan styrke konkurranseevnen til kommunens hjørnesteinsbedrifter? Kan du stoppe fraflytting i Lebesby?

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The City of Yantai

The City of Yantai

Get to know the city of YanTai. One of the cradles of China’s modern industry is part of the Nordic Edge China 2021 conference programme.

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DAXING DISTRICT BEIJING

DAXING DISTRICT BEIJING

Get to know DaXing. The South Gate of Beijing, a substantial smart city development project, will be presented at Nordic Edge China, May 26-27.

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Kan din bedrift løse utfordringer i distriktskommuner?
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Kan din bedrift løse utfordringer i distriktskommuner?

Vil du være med på å skape innovative muligheter for de tre distriktskommunene Lebesby i Troms og Finnmark, Lund i Rogaland og Vang i Innlandet? Bli med på Gnist: Innovasjonsprogrammet for smarte og bærekraftige byer og lokalsamfunn.

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Nordic Edge China Conference

Nordic Edge China Conference

Welcome to a smart city knowledge exchange between the private and public sectors in China and the Nordics. Discover innovative smart city planning and solutions. Join for keynote talks and workshops with stakeholders from both China and the Nordic countries.

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Register for Nordic Edge China

Register for Nordic Edge China

Nordic Edge China is a two-day international smart city knowledge exchange between China and the five Nordic countries. Registration for attendees in China will take place at the venue between 14:30 – 15:00 (Beijing time). The Conference and Parallel sessions are free of charge. Please register here to receive access to the live stream of the conference programme.

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Watch Nordic Edge Cross-Atlantic at your own leisure

Watch Nordic Edge Cross-Atlantic at your own leisure

Nordic Edge Cross-Atlantic set out highlight some of the most pressing issues for cities in the Nordics and the United States to reach international climate goals. Through three sessions, high-level speakers from both sides of the Atlantic outlined the challenges and opportunities that lie in this feat. Watch the conference here.

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Autonome og utslippsfrie vannbusser kan bli Norges neste eksporteventyr

Autonome og utslippsfrie vannbusser kan bli Norges neste eksporteventyr

Autonome og utslippsfrie vannbusser er svaret på mange byers transportutfordringer. Nå gir Innovasjon Norge prosjektstøtte på 5,5 mill. til Norges fremste eksperter på området for å skape det som kan bli Norges neste eksporteventyr. Industrien og klynger får nå mulighet til å samarbeide om å utvikle fremtidens vannbusser gjennom prosjektet ZAWAS (zero-emission autonomous water Shuttles). 

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Kvikktest øyriket
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Kvikktest øyriket

I samarbeid med Stavanger kommune inviterer vi klyngemedlemmer til å skape gode sommerminner i øyriket.

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Ny metode for samarbeid
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Ny metode for samarbeid

Trondheim kommune utvikler en metode for samarbeid på tvers av kommuner og sektorer for å koble lokale og globale ressurser på arbeidet med bærekraftig utvikling og verdiskaping. Arbeidet skjer i samarbeid med FN.

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Hvordan navigere i virkemiddelapparatet?
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Hvordan navigere i virkemiddelapparatet?

I samarbeid med Qbird og Blueleap arrangerer vi en serie på tre webinarer med rådgiving til klyngebedrifter om det norske virkemiddelappartet, forretningsstrategi og tips til søknadskriving. Webinarene retter seg mot etablerte bedrifter og oppstartsselskap.

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Tre kommuner valgt ut til Gnist-programmet
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Tre kommuner valgt ut til Gnist-programmet

42 kommuner fra hele landet søkte om å få delta i Gnist-programmet. Boligmodeller, fraflytting og ny teknologi er temaer de tre utvalgte kommunene, Lund, Vang og Lebesby nå skal jobbe med.

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Se opptak av samtaleserien
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Se opptak av samtaleserien

Våre nye samtaleserie handler om hvordan norske kommuner jobber med prinsippene i det nasjonale veikartet for smarte og bærekraftige byer og lokalsamfunn. Her kan du se opptak av samtalene:

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Drammensmodellen setter innbyggerne i sentrum
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Drammensmodellen setter innbyggerne i sentrum

DOGA, Smartbyene, Norconsult og Nordic Edge lanserer en ny digital samtaleserie om hvordan kommuner kan bruke ny teknologi og innovative metoder for å skape mer bærekraftige, produktive og tilpasningsdyktige byer og lokalsamfunn i praksis. I første samtale vil vi blant annet få innsikt i Drammensmodellen.

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Building Dignity – Bergen inkluderingssenter
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Building Dignity – Bergen inkluderingssenter

DOGA, Smartbyene, Norconsult og Nordic Edge lanserer en ny digital samtaleserie om hvordan kommuner kan bruke ny teknologi og innovative metoder for å skape mer bærekraftige, produktive og tilpasningsdyktige byer og lokalsamfunn i praksis. Første case er Building Dignity i Bergen.

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Opptak av Go Global
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Opptak av Go Global

Utfordringene som urbanisering fører med seg skaper nye muligheter for norsk næringsliv. Se opptak av webinaret Go Global – internasjonale muligheter innen smarte og bærekraftige byer.

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Registration

Registration

Register for the Innoasis Science Talks: Nudging – the Art of Positive Manipulation:

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Stor interesse for innovasjonsprogram for kommuner
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Stor interesse for innovasjonsprogram for kommuner

42 kommuner fra samtlige fylker har søkt om å få bli med i Gnist – et innovasjonsprogram for steds- og næringsutvikling i lokalsamfunn, som tar utgangspunkt i reelle utfordringer i kommunene. Programmet er et initiativ av DOGA og Nordic Edge.

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Political support for eSports initiative

Political support for eSports initiative

Stavanger City Council has decided to financially support our collaboration project Nordic eSports with 1 million NOK. “This support to eSports can prove to be a million worthwhile,” writes the Editor-in-Chief of Dagsavisen Rogalands Avis.

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Solving the generational IT-gap

Solving the generational IT-gap

Every year, young people give away IT support worth 50 000 NOK. The founders of our new member Kakadu, gave up their jobs to do something about that.

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Student project becomes new company

Student project becomes new company

The idea for Co-Creators started at a student hackathon Nordic Edge co-organised in 2019. Now they have started a company and are piloting their concept in collaboration with the City of Stavanger.

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Laying the groundworks for climate-neutrality

Laying the groundworks for climate-neutrality

Horizon Europe Norwegian Urban Partnerships (HEU NUP) is working closely with European and UN partners to develop a platform aimed at reaching the target of 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030.

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Nordic Edge climbs the cluster ladder

Nordic Edge climbs the cluster ladder

Nordic Edge has been granted Arena Pro-status in the national programme for business and innovation clusters. With that Norway is strengthening innovation, business development and internationalisation within the smart city market.

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Innovasjonspartnerskap Smart Arkitektur Bodø

Innovasjonspartnerskap Smart Arkitektur Bodø

Bodø kommune har fått tildelt midler fra Innovasjon Norge for utvikling av plattform for samling, deling, transformering og analyse av data fra ulike datakilder. Inntil 7 MNOK skal benyttes til risikoavlastning for tilbyder til utvikling av Smart Arkitektur Bodø gjennom et innovasjonspartnerskap.

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A 34 hour global marathon

A 34 hour global marathon

Over the course of 34 hours people from around the world connected and collaborated virtually to Reinvent Education.

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Nordic Smart City Hack

Nordic Smart City Hack

Join us 2–6 Nov at #NordicSmartCityHack – an online hackathon for finding real sustainable solutions for our smart cities of the Nordic. 

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Received funding for digital cube presented at KnowHow EdTech

Received funding for digital cube presented at KnowHow EdTech

The founders behind the DIGme Learning have received funding from Innovation Norway to help commercialise their product. After presenting their innovation at the KnowHow EdTech conference in September, another incubator company has also made contact to find out more about the startup’s potential.

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Speakers’ links – 2020

Speakers’ links – 2020

Here you go. Links to some of the interesting stuff our speakers at KnowHow EdTech 2020 talked about. We hope you will check them out and be inspired.

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Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

You know how we’ve been stuck in the home office with meager equipment? Here’s your chance to drastically upgrade this – you just have to make good use of your time at Nordic Edge Expo Digital.

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Meet Our Hosts

Meet Our Hosts

Karine Næss Frafjord and Linn Skundberg Jenssen will guide attendees through the main stage programme and Studio Stavanger from 09:0012:00 on 23 September, 2020.

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Gnist – Innovation Programme

Gnist – Innovation Programme

GNIST, a national innovation programme for facilitating collaboration for more attractive local communities and sustainable business development, will be launched during Nordic Edge Expo.

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Access Everything

Access Everything

The ticket for Nordic Edge Expo gives access to everything on the platform from 21 September to the end of the year.

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The Competition

The Competition

Announcing the winners of the challenge competition Smart and sustainable cities and communities – and launching next round

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Youth Achievement

Youth Achievement

Inspiring the future entrepreneurs of the world with the national kick-off for Youth Companies.

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Casper Klynge to KnowHow EdTech

Casper Klynge to KnowHow EdTech

He was earlier Denmark’s ambassador to the global tech industry (the world’s first!) and is now Microsoft’s Vice President for European Government Affairs. At KnowHow EdTech, he will talk about how technology met the challenges of the corona pandemic.

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Anita Schjøll Brede as co-moderator

Anita Schjøll Brede as co-moderator

Anita Scjøll Brede is CEO and co-founder of the Iris.ai and has insight to share at KnowHow EdTech. She will be co-moderator on 25 September when the topic is Predictive learning.

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Artificial teachers?

Artificial teachers?

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing – and many expect it to play a a bigger role in schools and education very soon. Could AI replace teachers in some situations?

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The Norwegian Mapping Authority joins Nordic Edge

The Norwegian Mapping Authority joins Nordic Edge

Geographical information on a local, national and international level is a great value added to the Nordic Edge ecosystem. It opens doors to new possibilities in business development, including the development of digital twins.

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Kompetanse og nettverk for å lykkes med vekst
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Kompetanse og nettverk for å lykkes med vekst

Er du en startup moden for vekst? Nordic Edge er partner i ITSA Connect Growth. Det er et 20-ukers program som gir selskaper i vekstfasen viktig kompetanse og nyttige nettverk som verktøy for å nå målene. Søknadsfrist 14. september 2020.

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James Portnow to KnowHow EdTech

James Portnow to KnowHow EdTech

Ever heard of the web series Extra Credits? The series that discusses video game development and has 2,5 mill subscribers on YouTube?

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Rethink Normality

Rethink Normality

As we prepare ourselves to move beyond the current crisis, we need to develop new, innovative solutions that will work in the best interest of all people involved.

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A game-changing event

A game-changing event

We are proud to present Nordic Edge Expo Digital, coming directly to you, live from the cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsingborg, Stavanger and Helsinki, as well as the heart of European policymaking, Brussels.

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Calculating Co2 emissions at sea

Calculating Co2 emissions at sea

FreiXchange has received funding from Innovation Norway to develop a new method for calculating Co2 emissions in shipping. The Norwegian Coastal Administration contributes in this innovative project for greener shipping.

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Summer job at Akuna

Summer job at Akuna

How can we combine the most relevant services for young adults and other user segments into one attractive service?

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PhD Fellowship position

PhD Fellowship position

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology has a PhD Fellowship position in social innovation.

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Welcome to our brand new website

Welcome to our brand new website

Our new website is under development. In the time to come we will make sure to keep you posted about opportunities and upcoming events.

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Workout art challenge!

Workout art challenge!

Pay attention all gym teachers out there! You now have a chance to show the world what you and your class are good for. In our competition we encourage you to create art with workout apps. Draw with your feet!

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Three days of EdTech – three main topics

Three days of EdTech – three main topics

The conference will be held over three days, each with one main topic: Digital is the new normal, Tools and toys, and Predictive learning. And guess what – you can tune in for free!

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The KnowHow EdTech conference 2020 goes digital

The KnowHow EdTech conference 2020 goes digital

Educational technology could hardly be more important and relevant than it is right now. The conference will be held 23 – 25 September 2020, but not in an ordinary setting– we are giving you a digital conference this year.

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The moderator

The moderator

We are pleased to announce that Tobias Heiberg Jørgensen will be this year’s conference moderator at the KnowHow EdTech conference. Tobias is the Head of the Teacher Education Programme at Playful Learning at at University College Copenhagen (Københavns Professionshøjskole).

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Webinars

Webinars

Over the past few months we have hosted a series of webinars about business development. The webinars were recorded and can we watched here. Please note that the webinars are in Norwegian, hence so are the project descriptions.

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Up & Up for Ope

Up & Up for Ope

Cluster member Ope has interesting projects on the go. We’ve connected Ope to one national and one international project.

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Do you have solutions for AI4Cities?

Do you have solutions for AI4Cities?

Are you an Artificial Intelligence (AI) supplier? Are you ready for the #AI4Cities challenge? Six European cities and regions are looking for AI solutions on mobility and energy to accelerate carbon neutrality.

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Green Deal Position Paper

Green Deal Position Paper

The Horizon Europe Norwegian Urban Partnership has submitted a supporting document for the Green Deal call ‘Towards Climate-Neutral and Socially Innovative Cities’

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New eSport initiative

New eSport initiative

eSport is the new global recreational sport. It has one of the fastest growing fan bases, a youthful global audience that’s already larger than YouTube & HBO, Netflix & ESPN combined – eSports is mainstream.

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Nordic Edge Expo Goes Digital

Nordic Edge Expo Goes Digital

Since its inception, Nordic Edge has worked for innovation, societal and business transformation. Along with the rest of the world the organisation is facing its biggest change to date. The 6th edition of the leading Smart City event in the Nordics, is going digital in 2020.