An oasis for innovation, inspiration and interaction. Innoasis will be a meeting place and office space with all the facilities needed to take an idea to the market.

Innoasis is the tool box for cluster members to connect, collaborate, pilot and scale solutions for the international market. An ideal place for entrepreneurial souls, intra-entrepreneurial souls, municipal heroes, investors, developers; for anyone who dreams of creating solutions for vibrant, smart and green societies.

INNOASIS will be a 4,000 square meter toolbox that we will fill with expertise, capital and capacity. If you become a part of us, you are guaranteed all you need to grow and scale. Nordic Edge, Smedvig, Lyse, SR-Bank, Stavanger Municipality, Microsoft and several other partners contribute to Innoasis to help you and your company.

We are now rehabilitating the old Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, to fill it with smart innovation and sustainability. Until then, the innovation lab Innoasis will be located just across the street in Løkkeveien 111. INNOASIS will be ready for occupancy in a new building in fall 2022. Innoasis is built on collaboration, for collaboration. Its foundation is the works of Nordic Edge, Lyse, Smedvig, SR-Bank, Microsoft, TietoEvery and the City of Stavanger. Tenants span from start-ups, established corporations, investment funds, academia to public sector.

 

A living lab from the cradle

Innoasis is a living lab from the onset. Cluster members have been invited to suggest solutions to be tested during the building process and in the finished re-build. The building itself is an old social services administration office in the financial district of Stavanger. A forlorn concrete building in need of renovation, it will reappear as a centrepiece for innovation built with recycled, sustainable materials.

While construction is underway on the actual building, Nordic Edge and partners are cohabiting a space and running Innoasis programmes and events. The temporary set up, nickednamed Innoasis 0.5 has for example ran a Microsoft for Start-ups event, the Urban Tech innovation programme and more. More programmes will gradually be rolled out.

In coherence with the building process, the Nordic Edge Innoasis website is also under construction. Feel free to take a sneak peek: