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Oslo Innovation Week 2018 Report

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Key numbers, evaluation on strategy goals and feedback from event organizers, press, and attendees from Oslo Innovation Week 2018, 24-28 September. By Oslo Business Region.

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Oslo Innovation Week 2018 Report

  1. 1. Dugnad O S L O I N N O V A T I O N W E E K R E P O R T 2 0 1 8 B Y O S L O B U S I N E S S R E G I O N
  2. 2. KEY NUMBERS 2018 56SUSTAINABILITY 13.000 Attendees 30% International attendees E V E N T S O N 144 Event organizers 3.9 Value of being part of OIW Scale 1-5, where 5 is best. 728 Media articles 35 International media A T T E N D E E S G O T N E W L E A D S 384SPEAKERS 47% 42% I N T L S P E A K E R S F E M A L E S P E A K E R S 41% S T A R T U P S O N S T A G E 61% 516 MILLION REACH IN DIGITAL MEDIA 26%INCREASE FOLLOWERS IN SOCIAL MEDIA Digital media reach: Combined reach of social media and digital press articles.
  3. 3. 2018 REPORT The bigger picture - OVERVIEW - DISRUPTION SCORES - BACKBONE SCORES - 2018 PRIORITIES Details - BRAND POSITIONING - EVENTS - CONSEPTS - COMMUNICATION - ABOUT OIW
  4. 4. TIMELINE 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 EVENTS 56 53 75 72 60 50 35 24 32 EVENT ORGANIZERS 144 142 115 94 SOLD OUT EVENTS 69% 63% 77% 75% ATTENDEES 13.4k 11k 10.7k 9.4k 8.6k 5.5k 5.7k 2.9k 3.7k INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES 31 % 24% 21% 19% PRODUCTION COST IN MILL 35.7 24.7 21.6 16.9 12.6 7 5
  5. 5. 2018 PRIORITIES AND GOALS 24 % 27 % 30 % 41 % International attendees International speakers 56 4.5 Events were organized with a focus on sustainable solutions Event organizer feedback: OIW featured topics that matters (SDGs?) Scale 1-5, where 5 is best. SustainABILITY From simmer to steam venues 4.2 Event organizer feedback: OIW created a better experience for attendees by gathering all events in Downtown Oslo. Scale 1-5, where 5 is best. International focus International attendance grew by 6% between 2017 and 2018. Number of international speakers also grew by 6% between 2017 and 2018. 2018 20182017 2017
  6. 6. 2018 COMMUNICATION KPIs Social media 346% OIW grew its reach by 346% from 2017 to 2018 90.1 OIW 2018 social media reach in millions. In 2017 it was 20.2 mill International press 35 International journalists attended OIW 2018. The goal was 30. 4.4 Journalist feedback: How relevant OIW 2018 was to them. Scale 1-5, where 5 is best. KEY MEDIA BBC, CNN TECH, FAST COMPANY, E27, NORDIC WEB, FAZ, DER SPIEGEL, THE INDEPENDENT, MIT TECH REVIEW, VICE, BLOOMBERG, EL PAIS The goal was to grow by 20%, which we doubled during OIW alone.
  7. 7. POSITIONING: sustainABILITY ¨There is a shift in the economy towards creating a more sustainable business future. The organizer ‘dugnad’. Oslo has many of the solutions in the fields of health, maritime, education, smart city. Oslo Innovation Week has to be international oriented and clear in it’s mission to stay relevant to Oslo. It has to build a stronger brand and be more important to stay attractive globally. Oslo Innovation Week can stand out from the event crowd. The ambition is to position Oslo Innovation Week as the leading conference globally, showcasing real solutions solving one or more of UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WHY OSLO?
  8. 8. 9 HOW? All events at Oslo Innovation Week 2018 had to address or highlight a business solution that solves a global challenge connected to the SDGs. To better understand what Oslo Innovation Week is, we developed The Manifesto – a guide to event organizers, speakers, attendees, journalists, sponsors and everyone involved.
  9. 9. THE MANIFESTO Oslo Innovation Week sets the agenda for business solutions to the UN sustainability goals. Oslo Innovation Week will push the world forward by combining entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. 1 2 Actions speak louder than words. Oslo Innovation Week is all about innovation in action, no inspirational or dogmatic talks about what might come, or what someone else should be doing. No sales presentations either. 3 Powercouples drive the future of innovation. The future lies in bridging differences. Between established businesses and the newcomers. Between public and privat, academiad business. Across borders, disciplines and titles. A powercouple consists of great minds of different disciplines, complementing each other in solving the world’s challenges. All OIW events are powercouples. 4 New influencers are vital to find new solutions. Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, micropreneurs, impact investors, tech experts, bold explorers and new thought leaders will have a voice at Oslo Innovation Week. 5 Gender equality and diversity is a no-brainer. Oslo Innovation Week has in its DNA to achieve gender equality and empower all people. 6 Technology is an enabler, not the answer itself. 7 It’s a dugnad. We – attendees, keynotes, partners, event organizers - create Oslo Innovation Week together. Networking and co-working are at core at all events. 8 Truly international. It takes place in Oslo, only to bring the world forward. All event organisers co- operate with international partners. 9 With a shared sense of urgency. SDGs need business solutions, far too important to leave for politicians or NGOs to solve alone.
  10. 10. 11 BUILDING A STRONGER BRAND The Oslo Brand Management Strategy defines the brand values of Oslo, and Oslo Innovation Week aims to be on-brand. PIONEERING ENRICHING REAL • OIW aims to showcase innovation in action. No endless talks on wishing, hoping or speculating how things might be. • OIW aims to bring forward new voices. • OIW is on the forefront of closing the epic gender gap by aiming to have 70% female keynotes. • OIW aims to have world- class involvement of the audience and build powercouples. • Hospitality: Oslo has so much to offer. We facilitate for attendees so they get as much as possible out of their stay in Oslo. • OIW has a down-to-earth ambiance. • We show, and then tell.
  11. 11. 4.2 .. is a world class event 4.3 .. featured topics that matters (SDG) 4.1 .. built international networks/ powercouples 4.1 .. built Norwegian networks/powercouples 4.0 .. created a better experience by gathering the events Downtown Oslo? 3.8 .. using DUGNAD as this year´s theme Rate the following statement: Oslo Innovation Week... FEEDBACK FROM THE EVENT ORGANIZERS All scores are on a scale of 1-5, where 5 is best.
  12. 12. FEEDBACK FROM THE EVENT ORGANIZERS Scale from 1-5, where 5 is best. OIW MY EVENT A world class event Featured topics that matters (SDGs) Built international attention Built international networks/ Powercouples Built Norwegian networks/ Powercouples OIW MY EVENT OIW MY EVENT OIW MY EVENT OIW MY EVENT 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.1 4.1 3.7 4.1 3.8 4.2 4.0 Rate the following statement: Oslo Innovation Week VS. My event
  13. 13. Event organizers mention timing of Oslo Innovation Week as the main reason for not getting value from being a part of the conference. Some events entered the program late and thus did not reap the full benefits of Oslo Innovation Weeks´ resources in terms of communication of their event prior to the week.Would you like to be a part of Oslo Innovation Week 2019? 80%YES NO NOT SURE 20% 0% VALUE OF BEING PART OF OIW? 3.9 COMMENT 20% are not sure due to internal organisation, if they have a relevant project to present or they have to evaluate experience, and timing. COMMENT Scale 1-5, where 5 is best.
  14. 14. “We had a great time meeting so many impressive Norwegian startups and people truly trying to impact the world. A big thank you to OIW for inviting us to participate, and to all the staff for their hard work in helping us cross the finish line.” The Pathfounder, Event Organizer Oslo Blockchain Summit: Empowering Sustainable Development
  15. 15. BACKBONE SCORES ATTENDEES 65% 71% Of attendees said they got new, useful contacts Of attendees said they got new, useful ideas. HOW MANY ACTUAL LEADS DID YOU GET? 61%Said they got 1-5 actual leads 34% said they got 0 actual leads. 4% said they got 6-10 actual leads. 1% said they got 10+ actual leads. KEY LEARNING: More interactive events *Some that replied that they did not get NEW, useful contacts, said they got leads. 414 respondents.
  16. 16. Events
  17. 17. www.websitename.com 18 KEY EVENT NUMBERS 56 144 Events Organizers 13,4K Attendees HOT TOPICS Powercouples Startup & Investment Green technology Blockchain Education Health Mobility Circular Economy Diversity Impact Investment
  18. 18. BePro. Business Special Template www.websitename.com 19 SPEAKERS Throughout the week, almost 400 speakers took the Oslo Innovation Week stage in order to share inspiring and valuable insights and provide sustainable business solutions. 384Speakers 47%Female 42%International speakers 41% Startups on stage
  19. 19. ATTENDEE DEMOGRAPHIC 28%Innovation leaders/ Decision leaders 22%Startups 17%Public sector/ Organizations 11%Investors 15%Technology experts 7%Others 13.000 Attendees COUNTRIES REPRESENTED Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, United Kingdom, United States of America, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, China, Sri Lanka, Germany, Spain, Israel, Japan, Canada, India, Thailand, Croatia, New Zealand, Belgium, Latvia, Hong Kong, France, Kenya, Portugal, Indonesia, Somalia
  20. 20. “Oslo Innovation Week is a dose of inspiration once a year, which reminds us how to align technology for the betterment of mankind” - Chim Himiduamge, Fidenz Technologies, Sri Lanka
  21. 21. Communication
  22. 22. KEY NUMBERS PRESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA 2017 516 + 442%MILLIONS IN DIGITAL MEDIA REACH INCREASE FROM 2017 728ARTICLES PUBLISHED SO FAR + 435%INCREASE FROM 2017 95.2 136 KEY LEARNINGS: DIGITAL REACH Digital media reach is social media reach combined with the reach of digital press articles SOCIAL MEDIA REACH Unique users reached on Facebook and Twitter. Measured using Meltwater Insights. Measured 1 Jun - 29 Oct (2018) and 1 Jun - 11 Nov (2017) * Instagram is excluded from the 2018 numbers, as they have cut all ties with third parties and thus the numbers are not available for analysis. Numbers from Instagram are included in the numbers from 2017. COMMENT We believe that the high increase in digital reach and number of articles published is partly due to former US President, Barack Obama, being one of the speakers at Oslo Business Forum
  23. 23. 2017 KEY NUMBERS SOCIAL MEDIA 79.6Millions in social media reach 20.2 + 294%Increase from 2017 20 930 + 26% Increase from 2017Followers across social media platforms 16 604 SOCIAL MEDIA REACH Unique users reached on Facebook and Twitter. Measured using Meltwater Insights. Measured 1 Jun - 29 Oct (2018) and 1 Jun - 11 Nov (2017) * Instagram is excluded from the 2018 numbers, as they have cut all ties with third parties and thus the numbers are not available for analysis. Numbers from Instagram are included in the numbers from 2017.
  24. 24. DEMOGRAPHICS 63% 27% 10% 2.101 5.076 13.159 + 12% from 2017 + 27% from 2017+ 84% from 2017 Total followers: 20.930 + 26% increase from 2017 45% 55% Norwegian followers 69% International followers 31% Of followers are female Of followers are male Demographics have been calculated using the native insight tools of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Measured 14 May - 29 Oct.
  25. 25. THE LUNICORN & THE HUMAN ASPECT We formed partnerships with the two Norwegian startups The Lunicorn and Human Aspect to produce more video content before and during Oslo Innovation Week. KEY LEARNINGS • Oslo Innovation Week branding and stories give more overall value to partners and attendees. • Start partnerships early • More film in 2019. The video content generated more value and attention in social media. RESULT
  26. 26. KEY NUMBERS PRESS 15Nationalities 32International journalists registered 59Represented media 728Articles published so far 2017 Numbers found using Meltwater Insights. Measured 1 Jun - 29 Oct (2018) and 1 Jun - 11 Nov (2017) 17 44 64 136 KEY MEDIA BBC, CNN TECH, FAST COMPANY, E27, NORDIC WEB, FAZ, DER SPIEGEL, THE INDEPENDENT, MIT TECH REVIEW, VICE, BLOOMBERG, EL PAIS
  27. 27. FEEDBACK FROM JOURNALISTS MOST RELEVANT EVENTS • Oslo Business Forum • 100 Pitches • Oslo Blockchain Summit: Empowering Sustainable Development • Cutting Edge festival • The Official Opening of Oslo Innovation Week 4.4 How would you rate the relevance of the Oslo Innovation Week event program? 5.0 How would you rate the information provided to you before and during Oslo Innovation Week 2018? 100% YesWould you recommend attending Oslo Innovation Week to others? Would you like to attend Oslo Innovation Week next year? 77% Yes All scores are on a scale of 1-5, where 5 is best.
  28. 28. "Oslo Innovation Week is a great experience to learn more about Norwegian innovation and new technologies. I'd recommend it to anyone for a deeper look into Norwegian culture, business and the future of Scandinavia” - Arianna O´Dell, Airlink Marketing (US)
  29. 29. KEY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA - BBC - CNN TECH - FAST COMPANY - E27 - NORDIC WEB - DER SPIEGEL - LE REPÚBLICA - THE INDEPENDENT - MIT TECH REVIEW - VICE - BLOOMBERG - EL PAIS - FORBES - DAILY MAIL
  30. 30. INTERNATIONAL PRESS CLIPPINGS Inc.(US): "Obama says these 3 things are crucial for a succesful business" The Seattle Times (US): "Barack Obama takes swipe at Trump’s attitude on environment" e27 (SG): "Institutions need to think deeper about what it means to be sustainable" Ethos Magazine (UK): "Ethos Eights – Oslo Innovation Week 2018" La Republica (PE): "Ayni innovado = Dugnad" Innovadores (ES): "‘Dugnad’, o cuando la colaboración es un arma para la innovación" La Razon (ES): "El paraíso verde del coche eléctrico" The Independent (UK): "Norway's Empower is using blockchain to clean up the world's oceans" Forbes (EU): "Flourishing Among The Fjords: Norway's Dynamic Startup Scene" Deutche Welle (DE): "Artificial intelligence, or the end of the world as we know it"
  31. 31. KEY NORWEGIAN MEDIA - NRK - VG - DAGBLADET - INNOMAG - AFTENPOSTEN - NETTAVISEN - E24 - COMPUTER WORLD - HEGNAR TV - TV2 - ABC NYHETER - TEKNA MAGASINET
  32. 32. - BBC - CNN TECH - FAST COMPANY - E27 - NORDIC WEB - DER SPIEGEL - LE REPÚBLICA - THE INDEPENDENT - MIT TECH REVIEW - VICE - BLOOMBERG - EL PAIS - FORBES - DAILY MAIL Innomag: "Manolin ble årets 100 pitches vinner" NRKBETA: "Fra Ford til Facebook: En ny type selskaper ønsker å dominere verdensøkonomien" Digi: "OBOS lanserer blokkjedeløsning for boligsalg" Nettavisen: "Om innovative raketter, utelatelser og manglende tillatelser" E24: "Det var en gang to 25-åringer som fikk Barack Ombama til Norge" Dagens Næringsliv: "Obama med klima-stikk til Trump" Dagbladet: "Skal intervjue Obama foran 3000 mennesker" Aftenposten: "Barack Obama: Nordmenn skulle bestemt i verden" ABC Nyheter: "Ny teknologi skal bidra til røykeslutt" Computer World: "Sopra Steira hjelper gründere" NORWEGIAN PRESS CLIPPINGS
  33. 33. KEY NUMBERS OIW WEBSITE 2:52Session duration 50.6%Bounce rate 2017 Numbers found using Google Analytics. Measured 1 Jun - 29 Oct. 3:15 49.4% 2017 2018 PAGE VIEWS 191, 666 207, 334 Increased presence on social media might contribute to lower statistics on the website. People are getting targeted information in their social media feeds, removing the need to visit the webite. COMMENT Visitors who immediately leave the site after entering. Average time spent by each visitor in 2018. DEMOGRAPHICS 65%NORWEGIAN 35%INTERNATIONAL
  34. 34. Concepts
  35. 35. THE OFFICIAL OPENING The main objective of the event was to showcase real sustainable business solutions and create a valuable networking arena for attendees. Teaming up with TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher, QryptoQueens, Blockchangers, and Oslo Freedom Forum, we had 19 keynotes on stage (11 international, 4 male), including Anu Bhardwaj (US)- Qrypto Queens and Women Investing in Women DIGITAL, Ada Jonuse (LT)- Lympo, Mike Butcher (UK)- TechCrunch, Nathana O´Brien Sharma (US)- Singularity University, and Amber Baldet (US)- Clovyr. Over 800 leaders, founders, investors and journalist inside the grand Oslo City Hall to meet pioneers of future tech and sustainable society. 3.4 How did you experience this concept? Scale 1-5, where 5 is the best. 4.1Event organizer survey: How did you experience this concept? Scale 1-5, where 5 is the best. 62%Of attendees said they got new, useful ideas. 66%Of attendees said they got new, useful contacts. 800 Attendees
  36. 36. "Oslo Innovation Week brings together an incredible group of entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders from Norway and around the world. The energy is electric." - Nathana O’Brien Sharma (US), Singularity University, Speaker at the Official Opening
  37. 37. 39 OSLO INNOVATION AWARD 2018: OTOVO (NO) The award aims to highlight purpose driven companies leveraging technology and venture capital to create scalable and sustainable businesses. Otovo is an energy company firmly invested in the 100% renewable and clearly abundant source of power that is the sun. The 2018 Oslo Innovation Award Winner has demonstrated strong businessworthy qualities, impacting society in a good way and showing that it’s possible to create fast growing business solutions while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  38. 38. "Thank you to Oslo Innovation Week for curating such an exceptional group of committed, global tech entrepreneurs who are really digging in to build a better future. I found fellowship with other builders who see technology as a tool to free people to become ever more human and humane.” Susan Oh (US) , MKR AI, Speaker at the Official Opening
  39. 39. OIW 100 Pitches has become one of the leading platforms for seed stage startups solving global challenges. More than 1000 people requested tickets for the 2018 entry rounds in the Oslo City Hall on September 25th, where 64 qualified startups turned into 8 finalists through the selection process of our 24 jury members. The final round was hosted by longtime partner DNB at their sustainability-themed NXT event, and a winner emerged in the software aquaculture startup Manolin. OIW 100 PITCHES 4.0 How did you experience this concept? Scale 1-5, where 5 is the best. 70% Of attendees said they got new, useful ideas. 53% Of attendees said they got new, useful contacts. “Burgeoning, buzzing, and a dreadfully long, intense day! Just like a startup!” - Attendee
  40. 40. 42 OIW SCALE-UP WORKSHOP The OIW Scale-Up Workshop took place on September 26th at Salt. This was a pilot project by partners BI Norwegian School of Business, ScaleupXQ and Oslo Business Region, and the goal was to provide a valuable and informative workshop for scale-up oriented entrepreneurs and investors. Speakers for the morning session included Are Traasdahl, Torger Reve, Dilek Ayhan, Martin Falch and Katherine Barrios, all talking about scaling challenges. The rest of the day was dedicated to 4 cases - Appear.in on raising money, Filmgrail on customer acquisition, Attensi on building organisation and Heatweed on expanding internationally. The format: 15 minutes problem pitch, 15 minutes expert panel, 15 minutes plenary session, 15 minutes pause / reflection. 4.1 How did you experience this concept? Scale 1-5, where 5 is the best. 100% Of attendees said they got new, useful ideas. 81% Of attendees said they got new, useful contacts.
  41. 41. CONNECTING CULTURE The Oslo Innovation Week opening party was hosted as a compact cultural «festival». Our goal was to give attendees and press an Oslo art experience right at their fingertips. The opening party was a collaboration, a «dugnad», with the several institutions and artists. The Munch Museum and Øyafestivalen brought their contemporary art project b’Arte and the artist Tor Erik Bøe. The Norwegian organisation for visual communication, Grafill, curated Oslo Poster Fest, an exhibition with Norway’s best gig poster designers. Bekk brought their interactive art installation, the Pushwagnesizer. The installation is a tribute to the late artist Hariton Pushwagner, and was made by Bekk for Grafill and European Design Festival earlier this year.There were concert gigs with Oslo artists Lindstrøm, Arif and DJ Hoetell. 4.1 Event organizer survey: How did you experience this concept? Scale 1-5, where 5 is the best. 100% Of collaborating institutions and artists would like to continue the partnership in the future
  42. 42. AFTERWORK AT MESH In order to facilitate for more networking and a place to meet people from other events, especially for international attendees, we created a social hub at MESH. Attendees were free to attend afterwork at MESH every evening during the week. The events varied every day; PechaKucha, a film screening and conversation by the Human Aspect, a special F*ck Up edition of the Creators Shift, and quizzing by Kahoot! There was also DJs and dancing to round off every night. 4.1Event organizer feedback: How did you experience this concept? Scale 1-5, where 5 is the best.
  43. 43. Rated on a scale from 1-5, where 5 is the best. Oslo Innovation Week 2018 had volunteers working in the weeks leading up to and during the week. They provided help with social media, marketing, and event coordination. OIW´s project management Value of being a volunteer Would recommend volunteering to others Made useful contacts VOLUNTEERS 4.4 4.5 96% 100%
  44. 44. 46 EVENT ORGANIZER MEETING: OIW 2018 Kick-off Røverstaden, March 2018 The goal of the event organizer meetings is to give the event managers useful tools and inspiration to create better events, and to create a valuable network amongst the partners. The goal of the OIW 2018 Kick-off event was to give new potential companies and organizations an introduction to the tech and startup field and to Oslo Innovation Week, and to present new concepts to new and previous partners. 6 event organizers presented their events, Dr. Silvija Seres gave a talk on Tech trends you need to know, and Dr. Torgeir Reve (BI) gave a talk on From Startups to Scaleup. 4.0 How did you experience this concept? Scale 1-5, where 5 is the best. 90% Of attendees said they got new, useful ideas. 53% Of attendees said they got new, useful contacts.
  45. 45. 47 EVENT ORGANIZER MEETING: OIW 2018 Story Selling Mesh, June 2018 The aim of the seminar was to give the event organizers tools and inspiration for story telling through digital media. To attract attendees, promote their company and to engage the audience. Keynote Jonathan Whichmann talked about what and how to use stories in different digital media channels, Marie Mostad from InzpireMe gave a talk on how to use influencers when marketing your event, Charlotte Öqvist shared how she created genuine narratives when promoting Norwegian artists, and Kristian Kirkvaag from Gyro talked about how to move your audience by looking at events as performance. Key learning: more interactive 4.1 How did you experience this concept? Scale 1-5, where 5 is the best. 82% Of attendees said they got new, useful ideas. 56% Of attendees said they got new, useful contacts.
  46. 46. 48 EVENT ORGANIZER MEETING: OIW 2018 Newsworthy Folk, August 2018 We gathered key experts to share insights and tips to the partners on how to sell your story to Norwegian and international press. Benjamin Webb from Deliberate PR shared his experiences from the work he has done with Norwegian startups and connecting them to UK and international media, Marius Mørch-Larsen from Finansavisen gave tips on how to and how not to contact a journalist, Tord Dale from Footprint talked about how to sell a story with a sustainable message, The last part of the event was a tailored workshop for OIW organizers by media company Trigger. The goal of the event organizer meetings is to give the event managers useful tools and inspiration to create better events, and to create a valuable network amongst the partners. 4.3 How did you experience this concept? Scale 1-5, where 5 is the best. 100% Of attendees said they got new, useful ideas. 80% Of attendees said they got new, useful contacts.
  47. 47. EVENT ORGANIZERS´ EVALUATION OF OSLO BUSINESS REGION AS PROJECT MANAGER 4.2Project management 4.2Coordination of program 4.3Information 4.2International press 4.3Social media All scores are on a scale of 1-5, where 5 is best.
  48. 48. “Loved the theme "dugnad", and hope Oslo Innovation Week will keep up the good work putting Oslo on the map” - Itera, Event Organizer Predict the Future by creating it - Using Moonshot thinking to change your business
  49. 49. About
  50. 50. 52 About Oslo Innovation Week is held annually since 2005 and attracts 10.000 innovation, technology and startup leaders from all over the world (30% international). The conference includes 50 events - full day conferences, workshops, seminars and networking events, highlighting sustainable business solutions. OIW is a dugnad – a collaboration – and the events are hosted by 150 Norwegian and international, public and private businesses every year. To be part of Oslo Innovation Week your event has to answer to The Oslo Innovation Week Manifesto (next page). Oslo Innovation Week is owned by the City of Oslo and Innovation Norway, and Oslo Business Region is project manager. 2005 150Partners 13000 Attendees Since Sustainability
  51. 51. THE MANIFESTO Oslo Innovation Week sets the agenda for business solutions to the UN sustainability goals. Oslo Innovation Week will push the world forward by combining entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. 1 2 Actions speak louder than words. Oslo Innovation Week is all about innovation in action, no inspirational or dogmatic talks about what might come, or what someone else should be doing. No sales presentations either. 3 Powercouples drive the future of innovation. The future lies in bridging differences. Between established businesses and the newcomers. Between public and privat, academiad business. Across borders, disciplines and titles. A powercouple consists of great minds of different disciplines, complementing each other in solving the world’s challenges. All OIW events are powercouples. 4 New influencers are vital to find new solutions. Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, micropreneurs, impact investors, tech experts, bold explorers and new thought leaders will have a voice at Oslo Innovation Week. 5 Gender equality and diversity is a no-brainer. Oslo Innovation Week has in its DNA to achieve gender equality and empower all people. 6 Technology is an enabler, not the answer itself. 7 It’s a dugnad. We – attendees, keynotes, partners, event organizers - create Oslo Innovation Week together. Networking and co-working are at core at all events. 8 Truly international. It takes place in Oslo, only to bring the world forward. All event organisers co- operate with international partners. 9 With a shared sense of urgency. SDGs need business solutions, far too important to leave for politicians or NGOs to solve alone.
  52. 52. 54 Funding The project organization Oslo Innovation Week is funded by the City og Oslo (1.5 MNOK + additional extraordinary funding for 2018 of 940.000 NOK) and by Innovation Norway (1.0 MNOK). The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs contributed with approx. 10.000 NOK and work hours. The organizers and partners report a total production cost of 30 MNOK. The total production cost of Oslo Innovation Week is estimated at 35.7 MNOK.
  53. 53. Organization Project ManagerOwner Steering Board OIW Organizers
  54. 54. All photos: Oslo Innovation Week/ Gorm K. Gaare and Nicklas Knudsen

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