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INNOVATION NORWAY
                      Svein-Egil Nielsen
                      Director, Innovation Norway, San Francisc...
Norway is a small country rich in
   natural resources

Population 4.9 M
Size : 324,220 sq km, (California:411,048 sq km)
...
Famous for spectacular nature
Artic Norway is the kingdom of light




Northern lights over Ersfjord at Kvaløya in Tromsø,...
Famous for spectacular nature
The world famous fjords of Western Norway




Geiranger, Norway


                          ...
Spectacular structures by man –
      Troll A
      1990 Technology




                                   The Troll A pla...
Spectacular structures by man –
Ormen Lange Field
2000 Technology - Norway’s largest Gas field
Spectacular structures by man –
     Ormen Lange Field
     2000 Technology - Norway’s largest Gas field




Ormen Lange i...
Successful startups (I)
Piranema




                          8
Successful startups (II)




                           9
We give local
 ideas global
opportunities
From
Bodø   to Beijing
Innovation Norway ….
     shall support Norwegian
     companies with growth
     ambitions to succeed in
     internation...
An organisation close to its customers
                                                                   Vadsø
          ...
An organisation close to its markets
      Brazil                                                        Portugal
   Bulga...
Innovation Norway San Francisco
Located downtown San Francisco with the Norwegian Consulate
   General

Cover: Western Uni...
Seamless service, based on
customer needs
Focus                             Services
• Innovation                      • A...
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Norway's Innovation and Technology Sector - Svein-Egil Nielsen - Innovation Norway - Stanford - March 8 2010

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Talk given by Svein-Egil Nielsen of Innovation Norway's San Francisco Office, at Stanford Engineering, March 8 2010. Innovation Norway is a partner of Stanford's Engineering School's program on European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program (http://me421.stanford.edu)

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Norway's Innovation and Technology Sector - Svein-Egil Nielsen - Innovation Norway - Stanford - March 8 2010

  1. 1. INNOVATION NORWAY Svein-Egil Nielsen Director, Innovation Norway, San Francisco Stanford School of Engineering European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program March 8 2010
  2. 2. Norway is a small country rich in natural resources Population 4.9 M Size : 324,220 sq km, (California:411,048 sq km) Employment: 72 % Unemployment: 3.3% Gross domestic product per capita, (PPP USD), 2009: 53.300 In 2007, Norway had an export surplus of NOK 363 billion. This made up 16 % of GDP. There is a Sovereign wealth fund that was worth ~ 440B USD by the end of December, 2009 2
  3. 3. Famous for spectacular nature Artic Norway is the kingdom of light Northern lights over Ersfjord at Kvaløya in Tromsø, Norway 3
  4. 4. Famous for spectacular nature The world famous fjords of Western Norway Geiranger, Norway 4
  5. 5. Spectacular structures by man – Troll A 1990 Technology The Troll A platform has an overall height of 472 meters and weighs 656,000 tons and has the distinction of being the tallest structure ever moved by mankind Source: StatoilHydro 5
  6. 6. Spectacular structures by man – Ormen Lange Field 2000 Technology - Norway’s largest Gas field
  7. 7. Spectacular structures by man – Ormen Lange Field 2000 Technology - Norway’s largest Gas field Ormen Lange is the largest natural gas field in development on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Ormen Lange field is developed without using conventional offshore platforms. http://www.ormenlangeworld.com/ Source: Shell
  8. 8. Successful startups (I) Piranema 8
  9. 9. Successful startups (II) 9
  10. 10. We give local ideas global opportunities
  11. 11. From Bodø to Beijing
  12. 12. Innovation Norway …. shall support Norwegian companies with growth ambitions to succeed in international competition – whether they face competition at home or abroad - with the aid of: expertise, advisory services, networks, financing and exposure 11
  13. 13. An organisation close to its customers Vadsø • Regional Alta Tromsø knowledge of Bodø business and the community Steinkjer • Regional Molde Trondheim Ålesund differentiation of Tynset Førde Hermansverk Lillehammer Innovation Hamar Bergen Tinn Oslo og Akershus Norway’s products Drammen Tønsberg Stavanger Skien Sarpsborg and services Kristiansand Arendal District Offices Local Offices
  14. 14. An organisation close to its markets Brazil Portugal Bulgaria Romania Canada Russia China Singapore Czech Rep. South Africa Denmark Spain Estonia Sweden Finland Thailand France The Germany Netherlands Hungary Turkey India United Arab Italy Emirates Japan United Kingdom Korea Malaysia USA Poland Vietnam In Americas offices in Toronto, Rio, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Houston and San Francisco
  15. 15. Innovation Norway San Francisco Located downtown San Francisco with the Norwegian Consulate General Cover: Western United States and have special responsibility for INs North American ICT initiatives Focus Areas • Innovation • Entrepreneurship • ICT • Life Science • Renewable Energy/Cleantech Four Employees + consultants
  16. 16. Seamless service, based on customer needs Focus Services • Innovation • Advisory services • Entreprenuership • Competence services • Internationalisation • Networking services • Profile building • Promotional services • Financing services As a customer you have your needs – together we will find a solution to those needs

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