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August 21, 2020
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SINTEF in Oslo Science City

We need to invest wholeheartedly in research and education so that the green and digital shift does not just happen, but pushes Norway back on the podium over countries that sustainably build competence, said SINTEF's Executive Vice President, Morten Dalsmo to Prime Minister Erna Solberg during yesterday's launch by Oslo Science City.

SINTEF in Oslo Science City

We need to invest wholeheartedly in research and education so that the green and digital shift does not just happen, but pushes Norway back on the podium over countries that sustainably build competence, said SINTEF's Executive Vice President, Morten Dalsmo to Prime Minister Erna Solberg during yesterday's launch by Oslo Science City.

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Sintef
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August 21, 2020

Copenhagen has Copenhagen Science City, London has the Knowledge Quarter and Boston has Kendall Square. Yesterday, Norway's first innovation district, Oslo Science City, was launched to the public.

Many cities have established innovation districts to stimulate the interaction between academia and business. And then excellent research is developed and thousands of jobs are developed, began a clearly happy Christine Wergeland Sørbye. She is the leader of what will be a unique partnership between some of Norway's leading knowledge institutions, business and Oslo municipality. The ambition is for Oslo Science City to develop from being Norway's most knowledge-dense area to becoming a world-leading innovation district.


There is a broad partnership behind the investment in Oslo Science City. Pictured here at the launch. Back from left: Victoria Marie Evensen (Næringsbyråd), Idar Kreutzer (Finans Norge), Ole Erik Almlid (NHO), Kjerstin Braathen (DNB), Johan H. Andresen (Ferd), Morten Dalsmo (SINTEF). Front from left: Raymond Johansen (City Councilor), Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Christine Wergeland Sørbye (Oslo Science City), Svein Stølen (UiO), Morten Dæhlen (UiO).


Prime Minister Erna Solberg, City Councilor Raymond Johansen, UiO Rector Svein Stølen, Ferd owner Johan H. Andresen and other key business leaders attended the launch of Oslo Science City on Wednesday 19 August. SINTEF was represented by Executive Vice President Morten Dalsmo, who in his speech emphasized the role of business-oriented research in the major restructuring of Norway.


To the Prime Minister

Although our own figures and analyzes give reason for optimism, there are structural problems that we must take seriously. During the digital Arendal week last week, Abelia launched the Restructuring Barometer 2020. This year's barometer shows that Norway is weakened in several key areas for restructuring, including cutting-edge expertise, technology expertise, scope of the ICT sector and knowledge cooperation, said Morten Dalsmo and encouraged the Prime Minister to add facilitate good framework conditions so that knowledge building and business-oriented research give Norway more innovation.

Executive Vice President Morten Dalsmo. Photo: SINTEF / Biringvad

Take chances

The Prime Minister opened her speech by drawing the long lines and talking about people who are able to lead the way, think new and take chances to create development.

You do it here too, in Norway's first innovation district. I hope and believe that Oslo Science City will be the story of how the right competence, innovative power and venture capital merged, said the Prime Minister.

She also pointed out how the pandemic has had enormous consequences for both the Norwegian and international economy.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg Photo: SINTEF / Biringvad

Norway's way out of the crisis is only through equipping ourselves even better for job creation and value creation, we will build a Norway that is greener, smarter and more sustainable. I believe that the ambitions you have presented today fit well into this picture, said the Prime Minister and added:

At the end of March, to meet the corona pandemic, we presented strong tools for research, development and innovation power in Norway. We have continued to do this through changes in the revised national budget and in the third phase package that we made before the summer. And we will continue. It is absolutely necessary, said Erna Solberg.


FACTS ABOUT OSLO SCIENCE CITY

What is Oslo Science City: Geographically, the area extends from Majorstuen via Marienlyst and Blindern to Gaustad and Ullevål stadium, as well as Campus Radiumhospitalet. In this area, there will be 30,000 students and 7,500 researchers, the country's best university, university hospital, world - class research institutes and over 300 companies.

This is Norway's most knowledge-intensive area, with great potential for innovation and new jobs in technology, health, life sciences, digitalisation, energy, mobility, climate, environment and sustainable solutions.

Last updated:
August 21, 2020

Sintef

SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. We create value and innovation through knowledge generation and development of technological solutions that are brought into practical use. SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences.

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Get in touch with us!
Visit us

Strindveien 4
Trondheim
Norway

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Stiftelsen SINTEF
P.O. Box 4760 Sluppen
NO-7465 Trondheim
Norway

Copenhagen has Copenhagen Science City, London has the Knowledge Quarter and Boston has Kendall Square. Yesterday, Norway's first innovation district, Oslo Science City, was launched to the public.

Many cities have established innovation districts to stimulate the interaction between academia and business. And then excellent research is developed and thousands of jobs are developed, began a clearly happy Christine Wergeland Sørbye. She is the leader of what will be a unique partnership between some of Norway's leading knowledge institutions, business and Oslo municipality. The ambition is for Oslo Science City to develop from being Norway's most knowledge-dense area to becoming a world-leading innovation district.


There is a broad partnership behind the investment in Oslo Science City. Pictured here at the launch. Back from left: Victoria Marie Evensen (Næringsbyråd), Idar Kreutzer (Finans Norge), Ole Erik Almlid (NHO), Kjerstin Braathen (DNB), Johan H. Andresen (Ferd), Morten Dalsmo (SINTEF). Front from left: Raymond Johansen (City Councilor), Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Christine Wergeland Sørbye (Oslo Science City), Svein Stølen (UiO), Morten Dæhlen (UiO).


Prime Minister Erna Solberg, City Councilor Raymond Johansen, UiO Rector Svein Stølen, Ferd owner Johan H. Andresen and other key business leaders attended the launch of Oslo Science City on Wednesday 19 August. SINTEF was represented by Executive Vice President Morten Dalsmo, who in his speech emphasized the role of business-oriented research in the major restructuring of Norway.


To the Prime Minister

Although our own figures and analyzes give reason for optimism, there are structural problems that we must take seriously. During the digital Arendal week last week, Abelia launched the Restructuring Barometer 2020. This year's barometer shows that Norway is weakened in several key areas for restructuring, including cutting-edge expertise, technology expertise, scope of the ICT sector and knowledge cooperation, said Morten Dalsmo and encouraged the Prime Minister to add facilitate good framework conditions so that knowledge building and business-oriented research give Norway more innovation.

Executive Vice President Morten Dalsmo. Photo: SINTEF / Biringvad

Take chances

The Prime Minister opened her speech by drawing the long lines and talking about people who are able to lead the way, think new and take chances to create development.

You do it here too, in Norway's first innovation district. I hope and believe that Oslo Science City will be the story of how the right competence, innovative power and venture capital merged, said the Prime Minister.

She also pointed out how the pandemic has had enormous consequences for both the Norwegian and international economy.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg Photo: SINTEF / Biringvad

Norway's way out of the crisis is only through equipping ourselves even better for job creation and value creation, we will build a Norway that is greener, smarter and more sustainable. I believe that the ambitions you have presented today fit well into this picture, said the Prime Minister and added:

At the end of March, to meet the corona pandemic, we presented strong tools for research, development and innovation power in Norway. We have continued to do this through changes in the revised national budget and in the third phase package that we made before the summer. And we will continue. It is absolutely necessary, said Erna Solberg.


FACTS ABOUT OSLO SCIENCE CITY

What is Oslo Science City: Geographically, the area extends from Majorstuen via Marienlyst and Blindern to Gaustad and Ullevål stadium, as well as Campus Radiumhospitalet. In this area, there will be 30,000 students and 7,500 researchers, the country's best university, university hospital, world - class research institutes and over 300 companies.

This is Norway's most knowledge-intensive area, with great potential for innovation and new jobs in technology, health, life sciences, digitalisation, energy, mobility, climate, environment and sustainable solutions.

Last updated:
August 21, 2020

Sintef

SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. We create value and innovation through knowledge generation and development of technological solutions that are brought into practical use. SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences.

Click here to read more about us!
Get in touch with us!
Visit us

Strindveien 4
Trondheim
Norway

Send us mail

Stiftelsen SINTEF
P.O. Box 4760 Sluppen
NO-7465 Trondheim
Norway