Our history

In 1852 began a 150-year long journey, which ended up in what today is known as Innovation Norway.

It started with the establishment of Hypotekbanken, which were developed to provide farmers with cheap finacial loans. Since then it has been a multifaceted development of banks, funds and programs in our country, and in 2004 Innovation Norway was created.

Today Innovation Norway is proud of our history, which in every way also represents the history of the Norwegian trade and industrial sectors. The historical movie gives a visual picture of how we went from being a farming society to a modern industrial society

See Innovation Norway's historical movie