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  • Oslo Innovation Week and a Networking Event for Norwegian and Central-European Businesses

    Innovation Norway invite businesses from Norway and Central-Europe to an afternoon networking event at SALT during Oslo Innovation Week connecting entrepreneurs, businesses, scaleup professionals, researchers and investors and other stakeholders

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    Austin Disel, UnSplash

    Oslo Innovation Week (OIW) takes place on 26-29 September 2022. OIW is an excellent place for businesses to interact and meet scaleup professionals, researchers, investors and other stakeholders. OIW 2022 includes 150+ partners and a programme of 80+ events. See more on the website: Oslo Innovation Week 2022.

    Matchmaking Online and On-site

    Register to this event by making a profile in the online matchmaking platform B2Match here. You can see the profiles of the other participants, contact them and set up B2B meetings, at the event in Oslo, online or both. Add videos, links, picture and other material in your profile to create interest!

    Central-European Businesses 

    Around 100 businesses from Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Poland and Romania have been selected to participate at the event and at Oslo Innovation Week. Half of the businesses are from Poland.

    Norwegian Participants 

    We also invite Norwegian businesses and actors from the startup ecosystem in Oslo, including investors, entrepreneurs, scaleup professionals, research institutes and other stakeholders. For Norwegian participants, this is an opportunity to connect with leading businesses and startups from upcoming markets in Europe.

    Financing for Cooperation in Europe

    We launch the final calls for project proposals. Norwegian entities can be partner in all projects. The event will present the funding and the matchmaking can connect partners for joint applications. Se the open calls below:

    Green Industry Innovation and Blue Growth in Croatia (pre-announcement)

    Business Skills in Romania

    Soft Measures in Bulgaria

    Trade Fairs in Poland

    Soft Measures in Greece (pre-announcement)

    Green Transition in Poland for Norwegian or Polish applicants

    and more


    16:30 Registration and Drinks

    17:00 Welcome Gaute Hagerup, Director, Special Assignments, Innovation Norway

    17:10 Startups and Scaling in Norway  Joachim Thorsen, Special Advisor, Innovation Norway

    17:30 Funding for Cooperation in Central-Europe Magnar Ødelien, Director, EEA and Norway Grants, Innovation Norway

    18:00 Pitches by Companies - 18 companies will be selected to pitch their ideas

    19:00 Matchmaking

    20:00 End of programme but networking can continue on site until 23:00


    A total of 18 companies will be selected to pitch on stage. The pitches should be live (in person) but visual aids like presentations or short videos are allowed.

    See more information on the pitches here.

    Funding for Cooperation in Europe

    The EEA and Norway Grants support projects on business innovation, value creation and competitiveness in Europe. It also encourages cooperation with partners in Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein in all projects. You can read more about the EEA and Norway Grants by Innovation Norway here.

    SALT (i Arktiske hovedscene / in the Arctic Main Stage)


    Place:SALT (in the Arctic Main Stage building), Langkaia 1 Oslo

    Deadline:27 Sep 2022

    Contact:Rannveig Solumsmoen Gimse

    The registration is closed

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