Connecting Norwegian industry to the European innovation ecosystem

Join EIT Manufacturing and The Research Council of Norway on November 23rd for an information session and discussion, that will showcase how EIT Manufacturing can support Norwegian industry using its pan-European organization. We’ll present examples from and describe projects with industrial involvement to show how EIT Manufacturing is working to connect corporates, research and educational institutions with innovative manufacturing solutions, providers, and funding. Guest speakers Johan Svenningstorp, Director of Research & Technology Development at Volvo Group, and Victor Andersson, CEO of the startup ChainTraced, will share their industry experience from EIT Manufacturing collaborations.

Where: Forskningsrådets møtesenter, Drammensveien 288, Lysaker. If you cannot attend in person, join us online. You will receive a streaming link upon registration.


Presentations to be held in Norwegian, Swedish and English 

10.00-10.25Welcome & Introduction. Brief background on Norway’s participation in EU programs, including participation in the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) programmes, as well as an overview of the Research Council of Norway’s international innovation activities. Speakers: Rune Vistad, Department Director International Cooperation and Eirik Fosse, Special Adviser Commercialization, both at The Research Council of Norway.

10.25-11.10Introduction to EIT Manufacturing and how we work with industry, academia, and research institutions to create added value for the manufacturing industry. Speakers: Anna Hultin Stigenberg, Director Co-Location North, Johanna Stiernstedt, Innovation Manager, Abir Hossain, Business Creation Manager. 

11.10-11.35 Industry insight. 

What is the added value for industry of working with EIT Manufacturing? Johan Svenningstorp, Director Research & Technology Development, Volvo Group. (Joining digitally)

How can startups help corporates jumpstart innovation? Victor Andersson, CEO of ChainTraced, which is piloting end-to-end CO2 tracking with EIT Manufacturing corporate member Voestalpine High Performance Metals. (Joining digitally)

11.35-12.00  Discussion/workshop on challenges and opportunities for Norwegian industry, and how you see the transformation of the manufacturing industry. Open dialogue on how EIT Manufacturing can match the needs from Norwegian manufacturing industry perspective. 

12.00-13.00  Lunch 

13.00-15.00  Opportunity to book 1-1 meetings 

To book a 1:1 meeting email Julie Christiansen: 

If you cannot attend in person, join us online! You will receive a streaming link upon registration.

About EIT Manufacturing:  

EIT Manufacturing was founded to ensure that European industry is able to continuously innovate and is prepared to meet the ongoing green and digital transitions. EIT Manufacturing activities generate innovation by helping to translate scientific advances into marketable innovations and by connecting fragmented networks that are essential to industrial innovation. It is one of eight Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC’s) within the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). EIT Manufacturing has five regional Co-Location Centers across Europe. Co-Location North, located in Gothenburg, covers Norway and seven other countries in northern Europe. EIT Manufacturing counts over 65 organisations from industry, research and academia as members.