Crazy days at the world’s largest mobile technology fair – MWC in Barcelona

In February 2019, Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Embassy in Spain joined forces for the 15th year in a row to arrange a Norwegian pavilion at MWC Barcelona, one of the world’s biggest technology events. The pavilion provides Norwegian companies with the opportunity to showcase their products on an international stage. Strong Norwegian Presence at… Read More

London is the FinTech capital of Europe

London is the place to be for FinTech companies. We know what’s going on and run a growth accelerator programme for Norwegian technology executives in the Finance district of Canary Wharf. What makes London the FinTech capital of Europe? London has gained a reputation as the FinTech capital of Europe. This is because more and more startups… Read More

UK’s Creative Industries are growing at almost twice the rate of the wider economy

UK, and especially London, is becoming a hub for the world’s creative industry. The creative industries are growing faster than any other business sector in most of the UK according to new data from Nesta, with 47 “creative clusters” now scattered across the country. While London is still responsible for most of the creative industry… Read More

Skal jeg legge Olabuksene hjemme?

Av Heidi Dahl, Regionleder Innovasjon Norge Vest-Europa Jeg gjør et forsøk på å dele mine tanker og erfaringer om kulturforskjeller utifra et business perspektiv.  Min påstand er at bedriftsledere som satser utover Norges landegrenser har større muligheter for suksess om de bevisst tar hensyn til kulturforskjeller som verdier, språk, vaner, religion, lederstil, kompetanse, utdannelse, kulturidentitet,… Read More

Five reasons to grow your fintech in London

We have listed some of the reasons why you should look at London when it comes to scaling your fintech business. Customers at your doorstep Several of the world’s largest banks, including HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and Standard Chartered, are headquartered in London – and all experimenting with fintech in one way or another. All of… Read More

Is Germany in need of Norwegian EdTech?

Norway is a leading country when it comes to Education Technology (EdTech). Germany is a country where digitalization within education has not come as far. Can Germany learn something from Norway? We believe there are opportunities for Norwegian EdTech companies in the German market, but companies need to be aware of the obstacles and overcome… Read More

Win a one-month accelerator programme in Paris!

Do you have a promising start-up and an appetite for the French market? Three times a year, the French start-up lab Paris&Co invites international start-ups for a one-month business accelerator programme in Paris. Apply for your “Paris Landing Pack” here! The Paris Landing Pack programme is aimed at young, fast-growing start-ups that are looking to… Read More

Paris: Take your startup to the City of Lights

Paris’s startup scene is bustling with over 21 000 startups, and the city is frequently ranked as one of Europe’s best places to scale your business. The city has several hundred co-working spaces and hosts the world’s largest incubator, Station F. Innovation Norway’s Paris office is located at one of these co-working spaces, and we… Read More

Rekordstor oppslutning rundt smarte byer i Barcelona

Norske byer ønsker å bli smartere. Det kan bli en lur investering for fremtiden ifølge Innovasjon Norge. “Smarte byer skal bli en stor norsk eksportvare”, sier Gaute Hagerup, ansvarlig for smartby-satsingen i Innovasjon Norge. 13. til 15. november 2018 reiste rekordmange norske byer og bedrifter til verdens største smartby-messe og -konferanse, Smart City Expo i… Read More

France is one of the world’s leading innovation nations

According to Forbes Magazine’s recently published list of The World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies 2018, companies like Hermès, Dassault Systèmes and Essilor International make sure that France still has some of the world’s most innovative companies. The ranking is based on the best-performing companies under $10 billion in market capitalization. The Forbes list also shows… Read More