Norway - United Kingdom Business Conference


Aberdeen and London

14 - 16  September 2022


Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the official visit to the United Kingdom by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit planned for 14 - 16 September will not take place.

In consultation with the Royal House of Norway and the Norwegian Government, Innovation Norway has cancelled the accompanying business delegation from Norway to the United Kingdom.

Advancing Technologies and creativeness, London 16 September 2022

Venue: The Royal Horticulture Halls, Lindley Hall, London, map

By 2030, the UK is aiming to become a world leader in the "fourth industrial revolution", with smart automation and artificial intelligence. British and Norwegian companies already cooperate closely on smart transport and mobility, fintech, health tech, and technology for creative industries.  The plenary session will highlight how the UK and Norway together can lead the way in the fourth industrial revolution by promoting creative thinking and pushing technological boundaries.


08:30 – 10:45 Registration, networking, exhibition and curative meetings

11:00 - 12:00 Plenery opening: Advancing Technologies and creativeness

Speech by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Speech by Mr. Jan Christian Vestre, Minister of Trade and Industry Norway

Talk on how Norway and the UK can cooperate for scaling up tech companies for growth and job creation? Lessons learned from transforming industries. 

  • Ms. Maxine Adams, Deputy Director Business Growth, Innovate UK EDGE
  • Mr. Andreas Helbig, Principal, Atomico 
  • Mr. Krister Kristiansen, CCO UK & US, Attensi
  • Mr. Pål T. Næss, Co-founder and SVP growth, Gelato
  • Ms. Rafah El-Khatib, NVIDIA Inception Program Manager, UK & Ireland

Speech: About creative industries, by Ms. Sania Haq, Head of Research, AudienceNet

Speech: Story from Norway, by Mr. Trym Ruud, Digital Creator Crypto Art

MoU signing between The British Film Commission and the Norwegian Film Commission to encouraging greater cultural, commercial and creative exchange between the UK and Norway, while actively supporting film and high-end TV production in both countries

Closure by Ms. Hilde Hukkelberg, Director, Innovation Norway UK & Ireland 

12:00 - 14:30 The plenary opening will be followed by exhibition, curative meetings and networking session, more info

The exhibition is a marketplace and networking arena open to all participants of the plenary opening. Participants will be able to meet companies supplying innovative solutions to different industries such as health, mobility, food production, music, and film. The overall theme is scale up and growth, with access to markets and capital being central. The exhibition will feature scheduled meetings between companies, partners and investors. In this part of the programme, the aim is to follow up the discussions from the plenary opening and execute on cooperation in the different tech and creative industries.

Stand 1: Music Technology, more info

Stand 2: New Tech for Audiovisual Industries, more info

Stand 3: Tech City Executive Accelerator (TEA) London, more info

Stand 4: Health-tech, more info

Stand 5: Smart Cities & Mobility, more info

Stand 6: Agritech, more info

Stand 7: Fintech, more info

Stand 8: Norwegian data centre industry, more info

13:30 - 14:30 Networking lunch 

Key Speakers


Contact Innovation Norway

Head of delegations, Anja Fallan Gustavsen, email (+47) 948 75 232

Press contact, Anders Vinnogg, email (+47) 936 69 204

Programme manager, Sigridur Thormodsdottir, email

UK office manager, Hilde Hukkelberg, email  


All participants must register on this website to attend

UK business organisations and trade associations attend free of charge.

Norwegian businesses, organisations, and research institutions pay a fee, based on size of organisation: large NOK 10 000; medium NOK 7 500; small NOK 5 000 more information here (Norwegian only). The fee will be invoiced ahead of participation and is per person and the same regardless of the number of events attended.