TRANSFORM. CONNECT. CREATE.
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.
Programme: Advancing technology and creative industries conference
London 15 September 2022
18:00 - 21:30 Norway Night Networking Reception
London 16 September 2022
08:30 – 10:45 Registration, coffee/tea and networking + Exhibition and Curative meetings
11:45 – 15:00 Exhibitions & curative meetings
The exhibition is a marketplace and a networking arena open to all participants of the plenary opening. Participants will be able to meetcompanies 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
Organiser: Music Norway; Virke, the Federation of Norwegian Enterprise
Creative industries the digital platforms to reach . Markets today global, meaning . But digital services that the for those , produce, sell and distribute ? During the in London, companies from UK and Norway will to strengthen innovation and scaling up.
- Music DNA
Stand 2: Creative Technologies for Audiovisual Industries.
Organiser: Norwegian Film Institute; Norwegian Film Commission; Oslo Film Commission; Virke, The Federation of Norwegian Enterprise
UK has recently become the global metropole for the film industry, exceeding Los Angeles. The British Film Commission has been involved in film productions representing 90% of the £4.77 billions UK gained in export revenues from these productions. Creative industries represent considerable part of the national economy in UK. Norway and the UK aim to enhance cooperation on, for example, Virtual Reality filming, a revolutionary technology for film production.
- Rebel Unit
- Snowcastle Games
- Sarepta Studio
Stand 3: Tech City Executive Accelerator (TEA) London
Organiser: Innovation Norway
Contact: Hilde Hukkelberg, email
Tech Executive Accelerator (TEA) launched nine years ago at Level39, London. Its mission is to connect Norwegian founders and C-level teams in various industries, exchanging hands-on experience on how to implement emerging AI and industrial IoT technologies to deliver greater business value around the world. Innovation Norway is thrilled by the investments, cross border solutions, collaborations and the transformational impact created by gamechangers and partners of our TEA ecosystem.
TEA | ambassadors
Meet with TEA ambassadors being frontrunners in their respective industries and scaling in the UK. On this occasion they will offer an exclusive insight into the future of: Investment research (Exabel) |Trading insight (Vega Insight) | Inspection and maintenance of critical energy infrastructure (eSmart Systems) | Simple access to complex industrial data (Cognite) | Solutions for digital collaboration including meeting/board rooms, innovation centres, control & operations centres (Cyviz) | 3D gamified simulation-based training (Attensi).
TEA | ecosystem partners
Stand 4: Health tech
Organiser: Oslo Cancer Cluster; Norway Health Tech; Smart Care Cluster
Contact: Trine Radmann, email
The UK is one of the most interesting markets for Norwegian healt tech, AI health and life science companies. The market for medical technologies has similar growth as in Norway and is the third largest medical device market in Europe. The UK professional health market is similar to the Norwegian market in terms of regulatory approval and public health service. Norway and the UK have a trade agreement, enabling export and the UK market as an important reference market for the Norwegian solutions entering a global market. The aim of this session is to strengthen a long and outstanding collaboration and relation between the UK and Norway within scaling up health tech, AI health and life science companies and collaboration with health institutions in the UK. The UK and Norway have both renown universal health care systems with national health data/biobank infrastructure that creates interest from all over the world. Collaboration can utilise these competitive advantages for international success in health innovation.
Stand 5: Smart cities and mobility
Organiser: SAMS Norway; Nordic Edge
Stand 6: Agritech
Organiser: Innovation Norway; NCE Heidner Biotech Cluster
Agriculture pratices have changed consireably over the last 50 years. Mechanization, new seed varieties, irrigation and the use of nitrogen fertilizers have resulted in larger crops. Now, however, agriculture is facing yet another new revolution where data connectivity, artificial intelligence, connected sensors offer even further enhanced crops, more resilient animals, and plants, while still taking the environment and climate into the equation.
Stand 7: Fintech
Fintech is a growing industry in Norway as well as in the UK. Norway has seen a lot of start-ups recently, particularly since the PSD 2 entered into force in 2019. Now there is an increasing focus on the possibilities in open finance. Norway is a small, but advanced market with a digital population that quickly adapts to new technologies. So far, the Norwegian fintech industry is mainly small and medium-sized enterprises, which are eager to expand, reach out to new markets and find partners. The UK, with the largest financial industry in Europe, is of particular interest to Norwegian fintech companies. At the same time, British fintech companies can find Norwegian partners to test out new technologies and solutions, in Norway as well as in the UK. The purpose of this session is to learn from each other and build partnerships both at the business and organisational level.
Stand 8: Norwegian data centre industry
Organiser: IKT Norge, Norway's digital industry association; the Norwegian data centre industry
Contact: Fredrik Syversen, IKT Norge, email
Norway continues to draw attention as an ideal data centre location. The country has renewable energy and an industry-supportive government, which favourably impacts national industry growth. In the last four-year period, Oslo's data centre market alone has grown at an average of 42% annually. In 2021, planned capacity in Norway doubled 2020 figures. The aim of this session is to connect the Norwegian data centre industry closer to UK markets.
Contact Innovation Norway
Head of delegations, Anja Fallan Gustavsen, email
Press contact, Anders Vinnogg, email
Registration queries, Hallvard Østtveit Barbogen, email
Programme manager, Sigridur Thormodsdottir, email
Director, Innovation Norway UK & Ireland, Hilde Hukkelberg, email
The conference is now fully booked and the registration has now closed!
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.