Sustainable Innovation Economy: Accelerating Business Diversity

There is broad agreement that knowledge will be the future basis for economic growth. There appears to be greater disagreement about what this actually implies. In a petroleum-based economy, Norway Summit 2016 focused on what can be done to increase the diversity of industrial and commercial development to generate values and employment in Norway for the long term.

Norway Summit 2016 explored various perspectives to accommodate sustainable innovation through a dialogue-based conference. Aaron Gershenberg from Silicon Valley Bank Capital highlighted how finance can be a tool for innovation. The conference further highlighted possibilities we have from a technological perspective and focused on how business ideas can be developed and implemented.

Conference Schedule

1Registration08:00 - 08:30
2Welcome and introduction 08:30 - 08:35
3The Norwegian GovernmentDilek Ayhan 08:35 - 08:45
Part 1: Finance as a tool for innovation
1Finance as catalyst for moving bold companies forwardAaron Gershenberg 08:45 - 09:15
2Challenges and opportunities for corporate venturing in Europe: Implications for NorwayGerald Brady 09:15 - 09:45
3The Cambridge study on crowd fundingThomas Bull 09:45 - 10:15
4Discussion break 10:15 - 10:30
5Round table and panel discussionAaron Gershenberg 10:30 - 11:30
6Lunch11:30 - 12:30
Part 2: How to succeed in startups
1The Israeli Innovation Ecosystem - a fast evolution from start up nation to scale up nation - a snapshot, dynamics and trendsRami Beracha 12:30 - 13:00
2Searching for ideas that work: Advice for start-ups and investors Wesley Chan 13:00 - 13:30
3Discussion break13:30 - 13:50
4Panel discussionsAaron Gershenberg 13:50 - 14:10
5Round table discussions14:10 - 14:30
6Panel discussionsRami Beracha , Wesley Chan 14:30 - 14:50
7Summary - Closing remarks14:50 - 15:00
June 14
1Registration & coffee 09:00
2Conference opening 09:30
3IntroductionSiri Lill Mannes 09:40
4Value Creation and the Future of Internet’Yuri Milner 09:45
5Round Table Discussions and Panel debateYuri Milner 10:05
6Break 10:45
7How to use global capital connections to catalyze innovation in your region11:00
8Global Innovation InvestingAaron Gershenberg 11:00
9Fireside chatKen Loveless 11:20
10Round Table Discussion and Panel debate (international perspectives)Ken Loveless , Aaron Gershenberg 12:00
11Extended Panel debate with Nordic perspectives Miranda Li , Mette Skjold Rotbøll
12Lunch break 12:40
13Technology /Futurology13:30
14Frontier Technology Travis Hedge 13:30
15SpeakerDaniel Cohen
16Fireside chatTommy Andersen , Stephen Lowery
17Break 14:55
18The Next Generation: hopes and worries for tech's impact on societySherrington Amarapala 15:10
20Closing remarksEspen Agdestein , Siri Lill Mannes 15:55

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