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A fleet of EV.
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Kolumbus is the largest mobility company in Stavanger. The last couple of years, they have extended their services from bus and ferries to electric citybikes and more. They are now planning to offer “car as a service” for businesses at Nord-Jæren - using Hyre as the deliverer of the solution and fleet of cars. The project is now being tested through a pilot at “Innovasjonsparken” in Stavanger.
Finished
Ride-Hailing
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Kolumbus is the largest mobility company in Stavanger. Kolumbus is in an exciting phase. They are expanding their offer to include city bicycle, selfdriving bus, train, walk, car sharing and door-todoor transport, and we take part in many exciting projects. The overall goal is to contribute to the Zero Growth Target.
Finished
MiniGarden
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life On Land
Good Health and Well-being
MiniGarden was founded in 2019 by Anne Iren Håvarstein. She has previously workedwith digital solutions and has a background within communication and marketing. As the interest for urban growing is increasing, Håvarstein has an idea to make it easier to succeed in small-scale urban growing, as existing solutions are mainly made for experienced gardeners. As of now, Håvarstein has cooperated with Inventas for the design process, established a research program with NIBIO and developed a prototype.
Finished
Eco Ocean
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Currently there is 800 million tons of trash in the ocean. By 2050 there will be more chemicals/ plastics/ micro plastics in the sea than fish in the sea. Fish farms land can control the water sources with less micro plastics. Ocean surfaces reduces micro plastics and chemicals and helps grow new eco systems. Eco Ocean AS found the solution to develop products and packaging made from pure natural harmless degradable material. Packaging that nourish our water and the ocean, fish and food chain.
Finished
Oil Extraction Technology
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
All across the world, oil extraction leaves sludge and contaminated soil. To make remediation more efficient, Ennox Technology has built a mobile unit for extracting close to 100 per cent of hydrocarbons from solids. The unit separates oil from soil without the use of heat or harmfull chemicals. What is the best market approach for this technology, and how can the technology scale and serve society and the environment in the best way?
Finished
Höylytt Guided Workflow™
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Quality Education
Höylytt has created a product that gives children an immediate mastery feeling and joy of creating music. How can the company reach out to their target audience, and find the entry point to a larger market?
Finished
ERP system for small and medium-sized businesses that have engineering and production activities.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Development of the ERP-system will be done from the bottom up and launch to the market is planned for Q1 2020. A separate team is dedicated to this, but need assistance both on the commercialization, the go-to-market strategy, marketing, design, commissioning and for user experience.
Finished
The Bate-village
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
The future is green and Bate will be a driving force. We are working towards a future image where "the Bate-village" has zero emissions and a circular economy. Here clean energy will be used, and the mobility between home, work and school will be emission-free and collective. This creates safe neighborhoods with short distances for residents of all ages, who Bate can offer services both inside and outside their homes, according to individual wants and needs.
Finished
SolidRock
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
The newly developed product is developed for buildings and civil engineering projects were traditional Portland-based concrete is used today. SolidRock is based on waste (tailings) from the mining industry and is a non-Portland concrete with 70% less CO2 emission compared to traditional concrete. The SolidRock material is a low carbon product that support the circular economy and the UN sustainable goals for climate action and sustainable cities.
Finished
AR in the health sector
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Technological advances recently made in AR, have made the technology ripe and ready to be introduced to more areas/sectors. Bouvet has historically been targeted to traditional industry, but see that aspects of this technology is also relevant for tasks within the health sector. It will be interesting to look at the possibility of contributing to efficiency and distribution of services through the use of AR technology.
Finished
Ogoori
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Ogoori is offering Material as a Service, where the material is produced from ownerless marine plastic, collected at sea or along shorelines in Norway and internationally. Ogoori will own the material, and offer principles, service and best practice for handling the material and taking it back at a product’s end of life.
Ogoori’s business model is to rent out material, that is tracked via blockchain technology, to ensure that the waste never enters nature again in any form, but keeps circulating
Finished
Smart Transport in Rurban Regions
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Reducing Inequality
‘Rurban’ Regions appear to be underserved when it comes to leveraging modern technology to cope with typical challenges these regions are facing. In Rurban Regions typically more densely populated settlements and cities are ‘loosely’ dispersed in rural areas.
Many of these challenges are directly related to declining social, economic, and environmental well-being in combination with socio-demographics development like a greying society and wishes of youngsters to move to larger cities.
Finished
E-scooters
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Micro mobility and especially e-scooters have during the last couple of years disrupted the mobility industry, and cities all around the world were caught off guard. The operators have challenged existing laws and legislations, but at the same time pointed out that regulations are strictly necessary. People have been given an ultra-flexible the vehicle, and the use of these former youthful toys - but now tech-heavy and better-built vehicles - has skyrocket.
Finished
Mobility Hubs
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
The public sector both facilitates mobility (eg. through Byvekstavtalen/
Bymiljøpakken) and requires mobility (through zoning/regulation plans) when new real estate areas are planned and developed. Real estate developers must comply with these public mobility requirements, but they know that they also need to offer something else, something special to be considered as attractive for people buying apartments and companies renting offices
Finished
Byverksted
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Byverksted is created with a vision to rethink the city from the bottom and up. Inhabitants are invited to investigate how they actively can build the city together. Through different initiatives people come together to experience the city, gain and share knowledge and build it in different ways. The aim is to create more accessible ways of participating in the decision making processes of the city - based on the values of democracy of inclusion, diversity, equality and representation.
Closed for applications
Municipal data as a driving force for commercial business development
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Stavanger municipality is part of a smart city network with both international and national consortiums. The ambition is to improve, change and develop the municipality, it’s practice and role, by exploring new ideas, disrupting the established and testing alternatives.
The three key drivers for the Smart City department is ‘technology’, ‘cooperation’ and ‘citizen involvement’.
Finished
New business models for smart art
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
The City of Stavanger is part of a smart city network with both international and national consortiums. The ambition is to improve, change and develop the municipality, it’s practice and role, by exploring new ideas, disrupting the established and testing alternatives.
The overarching goal of the “Smart art” program is to find means and measures for how the city administration may improve, change and develop – within urban planning, economy and sustainability.
Finished
MiniHage business plan
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life On Land
MiniGarden was founded by Anne Iren Håvarstein. She has previously worked with digital solutions and has a background within communication and marketing. As the interest for urban growing is increasing, Håvarstein has an idea to make it easier to succeed in small-scale urban growing, as existing solutions are mainly made for experienced gardeners. As of now, Håvarstein has cooperated with Inventas for the design process, established a research program with NIBIO, and developed a prototype.
Closed for applications
International market for MiniHage
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life On Land
MiniGarden was founded by Anne Iren Håvarstein. She has previously worked with digital solutions and has a background within communication and marketing. As the interest for urban growing is increasing, Håvarstein has an idea to make it easier to succeed in small-scale urban growing, as existing solutions are mainly made for experienced gardeners. As of now, Håvarstein has cooperated with Inventas for the design process, established a research program with NIBIO, and developed a prototype.
Closed for applications
Seas Eco market
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Clean Water and Sanitation
Since 2013 Seas Eco team has been exploring various methods and developing their own invented environmental technology to further indicate where pollutants are on the seabed and to retrieve marine litter in the most delicate manner. The ocean and natural aquatic areas are every life-critical lasting nourishment. With a deep respect for restoring to preserving essential aquatic (ocean) life on coasts, harbors, rivers, around fish farms, and various aquatic regions that are polluting the most.
Closed for applications
Seas Eco waste value
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Responsible Consumption and Production
Clean Water and Sanitation
Since 2013 Seas Eco team has been exploring various methods and developing their own invented environmental technology to further indicate where pollutants are on the seabed and to retrieve marine litter in the most delicate manner. The ocean and natural aquatic areas are every life-critical lasting nourishment. With a deep respect for restoring to preserving essential aquatic (ocean) life on coasts, harbors, rivers, around fish farms, and various aquatic regions that are polluting the most.
Closed for applications
Sea Sick Fish
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Life Below Water
Clean Water and Sanitation
Quality Education
We are a Down to Ocean(earth) Organisation forming projects with real solutions just doing them to reduce marine litter, toxic chemicals also microplastic and nano-plastic in the ocean for the fish and marine ecosystem. All in result to improving wild fish health and the fish for our food-chain. Our modern strategy is not to achieve the typical forms of activism but rather to take political sides, prestige, pride, and prize.
Finished
Woit Business plan
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
We are developing a solution for a strength workout. We are building universal sensors that can be placed on equipment in gyms that let users easily connect with these sensors so they can track their workout. This will give the users a good understanding of their progress, how much energy they are producing, how much weight they are using, and if they are doing the workout correctly.
Finished
Recycling process for concrete wall elements
Climate Action
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Concrete production alone contributes to almost 5% of the global CO2 emissions. Reducing cement production and recycling cement is crucial to reduce global warming. In 2018 152 666 tons of polluted concrete was deposited in Norway. The depositing of concrete with insulation and paint also contributes to polluting the ground water. To this date there has not been any reasonable process to stop the deposition of this material fraction.
Closed for applications
Haltian Empathic Building in hospitals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Since 2016, we have delivered the product Empathic Building to office-spaces around the world. Empathic Building is a smart building solution that helps employees feel happier, more inspired, and perform better.
We deliver a visualization engine that can process and visualize any sensor-input.
Finished
Haltian Empathic Building – patient treatment at home
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Since 2016, we have delivered the product Empathic Building to office-spaces around the world. Empathic Building is a smart building solution that helps employees feel happier, more inspired, and perform better.
We deliver a visualization engine that can process and visualize any sensor-input.
Finished
Test methodology to meet universal design when developing welfare technology
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
The Norwegian Smart Care Lab works with testing and verification of new solutions that is being developed in the healthcare sector and is a project in the Norwegian Smart Care Cluster. The cluster consist of a network with over 200 company members, 50 municipalities and several academic partners. The cluster goal is to help strengthen the Norwegian healthcare by advising and assisting the companies and create networks and dialogue.
Closed for applications
Property values in urban planning
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Cities are growing, and by 2050 UN’s predicts 68% of the world will live in urban areas. To ensure our future cities are sustainable in and environmental, social and economical perspective it requires good planning. A tool for planning our cities is to create a master plan for specific areas. A master plan can vary in size and detail level, but their aim is to ensure sustainable land use and development.
Finished
Ocean waste in the construction industry
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Responsible Consumption and Production
SEA SICK FISH is a Non-profit Organisation founded by Tania Nyberg with nine other members in 2013, the organization was formally registered in 2016. We are a Down to Ocean(earth) Organisation forming projects with real solutions just doing them to reduce marine litter, toxic chemicals also microplastic and nano-plastic in the ocean for the fish and marine ecosystem.
Finished
Food security in Kenya
Climate Action
Partnerships for the Goals
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life On Land
Zero Hunger
Food security and climate change are two of the planet’s most pressing concerns. To meet these ever-growing food demands in a sustainable way, we need to produce more with less. Less water, less inputs, less energy, and less waste.

The mission is to develop, market, and support products, systems, and services that give customers superior value throughout the whole value chain. Our products & innovations shall contribute positively to the contractors and farmers’ development & long term success.
Finished
Feasibility of running the food security project in Ethiopia
Climate Action
Partnerships for the Goals
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life On Land
Zero Hunger
Food security and climate change are two of the planet’s most pressing concerns. To meet these ever-growing food demands in a sustainable way, we need to produce more with less. Less water, less inputs, less energy, and less waste.

The mission is to develop, market, and support products, systems, and services that give customers superior value throughout the whole value chain. Our products & innovations shall contribute positively to the contractors and farmers’ development & long term success.
Finished
Flagship product design; in terms of customers' willingness to buy
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Airborne wind technology has a big market potential as it can deliver more reliable energy at a significantly lower cost than today’s wind turbines and therefore represents a real and feasible alternative to fossil fuels. SMART-KITE’s product lines are all based on larger systems (100+ kW) focusing on the offshore markets.
Finished
Mass market for smaller solutions
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Airborne wind technology has a big market potential as it can deliver more reliable energy at a significantly lower cost than today’s wind turbines and therefore represents a real and feasible alternative to fossil fuels. SMART-KITE’s product lines are all based on larger systems (100+ kW) focusing on the offshore markets.
Closed for applications
Fishfeed reuse
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Responsible Consumption and Production
Clean Water and Sanitation
Zero Hunger
New analysis has found that under optimistic projections regarding alternative marine aquaculture (mariculture) feed innovations and uptake, the ocean could provide over six times more food than it does today—more than two-thirds of the animal protein needed to feed the future global population.
Closed for applications
Fish Training
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Responsible Consumption and Production
Clean Water and Sanitation
Zero Hunger
Fish is like any other farmed animal, it can learn and food is essential in training. If we can get the fish to associate feeding with ligth or sound signals, we can guide the fish into channels inside the cage. If so, it will be a gamechanger for the industry..
Closed for applications
Light barrier in fish cage
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Responsible Consumption and Production
Clean Water and Sanitation
Zero Hunger
Fiskevelferd AS, founded in 2019 based on a patent pending aquaculture concept: Sustainable Improved fishwelfare, No emissions, Automated operations. The technology is the actual cage solution with the central column as a key factor securing permanent access to the cage. State of the art technology is used in all other areas. The fish cages can be moved from submerged to elevated position by simply sliding it along the column.
Closed for applications
Patient organizations as key partners
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
The best innovations are often caused by dissatisfaction with existing solutions or no solutions at all. This is how Alu Rehab and Netti wheelchairs came to life.
In the late 1980s a group of friends on the Norwegian west coast came to the conviction: “This can be improved!” He was touched by the challenges that the family and wheelchair users faced daily. They began to develop a completely new chair with sophisticated adjustment focusing on a comfortable sitting position.
Coming soon
Value proposition and business model through TCO and ROI calculation.
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
The parent company Alu Rehab AS is based in Norway with subsidiaries in Denmark and China. Furthermore we have our own staff in Sweden, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland and are represented by dealers and importers in more than 30 countries.
Coming soon
Marketing Challenge – Premium Offshore Farmed Fish
Life Below Water
Responsible Consumption and Production
The growing world population demands healthier aquacultured seafood, such as farmed salmon. However, the supply of farmed salmon is struggling to keep up with demand. The fjords in Norway, Chile, the Faroes and elsewhere have almost reached the limits of how many fish farms they can sustainably contain. This has opened for aquaculture innovations that may bring the industry further out in the ocean – closer to the natural habitat of the salmon.
Finished
XR CyberLab
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Quality Education
We delved deep into pedagogy and user experience. The outcome is a platform that allows not only education, but ideas themselves to be "prototyped" or discussed. It's a digital environment that threats information the way a metaverse would. And, in the process, we think we came up with a "game feature" deserving of a patent.
Ongoing
Urban Flooding – The hidden CO2 problem
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Life On Land
Clean Water and Sanitation
According to the UN, by 2050, our cities will have over 2 billion new residents. Such large-scale urbanization leads to increased runoff when the storm rages, and climate change further increases the problem. In recent times we have seen the effects of heavy storms bringing enormous rainfall to several parts of the world, causing large damages to buildings and infrastructure. Thus, it is vital to build cities which can handle the climate changes.
Ongoing
Strategy for Go-2-Market
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Aging infrastructure and growing maintenance backlogs increase risk of leakages and flooding. Climate change and extreme weather puts further pressure on waterways, rivers and water evacuation systems to avoid damages.

We provide insights available to everyone for more effective operations.
Coming soon
Unlimited Technology Excelsior AS - MyTwin
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Unlimited Technology Excelsior AS is a company established in feb 2020, and develops digital technology.
What we are doing, and are going to do is both innovative and extremely complex. We need the heads who loves challenges, and that has the abilities to build complex solutions - bit by bit.
Framework and methodology for digital twin are to be prepared, as to support that your data are integratable with physical data, health data, social data, personal data, etc.
Coming soon
Unlimited Technology Excelsior AS - Nerline
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Unlimited Technology Excelsior AS is a company established in feb 2020, and develops digital technology.
What we are doing, and are going to do is both innovative and extremely complex. We need the heads who loves challenges, and that has the abilities to build complex solutions - bit by bit.
We are going to research how to monitor all activity, including static movement/work, by monitoring the nervous system.
Coming soon
Unlimited Technology Excelsior AS - Pete
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Unlimited Technology Excelsior AS is a company established in Feb. 2020, and develops digital technology.

What we are doing, and are going to do is both innovative and extremely complex. We need the heads who loves challenges, and that has the abilities to build complex solutions - bit by bit. One building block is an App that will collect and systemize strength training data - Health data.
Coming soon
Strategy for Beoi
Affordable and Clean Energy
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Beoi implements the best of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) for Deconstruction (VDD) - maximizing analysis of existing building stock for material/component recovery. Using speedy 3D modelling to establish a communication and analysis basis for project teams, we are looking to transform the methodology of construction for the circular use of its materials.
Coming soon
International go to marked plan - Kakadu will revolutionize the way elderly learn digital skills
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Quality Education
Good Health and Well-being
Have you ever gone through explaining over and over to your parents or grandparents how to use Zoom? Or even worse, helping them to use Gmail correctly?Many of us have become the designated IT person for our family even if we aren’t even in IT, but as long as we can use computers our parents or grandparents think we can fix everything!These days young people give away 200 hours of IT support to parents or grandparents every year. But what about people without children or grandchildren?
Ongoing
Growth and market strategy for a marketplace
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Droppin has developed and is operating a digital marketplace where service suppliers sell their last- minute available capacity and customers get a better price on last minute appointments. Customers can compare and sort their search by price, location and time. 
It is a platform which is a sales and marketing channel for service providers to sell availability that is unsold.
Ongoing
Map out the potential investors
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Droppin has developed and is operating a digital marketplace where service suppliers within beauty and wellness sell their last- minute available capacity and customers get a better price on last minute appointments. Customers can compare and sort their search by price, location and time. The platform is a sales and marketing channel for service providers and th customers get a unified venue which  makes it easier to find availabliity, compare prices and get a discounted price on last minute.
Coming soon
Market opportunities, potentials and barriers
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Droppin has developed and is operating a digital marketplace where service suppliers sell their last- minute available capacity and customers get a better price on last minute appointments. Customers can compare and sort their search by price, location and time. 
Droppin was launched May 2017 in Stavanger, March 2018 in Bergen and June 2018 in Oslo.
Was a part of Validés ITSA program 2016 for accelerating promising startups. Was among top 5 in the regional finale of Angel Challenge.
Coming soon
Go to the German market - Kobla
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Kobla AS wants to expand its business internationally. Strategically, we feel that Germany is a natural next market for us, as Germany is an early adaptor of sensor technology in smart cities and "mobility as a service" (MaaS) solutions. Kobla is currently present in the Norwegian and Swedish market. Our knowledge of the German market is limited, therefore we would appreciate help investigating and analyzing the opportunities it represents.
Ongoing
The H2Challenge - Smart Kite
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Smart-Kite is a newly founded company within the technology sector focusing on developing and building green energy solutions using sophisticated technologies such as innovative design, electronics, software, hardware, fluid dynamics, construction and electro-mechanical engineering. We focus on large scale disruptive solutions, and are currently securing patents and moving towards to prototype testing.
Coming soon
Identification, Planning and Start - TribeShares AS
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Gender Equality
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
No Poverty
Reducing Inequality
TribeShares is a financial/wealth technology company. The mission is to build the world leading private capital marketplace. And our vision is to democratize entrepreneurship and wealth creation. That is achieved through launching several services supporting the cause. We are making it easier for entrepreneurs to launch companies, structure them according to best practices, create optimal incentive plans and more easily secure funding from investors.
Ongoing
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