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Nelly Narges Karimi
Facilitator
Contact details
Phone
+47 94295503

About me

Nelly works at the Innovation department, University of Stavanger. Her primary responsibility is to facilitate, coordinate and develop the InGenious. InGenious is one of the "Challenge Based Innovation & Learning" initiatives of ECIU University and focuses on real-life challenges brought forward by companies, public bodies, or civil organizations. She holds two master's degrees from the University of Stavanger. First in management and the second one in Energy, Environment, and Society with the focus on innovation and sustainability in aquaculture. She also studied business at the University of Oslo and Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley. Along with her education, she has experience as a project manager in her early twenties in Iran, as an analyst at a media company in San Francisco, and sustainability and strategy adviser in Stavanger. The field of her interest in research is innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

My challenges

Current challenges

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
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
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