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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
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.
Ongoing
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.
Ongoing
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
Ongoing
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.
Coming soon
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’.
Ongoing
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.
Ongoing
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.
Coming soon
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.
Coming soon
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.
Coming soon
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.
Coming soon
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.
Ongoing
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.
Ongoing
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