Innovative success: Role of fundping, revenue, time to market

  A Norwegian to US Comparative Successful global growth of ICT, Medtech, green tech/sustainability and consumer product innovations (as a result of great creative minds, research, academia and public support) can be the future for the Norwegian economy. However, sustainable growthrequires more than a product idea. It demands skillful commercialization to drive customer adoption and revenue generation. Funding ultimately comes from profitability but during the ‘startup period’, investment i...
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Governments can help. Interview with Peter Thorner – Head of the Norwegian Mobile Association

Governments can help to shape the odds of their country in many ways. One way is by supporting entrepreneurs and industry. There are great examples of some countries getting it right. An inspiration for many is Israel, a country which in view of its size has more NASDAQ companies than any other country. So, what exactly differentiates healthy government support from lacking, and what can be done to improve the situation? Shaping The Odds spoke to Swedish born Peter Thornér – head of the Norwegia...
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Norwegian stand at MWC 2015

Norway at Mobile World Congress Mobile World Congress (MWC) takes place every year in Barcelona. The largest exhibition of its kind in the world for mobile, the show has grown from its humble beginnings in 1982 to having 93,000 attendees from 2-5 March 2015. This year, the exhibition featured more than 1,900 companies and occupied 98,000 square metres of net exhibition and hospitality space across eight exhibition halls and numerous outdoor spaces. Unless you are a Cisco, a Samsung, or a Sony, i...
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Team Norway visits Spain

In February, Team Norway visited various parts of Spain. The delegation – including the Ambassador of Norway for Spain and the head of Innovation Norway for Spain – first went to Malaga to build relations between Norwegian companies and the Smart City cluster in Andalucia. The tour also took in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where meetings with various Spanish governmental institutions and Norwegian companies with business on the island were held. The aim of the trip was to forge closer trade links ...
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Shaping the Odds for your country

A great boost to helping shape the odds in a company’s favor can often come in the form of governmental support. Many governmental organizations invest heavily in supporting businesses from their countries with subsidized learning, R&D grants, trade missions and attending important trade fairs around the world. Here we look at what some government organizations are doing to help shape the odds for their countries’ companies and start-ups. See the articles below. Governments can help. Intervi...
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COUNTRY PAVILIONS at MWC 2015

Several countries from around the world gathered their fellow exhibitors at the Mobile World Congress this year. The services and solutions provided by each exhibitor in the pavilion varied, but they were all united by their flag, and they all helped each other by #ShapingtheOdds for international success: Argentina – Hall 6 Austria – Hall 8.1 Belgium – Hall 7 Brazil – Hall 8 Canada – Hall 7 Catalonia – Congress Square and Hall 8.1 Colombia – Congress Square Denmark – Hall 6 Estonia – Hall 8.1 F...
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Team Finland at MWC 2015

Finland has a great tradition of helping tech start-ups achieve international success. This year the Invest in Finland organisation has offered a great package to tech entrepreneurs from Finland: Marketing Visibility in the Team Finland marketing materials Stand at MWC at hall 5 Part of the thematic program at Team Finland stand. Daily pitching slot (Mon-Thu) Access to Demo Area at the Team Finland stand (for approx. 2-3 hours/day) Meeting Rooms at MWC Pre-event booking of meeting room...
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