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Trondheim Tech Port Conference 2022

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Trondheim Tech Port Conference 2022

Join our conference!

Meet other innovators. Hear about their successes. Expand your network. Have meaningful conversations with like-minded people.

Let’s bridge the gap!

In most cases, innovation is the result of a joint effort of many different actors. We are talking about companies working together with public administrations, startups spinning out of academia, policy makers simplifying capital investing, and so on. It is important to remember that these connections rarely are pre-made and set in stone.

This is THE GAP that we want to bridge.

We need to create pathways and relations to connect all these different parts of the innovation ecosystem so that we can innovate even more, while continuously nurturing and learning from the relations that already exist and innovate.

Trondheim Tech Port is striving towards being a world class innovation district for a sustainable future. What better way to achieve this than by exploring, showcasing and challenging sustainable innovation within the technological areas that Norway excels in?! Health, ocean, and energy!

Within these three thematic areas we will showcase sustainable technologies, projects and collaborations. We will also discuss how to bridge the gap while also addressing bottlenecks and challenges connected to investing. These are all topics that we need to discuss and solve if we want to increase Norway’s innovation output.


Main Stage

11:00 Doors Open

12:00 – 13:00 Bridging the Gap

13:20 – 14:05 Investing in the Future

14:25 – 15:10 The Future of Health

15:30 – 16:15 Futuristic Oceans

16:35 – 17:20 Powering a Sustainable Future

17:20 – 17:50 Innovators of Tomorrow

Expo Area

11:00 – 18:00 EXPO

11:00 – 18:00 Innovation Helpdesk

Side Events

15:30 – 17:00 EIT Health Kick Off

18:00 – 20:00 Champagne Reception at Rockheim Panorama

12:00 – 13:00 | Main Stage

Bridging the Gap

This is our opening session! Norway isn’t utilising its full innovation potential because of lacking connections within its ecosystem. How can we bridge the gap?

Speakers: Jonas Gahr Støre, Håkon Haugli, Alexandra Bech Gjørv, Henriette Undrum, Øystein Eriksen Søreide, Anne Borg, Jenni Susanne Skaara

Host: Karianne Tung

13:20 – 14:05 | Main Stage

Investing in the Future

Investments are necessary to create new jobs and to boost innovation, but they often act as a barrier. What criteria do we follow when investing – and are we sustainable and diverse enough?

Speakers: Thea Messel, Terje Eidesmo, Margrethe Markussen, Kjersti Reinsnos

Host: Alis W. Wilson

14:25 – 15:10 | Main Stage

The Future of Health

Innovations within health tech are some of the most exciting ones. They can advance our society considerably and cure diseases we don’t know about yet – but is everything in place for us to take the next step?

Speakers: Sulalit Bandyopadhyay, Ulrik Wisløff, Lars Adde, Siril Osland, Tarje Bjørgum, Annika Szabo Portela

Host: Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes

15:30 – 16:15 | Main Stage

Futuristic Oceans

The ocean is Norway’s primary resource, and as such tech innovation in this field is making big waves; autonomy, new materials, sustainable fish farming, and robotics, are only some of the areas we excel in. What’s up next?

Speakers: Nikolai Astrup, Arianna Minoretti, Frode Halvorsen, Sven J. Kolstø, Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen

Host: Nina Jensen

16:35 – 17:20 | Main Stage

Powering a Sustainable Future

The future is filled with uncertainty, but one thing is for sure; how we use, source, and store our energy is going to play a vital role in all of it. Are we sure that we are doing enough?

Speakers: Espen Barth Eide, Astrid Svarva, Tomas Fiksdal, Kristin Jordal

Startups: Motkraft, VinGrip Energy, Enernite, Solarseek

Host: Nils Røkke

17:20 – 17:50 | Main Stage

Innovators of Tomorrow

This day is meant to showcase excellent research and work, but it wouldn’t be complete without celebrating and rewarding special achievements. Make sure to celebrate with us some of the most talented innovators in Norway!

Speakers: Rita Ottervik, Anne Borg, Mari Sundli Tveit
Host: Karianne Tung

15:30 – 17:00 | Side Event | Partner Stage

EIT Health Kick Off

NTNU Health and Norway Health Tech will host a side-event at our conference to celebrate and kick-off their joint partnership in EIT Health. The EIT Health kick-off will be held shortly after Trondheim Tech Port’s Health session, “The Future of Health”, and is an invitation to all conference participants interested in bridging the gap between research, business and education and engaging in health innovation internationally.

Theme: Opportunities and success stories

Speakers: Annika Szabo Portela, Lena Nymo Helli, Toril A. N. Hernes, more speakers coming soon
Host: Marius Widerøe

15:30 Host Marius Widerøe, Director NTNU Health
15:35 Annika Szabo Portela, Interim Managing Director EIT Health Scandinavia
15:45 Success story (TBA)
15:55 Lena Nymo Helli, CEO Norway Health Tech
16:05 Toril A. N. Hernes , Pro-Rector for Innovation at NTNU
16:15 Networking round tables

11:00 – 18:00 | EXPO Area


Alongside our fantastic stage sessions which will occur throughout the day we have a unique offering which will showcase cutting edge research, leading innovations and provide opportunities to engage with experts, network and even seek professional advice.

Firstly, our Conference EXPO will include a number of start-ups and innovation projects which will showcase their research, innovations and technology. Along with providing opportunities to engage with innovators you will witness eye-catching demos and interact with some of the latest innovations from this part of the world!

EXPO Exhibitors: Aviant, Bryte, Team Cerberus, SentiSystems, Norwave Innovation, Fornix, Ducky, Motkraft, In-Motion, VinGrip Energy, Apiir, Zeabuz

11:00 – 18:00 | EXPO Area

Innovation Helpdesk

Rarely has a start-up or innovator made it all the way to the top by themselves. In an innovation system there are multiple actors working to ensure new business ideas and inventions reach their full potential. Trondheim Tech Port wants to acknowledge these actors and make them easily available for those interested in pursuing their own innovation project or unleashing their inner entrepreneur.

At the centre of our EXPO, representatives from different types of start-up support mechanisms and services will be available in what we have coined as the ‘Innovation Helpdesk’. The services you can engage with are “the go to experts” so whether it’s learning how to develop your product, confirming your market potential, reaching investors or ensuring you are rigged to handle employees as you scale your business we have you covered!

The Innovation Helpdesk is the first line of support for first time entrepreneurs and innovators, but it’s also available for serial entrepreneurs and well established companies!

Innovation Helpdesk Experts: Abelia, Innovation Norway, The Research Council of Norway



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