In preparation for the upcoming Venture Competition which will be held at Slush on Thursday 30 November, Climate-KIC is bringing the 30 most promising start-ups from its Accelerator programme to Oslo Innovation Week.
In Oslo, they will participate in a boot camp on how to secure investment in their green and cleantech businesses. Running the cleantech track of the 100 Pitches competition, Climate-KIC will also provide a stage for like minded start-ups to connect with potential clients and investors. Moreover, Susanne Pedersen, Managing Director of Climate-KIC Nordic will give a talk about Open Innovation in the City of Oslo’s tent on 26 September. Finally, three Climate-KIC supported start-ups will be invited to showcase their innovations at the Cutting Edge Festival.
The boot camp, which is organised in collaboration with Oslo Renewable Energy and Environment Cluster (OREEC) will focus on how to attract investors, and the entrepreneurs will learn how to formulate a winning executive summary. The start-ups with the ten best proposals will be selected to pitch during the Venture Competition at Slush.
Business Boot Camp: “Your ABC to landing investors”
Time: Wednesday 27 September, 08:00 – 12:00
Speaking and providing support at the boot camp:
- Tarja Teppo from Cleantech Invest
- Silvija Seres from the investment company Technorocks. Check out this recent portrait interview with Silvija, where she muses on what Norway will live in a post-oil economy (in Norwegian).
- Ida Faldbakken and Nina Heir from the Katapult Accelerator / Nordic Impact Investment
- Jørn Lein-Mathisen from the Business Angel Network Norway
- Thomas Berglund from the Angel Challenge
- Jessica Blechingberg from Slush (TBC)
From 08:00 – 12:00, the boot camp is open to all ticket holders, and the tickets can be purchased here.
Climate-KIC is also hosting the entry round of the cleantech track at the 100 Pitches competition.
Time: Tuesday 26 September 17:00 -18:00.
Among the jury members will be:
The 100 Pitches finale will be held at Vippa on Wednesday 27 September, 18:00 – 20:00.
Open Innovation for Sustainable Systemic Transitions
Part of the “City of Oslo + friends = SmartOslo” programme.
Time: Tuesday 26 September 12:00.
To address the global climate challenge, we need people who cross boundaries, who think in systems and structures, and who understand that we are not going to solve anything with single solutions.
Can Open Innovation be the key to unlocking the required systemic transitions?
Come and hear Susanne Pedersen, Managing Director of Climate-KIC Nordic, talk about how they apply Open Innovation processes in their work with municipalities and companies in the Nordics, in order to engage with a wealth of knowledgeable actors from all kinds of industries and areas.
Cutting Edge Festival
Finally, three or four Climate-KIC supported start-ups will showcase their innovations at the Cutting Edge Festival on Tuesday 26 September
The Cutting Edge Festival is Norway’s largest interdisciplinary business jam session for scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers and takes place at the Oslo Science Park.