About Oslo Business Region

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Published by Oslo Business Region, 16 September 2021

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Startups are driving the Norwegian green shift with innovative solutions and creating new jobs and value for the future. 14,000 people in the Oslo region are employed by 2200 startups and 188 scaleups (2019), and the between 2010 -2019, the value creation created by startups with growth potential and scaleups increased by 40%. $789M was invested in Norwegian startups and scaleups in 2020.

Oslo Business Region was established 1 January 2014 and is a limited company funded and owned by the City of Oslo. Our key objectives are to work for more successful innovation and technology startups in Oslo, collaboration between public and private companies, talent attraction and international profiling.

We aim to build a world-class startup ecosystem in Oslo, make more scaleups succeed and put Oslo, the capital of Norway, on the map internationally. We collaborate across sectors and borders, facilitate for sharing expertise and insight, and open doors to Norwegian and international players. Our goal is to connect you to relevant people, businesses, and cities.

Oslo Business Region AS is owned and funded by the City of Oslo – Business Development and Public Ownership (NOE).

About Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway. Oslo provides easy access to business, culture, international networks and work-life balance. In 2019, Oslo was in the 1st place on the European Commission's European Cities SDG Index. The capital is small in size but punches above its weight in areas such as IT and digitalization. Citizens in Oslo are highly digital and Oslo is a unique testbed for new solutions within mobility, health and other sectors. The City of Oslo has its own, unique Climate Budget. Together with Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark, Norway is the 11th largest world economy in the world.

Our five strategic goals

  • More talent and investments to Oslo
  • More growth companies in Oslo
  • More business development between the City of Oslo and scaleups
  • More insight that contributes to improving the competitive advantage for business and innovation in the Oslo region
  • Improve Oslo’s reputation connected to entrepreneurship and sustainable business

Our vision and values

Vision
Building a world-class startup ecosystem in Oslo.

Mission
We connect people, companies, industries and cities to create opportunities for sustainable business growth in Oslo.

Position
Oslo Business Region is your go-to partner for startups, growth companies and the Startup Ecosystem in Oslo

Our values

  • Insightful - We have the insight you need to strengthen your competitive advantage.
  • Collaborative – We strengthen Oslo’s innovation eco-system through collaborations across sectors and borders
  • Empowering – We provide you with access to the network and partners you need to succeed, in Norway and abroad.

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