Scaling your business to the UK

OP2022

Published by Oslo Business Region, 08 September 2022

Join us in London for a two-day program filled with networking, professional input, and expert guidance, all enabling new business opportunities abroad.

What's in it for you

“I got a lot of value out of the event. The balance between pitches and networking was great, and I really liked the mix of startups and investors. The atmosphere was amazing, and I hope to attend next year's Nordic Fund Day” - former attendee, Investor Nick Gosen from Kompas VC.

We are selecting 10 scaleups based in the Oslo region within 'urban development' with the ambition of expanding to the UK. The event Opportunities UK is a meeting place for Nordic and British actors working to solve green urban challenges. The event aims at giving companies the knowledge you need to prepare and succeed with a go-to-market-strategy. Attendees will gain knowledge on how to prepare a good go-to market-strategy and how to pitch it, and get valuable input on market possibilities in the UK.

We hope to see you if this is you

(We are no longer accepting applications!) Must be an Oslo-based company (min 10 people), and within one or more of the following sectors:

Spaces and places
– PropTech, architecture & city development
Urban Energy – The use, distribution, and production of energy in urban areas
Mobility – Solutions for blue and green mobility
Communication – Technology for enabling a smart and connected city
Citizen services – technology for education, community & inclusiveness

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Program

Tuesday 18 Oct

19:00-22:00

  • Reception at the Norwegian Embassy – Companies gather to mingle, and meet potential partners and relevant stakeholders, such as the Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of International Trade & Invest Newcastle.

Wednesday 19 Oct

09:00-12:00 - Go to market workshops

  • Get expert advice from Innovation Norway, Nordic Edge, Marks & Clerk, and others with essential insight on how to develop and present your go-to-market strategy. Get help to understand framework conditions such as legislation, the buyer’s journey, and how to acquire new resources.

14:30-17:30 - Nordic Fund Day

  • This event connects promising startups with compatible investors from the international finance network. Companies who want to attend go through a thorough selection process where the most promising startups with solutions for smart, green, and vibrant cities are handpicked to present their business idea.

17:30 - Afterparty

  • Fun, food, and drinks.

Thursday 20 Oct

09:00-12:00 - Opportunities conference

  • Get valuable input on market possibilities in the UK and meet companies who have succeeded in expanding abroad, including Infotiles and Augment City.

13:00-16:00 - Go to market session

  • Pitch your strategy and get feedback from panels consisting of potential partners, investors, customers, and market experts crucial for your market introduction in the UK.

Join us for the Nordic Fund Day!

Join us for a new round of fun and funding at the Nordic Fund Day on the evening of 19th October. This event connects promising startups with compatible investors from the international finance network. Companies who want to attend go through a thorough selection process where the most promising startups with solutions for smart, green, and vibrant cities are handpicked by a jury of investors to present their business idea. In previous years, the event has led to valuable collaborations and investments. Last year's events resulted in over 150 million NOK in investments. We are no longer accepting applications.

Investors 1

Some of the investors expected to be there during this year's event are: SuperDuper Ventures, 2150 VC, Idékapital, Smedvig Capital, Styx, Lyse, Link, Kompas, NordicNinja, Proptech 1 Ventures, Connect Ventures.

Questions?