Opportunities with the City of Oslo

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Oslo Business Region bridges growth companies and public partners to kick-start projects, accelerate market traction, and scale. Photo: Didrick Stenersen

The City of Oslo spends about EUR 2 billion on procurement annually, roughly 5 percent of the national public procurement budget. It provides an exciting arena for testing innovative solutions, gaining valuable feedback, and establishing a foothold in the market. A successful pilot builds credibility and can lead to national and international expansion.

There are several government grants and loans to support new companies in Oslo, especially companies with a business model that solves challenges within health, environment, education and social needs. Oslo Business Region connects the dots between growth companies and programs such as Smart Oslo, a platform for pilot projects in partnership with the city's 50 specialized agencies. Innovation Districts offer additional opportunities in high-growth sectors such as circular economy, architecture, and life sciences. The city's ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95 percent by 2030 is accelerating the pace of innovation for sustainable industries in particular.

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Many of the public organizations allocating funding for innovation and R&D are actively seeking project proposals and have specialists on hand to connect companies to relevant networks and guide the application process.

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We collaborate with all the startup, investor and innovation hubs in Oslo to accelerate growth and successful startups. Together we organise events and meeting places, deliver reports on international markets and business opportunities, offer access to networks and connect actors in the region and internationally.

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