NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship as a core part of ENgage can today celebrate, as they have become one out of four winners of SFU (Senter for fremragende utdanning).
According to NOKUT, the status as SFU is awarded to environments with outstanding quality and innovative practices in education, but also with great plans for further development and innovation. An important requirement for the centers is the dissemination of the results achieved and the dissemination of knowledge.
ENgage brings together a range of partners with complementary skills: NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, Nord University Business School, NTNU Experts in Teamwork, NTNU TrollLABS and Spark NTNU. These partners have many years’ experience in different aspects of entrepreneurship education. The expert panel was particularly pleased to see the important position and roles of students and student organisations within ENgage.
NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship is very thankful and are looking forward to work with the partners in ENgage to develop the entrepreneurial environment in Norway, but also abroad. This is mainly done through students as agents of change and NOKUT explains that the international expert panel viewed this as an exciting proposal with the potential to make a significant impact across the whole of Norwegian higher education.
Telenor Digital provides a unique opportunity for the digital startups at NSE through a grant of 500 000 NOK, as well as mentoring hours. This collaboration with NTNUs entrepreneurship school started in the beginning of 2016 and the second round was completed today where the two of our startups Astronaut and Hark Technologies won a total of 230 000 NOK, as well as 10 hours with mentoring.
Innovator is an awards ceremony that celebrates student innovation and entrepreneurship in Norway, held anually in Trondheim. Yesterday our very own FlowMotion Technologies and Sevendof both took home prizes in their respective categories: FlowMotion won 250.000 NOK through Sparebank 1’s Student Innovation Prize, while Sevendof won 70.000 NOK through winning the Venture Cup regional finals, and are now headed to the national finals held later this month.
Congratulations to both!
Photos by Kai. T Dragland, NTNU
FORNY StudENT is a pilot project which aims to have more entrepreneurs and startups based on ideas from students at Norwegian universities and university colleges. After evaluating 53 applications, and 22 student pitches in front of an expert panel, the Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet) has recently handed out 1 million NOK each to 15 different startups nationally. With a total of 10 going to NTNU, 9 of these have a direct connection to students at the NTNU School of Entrepreneurship.
We are pleased to see that our students are in the forefront of the new generation of entrepreneurs in Norway. Congratulations again to all of our startups!
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Days and nights of hard work paid off for Sevendof, who could celebrate being the winners of ES Championship 2016. The NTNU School of Entrepreneurship hosts the competition every year in order to highlight the best business case among the 4th year students, which this year was awarded with a travel stipend of 15.000 NOK. Congratulations again to Sevendof!
With a BMX backflip entrance to the stage, Didrik Dimmen from FlowMotion Technologies kicked off the pitch that would later win them the top spot and over 1 million Norwegian kroner of investment, at yesterday’s Technoport Live Crowdfunding Experience. The runner-up Dropracks, also from NSE, received more than 600.000 NOK in the record-breaking equity crowdfunding event. And the night didn’t end there.
Voico won Technoport 2016’s Pitch Competition, taking home 250.000 Norwegian kroner after beating out a total of 29 other competitors. Runners-up for the prize were also NSE startups, namely FlowMotion Technologies and Graphiq.
We congratulate all of our startups with fantastic results, and an unforgettable night at Technoport 2016!