Innovation Norway to work with MIT on solving global challenges

09 Dec 2021 | Network Updates | Update from Innovation Norway
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Norwegian companies can now participate in a network that offers new business opportunities across the world, as Innovation Norway New York has established a collaboration with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The goal of the collaboration is to solve global societal challenges. Norwegian companies can now participate and gain valuable expertise, networks and funding.

"We look forward to participate in this network, and want to bring in the brightest Norwegian minds and the best solutions" says Hege Barnes, head of Innovation Norway's office in New York. She also leads Innovation Norway's collaboration with MIT.

"We are looking for ambitious Norwegian companies with solutions to global societal problems. By participating, they will gain a global network and access to unique expertise, mentors and valuable funding opportunities" says Barnes.

Become an MIT Solver

How should we design our future classrooms? How can societies around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to future pandemics? What about other health threats? And how do we ensure effective and sustainable food production with an increasing number of mouths to feed?

These questions are asked during the network's meeting place, MIT Solve. MIT Solve brings together tech entrepreneurs from across the world and creates global partnerships. If you believe you have the solution to the world's great challenges, this is the place for you.

Each year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology selects the most promising people to become Solver teams that they believe can create change. Their task is to develop good and lasting solutions to the world's most pressing problems. The ultimate goal is to create collaboration and innovation among people from all sectors, around the world.

Next year's challenges are broadly about the safety and quality of future classrooms, technology for economic justice, strengthening ecosystem solutions such as limiting damage from carbon emissions, and safety systems and solutions for health and pandemic risk. We are looking for ambitious people who can contribute in these areas. This is a great opportunity for people who want to get involved in a global MIT Solve network, and potentially participate in the competition to become an MIT Solver Team.

Read more about the benefits of participating.

Join the webinar on December 16th to learn more about how you can participate.

This article was first published on 10 December by Innovation Norway.

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