Oslo Science City – Where the Future is Made! Environmental Lunchtime Discussion

Oslo Science City aims to position Oslo and Norge on the global stage as a leading science nation. Here we have 7 500 researchers and 30 000 students contributing to finding sustainable solutions to large-scale societal issues.

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Oslo is one of Northern Europe's leading university town. Oslo Science City shall endeavour to contribute to tighter cooperation and exchange between education, research, business and the public sector, and thereby strengthen Oslo's position as a science capital. The significant science communities in the area form the basis of this ambition mobilisation of knowledge.
Oslo Science City spans the area from Majorstuen and Marienlyst to Blindern, Gaustad and Ullevål, also including Campus Radiumhospitalet. This area has the densest distribution of 'knowledge-based' organisations and enterprises in Norway, with 300 start-ups, 7 500 researchers and 30 000 students. Together with the multitude of motivated students in the area, outstanding researchers and strong start-up communities represent a national resource that may drive Norway's first innovation district to find sustainable solutions to large-scale societal issues.
Cities all over the world are developing robust ecosystems in connection with their academic institutions in order to attract capable personell and stimulate innovation. Oslo Science City will be drawing on experiences from the global top, but the development of Norway's first innovation district aims to also build up its own strength and adjust to our culture and society. Together, we will develop Oslo Science City into the world's greenest innovation district. 

About the presenter

Christine Wergeland Sørbye leads the work on the development of the innovation district Oslo Science City. Sørbye has a background from the Oslo municipal department, where she has lead a series of development projects with both private sector and public sector participation. She has among other projects worked on the development of Campus Oslo - a strategy for the development of Oslo as a knowledge capital (in Norwegian). Sørbye is a Cand. Ed. from profession studies in pedagogy at the University of Oslo with a focus on management, organisation and learning.
Oslo Science City website: https://oslosciencecity.no

About the event series

The OSEH Environmental Lunchtime Discussion series consists of short, 15 minute presentations by invited guests, followed by a discussion. We invite speakers from a wide variety of fields, both academic and beyond. The presentations are accessible and are aimed at anyone with an interest in environmental issues. All are welcome.

Tags: OSEH, Environmental Humanities, Innovasjon, Oslo Science City
Published Oct. 28, 2021 9:17 PM - Last modified Oct. 29, 2021 7:49 AM