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Bridging the gap between African and Norwegian Innovators

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Bridging the gap between African and Norwegian Innovators

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Independent Business Accelerator (IBA), Norway together with IBA Ethiopia Center for Innovation, ENCC- Ethiopian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Oslo International Hub invite you for this event.

Event is geared to bring together Norwegian and African innovators and businesses engaged in the field of Social Innovation, Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability, Smart City and Circular Economy come together and discuss opportunities to work in collaboration for a mutual and impactful development of all.

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08:30 - 08:45 Registrations and Coffee

08:45 - 08:50 Welcome by Jørn Mathisen, Founder- Oslo International Hub, Managing Director- Business Angels Norway

08:50 - 09:05 Erling J. Ølstad, Honorary Consul of Ethiopia in Oslo and CEO of Mestergrønn - Impact Investing and Job Creation

09:05 - 09:20 Anne-Karin Nygård, CEO of Partnership for Change - Social Innovation and Job Creation

09:20 - 09:35 Ashenafi Mulugeta, Managing Director of IBA Ethiopia Center for Innovation - The Role of Private Incubators and Accelerators in Job Creation

09:35 - 09:45 Break

09:45 - 10:00 Professor Mammo Muchie, DST/NRF South African Research Chain in Innovation Studies at Tshwane University of Technology, Faculty of Management Sciences - The Impact of Innovation in Transforming African Economy: A Particular Case in Ethiopia

10:00 - 10:15 Dr Kalid Ahmed Seid, Director General of Technology Transfer, Ministry of Innovation and Technology - Technology Transfer and Innovation in Ethiopia

10:15 - 10:30 Inger-Anne Blindheim, CEO- CleanTech Innovation - Solar Fuelled Maritime Mobility

10:30 - 10:45 Silje Bareksten, Head of Sustainability and Technology at Nor-Shipping - Smart and Sustainable Cities

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:15 Cathrine Barth, Co Founder, CircularNorway - Circular Economy

11:15 - 11:30 Sarah Prosser - Founder, Tøyen Unlimited and Country Manager- Ashoka Nordics - Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

11:30 - 12:00 Panel Discussion, Q & A, moderated by Jørn Mathisen, Thank you note, Closing of the event.

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & Mingling

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