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Ably is developing technologies that efficiently integrate patient treatment, practical nursing, and medical research. At the core of our collaborative work alongside healthcare professionals, we have redesigned a hospital bed for the 21st century. The Ably bed enables more hands to care for the growing number of patients because it actively assists nursing and prevents injuries. The bed is dynamic and intelligent, addressing key issues in global healthcare today.

MedTech

ABLY MEDICAL

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The key to mastering any skill or adopting a new behaviour is training and repetition. Attensi delivers world-leading, gamified 3D simulations that make corporate training fun. This way, you can bring out your people’s full potential. Not only will competence levels rise - profitability will, too

Corporate Training

Attensi

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Beyonder AS is a Norwegian energy tech company that has developed the next generation of sustainable energy storage for the heavy-duty industry sector. The products, Li-ion capacitors and supercapacitors are designed to solve crucial customer problems within selected industries such as: renewable energy grids, transportation and offshore energy infrastructure. Our technology is game changing, eco-friendly and does not require cobalt, nickel or other heavy metals. Price vs. performance is best in class with 10X extended use of life, shorter charging time, non-flammable and best in class energy response. Our first full scale plant will be up and running in Norway in 2023 with capacity to produce 5 million battery cells per year.

Energy

Beyonder

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Bio-Me has created an innovative method for achieving highly accurate analysis results, the Precision Microbiome Profiling (PMP) Platform. PMP makes it possible to use the data from the human gut microbiome to aid medical personnel to provide timely decisions for optimal and personalized treatment for their patients. It will transform healthcare worldwide​ by providing advanced understandings of the optimal medications, improved the quality of life for each patient while lowering healthcare costs. Bio-Me’s unique technology is based on a proprietary microbiome analysis method making it possible to provide detailed and accurate analysis of hundreds of samples in less than a day, as compared to several weeks for existing competing technologies.

Life Science

Bio-Me

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Blueye has roots in the Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems at NTNU in Trondheim. The business idea is to enable people in any industry to see below the surface with their own eyes by developing easy to use, high quality and cost-efficient underwater vehicles. Our first product, the Blueye Pioneer underwater drone, was launched early 2019 and has already been sold and shipped to customers in over 40 countries.

Maritime

Blueye Robotics

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Capeesh is a digital and industry-tailored language learning based on machine intelligence. The software can teach employees tailored terminology and pronunciation in a fun way, by using immersive game-design to simulate real industry situations.

The goal is to change how employers onboard and train new hires. It is all about providing the right language learning exercise in the right industry-related context, driving towards authentic use in an authentic context. This experience transfers employees work-related capacity and increases the chances of immigrants getting a job. While the problem we are solving is a language problem, the real issue we are solving is a business issue of labor dynamic. Employers are losing money because of low productivity, safety incidents and slow recruitment

Education

Capeesh

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Celerway has developed a unique SD-WAN platform that ensures affordable, hassle-free, secure, stable and seamless high-speed internet connections for enterprises, their employees, customers and machines anywhere in the world. Industries lowest footprint makes it run on any hardware architecture. The only offering that can protect and keep 2 billion remote workers online.

Telecom

Celerway Communication

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CHOOOSE is a climate action streaming service. Our subscribers and partners fight climate change by subscribing to the best solutions available to reduce your environmental footprint via our sustainability-as-a-service model.

Green Tech

Chooose

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Desert Control is a ClimateTech company specialized in turning arid soil and deserts into green and fertile land. Through a patented formulation process using clay and water, we create a unique compound called Liquid NanoClay (LNC). Applying LNC to arid soil and desert sand enables and enhances the soil's ability to retain water and nutrients, and can thereby turn deserts into fertile green land. The result is savings of up to 50% of irrigation water and increased yields with less strain on scarce resources. Restoring and improving soil with LNC enables land areas to withstand the harsh impact of climate change and overexploitation better.

Green Tech

Desert Control

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Diffia is an e-Health innovator within the specialist health care space. We believe in designing for great user experiences for doctors and nurses, so that hospital care of patients becomes better and more efficient. By leveraging design thinking methods and AI/ML we continue to design for our solution Nimble - the intelligent clinical assistant for hospital staff and patients.

Health

Diffia

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Dignio is a Norwegian healthtech company developing the software Dignio Prevent – Norway’s largest platform for remote health monitoring. Through Dignio Prevent, clinicians are able to follow the progress of patients and provide care regardless of time and place. The system works through connecting a variety of different medical devices with a user-friendly patient app, and a web portal for clinicians. Patients can measure and report vital signs and symptoms, receive medication, communicate with caregivers, and follow their own health situation - all with the peace of mind that they are closely followed-up by healthcare professionals.

With over 100 contracted municipalities in Norway, Dignio is growing fast, and we are capturing international attention for our work so far.

Health

Dignio

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Collaboration platform based on Virtual Reality technology, allowing users to experience 3D-models rather than viewing on flat screens.

VR

Dimension10

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We believe that people presented with truthful facts make wiser decisions, moving society towards a more regenerative future. We do this by liberating facts. So our ecosystem of partners can create meaningful insights. We build a radically simple and secure sensor-to-cloud solution with the world smallest wireless sensor. The technology is unique and the possible use cases unlimited.

IoT

Disruptive Technologies

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What we are:
A technology driven, skill-based, multi-game platform.

What we do:
We create an opportunity for eSport amateurs to enjoy the games they play and love in a unique way.
By connecting our service through API’s to games and payment solutions, we’re allowing players to participate in skill-based challenges, ranked ladders and tournaments.
By doing this we have created a judge-free, competitive zone for the ad-block generation and the perfect place for relevant brands to promote themselves.

eSport

Entilen AS / 121gameon

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Fonn Construction is a user-friendly site management tool for construction, making project collaboration easy. Our mission is to enable all construction workers to realize their potential and improve their efficiency. Collaboration is key to success and we enable and empower all site workers to become more efficient with all relevant communication, documentation and tasks at their fingertips. Issues are being logged in Fonn and addressed before they become problems. Our vision is for Fonn to be the preferred tool for smart execution of construction projects. With great traction in Norway, with more than 50% of all home builders signed, Fonn is now scaling for international growth – with signed deals in both US and UK.

Construction

Fonn

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Greenstat is a green energy company developing projects within hydrogen and local energy. The company is founded with a large ambition to become the "green Equinor" of Norway. The top company is set up to be a large energy group with a broad portfolio of subsidiaries within different areas of the green energy value chain. By now Greenstat has four subsidiaries, Greenstat Hydrogen, Greenstat Energy, Greensight and Greenstation. In addition Greenstat performs strategic investments in relevant companies that supports the overall vision of MAKING GREEN HAPPEN.

Renewable Energy

Greenstat

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We digitize and optimize the powergrid with patented sensors attached to the powerlines and a brain (software) to deliver services. We deliver max power and max control to our customers, the society and the green shift.

Energy

Heimdal Power

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iGT is an IoT Enterprise Software company ensuring seniors can live active and dignified lives. We detect falls with a 4x more accuracy than other automated fall systems and ensure staff at any type of senior living and nursing facility is alerted in real-time.

With an aging population and a global health workforce shortage we address the increasing need for efficiency and accuracy in remote and predictive patient management. Our solution is non-intrusive, meaning we ensure people are not monitored in unethical ways.

We leverage our experience from the Health sector to grow into other data intensive relatable verticals. The iGT platform has been tested in patient environments with as much as 500 million events per second and is designed to address the growing need for IoT applications t

Health

iGT Technology

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Kitemill develop and delivers the next generation wind turbines, Airborne Wind Energy (AWE). The airborne wind energy kite is able to generate power exploiting the strong and consistent wind from 300 m. Further:
• LCOE from c€4.1/kWh to c€2.8/kWh by 2030
• A high capacity factor of at least 50%. Conventional wind turbines is 32%.
• 90% reduction of materials compared to conventional wind turbines
• 60% lower CAPEX compared to wind turbines
• Stable power production from consistent wind reduces costs for net balancing and energy storage and strengthen delivery security.
• Minimal terrestrial footprint due to Vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) system

 

Renewable Energy

Kitemill

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MIXMOVE's cloud solution for logistics connects to all existing system throughout the supply chain and makes them talk.

Systems are currently optimized for local operations and any sharing of information goes via phone or email. We makes it possible to share data throughout the entire network and optimize processes and give full visibility. This digitization in itself creates great value for the entire industry.

However, our uniques capability is to break down shipments to parcel level, and rather than sending goods on "ugly" pallets from origin to end, which currently results in less than half full trucks and containers. We utilize this available capacity and have reduced 3Ms EMEA emissions by 50% and their cost by 35% by increasing their fill rates from 31% to over 90%.

Logistics

MIXMOVE

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Voice user interface has exploded and voice is the fastest growing market in technology today. Speech is the fundamental means of human communication and we believe that voice is the most natural and most powerful way to communicate.
We believe that there is so much more to voice interfaces than just transferring words to text and understanding their meaning. Our voices are complex and are full of information. Voice Biometric and the statistical approach have existed for almost 15 years but we are focusing on the acoustic side and using deep neural networks and artificial intelligence to detect unique characteristics within your voice. We can, in both frase dependent and frase independent identify you regardless of content, language, dialect and grammar.

Tech

My Voice AI

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No Isolation makes inclusion easy. By developing warm technology that ensures participation and belonging for its users, No Isolation aims to reduce world wide loneliness.

Health / Robotics

No Isolation

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Nofence have created the world’s first virtual fence system for grazing animals. The system consists of a solar-powered GPS collar and an app. A digital boundary is transferred to the animal's collar. If an animal crosses the nofence boundary and enters the warning zone, the collar starts beeping to warn the animal that it will receive an electric shock. Animals soon learn what the signals from the collar mean, and turn back to avoid the electric shock. This ensures that the animals always stay within the defined boundary – just as they do with electric fences – the only difference is that the virtual fence has an audible warning instead of a visual warning. The virtual fence can easily be adjusted, giving animals access to new areas. With AI we turn big data to actionable insights.

Agtech

Nofence

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Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults. If detected early, the treatment is effective, but the challenge is the patient doesn´t notice vision loss, and when noticed it´s often too late save save the sight.
Oivi develops an intelligent camera which automates image capture and performs diagnostics on the device through embedded machine learning. Deployed in primary care, allowing for early warning of retinal disease, so early treatment can be given, preventing blindness.
Sold as a service, with India as first market.

MedTech

Oivi

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ONiO is medical device company with grand ambitions. Dedicated to develop and manufacture innovative healthcare products by tailoring smart sensor and radio technology into ultra low power solutions not requiring a battery, we are changing the way we record and utilise data in healthcare.
With our first product, a continuous, wireless and comfortable way of monitoring fever in children, we target the shortest path to revenue. This product alone represent large markets for scaling, and will be the first in a long line of products.

Medical Devices

ONiO

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Picterus is launching an app that can screen for jaundice in newborns of all skin types. Jaundice causes more than 100,000 deaths and give more than 60,000 children permanent brain damage annually. If identified in the early stages the condition is easily treatable with phototherapy. Picterus' goal is therefore to transform the management of jaundice globally with the worlds first cheap and accurate screening tool, thereby saving thousands of lives each year.

MedTech

Picterus

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ONiO is medical device company with grand ambitions. Dedicated to develop and manufacture innovative healthcare products by tailoring smart sensor and radio technology into ultra low power solutions not requiring a battery, we are changing the way we record and utilise data in healthcare. With our first product, a continuous, wireless and comfortable way of monitoring fever in children, we target the shortest path to revenue. This product alone represent large markets for scaling, and will be the first in a long line of products.

Medical Devices

ONiO

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We do research and development within the field of Machine Learning and Quantitative Finance, based on our own-developed techonology. Product portfolio:
- Quant/AI powered robo advisory engine
- Deep Alpha: Quant research and decision making support platform
- Quantfolio Asset management: AI/Quant fund with 25m€ AUM

Finance

Quantfolio

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RESPINOR AS, is a Norwegian medical device company developing a breakthrough technology within respiratory care. The company was founded in 2015. RESPINOR is developing an objective measure of breathing for critically ill patients within intensive care. The technology provides practitioners with precise continuous and real-time information of the diaphragm function, to increase quality of care and reducing costs.
RESPINOR DXT (Diaphragm Excursion Technology) consists of two disposable sensors that we attach to the body, and a separate monitor. We use patented ultrasound to monitor the movement of the diaphragm, our main breathing muscle, using the liver as a proxy. We translate the diaphragm movement into readable signal, like with an ECG.

MedTech

Respinor

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Sevendof is building the drone infrastructure of the future. Our goal is to provide a complete drone abstraction which enables our users to accomplish physical tasks purely through a software interface. We accomplish this through building long-range drones which operate from a distributed set of drone stations. Our global autonomy running in the cloud takes mission descriptions submitted by users and schedules flights to be performed. Our local autonomy running on each drone is then responsible for safely executing the given flight plan, while respecting a set of constraints and the environment as observed during flight. Sevendof will continuously develop and operate a growing network of drones in order to provide strong network advantages.

Industrial Robotics

Sevendof

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Every day, billions of people use apps, booking systems, WiFi, and credit cards. This generates staggering amounts of data, including demographics, personal preferences, purchases and movement patterns. Opting in-to this space and utilizing all this information has not been possible previously.

How it works -1. Simp signs a new Hotel called “Sun”. 2. Simp connects to Sun’s data-sources. 3..Simp can now extract GDPR-approved data from guests online at Sun.com and on-site via Sun’s existing WiFi, through Sun’s benefit app and more.

This results in customers getting tailored offers and the hotel gets ROI.

Marketing

Simp

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The industrial revolution left factories with almost no workers. Simplifai is looking to create the same transformation in offices through removing the repetitive tasks with off-the-shelf software robots. We have pre-built a tool box of autonomous automation modules (our bots) that can be combined into complex digital employees to automate a wide range of office job functions. Our digital employees understand natural language and can work with chat, email, documents and IT systems -like any human colleague. Simplifai Digital Employees excel in business processes where natural language electronic communication play a central role, thus making automation of labor intensive processes simple without needing to change the customers work processes.

Tech

Simplifai

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ClevAir - improving indoor air quality with no energy waste

Real Estate

Smart Plants

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GrepS is introducing the new standard to measure software engineering skills for developers and teams. With the help of our test platform, developers can demonstrate the ability to solve real-life programming task on actual production code in a full-fledged development environment, with access to all tools normally used when coding. Powered by our predictive measurement models rooted in 15 years of empirical research we measure and benchmark software engineering skills and predict work performance. By doing what we do, we help the entire ecosystem by expanding the developer talent pools globally, identifying skill gaps, democratizing opportunities, and saving everyone's time.

Developer Tools

GrepS (prev. Technebies)

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Teston is taking the hassle out of user testing with a platform for remote, unmoderated user testing. Allowing businesses to increase sales, retention, NPS through helping them create products users actually want and need.

Companies can test their digital products, ads and services with local users, and with the test findings make more informed decisions

Tech

Teston

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We digitize the snow. SKNOW is a disruptive snow monitoring system that aims to reduce the amount of avalanche accidents and deaths, while improving knowledge and sharing about the snowpack. SKNOW is a ski mounted hardware device and a web/app platform. The SKNOW device attaches to the ski, reads the snow layers, GPS position and skier´s performance metrics. The skier is alerted on the device if a weak snow layer is detected. The app uses the device’s data to offer more detailed snow information in real time. The app/platform also offers crowdsourced snow data, GPS routes and trip suggestions. By using advanced signal processing and machine learning methods we are able to assess the snow conditions and offer more accurate and up-to-data avalanche risk maps for safer ski touring.

Sport

Think Outside

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Vake automatically detects dark ships in satellite images. Ships that turn their AIS (ship tracking system) off commonly do so because they want to perform some illicit activity, such as illegal fishing, smuggling or covert military operations. With multispectral satellite images it is possible to apply deep neural networks to automatically detect and classify ships, ship sizes and direction, including dark vessels.

Vake will help:
- Create and independent control of the AIS
- Identify hotspots for dark vessels
- Identify areas exposed to spoofing attacks - as AIS is GPS-based, matching erroneous, spoofed AIS messages with the true location of the same vessels found in satellite images

Shipping

Vake

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VIBBIO is a storytelling and communication platform – leveraging the power of video creation. Professional video is no longer just for the experts. With VIBBIO, the entire organisation can create brand-controlled video content at scale, in minutes - which is perfect for communicating key messages to customers and colleagues quickly and easily.

Communication

Vibbio

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wheel.me develops and commercializes the world's first autonomous wheel - wheel.me Genius. The solution helps people improve the way they live and work by enabling everything indoors to move effortlessly on small and cost-effective embedded robots (smart wheels). Anything can be transformed into a robotic device with minimal effort without the need to change the design or form factor. Led by serial entrepreneur, Atle Timenes, a multi-professional and growing team of 13 full-time staff is driving technical and commercial progress. wheel.me is currently delivering paid pilots to a series of Fortune 500 companies. Commercial sale of a mechanical product is already ongoing. Already VC-backed, wheel.me is looking to raise Series A in 4Q2019.

IoT

Wheel.me

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ZData offers products that automate payments for businesses, which replace manual accounting practices and provide businesses with financial overview. We are the link between banks and the accounting systems and handle large amounts of transactions on a daily basis. ZData has launched a leading Bank API for all banks in the Nordic countries for businesses. Since its launch, the API has been used by several ERP systems, fintechs and even banks. The ZData Banking API is the only API in the Nordic region that offers payment initiation that actually meets the needs of businesses. In addition to initiating payments, the API offers account information, direct debit and much more.
 

Fintech

ZData

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ZTL Payment Solution is a B2B Payment-as-a-Service (PaaS) FinTech start-up that challenge the banks Transactional Banking Services and their domain on corporate domestic and international payments and remittances. Our global payments solution is built on smart technology utilizing PSD2. We enable clever integration into ERP systems, banks and other FinTech’s thru our API building blocks to build customized payment solutions. We do not have an App or Website. We implement our solution into ERP and bank systems thru a systems update.

FinTech

ZTL Payment Systems

Meet the Electorate

The Acceler8 Electorate that has had the difficult job of selecting the presenting companies on October 23rd, consisted of the following people:

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John Lunn is founding partner of PayPal Ventures, and has led investments, founded companies, grown startups to enterprises and represented public traded companies on the global stage.

PayPal Ventures (Partner)

John Lunn

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Danae co-founded the world's leading crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in 2007, and is often referred to as the "Godmother of crowdfunding". 

Indiegogo (co-founder)

Danae Ringelmann

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Entrepreneurial leader with years of experience as co-founder and early hire at multiple startup Internet ventures in the online media and consumer Internet. Partner in Creandum living in San Francisco.

Creandum (Partner)

Carl Fritjofsson

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Henrik joined Northzone in 2016, and is based in the Stockholm office. His main areas of interest are consumer, especially companies disrupting media, commerce, fintech and digital health, as well as AI and automation in B2B SaaS. 

Northzone (Investor)

Henrik Grim

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Karianne Melleby joined StartupLab after working on launching the DNB developer portal over the last 12 months. Prior to her time in the financial industry she has spent the majority of her time in the Telco space. Her last assignment with Telenor as their head of Global Partnerships, gave her the opportunity to work, live and learn from everything moving in Asia. Her experience from running several corporate startups will be a valuable addition to our Corporate Partner team.

StartupLab (Director)

Karianne Melleby

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Birger is currently serving as the Chairman of NRK, Kolonial , Working Group 2, Xeneta and Spond. From 1996 to 2009 Birger was Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO in Schibsted ASA. Prior to joining Schibsted he was the managing partner of McKinsey Norway. 

Investor and Board Member

Birger Magnus

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Hilde is partner in Momentum, an early-stage fund based in Bergen. Based on her consulting experience from the Boston Consulting Group, she loves working alongside ambitious founders on business development, financing and scaling.

Momentum (Partner)

Hilde Støle Pettersen

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Experienced leader on CxO level with strong passion for execution within digital business and technology. High experience in the mobile and internet industry with emphasis on marketing, multimedia and product development.

Schibsted Media Group (EVP)

Sven Thaulow

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Heading up innovation in BKK focussed on investments and intrapreneurship projects. 

BKK (Director Innovation)

Ingrid Von Streng Velken

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