Ignite #2 finals: 6 winning ideas

Following a three-month incubator bootcamp, 6 of the ten teams who submitted their ‘napkin ideas’ will have their concepts and prototypes developed further within Telenor. Three will be set up as new internal startup product teams to work fully on their ideas, while the other 3 ‘runners up’ will be merged with existing initiatives and …

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Telenor Group launches IoT pilot for Norwegian entrepreneurs

Telenor Group today unveils a new experimental Internet of Things (IoT) offering, Telenor Start IoT, in Norway. Available free of charge to Norwegian entrepreneurs and students, the multi-city pilot initiative will support entrepreneurship, boost innovation and new national competence building. “By providing cost-free access to next-generation IoT infrastructure, we provide Norwegian startups and students with …

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Why you will win the race with Lean Startup

Heidi Berg tells about her journey from the development sector to business and entrepreneurship in Telenor Three cultural differences between Bangladesh and Norway How to do Lean Startup and meet customers when you are a foreigner Heidi Berg and her team was one of the winners of the first round of Ignite intrapreneurship programme. She …

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Telenor Start IoT – bringing your ideas to life

Do you have an IoT business concept but lack the infrastructure to realise it? Telenor invites you to the launch of Telenor Start IoT! Telenor Start IoT is a brand new way for you to rapidly prototype your IoT products and services. It enables access to our new network, IoT devices, and a cloud platform for you to explore, build, …

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Working with AI? Join the new AI-powerhouse at NTNU

Meet Ieva Martinkenaite – she’s heading Telenor’s latest and most exciting initiative; the brand new Telenor-NTNU AI-Lab in Trondheim. The new lab is collaboration between Telenor, NTNU and SINTEF to strengthen national competitiveness and add valuable, future-proof competencies to the Norwegian society. Martinkenaite, who’s a Vice President for Telenor Research and based in Oslo, says …

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Igniting the passion for corporate innovation

Is the only way a corporate can be innovative through collaborating with external startups, or can companies foster internal innovation? In 2016 Telenor Group decided to attempt the latter by launching Ignite Incubator, an internal intrapreneurship programme across 13 countries. The response was overwhelming, so much so that round #2 is currently ongoing.

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Why is Stockholm so hot for startups?

We hate to admit it, but Stockholm is way ahead of Oslo as a hotspot for startups. In a recent global ranking, Stockholm trailed just behind Silicon Valley as a “top startup ecosystem”. And a European survey ranked Stockholm as the second best capital for startups after London. The question is, what have the Swedes …

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Wanted: Asian startup ideas for 2017

Have you been thinking about founding a startup or have some good ideas for one? Take this survey to narrow them down and find out what kind of startup is right for you! Start the survey! (Picture credit: Bangkok Post)

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A problem worth solving

“As a startup, you need to ask yourself ´Is this a problem worth solving?´” says Christian Uribe, the head of Telenor Group´s frontrunner startup, Capture. The value proposition of Capture is straightforward: Customers get safe, easy, cross-device storage for their pictures and videos while Telenor gets higher data revenue per customer and decreased churn. Capture …

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Ignited! Five napkin ideas become startups in Telenor

Telenor Group today announced the results of its internal startup programme, Ignite Incubator. Following a three-month incubator bootcamp, five of the eight teams who submitted their “napkin ideas” will be taken forward as startups within Telenor. In April this year, Telenor Group President and CEO Sigve Brekke challenged the 36 000 global employees to come …

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