Seven Telenor-employee startups that could make waves in 2018

Telenor Group has selected seven digital product and service ideas from its employee innovation initiative, Ignite. The winning creators of these products now move on to a three-month incubator program to develop their ideas further. It’s a risk-free to build a startup. These employees will keep their salaries and their current positions, but their full-time jobs for the next three months will be to develop their ideas.

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Trainees turned innovators

Working as a Management Trainee in Telenor Group requires more than getting through the vigorous application process: you need to quickly get up to speed with new skills and absorb a ton of information about a global operation in 12 different countries. On top of that, deliver on a challenge from the Group CEO!

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Killing old habits with IoT

Trondheim, a mid-sized city in Norway, is projected to continue to increase its population in the years to come. But as the number of inhabitants grows, this progressive city wants to keep the number of car trips taken as today, in order to reduce the burden on the environment and manage congestion.

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Travel startup, TourKrub, talks Digital Winners and Slush Singapore

From TourKrub’s special column, published earlier this month in The Nation: Dtac’s start-up incubator, dtac accelerate, held its fifth demo day last August, an event where 12 start-ups competed for three top prizes. Our start-up TourKrub won the trip to Digital Winners Asia, a pitch competition organised by Telenor in Singapore for Sep 19-21. We just got back and, despite the pressure, competing against seven start-ups from across the region taught us a lot.

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Why tech needs the Humanities

“I want to study Social Anthropology” can be a worrying statement for any caring parent who wants their child to have a long and prosperous career. Recently, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) backed up this fear with hard numbers; their annual “competency barometer” shows that only four percent of employers want to hire graduates in the humanities. As the Head of User Research at Telenor I find it disheartening that expertise within areas such as languages, literature, philosophy, history and anthropology are not sought after in a variety of industries. In my opinion, any company that wants to thrive in an increasingly globalised world needs the humanities to survive!

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