Welcome to Technoport Playground

Welcome to our new blog: Technoport Playground! This is a blog about innovation, technology and sustainability.

In Technoport we have earlier focused on sharing exiting new knowledge.  We will now go one step further and use our resources on innovation. Can you imagine a marketplace where innovation is the main commodity? We can, and we will work hard to ensure that the Technoport events become relevant for investors, entrepreneurs, industrialists and every one else passionate about innovation.

Lucky for me, this includes me. Ever since I was a student at NTNU I have been passionate about innovation. I do believe that commercialisation of research will benefit the society by creating new jobs, improve existing processes, and every once in a while provide game changing inventions.

This is the reason why I have been working within the field since 2007, first as a project manager at NTNU Technology Transfer AS (TTO). A perfect starting point since TTO’s job is to nurture great ideas from NTNU into industrial application. This job also lead the way into my four years as entrepreneur, when I was offered the position as CEO of MemfoACT, a spin-off company from NTNU. This was a dream come true for me. The learning curve working as CEO and later as VP of sales, has been steep, and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn about the challenges of bringing new ideas into life.

Innovation and technology are efficient tools for facilitating change, and Technoport wants to focus more on innovation, and how it contributes to make a sustainable society. It is our belief that innovation comes easier when we think aloud together.

In our younger days we did this a lot as we co created sand-castles or invented new rules when the game we played didn’t work with the resources we had available. Hence we named the blog Technoport Playground.

This blog is a place for us, the Technoport staff, to air some ideas and get feedback on what you would like to see at the next Technoport event.

I hope you find Technoport Playground interesting and fun, and I really would like your feedback!  Perhaps you have a good idea that you want to share?