Lerchendalkonferansen is an annual high-level conference which aims to put the most urgent topics for business and society on the national agenda. As a platform where leading stakeholders from business, politics and research meet to discuss, strike partnerships and take initiatives, with an aim to contribute to societal change balancing the social, ecological and economic dimensions.
The theme for this year's conference was “From visions to execution – Norwegian competitiveness in a digital world”. With talks from influencers like prime minister Erna Solberg, chief technology officer at Microsoft, Shahzad Rana, and executive vice president in SINTEF, Alexandra Bech Gjørn, the conference program primarily focused on innovation.
Being part of Climate-KIC, NårgeSol was lucky enough to participate at this year's conference. Through quality round table discussions, insightful presentations, panel debates and banquet dinner, we not just gained insights and contributed to the important topics from an entrepreneur perspective, but also established relationships with influential decision makers.
We want to thank Forskningrådet - the Research Council of Norway, NTNU, SINTEF and the Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals for making the conference a great success.
“Innovation has never happened so fast before and it will never be so slow again” - General Director for research & innovation in EU, Wolfgang Burtscher