Employee Profile

Olav Bjerke Soldal

PhD Candidate - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Olav Soldal is a Research Fellow in the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, studying for his PhD within the Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme. He is doing his PhD project under the auspices of the SFI (Centre for research-driven innovation) EarthresQue, led by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

Olav received his MSc from the NMBU in International Environmental Studies in 2019. Prior to starting the four-year PhD programme in 2021, Olav was a Research Assistant at BI, assisting in four research projects with a range of researchers at BI. From fall 2019 to fall 2020 he worked on two projects under the Centre for Sustainability and Energy: the Coolcrowd-project and Fjong 2025. Between January and December 2020, Olav also assisted in a project under the BI Centre for Construction, called WAVE. Finally, Olav assisted Prof. Marianne Jahre with the project MIA - Measures for Improved Availability of Medicines and Vaccines, between May and December 2020.


Otte, Pia; Mæhle, Natalia, Hansen, Sissel, Farstad, Maja, Bjerke Soldal, Olav, Stoknes, Per Espen & Banet, Catherine (2021)

COOLCROWD – en veiledning for lokal folkefinansiering av klimatiltak i landbruket

[Report]. RURALIS - Institutt for rural- og regionalforskning.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2019 Norwegian University of Life Science Master