Preparing a battle plan for growth

Learn how to join our free growth programme 100ScaleUPs, where you will be working alongside experts and peers for 12 weeks to create robust strategies for scaling up your company’s projects globally.

  • Starts:11:30, 13 May 2022
  • Ends:13:00, 13 May 2022
  • Location:Zoom – link will be sent out to all participants
  • Contact:Ellen Heggelund (ellen.heggelund@bi.no)

Experience based learning is the hallmark of the 100ScaleUp programme which is designed to stress test your growth strategy with tools taught by world class lecturers from the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship in Boston and moreover through national and international investors and entrepreneurs.

Join this seminar to hear from previous participants, mentors and learn how you can apply to join this programme.


  • 11:30: Welcome and introduction, Owe Hagesæther, CEO in GCE Ocean Technology

  • 11:45: Why do we need an Ocean Tech Scaleup program? Per Ingvar Olsen, Professor at BI Norwegian Business School

  • 12:00: Experiences from participants of last year’s programme: Hege Hammersland, CEO of Scantrol Deep Vision and Leon Løvheim, CEO in OCTIO Gravitude

  • 12:30: Presentation of the Ocean Tech Scale Up program by Kai Stolz, GCE Ocean Technology and Per Ingvar Olsen, Professor at BI Norwegian Business School

  • 13:00: Q&A

This event is open for all and free of charge.

Ocean Tech Scale UP program

GCE Ocean Technology has together with BI Norwegian Business School, MIT and VIS developed this unique scaling program that has run during four consecutive years in order to engage growth and internationalization for Norwegian small and medium sized companies. The program is designed to help you create and implement a scaling strategy for internationalization and rapid growth.

100ScaleUps is an immersive learning experience with insights from world-class faculty, experienced business mentors, investors and peers.

A thorough scientific and business-oriented evaluation of your company, business model, strategy and growth potential as well as feedback, frameworks and tools to help you achieve rapid growth.

The upcoming class will be the 5th Ocean Tech Scale Up programme, and it will start in September 2022.

The program consists of five modules running from September 2022 until January 2023 with modules organized both in Oslo and in Bergen.              

The highlight of this program is the 5-day module at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship in Boston with serial entrepreneur Bill Aulet and access to world-class mentors on November 7th – 11th 2022.