Ocean Business Talks

Innovation, Commercialization, and Scaling-Up in Emerging Industries: Obstacles and Opportunities.

  • Starts:14:00, 25 April 2024
  • Ends:16:00, 25 April 2024
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo, D6 - Executive Area
  • Enrolment deadline:23.04.2024 14:05
  • Contact:Iva Parlov (iva.parlov@bi.no)

How can companies successfully commercialize innovations to reap benefits in emerging industries? What are the obstacles to scaling and what are the opportunities? Growth and long-term success depend on answering these questions, particularly in emerging industries. 

Centre for Ocean Business has a pleasure to host Ocean Business Talks where our panel of experts will address these and other questions pertaining to innovation and commercialization in ocean business industries, particularly at the startup and scaleup stages. Some of the key points relate to:

  • opportunities and challenges in emerging technologies and industries
  • access to resources at different stages in the process, e.g., financing, knowledge, capabilities, etc.
  • Norwegian context and opportunities and challenges in international expansion.

Light refreshments will be served.



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    Moderator: Randi Lunnan, Professor Chair, Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, BI Norwegian Business School


    • Agnes Árnadóttir, CEO and Co-Founder,  Brim Explorer
    • Ronny Karlsen, CFO, Wind Catching Systems AS
    • Sheryl Winston Smith, Ph.D., Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, BI Norwegian Business School