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VP Partnerships and Innovation




Andrew is passionately committed to fighting climate change and has a long track-record developing and deploying clean technologies worldwide, with a focus on collaborative innovation.

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2022-08-30: 14:00:00

DNB NXT & Startuplab: Is Norway Really the Hotspot for Ocean and Energy Startups?

14.00-14.30 Session 1
Building New Ocean Opportunities, How Do We Generate More Future Winners?

Rasmus Figenschou, Exec. VP SME, DNB
Jan Ole Huseby Exec. VP Ocean, DNB
Asbjørn Lilletun, CEO Norinnova
Per Lund, CEO Odfjell Oceanwind
Moderator: Benedicte Middelthon, DNB

14.30-15.15 Session 2
The Norwegian Energy & Climate Tech Startup Landscape by Startuplab.
Hear from 2 successful scaleups (Spoor and Evyon)
Karl Liapunov, Head of Startuplab Energy presents the most up-to date overview and figures

Andrew Watts, VP Partnerships and Innovation Spoor
Charlene Bruno, Computer Vision Engineer Spoor
Ralph Groen, CCO Evyon

Evyon delivers high-quality battery energy storage systems based on repurposed EV batteries for a range of applications.

Spoor - Spoor´s software uses cutting-edge computer vision and AI to detect, track, and classify birds in wind farms to help developers and operators gain insights and guide mitigation measures.

15.15-16.00 Session 3
Volatility and New Opportunities in Venture Capital
by Gisle Østereng, Head of Venture Startuplab - Norways most active early stage investor.

Panel with
Kjersti Reinsos, Head of Equinor Ventures Europe
Murshid M. Ali, Serial Entrepreneur, Business Angel Skyfri, Huddlestock
Ane Christophersen, Investment Director Lyse Vekst