CLAIRE Oslo Office Launch - The Nordic Model: Connecting Young Talent

We are thrilled to announce that we are officially launching the CLAIRE Oslo Office, June 3rd, 2021 - and you are invited!

Join us as we launch our CLAIRE office in Oslo and celebrate the achievements of the AI community in the Nordic Countries. The theme for the launch is "The Nordic Model - Connecting Young Talent", and we have invited representatives and actors from startups, industry and academia to introduce and discuss the state of AI in the Nordics and UK, collaboration between academia and industry, and how we can better highlight and engage Norway in the wider CLAIRE network

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Building pan-European bridges, Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE) is celebrating its reach across Europe by launching four new offices in Zurich, Oslo, Paris and Brussels in a month long Office Opening Roadshow beginning on May 26 to strengthen the CLAIRE Vision of inclusive and co-creative collaboration for responsible AI research and education all across Europe. The new offices will complement the 4 existing offices in The Hague, Saarbrucken, Rome and Prague.

AI is increasingly present in all aspects of academia, industry and daily life, which is why all stakeholders need to take part in the way the field is being framed. AI technologies will also have a global impact on societies. Thus, an international and European approach to AI is  thus needed. To promote this approach nationally, NORA is thrilled to announce the official opening of the CLAIRE Oslo Office.

Please join the launching event The Nordic Model from 3:00–5:00 pm on June 3rd 2021. 

This will give you the opportunity to learn more about CLAIRE and the Oslo office but also about activities and partnerships that the office is particularly involved in. 

Speakers: Klas Pettersen, CEO NORA, Trym Holter, Director at Norwegian Open AI Lab, The Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, Nikolai Astrup, Morten Irgens, Co-Founder CLAIRE, Ieva Martinkenaite, VP, Analytics & AI at Telenor, Jon Crowcroft, Researcher at large at the Alan Turing Institute, Yngvar Ugland, Executive Vice President, DNB NewTechLab and many more!

Format: Online celebration via Zoom


3:00pm Part 1: Office Launch & Welcome Address

  • Welcome and introduction by Morten Irgens, Dean of the School of Economics, Innovation, and Technology, and Chief Development Officer (CDO) and co-founder of CLAIRE 

  • Key note: The Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, Nikolai Astrup

  • Keynote: Klas Pettersen, CEO NORA

  • Keynote: Trym Holter, Director at Norwegian Open AI Lab

  • Keynote: Professor Jon Crowcroft, Researcher at Large at the The Alan Turing Institute (via zoom)

3:40pm Part 2: How can we develop an effective AI innovation ecosystem in Europe?

Moderated by Morten Irgens

  • Jan Bormans, CEO The European Startup Network

  • Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO and co-founder of

  • Ieva Martinkenaite, VP, Analytics & AI at Telenor 

  • Ola Tørudbakken, GM & SVP Systems at GraphCore

  • Yngvar Ugland, Executive Vice President, DNB NewTechLab

4:40pm Part 3: AI, research and innovation in Europe

Format: Two presentations by two actors (10 min each)

  • Presentation 1: Simula Consulting: Key factors for successful ML projects and companies
  • Presentation 2: The European AI startup landscape: Strengths and challenges. 

5:00 - 6:00pm Networking in Gathertown!

Organizations in Gathertown

Want to have a virtual booth in Gathertown? Contact ! 


The Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE) ( is an organisation created by the European AI community that seeks to strengthen European excellence in AI research and innovation, with a strong focus on human-centred AI. CLAIRE aims to ensure that societies and citizens across all of Europe, and beyond, benefit from AI as a major driver of innovation, future growth and competitiveness, and to achieve world-wide brand recognition for "AI made in Europe". CLAIRE, founded in 2018, has garnered the support of more than 3700 AI experts and stakeholders, who jointly represent the vast majority of Europe’s AI community, spanning academia and industry, research and innovation. Among them are more than 140 fellows from various key scientific associations.

CLAIRE's membership network consists of over 390 research groups and institutions, covering jointly more than 22,000 employees in 36 countries. Furthermore, CLAIRE is currently in the process of setting up an Innovation Network that, together with the established Research Network, will foster a strong link between research and industry.

The CLAIRE vision is officially supported by the governments of nine European countries, 28 scientific associations across all of Europe, the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the European Space Agency (ESA). CLAIRE is also actively liaising with other important AI organisations, including ELLIS, the HumanE AI consortium, the Big Data Value Association, euRobotics and AI4EU.


Prof. Dr. Holger Hoos (CLAIRE leadership), Professor of Machine Learning, Universiteit Leiden,
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 71 527 5777

Alexa Kodde, MSc, Project Coordinator CLAIRE ,
Tel. +31 72 527 4799

Publisert 1. juni 2021 09:09 - Sist endret 2. juli 2021 01:23