Congratulations to Factiverse who got an IPN over the summer! An Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector, or IPN for short, is a funding instrument providing grants to innovation projects led by businesses which rely extensively on R&D activities. The funding was given to Factiverse with partners, namely the University of Bergen (UiB), the University of Delft in the Netherlands and Faktisk.no. We met up with Head of Engineering Christopher Maxwell and Data Scientist Maximillian Reimer, who work at Factiverse.
Soundsensing is one of many NORA.startup members to be granted funding for an IPN alongside Solgt.no, Mobai and Factiverse. An Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector, or IPN for short, is a funding instrument providing grants to innovation projects led by businesses which rely extensively on R&D activities. Soundsensing will be collaborating with SINTEF and the Norwegian Computing Center (Norsk regnesentral) as well as an industry partner, the real estate advisory Malling & Co. We met up with co-founder and CEO Ole Johan Bjerke in their offices at Startuplab.
Disputas is an EdTech and AI company with the dual aim of enabling active learning in qualitative subjects and scaling data collection for complex concepts in natural language processing. The past two years we have built Ponder; a platform for making and doing practice assignments involving text-analysis. The fall of 2022 we will have the beginnings of a student annotated corpus with labels from law and informal logic. In 2023 we want to assess these datasets, before scaling up. We would appreciate suggestions concerning how to test the data in a research context.
Three Norwegian companies, among them NORA.startup member Digifarm, have received approximately NOK 110 million in funding from the EU.
Call for participants: ERF Entrepreneurship Award 2022
We invite all entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs in the robotics field to join the competition for the prestigious ERF Entrepreneurship Award.
The euRobotics Entrepreneurship Award is given out each year at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) to the most promising robotic start-up as judged by a jury of robotic entrepreneurship pioneers and experts.
Entrants to the competition stand the chance to gain interest in their company from the robotics and investment community. The 2022 edition of the Entrepreneurship Award will take place as part of the European Robotics Forum 2021, 22nd – 24th March 2022: https://erf2022.eu/.
NORA is proud to see our startup members being recognized in prominent news channels, and it's an inspiration to see the founder and CEO of Boost.ai, Lars Selsås, reward all his employees for their effort in scaling up the company by giving half his shares away to them!
NORA.startup has been recognised as an entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem by Innovation Norway! This is an important milestone for NORA.startup and will further strengthen NORA’s work towards supporting Norwegian startups specialising in developing solutions, products and services based on artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics, with a high focus on research based innovation.
Soundsensing just got accepted as one of the speakers at this years TinyML summit in March. Find us in between speakers from Google, Apple, Qualcomm, etc. Topic for the talk will be “Environmental Noise Classification on Microcontrollers”