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Exceptional idea competition!

Inven2 is organizing an exceptional idea competition due to the ongoing pandemic. Are you a student or employee at the University of Oslo or in the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and have a good idea for an innovative product or service? Then you can take part in the Idea Prize and win NOK 100,000 as well as advice and help to take the idea to market.

Announcement of the idea competition featuring a coronavirus-shaped lightbulb

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we particularly want to receive ideas that can help solve the new challenges faced by society. The crisis is hitting the world hard and will affect us for a long time, says Jonny Østensen. He is a physician and in charge of the innovation group in Inven2, which is responsible for the Idea Prize.

–We see that the Idea Prize makes researchers think about the practical benefits of their research, while others are stimulated to clarify and realize ideas they may have thought of for a long time. The ongoing pandemic means that many people are developing solutions to challenges shared by many, says Østensen. 

Application deadline 20 April 

The application deadline is 20 April. The three most innovative ideas will be selected by a professional jury consisting of the innovation team at Inven2. The prize money is a total of NOK 150,000. The winners will be announced online by the end of April.

Published Apr. 2, 2020 3:04 PM - Last modified Apr. 3, 2020 3:42 PM