Agenda for the UT Trondheim Conference 2018



the UT Trondheim Conference

19. November 2018

The agenda for the UT Trondheim Conference is ready and we look very much forward to meet and listen to all our speakers on 19. November.

The UT Trondheim Conference is organized by UT Prosjektet and Sparebank 1 SMN.

Address for the conference is Sparebank 1 SMN, Søndre gate 4, 7011 Trondheim.


11:00 - Registration and coffee/tea at Sparebank 1 SMN (

11:30 - Vegard and Willy open the conference (

11:45 - Arnstein Hellem (Bank Manager, Sparebank 1 SMN) welcomes the participants (

12:00 - Tom-Ivar Bern (International advisor, Innovation Norway) talks about “Innovation Norway – how we help companies go global” (

12:10 - Our international partners Kirsteen Gordon (Partner & Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk), Kevin Rutter (CFO, Goodwille), Anja Reiler (Senior Market Adviser Inward Investment, Department for International Trade) and Arild Spandow (CEO, Amesto Group) pitch their offerings (, (, ( and (

12:30 - Coffee/tea

12:45 - Magne Aasheim (Partner, BDO) talks about “Why BDO became an UT Main Partner” (

12:55 - Kristian Henriksen (Manager, NCE Aquatech Cluster) presents “The objectives of the work with Aquatech Cluster” (

13:00 - Four excellent and unique companies that are in the deep end with water over their heads by Milan Markovic (Chairman, Sealab Ocean Group), Knut Jarle Lysklett (Customer Relationship Manager, Blueye), Arne Kjørsvik (CEO, Eelume) and Oliver Skisland (CEO, Water Linked) (, (, ( and (

13:25 - María Kristín Gylfadóttir (Partner, North Consulting) presents “Getting EU/EEA financing to your company” (

13:35 - Cecilie Hammond Spark (International Manager, Trondheim Municipality) and Silja Rønningsen (Project Manager Smart City, Trondheim Municipality) present “The international work of Trondheim Municipality” (

13:50 - Food and mingling

14:30 - Stein Ræstad (CEO, Diggerin Technologies) shares his experience with us in "Taking a direct flight to New York, but how to land?”.

14:50 - Jan Bertelsen (General Manager, Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce) delivers "What can Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce do to help you succeed in the UK" (

15:05 - Benjamin Webb (Managing Director, Deliberate PR) unveils "Conveying news from Mid-Norway technology companies to an international audience" (

15:30 - Odd Jostein Svendsli (CEO, AIA Science) introduces breaking news regarding the AI (Artificial Intelligence) House. "The most intelligent house in town" ( 

15:40 - Coffee/tea

15:55 - Elise Landsem (Market manager, Folkeinvest) talks about "Folkeinvest, a valuable tool for companies to raise capital" (

16:05 - Mona Johansen (Senior Portefolio Manager, GIEK Kredittforsikring) shares her views on "Advantages with credit assurance when you are selling outside Norway” (

16:15 - Summary by Vegard and Willy (

16:30-18.30 - We meet for a pint or a coffee at Mikrobryggeriet (