The Oslo Innovation Week Manifesto
What is Oslo Innovation Week?
This is the 12th edition of the annual conference Oslo Innovation Week, featuring 50 events such as full-day conferences, talks, mixers, workshops, pitches and parties. In 2016 10.700 startups, tech experts, investors, journalists and leaders from all over the world attended. The dates are September 25-29, and it will take place at SALT, Vippa, in the Bjørvika to Vippetangen area and at Oslo Science Park.
Oslo Innovation Week is about entrepreneurship, technology and innovation to drive sustainable change. The United Nations have defined 17 Sustainability Development Goals. Oslo Innovation Week is about bringing solutions to these global challenges and the immense business opportunities they give.
Oslo Innovation Week is a dugnad, a collaboration between 115 leading international and local startups, corporates, startup hubs, organizations, the public sector and truly dedicated people who makes things happen to host a series of world class events. The organization is non-commercial and is owned by the city of Oslo and Innovation Norway. Oslo Business Region is project manager.
Partner and Event Organizer Benefits
Oslo Innovation Week believes #powercouples is part of finding solutions for the global challenges. All Oslo Innovation Week events aim to connect startups and corporates, public and private, local and international to form new powercouples.
How to become an official event organizer?
1. Create an event
Set the goal for the event, who you’d like to attract and the concept. Oslo Innovation Week aims to give all participants new useful ideas, new useful contacts and an experience they’ll talk about long after the conference. Each organizer is responsible of their own event, including program, speakers, venue, selling tickets and all costs.
2. Find an International Partner
All event organizers must have an international partner (co-host, content, communication). Who are you already working with and could this be an opportunity to form new alliances?
3. Send us your event application
Please submit your event application with as many details as possible, such as speakers (booked or working on it) and venue.
All events must be based downtown Oslo (Bjørvika to SALT to Vippa/Vippetangen) or at Oslo Science Park. Rent and booking is at own cost and risk. We have a list of venues. Please click here to view list. For hire at Vippa, SALT or Oslo Science Park, please click here.
OIW promotes you. You promote OIW.
You have to initiate own and part-take in official OIW PR activities. The OIW logo and one-liner must be included on all your event material such as invitations, Facebook event pages, websites, banners and Power Point slides.
Yes, we know that one is obvious but it’s really important that we get the right info at the right time to create better value to you (> publish on the website, invite journalists). See timeline and deadlines below.
Make sure you leave enough time to attract the right people to your event! Give participants a reason to why they have to sign up immediately!
Make it smooth for attendees to sign up. Oslo Innovation Week will use the Norwegian startup Tikkio for tickets. You create a profile and registration link. Add the OIW profile to the event so we can link all events together. All events are required to have a substantial discount for startups. Click here to read more.
Full Week Badge
OIW will offer attendees a Full Week badge with access to all or selected events. This will be decided in late April when we have a better overview of all the events. The price will be based on the price of all events and you get a cut from the share.
The OIW Partnership Model
To make sure Oslo Innovation Week creates exceptional value to attendees, partners and media, the OIW Manifesto and event criteria must be met at all times! OIW accepts up to 50 events in the official program. Applications will be evaluated within 3-5 working days and the final deadline for applying is 15 April.