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Innovation Norway’s Presence to be Strengthened in US

Innovation Norway is now following up the government’s new action plan for exports, and will strengthen our presence in some important export markets. At the same time, the number of permanent Innovation Norway offices abroad is reduced, and arrangements are made for more flexible and targeted export support in line with the advice from Norwegian business and industry. 

– Our ability to export products and services is crucial for the development of a competitive and sustainable Norwegian business community. Innovation, business development and exports are closely linked. We are now making changes that will strengthen efforts towards export and give us the necessary flexibility to assist companies in the work of seizing market opportunities abroad, says CEO Håkon Haugli of Innovation Norway. 

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Webinar Summary: COVID-19 Relief Packages for the Norwegian-American Business Ecosystem

Webinar Summary: Covid-19 Relief Packages for the Norwegian-American Business Ecosystem

Opening with remarks from Kåre Aas, the Norwegian Ambassador to the US, several representatives from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, US Embassy in Norway, US Department of Commerce / Select USA, Norwegian American Chambers of Commerce, AmCham Norway, and Innovation Norway presented on the various COVID-19 relief packages available in Norway and the United States. The webinar concluded with a Q&A with questions provided by members of the  Norwegian-American business community.  


Ambassador Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States of America

Gro Dyrnes, Innovation Norway, Regional Director America

Ryan Wallace, Senior International Investment Specialist,
SelectUSA, US Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration

Jason Turflinger, Manging Director, AmCham Norway

Live Sletten Diakolios, General Manager, Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce

Jeanett Sandmo, Head of Strategy Entrepreneur & Startup Division, Innovation Norway

Geir Ove Hansen, Head of Department Financing Portfolio, Innovation Norway

Marianne Tonning Kinnari, Head of Environmental Technology, Innovation Norway