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Virtual teams – A recap of last weeks Engage Talk

Virtual teams – A recap of last weeks Engage Talk

Mette Mari Wold Johnsen had a talk with Sigrid Westad Brandshaug, Maiken Spjelkevik and Stina Kånhoff about virtual teams and how they can succeed in our latest Engage Talk. Mette Mari and Maiken are PhD students at Experts in Teamwork (EiT) NTNU, one of our partners....

Nine startups at NTNU recieve STUD-ENT

Nine startups at NTNU recieve STUD-ENT

Every year the Norwegian Government, through the Norwegian Research Council (NRC), hand out grants of 1 million NOK each. The benefitting part are start-ups run by graduating students who have achieved progress and need more funding to take their projects to the next...

How 3D-printers can help fight the pandemic

How 3D-printers can help fight the pandemic

In the end of March 2020, the Norwegian health care system expressed that they lacked enormous amounts of protective equipment as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Henrik Wille, a former student at The School of Entrepreneurship at NTNU, wanted to see if...

– Entrepreneurship is the ability to turn ideas into action

– Entrepreneurship is the ability to turn ideas into action

Innovation and entrepreneurship can be explored and practiced in many different ways. Therefore, we asked three of the brilliant minds at Engage to tell us how they work with innovation and entrepreneurship. Sigrid Westad Brandshaug is a Ph.D. student at Engage. Her...

Spark* from home

Spark* from home

Spark* NTNU also has to work from home these days, read how they manage

Norwegian forum for Entrepreneurship Education

Norwegian forum for Entrepreneurship Education

In October 2019, Engage hosted the first Norwegian forum of Entrepreneurship Education. These two days were targeted to both creating a network, but also to inspire and provide new tools for educators to use in their classrooms.

How does Start NTNU adapt to the Corona crisis?

How does Start NTNU adapt to the Corona crisis?

Start NTNU is one of many student organizations at NTNU working towards students to create an interest for innovation and entrepreneurship. They, like many of us, are in a new and uncertain position regarding the Corona crisis. Here is what the leader of Start NTNU, Eskil Schjølberg, has to say about the Corona crisis and how they are planning to continue their work

Spark* goes international

Spark* goes international

Spark* NTNU was established in 2014, but 2019 was the year the organization took its most significant steps so far.

Bedriftssimulator: Inspire female entrepreneurs

Bedriftssimulator: Inspire female entrepreneurs

Bedriftssimulator is a free program for all female students in Trondheim where you get the opportunity to learn more about how to start your own business. The first event was held on March the 4th, and the participants got a crash course on how to create good ideas and how to put together an effective team.

The Road to VCP Forum 2020

The Road to VCP Forum 2020

The VCP-forum is held to connect leading institutions teaching entrepreneurship through venture creation. A VCP - venture creation program - is a program where students have to start their own businesses. At this year´s VCP Forum ten to fifteen universities who follow...

Travelogue: Snowroller in Finland

Travelogue: Snowroller in Finland

Linnea and Eva, both students at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, recently visited Turku in Finland because of their startup Snowroller.

Entrepreneurship with AI

Entrepreneurship with AI

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is one of the many buzzwords heard in entrepreneurship circles these days. In the last few years, processing power has made it possible to create far more advanced machine learning algorithms than before, but the technology and idea...

Experts in Teamwork to India

Experts in Teamwork to India

In January, 25 students from NTNU went to India to work together with rural Indian innovators and entrepreneurs. The students worked on challenges related to sustainable innovation and entrepreneurial methods. Experts in Teamwork is a master’s degree course in which...

Entrepreneurship Day at NSE

Entrepreneurship Day at NSE

January 9th the School of Entrepreneurship invited former and current students to hold inspiring talks for their classmates in what we like to call “Entrepreneurship Day”.

Looking for a part-time job?

Looking for a part-time job?

Engage is searching for students to become a part of our team! Interested in communication, video and photo, or web development? Apply by February 5th 2020.

Slush’D 2020 – It’s time we step up our game

Slush’D 2020 – It’s time we step up our game

In 2019 Engage arranged the first Slush’D in Trondheim. In 2020, the new main organizer Daniil Liaimer have a call for action, wanting to make Slush’D an even bigger happening. Read more about this experience at Slush’D in Helsinki and future plans for Trondheim.

Why is entrepreneurship so important?

Why is entrepreneurship so important?

Why is entrepreneurship so important? We asked three of the great minds working at Engage to tell us why they are so passionate about entrepreneurship.

The first year of Spark* Nord

The first year of Spark* Nord

Since the beginning in February of 2019, Spark* Nord has grown to become a live and thriving organization with four mentors and 14 active start-ups. Read all about how they work and what they focus on!

5 good things to know when exploring entrepreneurship in Boston

5 good things to know when exploring entrepreneurship in Boston

Karoline Saastad went to Boston during the summer of 2019 as part of Gründerskolen. In the course of 10 short weeks, she was able to write down her top tips on how to make the most of the entrepreneurial environment – for both you personally and for your startup.

3E call for abstracts

3E call for abstracts

The ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference in Trondheim is calling for abstracts by December 1st

Spark* is expanding

Spark* is expanding

Spark has since 2014 mentored over 400 start-up ideas consisting of over 1500 students with success stories including startups as Gobi, Tise, and Ludenso. Now Spark is expanding, and that in an impressive pace. Read our latest insight in this story.

The first doctoral thesis from Engage

The first doctoral thesis from Engage

After four years of working with his PhD thesis, Torgeir Aadland is ready to defend his thesis “Assessment of Entrepreneurship Education: Design, Learning and Objectives”.  Aadland describes the last four years as fun, and that the great relationships he has with his...

Ntention to the moon

Ntention to the moon

Ntention, formerly known as Arveng Technologies after co-CEO and co-founder Magnus Arveng, have worked on their smart glove for three years, and now they might be going to the moon in 2024.

Travelogue: Snowrollers trip to Sweden

Travelogue: Snowrollers trip to Sweden

by Eva Røgler and Linnea Tveraaen Getting ready for international expansion! We are Linnea and Eva, both students at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, and we recently visited Southern Sweden for our startup Snowroller. The main purpose for the trip was related to the...

DIKU and the SFU’s – two days of important discussions

DIKU and the SFU’s – two days of important discussions

The 21st and 22nd of October, Engage and Excited hosted the biannual DIKU gathering for The Centres for Excellence in Education Initiative (SFU) All of the SFU's in Norway is funded by DIKU (Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in...

New fund for student ideas within energy – open for applications

New fund for student ideas within energy – open for applications

Are you a student or PhD student with a business idea you want to take further? You can now apply for pre-seed funding from NTNU Energy Transition, Engage and Equinor to make the first step towards a start-up journey. Your energy-related idea could get 50.000 –...

Engage annual report, 2018

Engage annual report, 2018

Want to learn more about whats been going on in Engage for the past year? The 2018 report is now available!

Travelogue – Boston and Babson College

Travelogue – Boston and Babson College

By Lars Henrik Hafstad Karlsson, Nord University I am Lars Henrik Hafstad Karlsson, a third year economy student at Nord University. I have a passion for entrepreneurship and for me it’s not about if I should start a company but rather when I am going to start my...

The most important initiative for the most ambitious startups

The most important initiative for the most ambitious startups

In the spring of 2018, Gründebrakka came as a new addition to the innovation environment at NTNU. Gründerbrakkas purpose is to provide work space for the most ambitious student driven startup companies at NTNU. As of early 2019, 16 startups and over 60 active students...

Travelouge – Trip to the UK to explore VCPs

Travelouge – Trip to the UK to explore VCPs

Students from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship and faculty went to the UK a couple of weeks ago to explore and visit universities that implements programs in entrepreneurship in their degrees. Read about their trip to Cambridge, UCL, University of Buckingham and Coventry University.

The Journey to a more sustainable world

The Journey to a more sustainable world

The Climate-KIC Journey is the world’s largest climate innovation summer school offering transformative learning and hands-on business experience. Engage will for the forth year be a part of the project.

Highly acclaimed entrepreneurship award to NTNU

Highly acclaimed entrepreneurship award to NTNU

Marius Tuft Mathisen at NTNU won The Heizer Dissertation Award for his research within the field of entrepreneurship. This is the oldest and most prestigious dissertation award emerging scholars in the management field can win. Associate Professor Marius Tuft Mathisen...

The inner changemaker – a personal story

The inner changemaker – a personal story

Through my studies at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, my inner changemaker got “smashed under a bulldozer” and then empowered into a core of who I am. The Bosnia war was at its worst when I was a small kid. Through the news, sharing horrible and heartbreaking...

Entrepreneurship education under the wings

Entrepreneurship education under the wings

Entrepreneurship education on site may be a long-lasting lesson; either it is a visit to a Spanish aviation company or to a Norwegian salmon farm. I’m at Valencia Airport, but I am not finding myself in a stressed security queue or at an overpriced fast food...

An evening of Inspiration with START

An evening of Inspiration with START

Wednesday 31th of October, the student organization START Nord at Nord university had an evening of inspiration arranged for students who wants to start up their own business. START is an important collaboration partner for Engage, and together we work to inspire...

Alumni with entrepreneurial attitude

Alumni with entrepreneurial attitude

If entrepreneurship is an attitude, the faculty of EDEM Escuela de Empresarios surely knows how to share this attitude with their students! The classroom is buzzing as ice-cold bottles of brand new cola is distributed to the fifty-five students attending the Monday...

Teaching entrepreneurship in Japan

Teaching entrepreneurship in Japan

Tokyo is well-known for being one of the world’s most famous tech-capitals, in the heart of Japan, home of multinational businesses such as Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nintendo and Canon. So, how is entrepreneurship being taught so that even more successful ventures are created?

Learning entrepreneurship by being an entrepreneur

Learning entrepreneurship by being an entrepreneur

Since the very beginning, NTNU School of Entrepreneurship has educated tomorrow’s leaders. This year they celebrate its 15th anniversary. – We always say that NTNU should be a university that is hard to get admitted to. NTNU School of Entrepreneurship...

The Blast of the Week

The Blast of the Week

Nord University is growing rapidly, and with that follows new activities and courses.   Students in Master of Science in Business can this week enjoy the event The Blast of Week. It’s an ongoing course which will end Friday 28th where they will have an exam to...

Nominated to best paper award at the 3E Conference

Nominated to best paper award at the 3E Conference

Today, Iselin Kristine Mauseth is a PhD student at the Engage center at Nord University. She started her PhD in August 2017 and got nominated to the best paper award at the 3E-conference in May 2018. She has also visited Babson College this spring to collect data for...

A multicultural view on the smart city

A multicultural view on the smart city

What is the learning outcome when millennials from different countries and cultural backgrounds discuss how to develop new technology for a better tomorrow? This August I was lucky to be accepted as one of 40 international, ambitious students to join the STeLA...

Musicians can also be entrepreneurs

Musicians can also be entrepreneurs

Benjamin Toscher believes that musicians make great entrepreneurs. Now, he’s trying to teach musicians how to move from a mind-set of asking “what do I do?”, to one of “I know what to try”.

Second place in Babson Challenge

Second place in Babson Challenge

A new startup at Nord university in Bodø, Seacirc, shared second place with another business at Babson Challenge 2018. They are an environmental consultant company that will provide their clients with the tools on how to go plastic free.   Stina Skånhoff and Marilena...

I wish Bodø had this!

I wish Bodø had this!

In the end of May there was a workshop at SPIR idélab in Bodø. Tom Steffensen from Bodø Science Park was responsible for the workshop. His job is to help students starting their own business. The workshops topic was: I wish Bodø had this! He expressed...

Travelogue 5: Co-working Spaces in Boston

Travelogue 5: Co-working Spaces in Boston

In their last travelogue, Ingrid and Martine write about co-working spaces in Boston. Evidently, you can find co-working spaces where you can also do yoga and indoor rock climbing! After this, Ingrid and Martine are travelling back to Norway to finish their master’s thesis.

15 Years With More Than New Ventures – May Edition II

15 Years With More Than New Ventures – May Edition II

The fourth presentation in our series of master’s theses contains three theses that all have implications for policy makers. The authors in this round all wanted to explore topics that could help entrepreneurs, teachers and facilitators to be better in their work....

15 Years With More Than New Ventures – May Edition I

15 Years With More Than New Ventures – May Edition I

At the NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, we have a saying that ‘we are cowboys riding on the edge of the unknown’. While the origin of the quote or saying is a bit disputed, its meaning still stand strong among the students and faculty. For this third presentation of...

Travelogue 4: Meetups in Boston

Travelogue 4: Meetups in Boston

Read about the cool networking events for entrepreneurs Ingrid and Martine recommend when in Boston! In this travelogue, they also explain why networking is a fun and important part of being an entrepreneur.

Startup of the month: Dropracks

Startup of the month: Dropracks

Excellent engineering, a well-orchestrated business plan, and the ability to meet consumer needs resulted in Dropracks to be appointed as the startup of the month of May 2018.

The NTNU signature course

The NTNU signature course

Through experienced-based learning the students are to get a meta perspective on interdisciplinary teamwork. But what makes Experts in Teamwork so valuable?

Travelogue 3: Boston University

Travelogue 3: Boston University

Ingrid and Martine write about their magical summer at Boston University in a ten week accelerated entrepreneurship program through Gründerskolen!

Get Ready for JASUN

Get Ready for JASUN

For the fifth time, Spark arranges Join A Startup-night(JASUN). At JASUN, students can find a startup to join and mingle to meet others that are interested in innovation.

Startup of the month: Apolonia Agrotech

Startup of the month: Apolonia Agrotech

In the long run they want robots to grow our food. Until then Martin Apolonia Årdal and the rest of Apolonia Agrotech wants to grow food in water instead of soil.

15 years with more than new ventures – February Edition

15 years with more than new ventures – February Edition

In this second presentation of master’s theses from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, we span over the last ten years and have found three theses that have had a close connection to the faculty’s research. Two of them include topics that have interested and been...

eduROV Summer School

eduROV Summer School

High school students are invited to build an underwater vehicle based on a design from NTNU during a two week summer school.

What defines entrepreneuring?

What defines entrepreneuring?

Teachers from secondary schools in the Nordland County was introduced to creative entrepreneurship in education by Engage.

What’s an incubator?

What’s an incubator?

In the world of business, an incubator can be the essential element towards making it with your startup, instead of breaking it.

The Future Hospital Operating Rooms

The Future Hospital Operating Rooms

Technology and medicine students at NTNU are brought together in a workshop to find out how the future hospital operating rooms should look like.

15 years with more than new ventures

15 years with more than new ventures

Although NTNU School of Entrepreneurship (NSE) has bred forth numerous new ventures, tech development in world class, and graduates with extensive knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, its students are also presenting academic work with high standards. Through...

Get engaged with Engage

Get engaged with Engage

We have the power and will to change your way of study, influence the teaching methods and connect you with the market labour and everyday life that is to come.

Alumni Startup: Connect LNG

Alumni Startup: Connect LNG

– It’s an industry with a lot of well experienced people with big companies, and there we were, five whippersnappers straight out of school.

A travelogue from Germany

A travelogue from Germany

Two students from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship traveled to Germany, to participate in the world’s largest fair for rehabilitation and care, called Rehacare. This is their travelogue from the fair.

UKA Technology Conference

UKA Technology Conference

UKA is one of Norway’s biggest cultural festival and primarily run by volunteering students in Trondheim. For the first time, an event dedicated to innovation was incorporated in the festival program: UKA Technology Conference!