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About

NCE Finance Innovation is the Norwegian non-profit fintech cluster.

Our mission is to empower a thriving Norwegian Fintech ecosystem by facilitating technological innovation and collaboration within finance and technology. The cluster has 80 member companies and operates nationally through them.

NCE Finance Innovation is a part of the Norwegian Centre of Expertise (NCE) cluster program, supported by the Norwegian Government, Innovation Norway, The Research Council of Norway and SIVA.



Norwegian Innovation Clusters are government supported programs that aim to trigger and enhance collaborative activities in the Norwegian industry. The cluster program is supported by Innovation Norway, SIVA (The Industrial Development Corporation of Norway) and the Norwegian Research Council.

A Norwegian Centre of Expertise is a mature cluster with a national position. The NCE-programme is directed towards industry clusters that have established collaboration between their members and have potential for growth in national and international markets.

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The story /

The cluster project was first initiated by the business environment in Bergen in 2017. The goal was to combine powers from finance, technology and academia in order to make Bergen a strong fintech hub in Norway. Since then the cluster has made a lot of progress, experienced rapid growth, and achieved NCE- status in record breaking time.

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National scope /

NCE Finance Innovation goes beyond Bergen and includes players throughout Norway. Through members, partners, alliances, and customer relationships, the fintech cluster is closely connected to the industry in other Norwegian cities and neighbouring countries. The cluster also collaborates with other associations within ICT and Finance respectively, and with several regulatory bodies.

Team

Bent
Bio

Bent Gjendem

CEO

Rea til web
Bio

Rea Parashar

COO

Hakon
Bio

Håkon Kløve-Graue Lavik

Communication & Event Manager

Kristoffer
Bio

Kristoffer Hammer

EU Advisor

Kristine
Bio

Kristine Wernle Teigen

Events & Community Consultant

Anna Olivia jpg
Bio

Anna Olivia Mohaugen

Communication & Marketing Consultant

Lana for web 2
Bio

Svitlana Pozniakova

Consultant

The board /

Bjørg Marit Eknes

Chair of the Board of NCE Finance Innovation & Director of Organization and Governance

@NHH

Åse Marthinsen

SVP Innovation Manager New Ventur

@ DNB

Tore Tungodden

Assistant University Director

@University of Bergen

Stine B. Neteland

CEO

@Stacc X

Gunnar Nordseth

CIO

@Signicat

Martin Wik Sætre

COO & Partner

@Quantfolio

Stian Karlsen

Leder i utviklingsdivisjonen

@Sparebanken Vest

Tone Gamlemshaug

Head of Technology & Innovation

@Fana Sparebank

Henriette Sæther Tveit

Director Partner & Bank

@Tryg Norway

Anne Øvrebø

Observer of the Board

@Innovation Norway

Advisory board /

Espen Opedal

Country Manager

@Tryg

Øystein Thøgersen

Rector

@Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Lisbeth Belhadi

Director Strategic Growth Initiatives

@Mastercard Payment Services

Hallvard Natvik

IT-direktør

@Frende forsikring

Linn Hoel Ringvoll

CEO

@Kameo Norway

Bjørn Skjelbred

Head of Vipps International Expansion

@Vipps

Vidar Aksland

CEO Finstart Nordic & CIO Sparebank 1 SR-Bank

@SpareBank 1 SR-Bank

Reiel Haugland

CDO

@Sparebanken Sogn og Fjordane

Jens Kristian Fosse

Vice-Dean Innovation

@Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Joar Krohn

Head of Division, Bergen

@Webstep

Per Magne Sviggum

Co-Founder

@Eyesclear

Vegard Haveland

Nordic & Baltic Payment Lead

@Tink

Anri Håvard Hebib

Næringspolitisk rådgiver

@Bergen Næringsråd

Media kit