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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 roughly 100 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

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Bio

Bent Gjendem

CEO

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Bio

Rea Parashar

COO

Hakon
Bio

Håkon Kløve-Graue Lavik

Communication & Event Manager

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Bio

Kristoffer Hammer

Strategic Advisor

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Anna Myhrvold

Events & Community Manager

The board /

Anders Skjævestad

Chairman of the Board and CEO

@DNB Livsforsikring

Pinar Heggernes

Professor, Deputy Rector

@University of Bergen

Eilin Schjetne

CEO & Founder

@HILI

Stine B. Neteland

CEO

@Stacc X

Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen

Associate Professor

@The Norwegian School of Economics

Kirsti Merethe Tranby

Partner

@KPMG

Martin Wik Sætre

CEO

@Quantfolio

Stian Karlsen

Leder i utviklingsdivisjonen

@Sparebanken Vest

Gunnar Nordseth

CIO

@Signicat

Camilla Wadseth

CEO

@Kantega Trondheim

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

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