“The Greenhouse is firmly established as a house for innovation! Some of those who have moved in here have just lost their jobs in the oil sector, but this is a house for anyone with a good idea. We are thrilled to see approximately 30 people working here on a weekly basis”, says Kamilla Sharma, managing director of the innovation company Innoventus Sør, which is responsible for the greenhouse.
The initiative for the greenhouse, with approximately 1,200 square meters of office space, comes from oil entrepreneur Bjarne Skeie and technology cluster GCE NODE. The house is supported by the largest industrial companies and banks in southern Norway, in addition to Vest-Agder County and Kristiansand Municipality.
“22 companies document the necessity for this kind of initiative. I am excited to see the house filled with innovative people who can create new products, services and jobs”, says Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE.
Stakeholders who support the Greenhouse:
• Innoventus Sør
• Vest-Agder county
• Kristiansand municipality
• National Oilwell Varco Norway
• Skeie Technology
• Sparebanken Sør
• GCE NODE