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Industry 4.0 Acceleration Program (IAP) Munich - Ocean Industries

17. October 2019, 09:00 - 13:00

Location: Thormøhlens gate 51, Bergen

Event registration is closed.

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We invite you to join this acceleration programme that will give you a unique opportunity to work with IBM experts at the Watson IoT Centre in Munich.

In this programme you will get a first-hand insight and tailormade support, working on your companies’ use-cases to create new customer centric solutions that open new or different business opportunities.

AI, IOT, Design-Thinking, Big Data analysis, Blockchain, among other technologies, are core tools to make your company a digital market leader in your segment.

The programme will help you:

  • Create a place for the logical next step for innovative companies seeking to go from theoretical training to practical application using design-thinking and mockup techniques
  • Fast-track the innovation process for new features, solutions and products
  • Develop practical solutions (MVP’s) in a co-creation effort between Norwegian innovative scale-ups and IBM Watson in the field of applied AI and IoT.
  • Enabling innovative Norwegian technology providers from the ocean industries to grow their business to a global and scalable business.

Programme 2019

  • 5 – 23 August
    • Recruitment phase, gather interest from the market
  • 26 – 30 August
    • Final selection of 10 participating companies and their use cases
  • 17 October
    • 1-day pre-programme in Bergen with program information, design-thinking intro
  • Week 42–45
    • Follow-up and preparation of participating companies in cooperation with IBM, Innovation Norway, GCE Ocean Technology and SIVA
  • 11 – 15 November
    • 5-day design-thinking, mockup and architecture session in Munich
  • Week 47-50
    • Follow-up with companies and individual sparring in the business modelling process to summarise findings and define next steps
  • 10 December
    • 1-day final workshop in Bergen with presentation and discussion of results

Participation and Costs

The programme is open for all companies in the ocean industries and costs 35.000,- NOK per company (use case), not including travel costs, accommodation and dinners.


Learn more and register at Innovation Norway.


Contact at Innovation Norway:
Martin Nietz
Senior Advisor Export Norway
Phone: +49 171 42 601 70


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Contact Information

Bjarte Fagerås

Senior R&D Advisor

Bjarte Fagerås