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ScaleUp Programme – MIT Boston Module

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The participants and lectureres at MIT in Boston

Together with BI Norwegian Business School, Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology we are hosting a ScaleUp business growth programme, also called 100ScaleUps. The programme is now mid-way, and so far, the feedback from the participants is that they have learned a lot about scaling philosophies, tools and how to develop the right mindset to grow and expand their businesses.

This 12-week programme was kicked off in Oslo at BI Norwegian Business School 5 September and was officially opened by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen. –This is an important programme to help the Norwegian industry expand and grow, and we support this one hundred per cent Røe Isaksen stated at the opening.

Participants from the Cluster

There are three participating member companies from the GCE Subsea cluster; BSA Offshore, OCTIO Group and Mekatronikk. They are all mature companies that will use this programme to further expand their businesses both nationally and internationally. Other participating companies are Maritech, Heatweed, E-smart, Motitech and Cimple.

Intense Training

For many, the most exciting part of this ScaleUp programme is the one-week intense business scale-up training at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship in Cambridge Massachusetts.

The participants learned about the entrepreneurial mindset and processes by professor Bill Aulet, they listened to inspirational and lecturing speeches from the famous serial entrepreneur Sam Zill and the co-founder of Linked-in Reid Hoffman. The participants also pitched their company and visions in front of a panel of investors and advisors.

The next weeks the participants will continue to work on their key take-aways from the week in Boston, followed up with regional workshops and the last national module in Bergen including feedbacks, discussions and pitching for an expert panel and investors.

Contact Information

Kai Stoltz

Business Development Manager

Kai Stoltz


The programme is a unique scaleup programme for the ocean industries organised by GCE Subsea together with BI Norwegian Business School, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO).