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Inkubator I8

Validé runs one of Norway’s leading incubators

Validé have more than 25 years of experience developing businesses from initial idea to commercial success, evaluating around 500 ideas/early stage companies annually.

Validé invests time and capital in the companies we work with and we have an early phase investment strategy. We have a broad industry and research network, as well as access to public and private capital which we draw on actively in the development of our incubator companies.

Our primary focus areas include:

• Energy
• Health & Care Technology
• Tech
• Food & Nature
• Art & Business, design and communications

Innovasjonspark Stavanger, hovedbygg i2

The incubator is located at Innovasjonspark Stavanger at Ullandhaug. We provide a dynamic start-up environment with a combination of office facilities, collaboration between incubator companies, incubator services, expertise networks, professional events and a social arena.

We are passionate about meeting new teams/companies and hearing new ideas, so get in touch and let us know what you are up to!

Welcome to Validé - our services

VALUE: Our main goal is to create value for the scientists, the entrepreneurs and for the benefit of the society. (Photo: Hilde Garlid)

As an company in our incubator, there are several useful things that is good to know about our service:

Advisors and office premises

As an entrepreneur in the incubator you have access to all the mentors in Validé.

You can read more about our team here: Team Validé

Validé's main office is located in the Innovasjonspark Stavanger. We also have incubators at Validé Haugesundregionen, Validé Jæren and Validé Dalane.

Innovasjonspark Stavanger offers a varied set of work space, offices or drop-in space at favorable prices for the incubator companies.
Contact: Trygg Bugge

Do you need an intensive business development course that makes your idea and business model better equipped to meet your future investors? Then one of the programs delivered by ITSA accelerator is the right thing for you:

Communication. This is how we keep in touch

At our website we publish news, events, updated contact information for the entire organization and links to useful pages. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or subscribe for our newsletter.
We are at Instagram: @valideinnovation

Useful events

Incubator companies receive invitations to different, free events that will give you knowledge, inspiration, a great network of people how are interested in innovations and new ideas, and hopefully also will give you useful contacts to expand your business.

INCUBATOR LUNCH: We invite all the incubator companies and their networks to meet for inspiration and discussion. Karin Berentsen in the company ARCT is among those who have contributed to the professional quality of lunch. (Photo: Hilde Garlid)

You don´t want to miss this

Incubator lunch
Gatherings with incubator companies and their networks for inspiration and discussion.

Eat, Think & Innovate

Innovasjonspark Stavanger and Validé's monthly theme lunch adds knowledge, industry and networks.

Validé Day

A lunch invitation where we invite our entire network and where we present the latest news from innovation and entrepreneurship going on at Validé. Good food, high energy, strong presentations, useful information and efficient networking.

Meet your neighbor at breakfast

First Wednesday every month, Validé and Innovasjonspark Stavanger invite for half an hour with a nice breakfast on in Måltidets Hus. Two-three companies present themselves, very briefly.


Are you wondering what the scientists at UiS are doing? We invite a researcher to have a popular scientific presentation about their own research. We meet at the campus hotel Ydalir. Nice end to a working day.


Matløypa is the last event in September during the national science festival «Forskningsdagene». Måltidets hus and Arkivenes hus participate. Here we have the opportunity to show what is going on in research about food. Annually around 350 guests visit us during the day, and the event is one of several from the entire enviroment of science and food around Ullandhaug.

Incubator benefits

Together, Validé and Innovasjonspark Stavanger have negotiated benefit agreements with discounts or free hours of advice. Something only applies to incubator companies and something applies only to tenants. For the incubator companies you have advantages at the design agency, law office, market analyzes, hotels etc. There are different offers: free seminar, 2-5 hours free advice or discounts up to 20%

You can find more information about each contributor to the benefit agreements on this page.

Student Force Task - special offer for incubator companies

STUDENTS AT WORK: Izaskun Muruzábal wants contact with students who wants to work for a startup. (Photo: Hilde Garlid)

Validé collaborates with UiS to get students jobs and experience in our incubator companies. You can have a student, for free, at work for 25 to 50 hours. That gives the students useful experience from the start-up industry, and the incubator companies receive free assistance. Often the staff doubles during this period!

Do you want to know more about how you can get a part time job? You can apply and read more about Student Task Force