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This is how and why we get involved

Our passion is to support teams to bring new ideas in to business.

Every day we meet and talk to people that have an idea or want to discuss a new solution with someone from our team. It can be a solution to a problem they have experience themselves in their daily life, sometimes it´s an issue they have been working with for many years in the work or position, or it can be answers, solutions or products from researchers.

We are the lucky supporters.

We involve so you can follow your dream. We use our network, competence and capital so your team will succeed.

Our skill is to find value through ideas so you can go on and create a great company.

Our mandate - why we are doing this
The University of Stavanger and other collaborative research institutions are committed to being part of the transfer of innovative technologies, even faster and more successfully than before – for the benefit of society.

For us, it´s all about innovation, and we are the support team for new teams and early stage business in many different ways.

How do we fix this?

We use five entrance to the innovation prosess

Technology Transfer Office (TT0)
The aim of Validé TTO is to commercialize new innovations and discoveries that result from acedemic research and research and development (R&D) to another part for the benefit of the society. Our process involves every stage of the innovation chain from the identification of innovative ideas until licensing or start-up venture, throughout securing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), innovation management and business development.

Validé TTO’s main mission is to close the gap between science and industry by building a solid and sustainable bridge between inventors and industrial partners.

Validé is TTO partner with seven research institutes.

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Every year we welcome around 50 companies to join the incubator. Incubation is a method where promising entrepreneurial ideas and startup companies get connected with an established and structured environment to achieve its potential.

Research has shown that 87% of incubator companies survive.

Network, expertice and access to capital is the main resources in the incubator. Companies develope themselves in the incubator 2-3 years.

Our incubator is focusing on: Energy, health/welfaretechnology, tech, food/farming and art/culture and communication.

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To speed up your startup, you may need some skills and methods to reach the market, get investors or trim your business model. We call it ITSA. It´s a 12 weeks intensive program.

The mission is to give early-stage startups the tools, ecosystem support, and pitch confidence to boost business into a reality. In ITSA dreams come true.

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Early stage investment
Validé invests in companies that are innovative and have growth potential. We have a total of 200 companies in our portfolio (2018) and Validé AS has invested in 80 of these companies (2018).

Validé Invest 1 AS is the name of our pre-seed fund of NOK 30 million. It was established in 2016. We make investments from this fund into two to four companies annually. In total there are seven companies that have received investment from Validé Invest 1 AS.

Public supporters, nationally and regionally, also contribute to early-stage companies through public funding programs.

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We are always looking for companies that want to innovate together with others. Validé is hosting one cluster, and we are partner with five others.

Norwegian Smart Care Cluster have 130 companies and 50 municipalities as members. In november 2019 the health cluster qualified themselves to ArenaPro-status from Innovation Norway and SIVA. That means 30 MNOK and five more years with activites.

Validé is partner with five other clusters: Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster (ArenaPro from nov.2019), Norwegian Energy Solutions (NES) Nordic Edge Smart City Cluster, Stiim Aqua Cluster and Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster.

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Business Broker
Validé has assignments from VRI Rogaland

VRI's mission is to connect and help establish business / start-up companies and research environments to collaborate to achieve innovation and increased value creation. Our VRI-brokers will also help companies find the right financial support schemes.

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