Technoport’s goal is to stimulate innovation by organising joint events for entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, students, researchers and dreamers. Our events aren’t just places to talk, they’re places to meet, discuss, share, and innovate.
We believe knowledge-driven innovation requires a seamless approach from research to industry.
We aim to act as a catalyst for the future Norwegian knowledge economy by hosting innovation and entrepreneurship events, which enable everyone to collaborate in smart and effective ways.
Founded in 2005, Technoport is a membership-based organisation located in Trondheim; the technology and knowledge capital of Norway.
Technoport has seven members: NTNU, SINTEF, Statoil, the Municipality of Trondheim, the county authorities of South Trøndelag, Innovation Norway, and the savings bank Sparebank 1 SMN. Also, Technoport has partners: Transnova, Enova, The county authorities of North Trøndelag, Kjeldsberg Eiendom. At present our conference partners are: Investinor, Patentstyret, NORBAN, NxtMedia, NCEI Instrumentation, Entreprenørskolen, Spark NTNU, CenSES, Kosmorama and IPIN.
You can read more about the Technoport organisation here.
Travel to Trondheim
Getting around Trondheim couldn't be easier. If the weather is nice, most of the city can be accessed on foot. If you prefer the bus, AtB offers regular and extensive serves throughout the city.
The simplest way to arrive in Trondheim for international visitors is through Trondheim Airport Værnes (TRD), located 32km east of the city centre. Transport from the airport to the city centre is recommended through the city’s frequent rail (NSB) and bus (Flybussen/Værnes Ekspressen) links, or alternatively by taxi or car rental. Domestic flights are available from all major Norwegian airports, as well as some smaller airports across the country. Direct rail links are also available to Trondheim from Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL), Norway’s largest international airport, though it may be easier to book a domestic flight transfer.
Airlines serving Trondheim Airport Værnes include SAS, Norwegian, KLM, Estonian Air, Icelandair and Widerøe.
Rail & Bus
In addition to its direct link with Oslo Airport Gardermoen, Trondheim has rail links from both Northern and Southern Norway, as well as some other major Scandinavian cities, such as Stockholm.
If travelling over long distances, visitors are encouraged to book early in order to utilize NSB’s Minipris offer, which allows inter-city travel within Norway for NOK 249, regardless of journey distance.
Nor-Way Bussekspress runs a daily bus service between Trondheim Central Station and Norway’s two biggest cities, Oslo and Bergen.
Trondheim can be reached by car using various routes, though most involve toll charges as well as a congestion charge upon entering the city centre. For directions, please use GPS or an online directions service.
Things to do in Trondheim
Nidarosdomen, located in the city centre, is Trondheim’s cathedral and the resting place of St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway. The cathedral is Trondheim’s most visited tourist attraction and is open all year round, with shorter opening hours on weekends. Situated nearby is the wonderfully preserved Archbishop’s Palace, which houses the Army Museum, the Resistance Museum, and the Norwegian Crown Regalia exhibition, in addition to the Archbishop’s Palace Museum itself.
Dependent on their preference, music lovers will be attracted to one of Trondheim’s two music-themed museums. Ringve Museum is Norway’s national museum of music and musical instruments and will be the favoured option for fans of classical and heritage music, whilst Rockheim is the national centre for rock and pop and will be preferred by those more interested in the contemporary Norwegian music scene.
A variety of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs are scattered throughout Trondheim city centre. The idyllic neighborhood of Bakklandet offers some excellent coffee and lunch spots, including Baklandet Skydsstation, named best café in Scandinavia in 2012 by National Geographic. Den Gode Nabo (The Good Neighbour) and Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri (microbrewery) offer novel drinking experience for visitors, whilst this informative guide introduces the key nightspots in the city centre. The Trondheim culinary scene includes restaurants serving both traditional Nordic food and various cuisines from around the globe.
Those who wish to experience Norway’s fabled outdoors should visit the nearby hiking trails of Bymarka and Estenstadmarka, where the stunning views are accompanied by wildlife including moose, otter, deer and hare.For a more extensive search for things to do during your stay in Trondheim, please visit the TripAdvisor and VisitNorway entries for the city.