Oslo is the capital of Norway with about 600 000 inhabitants. The geographical area of Oslo is 450 km2, and only 1/3 of the area is developed. The city centre is surrounded by woods, lakes and 40 islands in the fjord. More that one million people live in the Oslo region, which consists of Oslo and the surrounding county of Akershus.
The Oslo region is a fast-growing knowledge region. A unique mix of knowledge-based business clusters, a highly educated workforce and the highest quality of life makes the Oslo region an attractive place to invest and work.
The knowledge environment in the Oslo region is the force behind an international level of R&D in a number of specialist areas. With short distances and a transparent community, it is easy to develop interdisciplinary collaboration. The University of Oslo holds four Nobel Prizes and is the largest knowledge institution in the region, with 30 000 students and 4 600 employees.
The Oslo region has extensive knowledge base in clusters’ building such as ICT, energy, maritime and shipping, life science, design, culture and media. The cooperation between important companies, R&D institutions and public sector are the major pillars of both the innovation and international marketing strategies.
City of Oslo:
Oslo contact person:
Ms. Mari Nilsen
Tel: +4723461607 / +4795251948