Studenter diskuterer oppgave

Photo: Jannicke Kristoffersen, Inven2

Inven2Start is an annual competition for students with a good idea and a sense of entrepreneurship. The purpose of the competition is to encourage entrepreneurship and business start-ups stemming from the ideas of skilled students.

This year, there were five winners who all received the ‘Start-up package’ comprising:

  • NOK 60,000 in capital to found a company
  • Help to further develop a business model
  • Accounting help
  • Legal advice
  • Help to search for relevant ideas

The idea is that this support will provide the help the students need in the start-up phase of their business, to get it up and running. This was what, for example, Meshcrafts received for their start up in 2013 when they won Inven2Start. Today, the company delivers power management to private electric car owners, commercial properties, housing cooperatives and Norwegian municipalities, and is about to enter the international market.

Read more about Meshcrafts here.

From DNA to sustainable clothing consumption

The students’ ideas demonstrate a diversity of ideas in very different industries, which is an important aspect of this competition.

Read more about the five winning ideas here:

– A platform for quick detection of DNA for clinics and hospitals

Motion Industry
– A drone and data company that will deliver services for industry and agriculture purposes

– A creative forum for redesign of clothing that functions by spreading knowledge of sewing and sustainability through workshops, courses and inspiring arenas

– Corporate yoga, mindfulness and mental training for stress reduction and improved performance

– A marketplace where people who enjoy gardening can be paired with unused private gardens