NHH new shareholder in BTO
NHH has joined in as an owner of Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO). “The ownership in and cooperation with BTO is an important part of NHH’s commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship,” says Helge Thorbjørnsen, Vice Rector for Research at NHH.
University of Bergen, Haukeland University Hospital, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen University College (HiB) and Siva agreed to bring in NHH as a shareholder in Bergen Teknologioverføring AS (BTO) during the General Meeting 23th of May 2016.
“NHH has, just like other universities and university colleges, a responsibility to commercialise research results and facilitate student entrepreneurship. We now have a complete infrastructure for this through BTO,” says Thorbjørnsen.
“BTO has a good and unique ecosystem for entrepreneurship and business development. NHH wants a close cooperation with BTO, especially in incubation, student entrepreneurship and internships. We also look forward to continue working with BTO and Nyskapingsparken in the different clusters in Bergen – like NCE Media and NCE Seafood,” he continues.
Managing director of BTO, Anders Haugland, is looking forward to closer cooperation with NHH.
“The agreement represents exciting opportunities for cooperation that can provide growth. We believe that this will result in increased innovation in the region,” says Haugland.