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Want to exhibit?


There are 2 expos at Technoport 2017.  The Innovation Expo on the 8th of March, and the Startup Expo on the 9th of March. As spots are limited to around 35 per Expo, we suggest you apply as soon as possible. Technoport will choose exhibitors based on different criterias for the two different expos. Please read the information regarding each expo carefully.

Being early stage or a long way from hitting the market is not a problem as long as you have something tangible. We want to give people a sneak peek into our potential future, if it’s 5 months, 5 years or even 15 years away. It’s also an excellent opportunity to get feedback and test the waters for your research or technology.

If you have any questions or just want more info, please send an email to our Expo leader Marie Johansen at marie.johansen@technoport.no


Why exhibit?

Exhibiting at Technoport is an unique opportunity to reach over 1000 innovation oriented attendees from diverse fields of knowledge. Researchers, startups, investors, business leaders, students, early adopters…they all come to Technoport to be updated on what’s happening in the tech world and to discuss and exchange ideas and knowledge. So if you are looking for customers, investors, new team members or simply want to get your work out there and receive invaluable feedback: Technoport is the place to be.

As an exhibitor you will get featured on our webpage and in our event app, and there will be possibilities for articles on our pages along with media attention. We will also do our best to help you achieve your networking goals, whether it is meeting experts in certain fields, recruiting students, pitching to investors or something else. Some might also be asked to give a talk during Technoport.


Innovation Expo

This expo is curated and thematic, and will take place on the 8th of March. It is open to researchers, startups and established companies, and will explore what the future is going to look like. This will be done in concepts like Future Hospital, Learning, Work, Enchancing Humans, Green tech and Future Home.

Exhibitors will be chosen based on impact potential, innovation and human factor. How they relate to human factor can be vastly different: changing the way humans live or do things (transportation, learn, medicine, entertainment), being brilliantly tailored to human ergonomics, needs and behaviour, new understandings of how humans work etc.

Curated means that not only do we carefully choose who gets to exhibit, but we also help you make a kick ass expo, to benefit both yourself and our audience. We’ll make the posters based on info you give us, and advice on the physical layout and everything else with you. This is to make it easier for you, and to ensure both high quality and that it relates to the theme in the right way.

Our partners have made sure that researchers and startups don’t have to pay to exhibit at the Innovation Expo and it even includes 1 ticket to Technoport. More are available for team members at a special rate: 620NOK/70 EUR for one day, 1240NOK/140 EUR for two days. If you’re travelling from another city or country, we have some special arrangements available for a select few. Please contact us to find out more.

There are also possibilites for established companies, but these are to be negotiated on an individual basis with what is being exhibited and the level of experience it will give to our audience being one of the most important factors.

Apply for the Innovation Expo hereFINAL deadline is February 10th 2017, but the sooner the better.


Startup Expo

This will take place on March 9th and is only open for Startups. At the Startup Expo you are free to decide the content of the stand yourself, but we greatly encourage having something physical and interactive to display. Courtesy of our partners it doesn’t cost anything to exhibit here either, but you do need a Technoport ticket for at least one person on the team. For this we offer special Exhibitor tickets:620NOK/70 EUR for one day, 1240NOK/140 EUR for two days. As there will be interesting talks, meetings and workshops you’d like to attend, being more than one person is encouraged.

Apply for the Startup Expo here. The final deadline is February 10th 2017, but the sooner the better chance you have.

Startup criteria
To be eligible to exhibit your startup must meet these criteria:

  • Younger than 4 years
  • Innovative
  • Technology based

Startups will be chosen to exhibit based on how they perform on certain parameters, including,but not limited to: How cutting edge the technology or application of it is and if you solve big problems. We’re looking for high quality gamechangers with the potential to change the world (for the better).
Investors usually look at these criterias:

  • Competetive advantage
  • Traction
  • Market potential
  • Growth potential
  • Investment readiness

Things you can include in a one-pager (in your application):

  • What problem are you solving and to whom is it a problem?
  • What is your solution to the problem and why is this attractive to the buyer?
  • What are the competetive advantages of the technology/firm? (IPR, know-how ++)
  • Tell us about the team! (competences and experience)
  • How much traction do you have? (sold products, users that have signed up ++)
  • How big is your adressable market and what are the entry barriers?
  • Who are your core competitors and why are you better?
  • What are the key challenges for companies in your industry segment?
  • What stage is your startup at and how much money are you looking for?
  • Have you established any strategic partnerships?

If you have any questions or just want more info, please send an email to our Expo leader Marie Johansen at marie.johansen@technoport.no