Pål T. Næss is the director of Entrepreneurs and Startups at Innovation Norway. Prior to this, Næss was the Director of Innovation Norway in Toronto, Canada, after having worked as an advisor for early-stage companies at Innovation Norway’s Oslo office.
Næss is also an entrepreneur, and is familiar with the demands of being a founder. He is part of the founding team of Gelato, formerly Optimalprint, one of Norway’s most successful international tech-companies. He also has extensive international experience, and has been part of the management team at Tele 2, both in Norway and in France.