Viken Technology Cluster Workshop: «Opportunities in the Battery Power Industry»

- Draw inspiration from our distinguished speakers, who represent the most influential organizations in the Battery Power Industry!


  • 09:00 - 09:30: Registration and Coffee

Meet and greet, initial networking

  • 09:30 - 09:45: Opening Remarks

Welcome by Tore Ausland, CEO of Viken Technology Cluster. Overview of the days objectives

  • 09:45 - 10:15: Keynote: “MORROW BATTERIES”

Speaker: Bård Karlsen

  • 10:15 - 10:45: Member Introductions: "Who´s Who in Battery Tech in our Cluster"

Speaker: Daniel Bolle, Step Solotions AS
Brief presentations from and of members involved or interested in the battery sector.

  • 10:45 - 11:00: Coffee Break
  • 11:00 - 11:30: Battery Norway

Speaker: Pål Runde, CEO
Who we are and what do we for the Industry. Battery Norway is a national industrial collaboration platform focused on innovation and sustainable value creation opportunities, encompassing the entire battery supply chain.

  • 11:30 - 12:15: Networking Lunch
  • 12:15 - 12:45: Education and Research

Speaker: Jorunn Mona Skofteland Gislefoss from the University of Agder.

The UIA program in relation to education and research, what role have UiA played in relation to the Battery Industry development in “Sørlandet” and what position do they take for future development, ref. the Morrow Research Center.

  • 12:45 - 13:30: A Model for Sustainable Battery Recycling in Norway

Speaker: Fredrik Andresen, Batteriretur/Hydrovolt

The importance of technological solutions, innovation, and circular economy in practice ensure a safe and sound value chain from collection to recycling.

_____________ Workshop Sessions_______________

  • 13:30 - 14:00: Collaboration and Partnerships

Exploring opportunities for collaborations, and partnerships, explore the potential as well as challenges.

  • 14:00 - 14:45: Workshop Summary and Action Plan

Led by: Tore Ausland

Review of key takeaways, opportunities, and next steps.

  • 14:45 - 15:15: A hearty goodbye with closing remarks by Daniel. Till we meet again!

Practical Information

  • Date: Oktober 18, 2023
  • Time: 09:00 AM
  • Venue: Hotel Riviera, Moss
  • Host: Viken Technology Cluster

- Charge up your future with Viken Technology Cluster!

Meet Our Distinguished Speakers

Bård Karlsen

Bård Karlsen

2nd EVP Operations & Innovation at Morrow Batteries.

Bile av Daniel W. Bolle. Daglig leder i Step Solutions

Daniel W. Bolle

Managing Director and Co-Founder of Step Solutions.

Pål Runde

Pål Runde


Jorunn Mona Skofteland Gislefoss

Faculty Director at University of Agder.

Fredrik Andresen

Fredrik Andresen

CEO of Batteriretur.

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