Where tech-startups meets industry leaders


KongsbergHOW is an acceleration program where ambitious tech-startups meets industry leaders from Kongsberg Innovation’s extensive network. The program focuses on strategic discussions where industry leaders exchange their insights, know-how and experiences with participating companies. Participants will get help with challenging strategic decisions, help to understand their customers and valuable knowledge from our industry experts and former entrepreneurs. The program will help your company gain unique knowledge that provides increased company value and insight into proven business methodology. KongsbergHOW runs over 3 months. Tech-startups interested, will have to apply for participation and only eight companies are selected for this program. Participating companies pay a subsidized program fee on 20.000 NOK.

Apply for this program

Next program: September – December 2022 (Kongsberg)

We evaluate applications continuously.

Why participate?

An arena for the most important strategic discussions

  • Increase the value of your company through well-founded strategic choices
  • Dedicate time to discuss the challenging strategic choices your company faces

Understand your customers and how they think

  • How your solution can maximize your customer’s potential
  • Utilize proven business methodology

Know-how from successful entrepreneurs

  • Meet former entrepreneurs from exiting startups

Meet industry leaders from the Kongsberg Industry

  • Reduce uncertainty in your company with contributions from experienced industry leaders with international industry expertise

*Company information is treated confidentially

Meet our industry leaders

Jan Erik Korssjøen

Former CEO at
Kongsberg Gruppen

Ann-Christin Andersen

Board member,
executive, and investor

Hans Peter Havdal

General Manager at
Semcon Norway

Guro Knapstad

Director of innovation
at Glitre Energy

Arne Rinnan

EVP (Sensor and Robotics)
at Kongsberg Gruppen

Kjerstin K. Braaten

Senior VP (Delivery & quality) at Kongsberg Gruppen

Tore Halvorsen

Former senior VP
at TechnipFMC

Maria F. Souto

Former Head of Strategy at
Kongsberg Gruppen

Walter Qvam

Former CEO
at Kongsberg Gruppen

Per Ingvar Olsen

(strategy /entrepreneurship) BI

Meet our program partners


Contact person

Ottar Sundheim

Program Manager, KongsbergHOW

Telefon // +47 924 12 424
E-post // ottar.sundheim@k-i.no