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Asbjørn Lilletun

Adm. Director | Norinnova

Asbjørn has worked with research-based business for over 20 years. Before Asbjørn came to Norinnova in 2010 he was part of the Nordic market management in the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Asbjørn has extensive experience in marketing, development of sales organizations and effective innovation environments. He previously led the business cluster Biotech North and has board experience from a number of growth companies, business clusters, innovation companies and investment funds. Asbjørn has experience from aquaculture, the health industry, the commercialization of research as well as the development and financing of young growth companies.

Tel. 915 56 539

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Wenche Poppe

HR and Business Developer | Norinnova

Wenche studied computer science at UiO and has a master's degree in systems development. She worked in entrepreneurial companies for 6 years before she started working in the innovation environment around UNN and UiT in 1997. He has since worked in various roles in management, commercialization and innovation projects. Has worked for 20 years with innovation projects in the health sector through the Innomed program, especially with IT and service development

Tel. 916 29 250

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Magne Lund

Accounting manager | Norinnova

Magne is a qualified auditor from Bodø University College. He is a certified accountant and has expertise in accounting, tax and VAT. Magne has worked at Norinnova since 2004, and has many years of experience from auditing firms and has performed accounting for many different companies.

Tel. 482 15 266

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Therese Lein

Marketing Manager | Norinnova

Therese holds an Executive Master of Management from BI Norwegian Business School and a Bachelor in International Marketing and Management from the Norwegian School of Marketing. She has many years of experience from private business and entrepreneurship. At Norinnova, she works with branding, project management, communication and marketing. Communication, strategy and reputation are key words for what Therese is committed to.

Tel. 975 49 242

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Ingrid Skjæveland

Business Developer | Tech Transfer

Ingrid has studied Biotechnology and has a PhD in Immunology. She has several years of private sector experience in early phase commercialization of medical devices and Market Surveillance under ISO 13485. At Norinnova, Ingrid has worked both in the incubator advising start-ups and in TTO where the project portfolio includes med. tech, aquaculture and medical software.

Tel. 991 57 143

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Eirik Lundblad

Chief Operating Officer | Norinnova

Eirik holds a PhD in Biotechnology from UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and has many years of experience as a researcher at UiT, University Hospital Northern Norway and Yale University, USA. Eirik has extensive experience with innovation projects in biotechnology and health, and has worked with management and board work in start-up companies, and as CEO of the Arctic Biodiscovery Center. Eirik heads the business development department at Norinnova

Tel. 976 87 571

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Ann Kristin Nilssen

Business Unit Manager | Company

Ann Kristin holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Master's degree in Marine Business Management from the Norwegian School of Fishery Science/UiT. She has extensive experience from the financial sector and the IT industry, where she has worked in both the private and public sectors. The focus areas have been fisheries and aquaculture, welfare technology and digitalization. Ann Kristin is passionate about sustainable innovation and northern Norwegian business.

Tel. 992 45 111

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Hedda Crogh

Idea hunter | Norinnova

Hedda has a master's degree in management, innovation and marketing from UiT. She has previously worked with marketing, social media, and project coordination of conferences and festivals. At Norinnova, she is the project manager for our young entrepreneurship initiative, which includes Student IX and Arctic Ignite.

Tel. 936 82 878

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Eirik Bjørklund

Incubator Manager | Startup IX

Eirik has a master's degree from NTNU in industrial economics and technology management. After his studies, he worked for 4 years developing a technology startup in the UK, where he was co-founder. He was part of the core team that developed a new product from the idea stage, through development and launch, to growth and scaling. He also has experience in raising capital, user analysis, product development, supplier relations and business modeling.

Tel. 976 29 662

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Elizabeth Andreassen

Business Unit Manager | Public

Elisabeth holds an M.Sc in Molecular Biotechnology and is currently pursuing an MBA in Strategy and Management. She has several years of experience in the private sector, including as product manager at ArcticZymes AS. Elisabeth has experience in business strategy, project management and fundraising (private and public), and her portfolio mainly includes projects within healthcare, pharmaceuticals and aquaculture.

Tel. 905 97 783

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Magnus Seppola

Business Developer | Tech Transfer

Fisheries graduate with specialization in marine biotechnology. Magnus has over 20 years of experience as a business developer, both in technology transfer, banking and start-ups. He is both energetic and solution-oriented with a heart that is passionate about Northern Norway.

Tel. 951 12 385

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Lars Sørensen

Business Developer | Tech Transfer

Lars has extensive experience in finance, manufacturing and supply chains at startups. He has an MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship and has worked for four years as a research assistant in research on Norwegian research-based startups.

Tel. 942 45 511

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Morten Elde

Business Developer | Tech Transfer

Morten holds a PhD in genetic engineering from the University of Tromsø. He has over 15 years of experience from the biotech industry as a researcher, development manager and business developer. Morten has broad technological and market experience within enzyme technology, diagnostics and life science. At Norinnova, he works mainly with biotechnology, pharmaceutical and enzyme projects.

Tel. 414 06 762

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Ellen Dybdahl

Sales Manager | Norinnova

Ellen has a master's degree in management, innovation and marketing. She has experience from media agencies, the consulting industry and has formal training in project management. At Norinnova, Ellen is responsible for partnership and service sales and is motivated by Norinnova's customers achieving good results and sustainable collaboration.

Tel. 974 79 260

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Bronwyn Smithies

Business Developer | Tech Transfer

Bronwyn has a background in several research areas, including medical research, chemistry and a PhD in plant biotechnology. She also has industry experience and is skilled in application writing and administration. Bronwyn's portfolio at Norinnova includes life sciences, chemistry, pharma and optics, and she is always open to discussing new ideas and technologies.

Tel. 412 47 420

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Unn Sørum

Administrative manager | Tromsø Research Foundation

Unn has studied biotechnology and holds a PhD in fish immunology from UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and has worked at Norinnova since 2006. She has 30 years of experience as head of the Fish Health Lab at the Aquaculture Station in Tromsø, researcher at Nofima, head of the MABIT program and business developer at Norinnova. Since 2017, Unn has been the administrative manager of the Tromsø Research Foundation.

Tel. 916 33 850

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Victoria Paulsen

General Manager | MABIT

Tel. 907 94 606

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Line Kjelstrup

Cluster leader | Biotech North

Line is a fisheries graduate from the Norwegian School of Fishery Science/UiT. She has extensive experience in the ocean and seafood industries, both in the ministry, export companies and in marketing. For 6 years she was responsible for the Norwegian Seafood Council's office in Sweden. At Norinnova, she is cluster manager for Biotech North, but also contributes to our growth programs. Project management, strategy, branding and circular economy are some of the keywords that Line is particularly interested in.

Tel. 995 05 974

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Trine Lise Andersen

Performance developer | Norinnova

Trine Lise has a degree in education and has worked as a teacher for over 20 years. She has many years of experience as a national team coach for the Norwegian Football Association, as well as professional responsibility for talent development, leadership and coach development at Olympiatoppen. Trine Lise was also responsible for building up Olympiatoppen Nord Norge. She holds a master's degree in sports psychology and performance coaching, as well as a PhD in organization and management. Trine Lise is passionate about communicating the importance of performance focus, team building and leading high-performing environments.

Tel. 901 55 691