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Report of CCI Workshop II Guidance on Entrepreneurship – From Ideas to Results


By admin - Posted on 31 October 2016

The second workshop entitled "Guidance on Entrepreneurship – From Ideas to Results" was successfully carried out on Sunday, 30 October, with emphasizing on issues from the business ideas to the results, and marketing skills as well.

Major speaker, Mr. Truls Berg, has seasoned ICT executive with more than 25-year experience as a serial entrepreneur, CEO, and business developer. He is a founding partner of Digital Insight and the leader of Open Innovation Lab of Norway and the founder and previous Secretary General of Innovation Forum Norway, a Norway's leading forum for Innovation Professionals with more than 600 members. He is also a co-author for a number of published books.

Seven valuable and useful points by Mr. Berg are highlighted here. They are: 1) Learn from the Best! 2) Do open innovation, 3) Use the best tools, 4) get help! 5) Set ambitious targets, 6) prepare for the future and 7) Have FUN!

By taking chance to further develop CCI and its project for 2017, Dr. Xiuhua Zhang made a brief introduction to CCI and CPN, two important platforms for professionals working in Norway. Five groups were divided and had round table and discussion about their own opinion on doing business and shared suggestions from the group discussion via five group leaders. Active involvement and engagement from participants made the workshop more interesting and enjoyable. 40 participants joined the workshop; some of them started their own businesses already, some in the approach to start, some having joined the first workshop, and some coming just for the first time. The close and face-to-face communication among attendees mad the discussion valuable. All of them are satisfied with the discussion, lectures and networking. They learned very much about the doing business and innovation, and inspired by the picture future development and advice from the experienced speakers and the people they just met at workshop to their own problems met while doing business. They wish to have more regular and frequent meetings in the year to come. Network has been taken one important fact for making business for foreigners in Norway. The competence center like CCI just provides such a platform for them to build up network. Many bring their new ideas and right contacts already to their businesses and home.

Presentations can be downloaded here

Photos from workshop are here

Reported by Xiuhua Zhang, 1st November 2016