Entrepreneurship and Student Enterprises

In strategic plan for the University of South-Eastern Norway 2017-2021, it is stated that we will develop the University "... into an internationally oriented, regionally based and entrepreneurial university of a high international quality». In order to contribute to innovation, entrepreneurship and international cooperation the research group Entrepreneurship and Student Enterprise is established.


University College of Telemark, now University of South-Eastern Norway, started the first entrepreneurial course (Student Enterprise) in 2004 and has proven to provide a successful educational model. Students from USN are the most frequent winners in national championships.


  • Enhancement and expansion of existing entrepreneurship programs through inclusion of other institutes and faculties.
  • Establish and improve national and international links
  • Training of USN staff in entrepreneurship mentoring
  • Publication of scientific papers
  • More publication points
  • More research funding
  • New project ideas

Partners and collaborators

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Proventia Industrial Partner
  • JA Telemark and Norway
  • ViG Enterprise Start Up
  • Norwegian Public Road Administration
  • Telemark County Council