A fresh look at the future.
With an estimated $900bn sovereign wealth fund largely from the country’s huge oil and gas sectors, Norway is in a unique position within Europe and outside the European Union.
Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg is a breath of fresh air.
“It’s what can you offer on the table.. not whether you’re members of the European Union or not”
As Solberg explains in our video interview below, despite being outside of the EU, the Norwegian state has taken a leading role in supporting new technologies, and continues to pay money into the EU’s Horizon 2020 research fund.
“We ladies can do two things at the same time you know,”
— Eivind Trædal (@eivindtraedal) October 5, 2016
When asked about her favourite technologies, Solberg had this refreshing take:
“I love everything about technology that’s about independence for people in care.”
Like most developed nations, Norway has an ageing population. Solberg recognises the potential for new technologies to give disabled and elderly people more independence and a brighter future for us all.
An inspiring thought for politicians across Europe.
Watch Norway PM Erna Solberg discuss Brexit, Pokémon Go and tech for social good: