Special Advisor, Sustainable Division, Innovation Norway
Tor has been working with technology and business development in his whole career. Today he is working with renewable energy, energy efficiency and industry, including leader for the Pilot-E project in IN. Earlier positions have been manager for IN Toronto office, responsible for developing IN schemes in innovation, competence and clustering, been head of the Entrepreneur Department and responsible for the development contracts (IFU/OFU) scheme. Before joining IN, Tor had 18 year experience in the private sector internationally. The last position was as Manager for Technology and Projects in Elkem ASA, but he has also been working for GECO/Schlumberger for a short period and 3 years as a business consultant as manager-for-hire for new enterprises in crisis.
Tor has been working with a lot of sectors, but has special knowledge in renewables and process industry, and have also been Chairman and Board member of several technology companies and committees, including EU Expert Committee in Service Innovation.
Tor holds a MSc in Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a Master of Management degree from the Norwegian School of Management BI.