His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway handed out the “Oslo Innovation Award.” The award was presented during “Oslo Innovation Week” and went to the founder of the company Kahoot, Johan Brand. The award is given to a company or a person who is doing an effort to highlight Oslo as an innovative region.
Oslo Innovation week is a meeting place for companies where they can come together to get to know each other. New inventions are presented and small Norwegian companies also get a chance to bond with larger international companies. Before the awarding-ceremony, the crown prince and the crown princess attended a breakfast along with the administration in Oslo Innovation week and after the ceremony the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess tried out some of the exhibited inventions.
Oslo Innovation Week has been held now for several years in a row. Last year, the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess hosted a breakfast for some of the participants at their royal residence Skaugum. Particularly Crown Prince Haakon has shown a great interest for new technology and business. The Crown Prince has among other things become involved in the World Economic Forum and tried to increase the focus on education, youth, health, climate, environment and economy. Particularly important has it been for the Crown Prince to highlight the youth. One of his most important initiatives he had to highlight the youth and their ideas for the future was to found “Global Dignity” in 2006. The idea behind “Global Dignity” is to focus on the universal right all people have to live a dignified life.
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