Silje Bareksten
Head of Smart City, Oslo Business Region, Norway

Speaker Profile

Silje Bareksten is Oslo Business Regions head of Smart City. She has background in commercialization of technology and cutting edge research from leading science and technology environments in Norway and abroad. In addition to working with entrepreneurship, collaboration strategies and innovation management in the public sector, Silje has spent time at the knowledge transfer group at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and completed courses in space science with International Space University (ISU) and ESA, the European Space Agency. She has experience from finance, shipping and marketing, and has specialised in business development and strategic management. Today she is Head of Smart City in Oslo Business Region, utilising her broad background in and understanding of technology to support the city of Oslos positioning as a smart city. Silje works closely with the Oslo Start-up ecosystem, and is passionate about promoting Oslo startups and creating circular, smart and sustainable city models and solutions.

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