As Business Development Manager at Nofima I am involved in various innovation- and commercialization activities, all with the aim of enabling knowledge and ideas to quickly turn into benefits for the society at large. Our goal is that the knowledge generated through our research activity delivers for better services, products and processes to the industry we serve. I am also responsible for contract management and negotiations – in addition to management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at the institute. I graduated as M.Sc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BCE) from UIT – The Arctic University of Norway. My professional background primarily relates to my engagement at the Norwegian Seafood Council, Norinnova and KPMG, where I have worked as Marketing Manager, Business Incubator Manager and Consultant.