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Nordic innovative businesses in Africa

  • Tid: 23. mai 2019 13:00 - 18:00
  • Sted: Arntzen de Besche, Bygdøy Allè 2, Oslo

In cooperation with Arntzen de Besche, Africa Innovation Network holds a seminar regarding Nordic innovative business in Africa. May 23rd in Oslo.


In the Nordics we have lots of business solutions, concepts and products that are suitable needed in Africa. The seminar highlights some of the most innovative and sustainable businesses with focus on penetrating their business models in Africa. 

At the seminar it´s also possible to book-one-to-one meetings with the African diplomats and representatives from the African diplomatic corps.

Coffee, water and snacks will be served during the seminar as we will have many networking breaks enabling you to discuss and share experiences.


Companies operating in Africa, healthcare industry, ICT solutions to the healthcare sector, Investors, Business Angels, Funding Institutions, organisations working in the healthcare industry in Africa, logistic companies, distributors, Diplomats and others interested in doing business in Africa.


Flemming Sørensen, CEO, Nordekon (DK)
Flemming will open todays seminar with facts and figures, complemented with a warm up quiz about business in Africa. He will also present today´s programme and a short presentation of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK and the ambition behind

Mehraz Rafat, Senior Advisor, NORAD
Mehraz will introduce us to NORAD´s operations in Africa and hereby the services and funding instruments that NORAD provides to Norwegian businesses looking at the African markets


Meet some of the most inspiring and innovative Nordic companies that make Africa leap frog with their solutions, products and services in Africa and further comply with several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG´s). Learn also how to sell, distribute and produce your products in Africa. 

Todays speaking companies have operations in more that 15 countries all over Africa.  

Speaking company 1: 

Real Relief (DK)
Managing Director, Mrs. Trine Sig 

“It is our promise to help alleviate the effects of poor health, poverty, natural disasters, acts of war and climate change. By making innovative and affordable life improving products and services available to governments, relief agencies, NGO´s, faith-based organizations and private sector donors we are determined to making a real difference for people in real need” 

Speaking company 2: 

MTI-Investments (N)
CEO, Mr. Pontus Engstrøm 

MTI Investment is an East African/Nordic investment company. Since 2012 MIT Investment has been seeking investment opportunities in Eastern Africa, and built the relational infrastructure with key stakeholders such as universities, legal advisers and local firms. What makes MTI Investment unique is their university-based approach to investing. 

Speaking company 3: 

Vipicash (N)
CEO, Founder Mrs. Meryn Willets 

VipiCash enable people to access the same opportunities, no matter where they are. VipiCash have two objectives: To have a societal impact and a profitable business which allows them expand their reach and support socially powered causes. VipiCash believe that both are fundamentally important as being profitable will allow them to scale their positive impact, continue to innovate and stay competitive.

Speaking company 4:

Red Flash (S)
CEO, Mr. Hans Becker 

Red Flash is a Swedish tech company that helps to migrate the informal sector to the formal by digitizing information and financial transactions by collecting tax in local community. Red Flash also cooperates with local authorities. Red Flash is part of the second tech-wave, introducing innovative fintech services based on established infrastructure as well as on the latest cloud based open source solution.

Speaking company 5: 

Emata (N)
CEO, Mr. Marius Koestler 

Bringing financial products to farmers across East Africa. Emata will allow farmers to use the power of loans to invest in the productivity of their farms.


Date: May 23rd, 2019 from 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Venue: Arntzen de Besche, Bygdøy Allé 2, 0257 Oslo
Programme: the full programme is available here.
Registration: register for the seminar here.

MEMBERS - Free of charge
Members of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK are participating free of charge to any of our events we facilitate and arrange

Non-members are participating at EURO 350 (ex. VAT) a person. The fee is hereafter deducted the annual membership fee

PARTNER - Free of charge
As partner you participate free of charge to all events and you can bring one extra guest