International seminar in Trondheim


On March 6th, SISVI in collaboration with the Green Value Creation (GVC) group at IØT NTNU, the SMART project and SFI Manufacturing held a international seminar on the topic of “Circular value creation and/in new business models” in Trondheim. Experiences from the different projects were exchanged, and some interesting discussions came out of it.

See the seminar report here.

Working with SDG 17

Sigurd Vildåsen

Sigurd Sagen Vildåsen presents the Plasto-case at a SMART seminar in Oslo, Norway, 18. January 2018.

Sustainable Development Goal 17 state that we should strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

As a part of this, NTNU has become a strategic member and have a board member, SISVI PhD Candidate Sigurd Sagen Vildåsen, in ISDRS – International Sustainable Development Research Society. ISDRS connects especially young researchers and sustainable practices from all continents. ISDRS’ next conference will be held 13.-15. of June 2018 in Messina, Italy: Actions for a Sustainable World: From Theory to Practice. SISVI Project Leader Annik Magerholm Fet will also be a key note speaker at this conference.


Breakfast Seminar in Ålesund

On thursday 28th of September, SISVI, in collaboration with Network for Green Growth, hosted a breakfast seminar about Green Competitiveness. The seminar was held at the Blue Innovation Arena, at Norsk Maritimt Kompetansesenter. Representatives from academia and industry came together to discuss the possibilities within green competitiveness and circular business models.

See the program here, and the seminar report here.

Plasto AS featured in Finansavisen

Finansavisen forside

Tuesday 25th of April, Plasto was featured on the front page of Finansavisen. The heading on the front page says: “Tradtitional family business: Lets robots take over“.

Further in the article, we can read this quote:

We have identified new possibilities with a proactive approach. Sustainable utilization of plastic materials is a prerequisite for further development within several industries. Microplastic waste in the ocean is not a problem caused by our deliveries, but like any other company, we have a responsibility to utilize the raw material in a sustainable manner. Three years ago we made a strategic decision to develop technology and competence in circular material streams. This development is partly financed by the Norwegian Research Council, and is a cooperation with our customers, NTNU and Sintef, says Lars Stenerud.” (Finansavisen, 25.04.27)

Link to the full article (behind a paywall), here.

Seminar in Utrecht, on how to create value from marine plastic waste

On friday 24th of March, SISVI, in collaboration with the University in Utrecht and the Circular Ocean project, hosted a seminar on how to create value from marine plastic waste. The seminar was held on campus at the University in Utrecht. Representatives from academia and industry came together to discuss challenges and possibilities concerning this topic.

See the program here, and the seminar report here.

SISVI-students honored with educational award


From the left, leader of FLT Jonny Simmenes, award winner Sunniva Bratt Slette, Minister of education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, and award winner Synne Mari Pedersen. Photo: Kjetil Landrog, FLT.

Sunniva Bratt Slette and Synne Mari Pedersen was recently awarded FLT’s (Forbundet for Ledelse og Teknikk) educational award. They received the award for their master thesis “Financing the Transition to a Green Economy – An empirical investigation of how Norwegian firms can achieve business models for sustainability”. The thesis was supervised by SISVI’s Annik Magerholm Fet and Sigurd Sagen Vildåsen.

During the thesis, 46 interviews with representatives from 33 different public and private companies and organizations was conducted. One central interview in the thesis was with Professor Bob Eccles, which the students had met at a international SISVI-seminar in Oslo. “It is extremely valuable for us students to get access to these networking arenas. To be able to interview an international expert like Bob Eccles was very helpful for us” says award winner Sunniva Bratt Slette.

An article about the award ceremony in Universitetsavisa can be accessed here.