Innovation Wednesday Talks

Credit: Per Henning/NTNU

The purpose of the webinar series is to:

1.    Inspire, share, and ignite innovation in 30 minutes.
2.    Connect, learn, and showcase engineering innovations.
3.    Cultivate collaboration, knowledge, and a culture of innovation.
4.    Empower faculty, foster ideas, and build an innovative community.

The audience: everyone who is interested in innovation at the Faculty of Engineering

When: Wednesday 08.30-09.00 (except holidays and vacations).

Where: Teams (please click the link)

The format:

  • 15 minutes talk + 15 minutes for discussion.
  • Presentations in Norwegian or English.
  • The webinars are open to external listeners.

We will engage with the audience during the presentations, encourage questions and discussions, and provide opportunities for employees to share their own innovative ideas or experiences.


Mara Diaconu, PhD candidate - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Alenka Temeljotov-Salaj, Professor, Vice-Dean Innovation, Faculty of Engineering


Innovation Wednesday Talks Schedule
Week Date and time 08:30 - 09:00 Department Title of presentation/Topic Speaker Moderator
35 Wednesday, August 30, 2023 KT Establishment of spin-off company ENODO Jens Kristian Holmen Tore Børvik
36 Wednesday, September 6, 2023 IGP ComputerWell - An Ongoing Journey of an NTNU Spin-off Sigve Hovda Alenka Temeljotov Salaj
37 Wednesday, September 13, 2023 IGP DrillFeel – Increasing Driller’s Situational Awareness through Haptic Feedback Alexey Pavlov Alenka Temeljotov Salaj
38 Wednesday, September 20, 2023 IBM Democratizing High-Precision GNSS: Making Accuracy Accessible with Low-Cost Receivers and Smartphones Hossein Nahavandchi Mohamed Hamdy
39 Wednesday, September 27, 2023 IBM The power of simulation to support innovation: The Case of Interactive Smart heaters Mohamed Hamdy Jardar Lohne
40 Wednesday, October 4, 2023 IVB Innovation and EU projects Sotitiros Grammatikos & Lizhen Huang Lizhen Huang
41 Wednesday, October 11, 2023 IVB

Innovation awareness of bachelor students


Michael Cheffena

Lizhen Huang
42 Wednesday, October 18, 2023 IMT Innovation as an integrated part of the PhD research Kjell Olav Skjølsvik Alenka Temeljotov Salaj
43 Wednesday, October 25, 2023 IMT  -TBD-  -TBD- Kjell Olav Skjølsvik
44 Wednesday, November 1, 2023 MTP RCN Innovation projects and the NTNU role Geir Ringen Alenka Temeljotov Salaj
45 Wednesday, November 8, 2023 MTP Innovation in Logistics 4.0 Fabio Sgarbossa Alenka Temeljotov Salaj
46 Wednesday, November 15, 2023 IHB Key learning from the innovation boot camp START Ålesund Anne Seth
47 Wednesday, November 22, 2023 IHB Eco-system for innovation Anne Seth Hans Petter Hildre
48 Wednesday, November 29, 2023 EPT The approach for boosting innovation with EPT pilot Jonas Bergmann-Paulsen Terese Løvås
49 Wednesday, December 6, 2023 EPT The innovation view at the Hydrocen center Jonas Bergmann-Paulsen Alenka Temeljotov Salaj
50 Wednesday, December 13, 2023   Innovation vice-dean report of the year Alenka Temeljotov Salaj Mara Diaconu

Past Events

Past Events

– Let’s talk Innovation events were happening in a common space in NTNU Gløshaugen. The Let’s Talk Innovation initiative started in March 2022 as 30 minutes talk on boosting innovation in research and motivating more researchers, students and professors from IV faculty to think about innovation while doing research.


Events format: one inspirational presentation about potential funding opportunities, initiatives, innovation arenas, etc. Previously, we had NTNU Discovery, TTO, Trondheim Tech Port, and NTNU Brussels Office. The event also had one presentation from an innovator from the IV Faculty.

See the previous events presentations and speakers down the page.

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Upcoming Event

Innovation Awards Ceremony

Join us at the Innovation Awards Ceremony on September 11th!


We are excited to invite you to the upcoming Innovation Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Vice-Dean for Innovation Alenka Temeljotov- Salaj and the faculty Dean Olav Bolland as part of the "Let's Talk Innovation" initiative. This prestigious event will celebrate and showcase the remarkable winners of the Innovation Scholarship and the Innovation Competition for both Bachelor and Master's programs within the Faculty of Engineering.

Register HERE by Wednesday, September 6th!

This year's Innovation Awards Ceremony promises to be an inspiring gathering of our academic community's brightest minds and innovators. It's an opportunity to recognize and honor the incredible contributions that our students and researchers have made in the realm of innovation and technology.

What to expect:

  • Inspiring Innovations: Witness groundbreaking projects and ideas from our talented students.
  • Network: Connect with fellow academics, researchers, and innovators from various disciplines.
  • Celebrate Excellence: Applaud the winners of the Innovation Scholarship and Competition.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mara Diaconu

We look forward to seeing you on September 11th as we celebrate innovation, excellence, and the future of engineering..!

Start-up at the Faculty of Engineering

Start-up at the Faculty of Engineering

7th of April 2022 – 8:30-9:00 Podium in front of Café-Sito, U1 RealFag, NTNU. Speakers for this event are Jan Hassel, Håvard Wibe, and Coline Senior

Read more about Start-up at the Faculty of Engineering

Technology Transfer from Idea to Product

Technology Transfer from Idea to Product

31st March 2022 at 8:30 – 09:00 Podium in front of Café-Sito, U1 RealFag, NTNU. Speakers for this event are Camilla Jøras Larsen and Rao Martand Singh

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Creating Connectivity, Bridging the gap

Creating connectivity, Bridging the gap

24th of March 2022 Podium in front of Café-Sito, U1 RealFag, NTNU

Speakers for this event are Lars Reyes Gjølme and Alexey Pavlov

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Innovation lunch - Promote innovation at Faculty of Engineering

Innovation lunch - Promote innovation at Faculty of Engineering 

30th of May 2022 – 11:00-13:00 GRUVA, Oppredingen 1st Floor, NTNU Gløshaugen.

Speakers for this event are Olav Bolland, Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes, Erik Klevar, Andrei Lobov, and Ole Gunnar Dalhaug.

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Innovation as a driver of the future researcher

Innovation as a driver of the future researcher 

28th of April 2022 – 8:30-9:00 GRUVA, Podium in front of Café-Sito, U1 RealFag, NTNU. 

Speakers for this event are Massimo Bussuoli and David Morin

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