A guide for students seeking education in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Bergen Entrepreneurship Academy (BEA) is a joint venture from the three Norwegian academic institutions HVL, NHH and UiB.

BEA is a common platform whose goal is to promote student entrepreneurship education, to facilitate interdisciplinary student entrepreneurship activities across the three institutions, and to foster collaboration with industry clusters, innovation hubs and alumni.

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BEA is on YouTube

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Design thinking workshop on SDG14 - Climate change the Ocean and its People

September 30, 2021
Marineholmen Makerspace, Thormøhlens gate 41e (on the sea front)

Drivhuset 2021

September 30, 2021
Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgaten 2-7, 5015 Bergen

Catching Customers' Early Voice in Innovations

September 16, 2021
NHH (auditorium P)

Stories of innovation and entrepreneurship

All stories

An education in innovation and entrepreneurship can bring change in an array of areas. An entrepreneurial mindset can be as valuable for nurses or teachers as for students or alumni founding tech startups, and for employees in academia or large private and public organizations.


Shrimp Vision

ShrimpVision is developing sustainable land-based warmwater shrimp (scampi) aquaculture by combining recirculating aquaculture systems and excess heat from power-intensive industry. In 2020, despite Covid-19 restrictions, ShrimpVision produced their first batch of shrimps at Marineholmen. The start-up is a product of the marine cluster and has received acclaim and financial support from the Norwegian Research Council STUD-ENT programme, VIS, the Savings bank foundation SR-bank Gründerhub, Vestland County’s MobiFORSK, and the Royal Norwegian Society for Development.


Innovasjon og entreprenørskap i praksis

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, HVL
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Innovation in cross-disciplinary student teams

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, HVL
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Design for medieproduksjon

University of Bergen, UiB
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Speakers' library

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