• Cutting Edge Festival 2015 (FOTO: Ørjan Kvalheim)

    The Cutting Edge Festival showcases the latest in science, technology and entrepreneurship. 

    From groundbreaking research to startups that are changing the world.
    Inspiration. Insight. Update.

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    The Cutting Edge Festival showcases the latest in science, technology and entrepreneurship.

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    The Cutting Edge festival is expanding and has introduced a breakfast seminar series called Cutting Edge Business Insight.
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By Oslotech, University of Oslo, Inven2 @ Oslo Innovation Week

Meet Andreas Mogensen at Oslo Science Park

Meet astronaut Andreas Mogensen

On 19th of November ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will come to Oslo Science Park to talk about his 10 weightless days in space.

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Radio Multicopter Foto: twitter.com/48kopter

Megakopter

See the first official flight of the megakopter at the Cutting Edge festival and also its World Guinness Record Try Out for the World's Heaviest Lift with a Radio Multicopter!

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Geminoid HI-4: Osaka University

Calling Cells to Arms!

Until recently we have had three main weapons in the battle against cancer - surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But now there is hope for a forth knight to join in the battle against the disease that affects about a third of us - a cancer vaccine! 

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We aim to demonstrate the impact of science, technology and innovation on our future life, economy, industry and society

why cutting edge?

We aim to demonstrate the impact of science, technology and innovation on our future life, economy, industry and society.  The potential for value creation from new knowledge is limitless. And it is all happening at the Cutting Edge!

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First half of CMS inner tracker barrel. FOTO: Cern

The Big Bang in a box?

Particle accelerators are helping us answer the big unsolved questions about physics, the universe and everything.  Their main function is to smash particles together with energies so high that they re-create the physical conditions found in the universe right after the Big Bang. And then study what happens.

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Image Courtesy of NordicNeuroLab

A map of your brain just few clicks away!

If you wanted to understand something would you want to see it? That is why we have neuroimaging! If you have better brain imaging you get better treatment. Meet the Norwegian company from Bergen; NordicNeuroLab, who is dedicated to bring the most advanced neuro-imaging tools to market. 

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Human Settlement on Mars

Human Settlement on Mars

Mars One is a not for profit foundation with the goal of establishing a permanent human settlement on Mars. To prepare for this settlement the first unmanned mission is scheduled to depart in 2020. Crews will depart for their one-way journey to Mars starting in 2026; subsequent crews will depart every 26 months after the initial crew has left for Mars. Mars One is a global initiative aiming to make this everyone's mission to Mars, including yours.

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The art of tuning sunbeams

Per-Anders Hansen is a scientist at UiO, Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology. He has a difficult challenge: Energy from the sun is lost because the wavelength of the sunlight does not perfectly match the properties of the solar cells. So what can you do? “Not much” you might think, “you cant’t change the sunlight:” But Per Anders can. With nanotechnology.

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DJ Kimichi

Entertainment

Do you take your coffee with a side of contemporary music with sassy parallels?

You will, at the Cutting Edge festival.
DJ Kimichi will be warming up the Cutting Edge audience for a day of exploration.

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500 participants at Cutting Edge Festival in Oslo Science Park (FOTO: Ørjan Kvalheim)

Cutting Edge Festival 2015

1 day - 500 participants - The biggest event at Oslo Innovation Week 2015!

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SolSource is used to grill and fry on sunny days and on cloudy days it can be used for smoking fish and meats.

Solar cooking

A revolutionary sun-powered grill that requires no fuel, heats up quick, is fast to cleanup and has no emissions whatsoever! A campers dream-come-true! But the company behind SolSource, One Earth Designs will not stop at that. 

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Robin Ingebretsen, foto: Frode Hansen, VG

Robin and the journey of faith

Robin Ingebretsen (20) is 1 of the final 100 in the race for a one-way ticket to Mars and the only Norwegian left in the competition. You will be able to meet him at the Mars One stand at the Cutting Edge festival 14th of October.

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Marianne Fyhn, associate professor at the University of Oslo and head of the Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA)

Marianne Fyhn: What exactly are memories?

What exactly are memories?
Biologist Marianne Fyhn, associate professor at the University of Oslo and head of the Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA), will give us insight into how the brain works and how scientists are exploring it. Make sure you catch her fascinating talk at the Cutting Edge festival! Her findings of the grid-cells led to the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014, won by May-Britt and Edvard Moser.

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Ultimovacs (Foto: Blå Design)

The new weapon for fighting cancer: YOU!

The Norwegian biotech company Ultimovacs AS aims to develop a therapeutic cancer vaccine based on cutting edge research from Oslo University Hospital and the University of Oslo. This is an innovative and modern cancer treatment, where the vaccine stimulates your own immune system to recognize, attack and kill cancer cells, also called immunotherapy.

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2015 Trailer

Oslo’s research and innovation communities join forces to show you their latest and greatest - see the trailer!

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Main sponsors

The main sponsors of Cutting Edge 2015 are The Research Counsil of Norway, The City of OsloNorwegian Space Centre and SINTEF

Sponsorer for Cutting Edge er Simula, Tekna og Nederlands ambassade til Norge

Sponsors

The sponsors of Cutting Edge Festival 2015 are Simula Research Laboratory, TEKNA and Netherlands Embassy in Oslo, Norway.

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Download our app for more value

The Cutting Edge festival app will help you expand your network, share your experience and stay updated on what’s going on at the event.

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The right candidates will get responsibilities, expand their network and get a solid reference letter from us and our partners.

Volunteer 2016

Two great events are looking for volunteers! Be a part of a dedicated and well connected professional team and you will get first hand knowledge on how to execute large events. 

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Geminoid HI-4: Osaka University

Our Future Life with Humanlike AI Robots

Make sure you know how to find your place in the future robot society! 

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Cutting Edge Business Insight

About Business Insight

The Cutting Edge festival is expanding and introducing a breakfast seminar series called Cutting Edge Business Insight. The first breakfast seminar will be held on the 21st of January 2016 featuring the topic "Sensor Technologies: Healthcare and Wellness".

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Tellef Thorleifsson, Co-founder Northzone Ventures

Who is coming to Cutting Edge

Tellef Thorleifsson, Co-founder Northzone Ventures:

“As an investor I am always on the lookout for the next big thing.
Science and technology is pushing the limits in so many areas right now, and it is crucial for me to understand this picture.

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FOTO: Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt FFI

Searching for life on Mars

The Mars 2020 rover mission is a planetary rover mission concept under study by NASA's Mars Exploration Program. NASA will send a spacecraft to Mars carrying a space exploration vehicle inside designed to move across the surface of the planet. The Norwegian radar RIMFAX will join the mission with a proposed launch in 2020 - meet the RIMFAX team leader Svein-Erik Hamran at The CuttingEdge Festival!

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FOTO: Alain Herzog/EPFL

Hydrogen - big business?

Hydrogen is a fantastic carrier of energy. One kilogram of this, the lightest of all elements, will drive a car more than 100 km. It is rocket fuel.  

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We aim to demonstrate the impact of science, technology and innovation on our future life, economy, industry and society

About The Cutting Edge festival

We aim to demonstrate the impact of science, technology and innovation on our future life, economy, industry and society.  Here are this years programme comittee members. 

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Henrik Holen in Viva Labs

Do you wish your home was smarter?

Does your house know when you are home? Vivalabs, a fresh Norwegian startup developed a system with smart plugs that learns your routines and adapts heating and lights to your needs. Home security is also re-imagined with this do-it-yourself kit. Read more about how they are going to revolutionize the way you interact with your home.

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