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From groundbreaking research to

startups that are changing the world.


OCT 18th @Oslo Science Park



Solutions for Big Challenges


Smart Travelling & Smart Cities


Exploring Heaven & Earth


A Whole New Box of Tools


Big Data, Robotics, VR & AI


Stuff Never Seen Before

Welcome Speech

The Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg will deliver a welcome speech and open the 2016 festival.

Opening Hours


We are open from 09:00 – 21:00



The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals (TEKNA) will have a debate about how to build a Life Science Industry in Norway. In the panel among others you will see Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO Innovation Norway and Ole Kristian Hjelstuen, CEO Inven2.

Using Zebrafish to Understand and Treat Epilepsy

Camila Vicencio Esguerra from the University of Oslo will talk about how visualizing seizures in a 4 day-old zebrafish can help scientist find a cure for epilepsy.

Workshop - DIY Antibiotics

Showing the process as well as the outcomes of the ongoing Discover It Yourself Antibiotics project with Waag Society. The activity will show how people with any background can contribute to antibiotics research.

Space Tech to Non-Space

ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) aims to inspire and facilitate the use of space technology, systems and know-how for non-space applications. So come hear their Head of Technology Transfer, Frank Salzgeber talk about everything besides space.


Gene Editing with CRISPR

Is genome editing a game changer? Are designer babies a real possibility now? What are the possibilities CRISPR/Cas9 opens us to? Will this rapid biotechnological development swipe us off our feet? Sigrid Bratlie Thoresen will take us through this during Cutting Edge. 

Medical Transportation System

Antibiotic-resistant infections and highly infectious diseases like Ebola have challenged the health care system worldwide, EpiShuttle is an innovative medical isolation and transportation system designed for optimal safety and numerous treatment options during patient loading and transport. The unit is a one-patient isolator made of rigid solvent resistant materials for strength and durability.


VR Tour of the New, Un-Opened Terminal at Oslo Airport


We shot a special VR tour of the new terminal at Oslo Airport Gardermoen with Adapa360º. The footage will be shown at Cutting Edge Festival 2016 so make sure to be there and get an exclusive preview. The new terminal is scheduled to open April 27 2017.

Self Driving Cars

The world’s biggest large-scale pilot project in autonomous driving.

Volvo will be testing its autonomous driving system, Drive Me, in its hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. Come hear all about it from Shilan Demir – Program Manager Autonomous Drive, Volvo Car Group.

Living Cells ‘Hacked’ and Hijacked by MIT

MIT biological engineers from Voigt Lab have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions to living cells. Using this language, anyone can write a program for the function they want and then generate a DNA sequence that will achieve it. It is literally a programming language for bacteria! Alec Nielsen will tell you more about this in his talk.

Blockchain & Bitcoin

Do you want to decrypt all the confusion around cryptocurrency? What is the fuss all about and is this the future of money? Torbjørn Bull Jenssen from Menon Economics will give you the need – to – know about what makes Bitcoin different and how it can influence society. 




At the Cutting Edge festival I get a full day of fascinating insights from many different fields. I go home with a better understanding of the future.

Tellef Thorleifsson

Co-founder & Investor, Northzone Ventures

As the co-owner and managing director of a technology company, our greatest interest is working with scientific challenges pushing the limits of what society can do. Cutting Edge seems to be the ideal festival to brainstorm with like-minded companies, and get new ideas for exciting developments.

Christina Aas

Founder & Managing Director, Science and Technology AS

You learn a lot and get scientific discoveries and their practical applications put in a context you can relate to. A fantastic and inspiring initiative!

Per Einar Dybvik

Serial Entrepreneur and Partner, StartupLab





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