Impact Journey in Trondheim visit in norway

The Impact Journey group after visiting Jämtland traveled by train to Trondheim, Norway to visit co-working spaces and the STARMUS Festival. Many spectacular nature views during the journey.

Nidelven river runs through Trondheim


Trondheim is more than 1 000 years and has been the de-facto capital of Norway. A center for trade, religion, industry and politics. Dating back to the 11th century, Gothic Nidaros Cathedral features an ornate rose window and a detailed west facade.

Trondheim, historically Kaupangen, Nidaros and Trondhjem, is a city and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is the third most populous municipality in Norway, although the fourth largest urban area. It is the third largest city in the country, with a population (2013) of 169,972 inhabitants within the city borders.

Trondheim is home to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with its many technical lab facilities and disciplines. NTNU has the main responsibility for higher education in technology in Norway, and it is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers.

On our train ride to Trondheim we passed the famous station of Hell.
Interesting history

Singsaker sommarhotell

Singsaker sommarhotell The Summer Hotel is only open during the summer season, and the rest of the year it houses over 100 students attending the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. It is one of the largest inhabited wooden buildings in Northern Europe, and has a long and interesting history. It was originally built by the germans during the war.

Kristiansten castle.

Singsaker sommarhotell is on the south side of Trondheim close to the Kristiansten castle.

The hotel has been run by students since the 1950s. All profits go to the student home.

Singsaker Summer Hotel is especially well suited for guests who seek quiet surroundings and are looking for homely atmosphere at inexpensive prices.

1 000 years of history

The Nidaros Cathedral

The Gothic Nidaros Cathedral features an ornate rose window and a detailed west facade.

The cathedral, built from 1070 on, is the most important Gothic monument in Norway and was Northern Europe's most important Christian pilgrimage site during the Middle Ages with pilgrimage routes leading to it from Oslo in southern Norway and from the Jämtland and Värmland regions of Sweden.

Co-working space for small and medium businesses


“Work-Work is a co-working space for small and medium businesses, students and freelancers. We have great industry partners in the community, connecting our co-workers to a range of projects and fields of expertise.

At Work-Work you can find startups working with game development, 3D, machine learning, app development, edtech, web, architecture, visualization, VR / AR and media technology.

Work-Work provides the co-workers with fiber broadband, bottomless coffee, a great game themed PUB on the ground floor, a pinball lounge in the basement, meeting and conference rooms as well as a inhouse VR lab with HTC Vive, Oculus and PlayStation VR.”

The Impact Journey group meeting

Co-workers: Solutions, Robin Loe freelance architect, NxtMedia, Zedge,Breach VR, Anstee Development, Frame, MashTime, John Haddal Mork, PlayPulse, Leaf Designlab, Itema, Pineleaf Studio, Norn Studio, Krillbite Studio, EDUSPIKE, Words of Norway, Bertheussen IT, Kybernesis, ParrotPlay.

The company Breach produces high-quality content and solutions for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality platforms. They also produce the interesting VR-meditation, Iceland-landscape content introduced to us by Tristan Gibbin at AIM in Frösön.

Tristan Gribbin demonstrates VR Meditation at AIM
DIGS co-working space


Meeting place & co-working space in downtown Trondheim. DIGS is an innovation platform located in Trondheim, built on exchanges between members and partners who unite entrepreneurs, ‘makers’ and ‘doers’ from varied sectors.

DIGS supports startup activities by providing an office environment and space for public activities, stimulating a culture of collaboration, sustainability and mutual innovation through shared knowledge and experience. We participate in entrepreneurship networks across Norway, Europe and internationally and aim to strengthen ties, stimulate local community and boost business development in and around the region of Trondheim.

Habitat is the in-house bar, café & casual restaurant. We spent a lot of time there in meetings and discussions. There is also a meeting room at Technoport where we heard very interesting analyses about current technology and education by Lars Kristian Iversen CEO, and his crew.

Jaya Bop is Advisor at Trondheim kommune and Co-founder at DIGS We met her for an interesting conversation and an introduction to DIGS.

DIGS is home to a wide array of competencies and skills. The coworkers have different abilities and often hold workshops for businesses that want to be inspired, create change and innovate.

Antikvariet is cosy


A cosy little restaurant with a second-hand bookshop style by the river we visited several times. One time for a jolly Karaoke session. Fun..

The world’s most ambitious science festival.

STARMUS Festival 2017

On the programme: Rock star of science Stephen Hawking; economist Jeffrey Sachs; director Oliver Stone, and talk-show host Larry King!

ASTRONAUTS Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke & Harrison Schmitt united for the first time in front of an audience of thousands in Norway’s scientific capital, Trondheim, as part of Starmus IV festival. They took part in a thrilling hour-long debate, titled “To The Moon And Beyond.” The three moonwalkers explored their incredible landings decades later and shared their different views on future missions to Mars. Host: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist.

"The future of humanity" by Stephen Hawking, Theoretical physicist. Venue: Trondheim Spektrum. Mr Hawking was present by direct link.

“Starmus is an important and very unique interdisciplinary festival of people working in different fields — astronomers, astronauts, cosmologists, physicists, philosophers, musicians, artists, biologists etc., who share an interest in the universe, how it began and is now and how we may explore and use its many facets.”

Professor Stephen Hawking

View from the train back to Oslo, Dovre Railway. "Trail of the trolls."

So long, Trondheim

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