About The Simula Garage
The Simula Garage in a nutshell
The Simula Garage is an initiative from Simula Research Laboratory that gives ambitious entrepreneurs the possibility to work in a free office space in co-location with other entrepreneurs.
Located at Fornebu, Norway, The Simula Garage started in January 2013 as an experimental initiative aimed at turning ideas into successful businesses. Simula provides access to the co-working space for up to one year, during which entrepreneurs may get support in fields such as IT, business development, legal issues, technology protection and soft funding. Furthermore, Simula arranges academic and social events for the entrepreneurs.
Since April 2018, Simula also operates a co-working space at the Oslo Metropolitan University, under the brand Gründergarasjen@OsloMet. About half of the capacity in that space is dedicated to entrepreneurial projects and startups by OsloMet students, alumni and staff.
Simula Research Laboratory is a research- and technology-oriented institution and, as a work environment, The Simula Garage differs from other co-working areas or incubators. This has mainly to do with the fact that the Garage is all about building prototypes, testing your ideas, and implementing improvements. You will share offices with researchers and engineers and focus on realizing ambitious technologies. Consequently, we have fewer parties and events, but you can, for instance, sign up for introductory courses on machine learning or advanced programming. More than half of Simula’s employees are recruited internationally, meaning that the environment is internationally oriented and outwards looking.
Put bluntly, as an entrepreneur at The Simula Garage, you will receive both support and many opportunities, but we will not tell you how to realize your company or tell you what to do. Our approach is grounded in research and technology development, both of which require hard work! Simula’s slogan is “By Constantly Thinking About IT.” You are expected to be self-driven and motivated and we work reactively with the most active entrepreneurs. If you take action and work hard, you will find few environments more open or responsive than Simula.