A free co-working space may sound alluring to most freshly minted startups, but The Simula Garage offers much more than free working space. We are more of a technical competence centre than a traditional startup hub. Being located in a highly recognized ICT research facility, our entrepreneurs are given the chance to communicate, network, and potentially collaborate with Simula’s acknowledged researchers.

 
 

Researchers at Simula

Simula Research Laboratory AS is a world-leading research environment in informatics and applied mathematics. All three of Simula’s research groups have been independently evaluated as “excellent”, which places Simula in the international forefront of research and technology development. At Simula, you will meet dedicated researchers who combine sophisticated theoretical methods with an applied mindset. “The Simula Culture” document provides a good indication of the kind of research institution we aim to be. As a member of The Simula Garage, you will share offices with the rest of Simula and be part of the social fabric of the research institution. We actively facilitate interaction between the most promising startups at the Garage with researchers and ongoing research projects in the scientific departments. We have numerous examples of startups recruiting talented researchers into their companies or joint research and development projects being developed between Garage startups and Simula.


Students

Simula has good relations with the University of Oslo (UiO), the Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), and several other universities. We facilitate contact between students and entrepreneurs in The Simula Garage. We are for example involved in the preparation of a course for students at OsloMet related to entrepreneurship and software development that will further increase opportunities for students and entrepreneurs to collaborate. Do you need a mathematics or computer science student to work on some data analytics or artificial intelligence related challenge? You have come to the right place! With the help of a Simula researcher acting as supervisor, we can help getting you one or two (or even more) students to address your challenges, while offering the students a stimulating environment and supervision for their master thesis projects.


Polihub network

We are working with the most important European and non-EU university incubators and science parks to create a unique network for startups aimed at helping our startups to grow internationally. The network arranges an exchange program that offers visiting startups a place to work, meeting rooms, and interaction with mentors at the host incubator. The Simula Garage is currently the only Norwegian member of the International Incubators Network, coordinated by the Polytechnical University of Milano. The network is currently being put together and more information about the services that are available through the network will be published in the fall of 2017.


Simula events

Simula has great diversity amongst its employees when it comes to both age and scientific and cultural background. The company finds it important to make everyone feel welcome and to become acquainted with researchers across disciplines. Social and professional events throughout the calendar year are therefore common here, at Simula. We also view it as very valuable that both master’s students and entrepreneurs are invited to such happenings and are given the opportunity to participate in a less formal manner. As an early-stage tech startup, you will thus have a unique chance to meet and talk with some of Norway’s leading researchers and professionals within ICT and innovation.

Four Fridays a year, Simula’s party committee arranges the so-called “Fabulous Fridays," an evening when employees and associates can socialize over a dinner or an interactive teambuilding activity. In addition, yearly, the committee arranges our two large parties: the summer party and the Christmas party. At The Simula Garage, we also arrange internal lunches and similar events for members only. That being said, members of The Simula Garage are also welcome to come up with their own ideas and events with their co-workers.

As for the professional events, Simula often arranges open workshops or seminars, where you only need sign up and join. Usually these are at our premises and focus on various research topics, for instance, within machine learning or computational physiology.

Current members of The Simula Garage

   Next2Five    Next2Five is developing a digital career counselling tool, FuturesMe, which will enable individuals to identify preferred scenarios by showing them where their personal qualities, their professional qualifications and the future's need for competence intersect - both from a two-to-five years' perspective, and for five years and beyond: straightforward, game-based and inspiring!  People involved: Anneli Skudal, Jon Frang Mostad, Prashant Kanungo, Martina Frang Mostad, Daniel Juszczynski, Pål Stensaas

Next2Five

Next2Five is developing a digital career counselling tool, FuturesMe, which will enable individuals to identify preferred scenarios by showing them where their personal qualities, their professional qualifications and the future's need for competence intersect - both from a two-to-five years' perspective, and for five years and beyond: straightforward, game-based and inspiring!

People involved: Anneli Skudal, Jon Frang Mostad, Prashant Kanungo, Martina Frang Mostad, Daniel Juszczynski, Pål Stensaas

   UNLOC    UNLOC accelerates the transition to smart keys. Today’s service providers depend on metal keys for their services to be delivered. The UNLOC platform enables digital sharing of keys used to open electronic locks, eliminating the dependency of physical key exchange. UNLOC automatically opens the door for emergency aid, gives the delivery person a self-expiring smart key, and makes it possible to securely share smart keys with anyone, anytime, from anywhere.  People involved: August Flatby, Kris Riise

UNLOC

UNLOC accelerates the transition to smart keys. Today’s service providers depend on metal keys for their services to be delivered. The UNLOC platform enables digital sharing of keys used to open electronic locks, eliminating the dependency of physical key exchange. UNLOC automatically opens the door for emergency aid, gives the delivery person a self-expiring smart key, and makes it possible to securely share smart keys with anyone, anytime, from anywhere.

People involved: August Flatby, Kris Riise

 
   S:mart    S:mart is a self-service micromarket that provides employees immediate and easy access to healthy and tasty food and beverages at work.  People involved: Henrik Schaumburg Bjønness, Anders Frøystad, Niels Bjønness, Silje Lian Moen

S:mart

S:mart is a self-service micromarket that provides employees immediate and easy access to healthy and tasty food and beverages at work.

People involved: Henrik Schaumburg Bjønness, Anders Frøystad, Niels Bjønness, Silje Lian Moen

   Narrafy    Narrafy builds software to help mental health practitioners provide better preventative and ongoing counselling services. Using narrative approaches, Narrafy enables practitioners to focus more on counselling and less on repetitive tasks.  People involved: Ion Dronic, Aliona Dronic

Narrafy

Narrafy builds software to help mental health practitioners provide better preventative and ongoing counselling services. Using narrative approaches, Narrafy enables practitioners to focus more on counselling and less on repetitive tasks.

People involved: Ion Dronic, Aliona Dronic

   DigitVation    DigitVation is developing a rehabilitation product for stroke patients that addresses their needs while lowering health care costs through an advanced recovery program. The company achieves this by leveraging converging technologies and commodified smart devices.  People involved: Helga Marie Løvenskiold Kveseth, Monica Lisi, Leif Une Smeby,  Nina Krogh

DigitVation

DigitVation is developing a rehabilitation product for stroke patients that addresses their needs while lowering health care costs through an advanced recovery program. The company achieves this by leveraging converging technologies and commodified smart devices.

People involved: Helga Marie Løvenskiold Kveseth, Monica Lisi, Leif Une Smeby, Nina Krogh

 
   Maseng    Maseng AS develops Empathic Radio, a scalable and patented technology that enables Wi-Fi routers to collectively achieve the best transmission speeds by collaborating in the selection of Wi-Fi channels. The technology also reduces transmit power, is both end-user and ISP-friendly, improves with the number of nodes, and enables residential LTE-U base stations to do channel coordination with Wi-Fi networks.  People involved: Torleiv Maseng

Maseng

Maseng AS develops Empathic Radio, a scalable and patented technology that enables Wi-Fi routers to collectively achieve the best transmission speeds by collaborating in the selection of Wi-Fi channels. The technology also reduces transmit power, is both end-user and ISP-friendly, improves with the number of nodes, and enables residential LTE-U base stations to do channel coordination with Wi-Fi networks.

People involved: Torleiv Maseng

  EasyPieceEye   EasyPieceEye increases the digital reach and robustness of companies' business processes. EasyPieceEye enables users to instantly and effortlessly send complex computer-ready messages to back-end systems without any prior preparation, app installation or reliable Internet connection. EasyPieceEye can be both a replacement of, and a complement to, IoT systems and mobile apps. If it is not easy it will not happen – EasyPieceEye!  People involved: Jonas Nyman

EasyPieceEye

EasyPieceEye increases the digital reach and robustness of companies' business processes. EasyPieceEye enables users to instantly and effortlessly send complex computer-ready messages to back-end systems without any prior preparation, app installation or reliable Internet connection. EasyPieceEye can be both a replacement of, and a complement to, IoT systems and mobile apps. If it is not easy it will not happen – EasyPieceEye!

People involved: Jonas Nyman

   HeiRobot!    HeiRobot! develops a service to improve human-robot collaboration. The service provides social skills to the robot, allowing it to be more aware of human needs, enabling humans to focus more on value-creating activities. Our main target is domestic, health care, service robotics as well as industrial robots. The research is partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council through the IdeaLab program.  People involved: Audun Sanderud, Silje Gabrielsen, Anders Myhr, Bernt Sørby, Jan Rune Herheim, Andreas Saur Brandtsegg, Catho Bjerkseter, Elin Saur Brandtsegg.

HeiRobot!

HeiRobot! develops a service to improve human-robot collaboration. The service provides social skills to the robot, allowing it to be more aware of human needs, enabling humans to focus more on value-creating activities. Our main target is domestic, health care, service robotics as well as industrial robots. The research is partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council through the IdeaLab program.

People involved: Audun Sanderud, Silje Gabrielsen, Anders Myhr, Bernt Sørby, Jan Rune Herheim, Andreas Saur Brandtsegg, Catho Bjerkseter, Elin Saur Brandtsegg.

 
   Flexibility    Flexibiity develops smart energy solutions for electricity consumers, for example owners of electrical vehicles. The solutions leverage the latest developments in artificial intelligence to reduce electricity costs, electrical grid load and environmental impact.  People involved: Lars Holmefjord

Flexibility

Flexibiity develops smart energy solutions for electricity consumers, for example owners of electrical vehicles. The solutions leverage the latest developments in artificial intelligence to reduce electricity costs, electrical grid load and environmental impact.

People involved: Lars Holmefjord

   OffPAD    OffPAD is a user-controlled, hardware-enabled secure trusted device that guarantees privacy and malware protection. OffPAD addresses the market for secure execution environments with a user-centric value proposition that challenges the established network-centric market models.  People involved: Petter Taugbøl, Jan-Erik Skaug, Ijlal Loutfi, Maren Fredbo

OffPAD

OffPAD is a user-controlled, hardware-enabled secure trusted device that guarantees privacy and malware protection. OffPAD addresses the market for secure execution environments with a user-centric value proposition that challenges the established network-centric market models.

People involved: Petter Taugbøl, Jan-Erik Skaug, Ijlal Loutfi, Maren Fredbo

   Kubert    Kubert provides a flexible storage solution for private individuals and companies who need a remote, hassle-free, safe and low-cost storage to free up valuable space in their homes and offices. Customers just pack the boxes, and Kubert takes care of the rest through our mobile app platform and transportation and storage partners.   People: Sondre Wisted-Thu, Øyvind Løland, Birger Lie

Kubert

Kubert provides a flexible storage solution for private individuals and companies who need a remote, hassle-free, safe and low-cost storage to free up valuable space in their homes and offices. Customers just pack the boxes, and Kubert takes care of the rest through our mobile app platform and transportation and storage partners.
 
People: Sondre Wisted-Thu, Øyvind Løland, Birger Lie

 
   Helseoversikt    Helseoversikt will enable people to have full overview of the health of their loved ones, be it children or elderly. By gathering and presenting relevant health information together with actionable content, Helseoversikt aims to adapt healthcare to individual needs, greatly simplify the role of the carer and increase patient safety.  People involved: Peter Gulliksen, Preben Hafnor

Helseoversikt

Helseoversikt will enable people to have full overview of the health of their loved ones, be it children or elderly. By gathering and presenting relevant health information together with actionable content, Helseoversikt aims to adapt healthcare to individual needs, greatly simplify the role of the carer and increase patient safety.

People involved: Peter Gulliksen, Preben Hafnor

   Simply Solar    Simply Solar leases out solar panel installations on commercial rooftops. Their one-stop-shop business model makes going solar a simple decision for their customers. Simply Solar will in the near future also offer add-on services, such as smart energy management solutions, enabling energy storage, load balancing, and peak shaving, and provide integration and automation of third party systems.  People involved: Marissa Jackson Ræstad and Daud Malik

Simply Solar

Simply Solar leases out solar panel installations on commercial rooftops. Their one-stop-shop business model makes going solar a simple decision for their customers. Simply Solar will in the near future also offer add-on services, such as smart energy management solutions, enabling energy storage, load balancing, and peak shaving, and provide integration and automation of third party systems.

People involved: Marissa Jackson Ræstad and Daud Malik

   CoffeeCloud    Coffee Cloud is a mobile app for independent cafés to help them increase their brand exposure and website traffic, as well as gain access to anonymized consumer data to improve their existing business models.  The app will also provide end-users a platform incorporating discounted coffee beverages, built-in map of partnering cafés and a payment system.  People involved: Ryszard Rzepa, Evin Güler

CoffeeCloud

Coffee Cloud is a mobile app for independent cafés to help them increase their brand exposure and website traffic, as well as gain access to anonymized consumer data to improve their existing business models.

The app will also provide end-users a platform incorporating discounted coffee beverages, built-in map of partnering cafés and a payment system.

People involved: Ryszard Rzepa, Evin Güler

 
   Fácil    Fácil is a mobile application that enables hotel guests to check-in, check-out and order whatever they need for a perfect stay. Using beacon technology, the application enables hotels to provide location-based services and deliver orders directly to where the guests are.  People involved: Alexander Weiss Richter, Andreas Løseth, Chamira Fernando, Even Holthe, Bendik Kristiansen, Kristian Baldishol Lindblad, Matthew Charles Schultz

Fácil

Fácil is a mobile application that enables hotel guests to check-in, check-out and order whatever they need for a perfect stay. Using beacon technology, the application enables hotels to provide location-based services and deliver orders directly to where the guests are.

People involved: Alexander Weiss Richter, Andreas Løseth, Chamira Fernando, Even Holthe, Bendik Kristiansen, Kristian Baldishol Lindblad, Matthew Charles Schultz

   Evig Aktiv    EvigAktiv is a mobile app and online platform that provides senior citizens with user-friendly access to all activities within their municipality. EvigAktiv provides municipalities with a standard and affordable solution for announcing activities instead of using ineffective emails, websites, Facebook groups, handwritten notes and printed ads.  People involved: Karl Blom, Fredrik Gørrisen, Morten Østbye

Evig Aktiv

EvigAktiv is a mobile app and online platform that provides senior citizens with user-friendly access to all activities within their municipality. EvigAktiv provides municipalities with a standard and affordable solution for announcing activities instead of using ineffective emails, websites, Facebook groups, handwritten notes and printed ads.

People involved: Karl Blom, Fredrik Gørrisen, Morten Østbye

   PureLogic    PureLogic is working on The Nostradamus Project, which seeks to develop new methods for predictive analysis of financial markets. Emphasis will be made on the effects on financial markets caused by human agents and how their psychology influences pricing over time. One of the possible applications will be to predict the sensitivity of a company or project to disruptive changes within its market.  People involved: Andreas Saur Brandtsegg, Elin Saur Brandtsegg, Anders Myhr, Bjørnar Myhr, Catho Bjerkseter

PureLogic

PureLogic is working on The Nostradamus Project, which seeks to develop new methods for predictive analysis of financial markets. Emphasis will be made on the effects on financial markets caused by human agents and how their psychology influences pricing over time. One of the possible applications will be to predict the sensitivity of a company or project to disruptive changes within its market.

People involved: Andreas Saur Brandtsegg, Elin Saur Brandtsegg, Anders Myhr, Bjørnar Myhr, Catho Bjerkseter

 
   TotalCtrl    TotalCtrl AS develops 0-waste™ technology, a food waste reduction technology for the grocery industry and its consumers, enabling them to achieve total control over product expiration dates, save time and money, reduce food waste and facilitate smarter buying decisions. In time, the technology will be usable throughout the entire value chain – From producer to consumer.  People involved: Charlotte Aschim, Ingrid Østby, Petter Østby, Matthew Lynch, Sindre Helgheim, Monica Johannessen, Kjersti Edvartsen, Ujjval Joshi, Jørgen Forsell

TotalCtrl

TotalCtrl AS develops 0-waste™ technology, a food waste reduction technology for the grocery industry and its consumers, enabling them to achieve total control over product expiration dates, save time and money, reduce food waste and facilitate smarter buying decisions. In time, the technology will be usable throughout the entire value chain – From producer to consumer.

People involved: Charlotte Aschim, Ingrid Østby, Petter Østby, Matthew Lynch, Sindre Helgheim, Monica Johannessen, Kjersti Edvartsen, Ujjval Joshi, Jørgen Forsell

   Cateringo    Cateringo an easy, flexible and time-saving way to order catering. Cateringo enables customers to compare prices from different caterers, put together menus, communicate with a personal concierge for assistance, and to easily place an order from one or more caterers.  People involved: Thomas Næss Thoresen

Cateringo

Cateringo an easy, flexible and time-saving way to order catering. Cateringo enables customers to compare prices from different caterers, put together menus, communicate with a personal concierge for assistance, and to easily place an order from one or more caterers.

People involved: Thomas Næss Thoresen

   Find Wedding Venue    FindWeddingVenue.com is a search engine enabling users to browse wedding venues worldwide, and making it easier for future brides and grooms to find the perfect location to wed.  People involved: Charlotte Lyng, Lene Hauge, Hilde Haustreis, Jeanette D. Johansen

Find Wedding Venue

FindWeddingVenue.com is a search engine enabling users to browse wedding venues worldwide, and making it easier for future brides and grooms to find the perfect location to wed.

People involved: Charlotte Lyng, Lene Hauge, Hilde Haustreis, Jeanette D. Johansen

 
 
   Truegroups    Truegroups is a scalable cloud service and mobile app that radically improves communication between families and groups in their local community. The business model has global potential and is based on recurring subscription revenue. Truegroups targets an attractive segment where the market dynamics have yet to be fully defined.  People involved: The Truegroups team has experience from multiple exits, and decades of experience from building and selling global software solutions. In Oslo, it consists of Fredrik Gørrissen, Morten Østbye, Kjetil Bendiksen, Geir Landsgård, Caroline Evjenth Kolbeinsen, and Paul Brennan.

Truegroups

Truegroups is a scalable cloud service and mobile app that radically improves communication between families and groups in their local community. The business model has global potential and is based on recurring subscription revenue. Truegroups targets an attractive segment where the market dynamics have yet to be fully defined.

People involved: The Truegroups team has experience from multiple exits, and decades of experience from building and selling global software solutions. In Oslo, it consists of Fredrik Gørrissen, Morten Østbye, Kjetil Bendiksen, Geir Landsgård, Caroline Evjenth Kolbeinsen, and Paul Brennan.

   Imerso    Imerso creates software that turns mobile devices into 3D scanners. Like shooting a video, Imerso delivers an accurate 3D reconstruction of interior spaces within seconds. The company targets the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, where site-surveying is still dominantly done through manual methods. Imerso's mission is to make Reality Capture a more available and affordable technology than ever before. The team consists of software engineers, IT researchers and business developers.  People involved: Frederico Valente, Sarah Müller, Simen Andresen, Anders Bjørnstad, Saeed Zanderahimi

Imerso

Imerso creates software that turns mobile devices into 3D scanners. Like shooting a video, Imerso delivers an accurate 3D reconstruction of interior spaces within seconds. The company targets the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, where site-surveying is still dominantly done through manual methods. Imerso's mission is to make Reality Capture a more available and affordable technology than ever before. The team consists of software engineers, IT researchers and business developers.

People involved: Frederico Valente, Sarah Müller, Simen Andresen, Anders Bjørnstad, Saeed Zanderahimi