You are hereWorkshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

By admin - Posted on 29 August 2016

2016 CCI Workshop
  • Time: 25th September, 2016 (Add to your calendar)
  • Place: Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo (More info)
  • Target Audience: Immigrants
  • Organizer: The Competence Center for Immigrants (CCI)

To be an entrepreneur or to be a worker? This is a concern to many including immigrants with or without a job. This one-day workshop will address the entrepreneurship funding possibilities and important issues for being an entrepreneur, as well as some fundamental knowledge about entrepreneurship, along with successful stories. The experienced speakers are from both public and private sectors, also well-established entrepreneurs who are immigrants themselves with backgrounds from Asia and Europe. Intended attendees are immigrants who aspire to start their own business or become self-employed workers.

The workshop is free of charge and attendees must register online at . The deadline of registration is 18th September. Please note that the registration is binding. No show after registration will be charged with the actual expense per person.



  • 12:00-13:00 Registration, Lunch, Networking
  • 13:00 -13:15 Introduction to CCI and CPN, Dr. Xing Cai, Vice-President CPN
  • 13:15-14:15 Inspiration, Innovation and Insight- 3IN for An Entrepreneur, Truls Berg, CEO & Founding Partner, Digital Insight
  • 14:15-14:45 Possibilities from Public Funding, Svein Hallbjørn Steien (TBC), The Research Council of Norway
  • 14:45-15:20 Coffee Break
  • 15:20-15:50 Norwegian Business Culture, Zhang Jie, CEO GoDigitalChina AS and Beilu Consulting & Investment AS
  • 15:50-16:20 Doing Businesses as a Foreigner - How I Made My First Barrel of Gold ! Dr. Henning Hai Lee Yang
  • 16:20-16:50 Doing Businesses for Foreigners, Johan Gærum, CFO Bright Products
  • 16:50-17:00 Summary – Actions ahead, Dr. Xiuhua Zhang, President CPN
  • 17:30-19:00 Dinner, Networking and Social Activities

CCI, The Competence Center for Immigrants

The Competence Center for Immigrants (CCI, ‘Kompetansesenter for Innvandrere' in Norwegian) has since 2010 been operated by Chinese Professionals in Norway (CPN,, with the financial support from The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi). The aim of this center is to offer practical information and contact opportunities to the new immigrants and help them quickly adapt to the working environment and Norwegian society. The main target group of CCI is new labor migrants and their family members. See for more information.

More information on speakers

Map to the location. Please visit for information of public transportation to the location: Holmenkollen [T-bane] (Oslo) Linje 1