Our friends from Íverksetarahúsið from The Faroe Islands, visited Innovation House last week. They learned about the idea behind Innovation House in Iceland and meet some of the startups as well. 😃
Íverksetarahúsið is an entrepreneurial house located in Klaksvík, yet its activity spans across the entire Faroe Islands. In addition to rendering help and counsel to Faroese entrepreneurs and businesses, Íverksetarahúsið is also responsible for instructing primary and lower secondary school teachers in entrepreneurship, which they in turn can teach their students. Íverksetarahúsið further offers entrepreneurs in-house office spaces in Klaksvík
Vivaldi had the pleasure of hosting students from Nörd or ‘Nerd‘ in English, the student society for Computer Science and Software Engineering students from the University of Iceland, and Data Computer Science students from the University of Akureyri.
These „Science trips“ are quite common among university students in Iceland (vísindaferðir in Icelandic). Science Trip – is when a group visits an organization or place of interest. This time it was Vivaldi. The students learned about Vivaldi browser and could talk to the Vivaldi team in a relaxed setting.
Privacy is not just a personal matter
The loss of our privacy is a loss for society and democracy. In a surveillance society, the impact of data collection is not just personal because collective privacy is lost too.
EpiEndo is an Icelandic pharmaceutical and biotech startup company, primarily focused on solutions to chronic airway diseases. EpiEndo is the only company targeting Epithelial Barrier Failure (EBF) in respiratory diseases. Applying the paradigm of the “leaky epithelial barrier” both diagnostically and therapeutically makes EpiEndo a unique industry player and has enabled ways to disrupt the status-quo that has prevailed in the respiratory sector for decades.
Our company name stems from our view of the body’s Epithelial-Endothelial interfaces.
Our team includes Icelandic, Swedish and English medical biology and pharmaceutical experts and an experienced Scientific Advisory Board composed by important Key Opinion Leaders with a strong clinical and pharmacology background and extensive experience in managing international large projects.
The team members located at the Innovation House are EpiEndo’s COO Finnur Friðrik Einarsson and from time to time EpiEndo’s Founder and board member, Friðrik Rúnar Garðsson, MD.
Genki Instruments recently had the pleasure of hosting students from the departments of mathematics, physics and electrical engineering at the University of Iceland.
The students had a chance to learn a bit about the technical aspects of hardware/software development while also getting a glimpse into the lives of startup-founders that not too long ago were standing in their shoes.
Events such as this one are quite common amongst university students in Iceland, who regularly have the chance to lay down the books and visit companies in a relaxed setting on a Friday evening and learn about industry opportunities post graduation.
During their time at the electrical engineering department at the University of Iceland, two of Genki Instruments’ co-founders had a chance to participate in numerous such fun events, and are happy to now have hosted their first one.
Welcome to Innovation House, MyTweetAlerts!
MyTweetAlerts (http://www.mytweetalerts.com) is a sophisticated but simple platform that allows users easily set up and deliver custom alerts to their email inbox, saving time and increasing efficiency. MyTweetAlerts (http://www.mytweetalerts.com) helps customers monitor trends, find new sales leads or stay on top of their business or industry. Examples of customers are hospitality services, entertainment companies, PR companies and politicians.
The vision of Vivaldi is simple – users should be in control of how the browser looks, feels and works. This new upgrade allows users to browse with features that adapt to them, a style that fits and the values that they can stand by. Download now at Vivaldi.com
Welcome to Innovation House Marco Bancale! Marco is from Italy and he has been an indie game developer since 2013. His company is called Licorice and in late 2015, the company released “Kingdom”, a pretty successful 2D strategy game, and a year later its sequel “Kingdom: New Lands”. Now he is working on a new unannounced game!