BSI_4Women Workshop and 3rd Steering Committee meeting in Molde, Norway

Project: BSI_4Women
Physical Meeting
This strategic meeting is designed to foster collaboration and strengthen ties among our partners.
  • Date
    14. - 16. May 2024
  • Organiser
    More and Romsdal County Council, Norway
  • Venue
    • More and Romsdal County Council, Fylkeshusa, Julsundvegen 9
    • 6412 Molde
    • Norway


The BSI_4Women Workshop Series, currently taking place from May 14-16, 2024, at ProtoMore Kunnskapspark in Molde, focuses on empowering women refugees by facilitating their entrepreneurial ventures. This series, supported by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, incorporates a range of interactive sessions. Highlights include Design Thinking approaches tailored to assist women in launching their businesses, detailed explorations of client journey development, and the integration of personal experiences into business strategies. Keynote speakers from Protomore and the Møre and Romsdal County Council, among others, provide valuable insights and guidance. The workshops also delve into investment preparations and strategies to enhance migrant work inclusion, aiming to build a resilient and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Baltic Sea region.


    BSI_4Women Workshop and 3rd Steering Committee meeting in Molde, Norway
    The event begins with a warm welcome from the organizer, setting the stage for a day of insightful discussions and innovative ideas. The morning kicks off with a keynote on the future of Industry 4.0, exploring emerging trends and technologies. This is followed by a panel on healthcare innovations, where experts share insights on AI and telemedicine. Case study presentations highlight real-world technology applications in business and public sectors. Afternoon sessions start with a keynote on sustainable business practices, emphasizing environmental and social impacts. A workshop on data security tackles current challenges, offering practical strategies and solutions. The day concludes with a panel on the future of work, discussing remote work trends and digital collaboration. Closing remarks summarize the key insights, inspiring attendees to apply new knowledge in their fields. The agenda promises to engage and educate, making it essential for professionals eager to stay ahead. Complete agenda might be found here
    Day 1: Tuesday, 14th May 2024
    • 08:30-09:00 Arrival at venue, tea and coffee
    • 09:00-09:30 Welcome to Protomore! Introduction by Protomore with Birnir Egilsson and Lasse Kristiansen, followed by an overview by Møre and Romsdal County Council with Daniela Gundersen
    • 09:30-10:30 Design Thinking workshop to assist women refugees in starting their own businesses (Protomore)
    • 10:30-10:50 Coffee break
    • 10:50-12:00 Workshop on Personas - understanding and working with client needs (Protomore)
    • 12:00-12:45 Lunch
    • 12:45-13:15 Exploration of Business cases - Client journey with Protomore
    • 13:15-14:30 Developing the optimal client journey (Protomore)
    • 14:30-14:50 Coffee break
    • 14:50-16:00 Continuation and summary of developing the optimal client journey (Protomore)
    • 16:00-17:00 Workshop conclusions - Key takeaways and actionable ideas (Møre and Romsdal County Council with May Britt Roald)
    • 17:00 End of the first day
    Day 2: Wednesday, 15th May 2024
    • 08:30-08:45 Arrival at venue, tea and coffee
    • 08:45-09:15 Presentation of pre-pilot results from Sweden by PP7 Dalarna Science Park
    • 09:15-09:30 Presentation of pre-pilot results from Norway by Møre and Romsdal County Council with Tetiana Filipova
    • 09:30-10:30 Discussion on Migrant Work Inclusion - Success criteria for the Norwegian Entrepreneurship Support Ecosystem by University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) with Yngve Andre Dahle
    • 10:30-10:50 Coffee break
    • 10:50-12:00 Panel on Mentor experiences in migrant entrepreneurship and networking (Vindel AS with Ingeborg Fagerlie Johannessen)
    • 12:00-12:45 Lunch
    • 12:45-13:15 Discussion on Challenges and opportunities in working with migrant entrepreneurs (Nordveggen with Line Horvli and Sunndal Næringsselskap with Ane Wennevold)
    • 13:15-15:15 Workshop on potential challenges and barriers in implementing successful incubation programs (Møre and Romsdal County Council with Daniela Gundersen and Ingrid Gjelsvik)
    • 15:15-15:35 Coffee break
    • 15:35-17:00 Work Package 2 - Consortium meeting and Q&A session
    • 17:00 End of the second day
    • 19:00 Social dinner at Restaurant Scandic Seilet, Gideonvegen 2, 6412 Molde
    Day 3: Thursday, 16th May 2024
    • 08:00-08:30 Arrival at venue, tea and coffee
    • 08:30-10:00 Preparation of a transnational investment fund concept led by LP Rzeszow Regional Development Agency and PP4 Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol Foundation
    • 10:00-10:15 Coffee break
    • 10:15-11:30 Session on raising capital for new startups - including investor match initiatives (Protomore with Birnir Egilsson)
    • 11:30-12:30 3rd Steering group meeting by LP Rzeszow Regional Development Agency
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30 End of the third day


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