EN: Students Hannah Muri and Tuva Korsnes presents their App Project to Vetle Wang Soleim, a member of the Norwegian Parliament.
To entreprenørskapselever og en lærer fra Stranda vgs inntok denne uken hovedstaden, med mål om å skaffe litt "funding" til app-konseptet som elevene har satt igang. Kort fortalt så er de i ferd med å utvikle en app hvor man kan registere hvor mange sekker man klare å fylle med marin plastforsøpling, og få utbetalt 50 kr per sekk dersom disse sekkene blir levert til nærmeste miljøstasjon. Ideen er at det er næringslivet som sponser disse utbetalingene per sekk.
Two entrepreneurship students and their teacher from Stranda High School travelled to Oslo earlier this week in order to raise funding for a brand new App project that hopes to ecourage a systematic removal of plastic waste in Norwegian marine environments, triggered by a $5.50 cash payment, if the bag (containing plastic waste) is delivered to a local recycling center.
EN: From the students' first meeting on monday at The Norwegian Parliament.
EN: Their second meeting on monday, also with a local member of Parliament, started with a tour of the facilities.
EN: On our first business visit on monday we visited Ferd; a Norwegian Holding Company which holds partial ownership in companies within industry and finance, as well as a real estate portfolio.
EN: Last stop on monday were at a company called Ocean Yield. This is a ship owning company with investments within oil-service and shipping. The company focuses on modern assets with long-term charters to solid counterparties. During the visit, Ocean Yield became Plastic Mission's first sponsor.
EN: Tuesday morning the girls visited Infinitum; a corporation that operates the national paid recycling scheme for bottles and cans, marked with the official "recyclable" or "deposit" logo, in Norway.
EN: The girls then visited Orkla; a Norwegian conglomerate operating in the Nordic region, Eastern Europe, Asia and the US. At present, Orkla operates in the branded consumer goods, aluminium solutions and financial investment sectors. On the Powerpoint slide, Hannah explains how a former Student Enterprise, Lokalmat UB, used GPS tracking to show where their partners where located. Plastic Mission UB will use the same system to show where plastic waste has been removed along the Norwegian coast.
EN: Next up on our tour was Gjensidige, a company with a 25% market share in the Norwegian insurance market...
EN: ...then back to the western outskirts of the city to meet REV Ocean. REV Ocean is working to improve understanding of the ocean and foster concrete solutions through three initiatives: the world's largest research and expedition vessel (REV), the World Ocean Headquarters and an open, global data platform.
EN: Before our final stop, among the famous Barcode buildings in downtown Oslo, we passed the Oslo Opera House and Deichman Bjørvika; a brand new building that will provide state-of-the-art library services to an estimated 2 million visitors per year.
EN: Cermaq is a company in farming of salmon and trout, with operations in Norway, Canada and Chile, and a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation.