Prime minister Erna Solberg has voiced her enthusiastic support of the initiative and the unique educational opportunities offered by INN University
In the old premises known as "Midtbyen Park" (Mid-city Park), 6000 square meters have been transformed into an incubator for entrepreneurs, students and established companies. During the hour-long visit, the prime minister was able to meet those using the house, and had a chance to see, hear and try new technology – a visit which has left Solberg impressed.
“It's exciting to experience this environment, and Hamar has done something right when they have chosen to focus on this,” said the prime minister.
PARK is a collaboration between the public sector, the business sector and the academia. The tenants consist of a large number of technology companies, including gaming development and virtual reality. INN University operates a state-of-the-art “Motion Capture Studio” and offers Norway's first VR/AR study programme.
“Having created this educational path and the possibilities here, shows great foresight. We see this through the fact that students from all over Norway come to study here,” said Solberg, who met both current and former students from INN University.
“Here, people are educated for the future's labour market. It's extremely important,” concluded Solberg.