A technology cluster engineering the energy future 


Preben Strøm
Katrine Vetlesen
Benedicte Tangen
Emil Løvgren
Tone Line Paddon

Preben StrømManaging Director LinkedIn

e-mail: preben.strom@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 911 75 866

Preben has been MD in Energy Valley since 2013. He has more than 10 years of experience from the oil service industry, working with business development, integrated operations, mergers, technology transfer, and sales & marketing.

He is a member of the science and technology council at the University of Oslo; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and also a member of the BI Centre for Energy council.

He holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College London Business School and a Master of Management module in Financial Strategy from Norwegian Business School BI.

Katrine VetlesenProject Manager

e-mail: katrine@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 920 17 945

Katrine is responsible for the project portfolio of Energy Valley, including innovation management and strategic project development in the cluster.

She has an international background and broad experience as a project manager within business development, business incubation, technology transfer, research-based innovation and commercialisation, user-driven innovation and open innovation, as well as fundraising for early-stage projects and companies. She has considerable knowledge of the innovation systems, processes and policies of the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, European Space Agency and the EU.

Katrine holds a MSc in Telecommunications from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Technische Universität München in Germany, a Master of Management in Business Development and Strategy from NTNU and a Master module in Innovation Management in a Global Business Perspective from Norwegian Business School BI in collaboration with Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley.

Benedicte TangenProject Manager

e-mail:  benedicte.tangen@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 922 81 196

As project manager with a special focus on Energy:connected, Benedicte’s main focus is on how the energy:connected-conference can be used to gain the highest possible value for Energy Valley and its members. She is also in charge of the member portfolio and member success.

Her broad background is from the energy industry.

Benedicte holds a Master of Management degree within Strategic Management and Energy Market Strategies from BI Norwegian Business School and joined Energy Valley late 2016.

Benedicte has worked as Senior Coordinator and Project Manager for Energy Policy Foundation of Norway, and as a Consulting Research Associate at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University.

Emil LøvgrenProject Manager LinkedIn

e-mail:  emil.lovgren@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 402 31 024

Emil has extensive experience as Senior Project Manager with Norway’s leading R&D consultancy, helping clients design their projects and secure financing, with a particular focus on the oil & gas and energy sectors. He possesses broad industry insight and knowledge of relevant public financing instruments, as managed by Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Research Council, etc. In sum, Emil has written close to 300 research grant proposals, involving research strategy, project planning, administration, and reporting.

Emil has a technical background from mechanical engineering and applied mathematics, with a Ph.D. in numerical analysis from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). As a researcher, he has in-depth experience from international projects on numerical methods for biomedical computation in general, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fluid-structure interaction, and finite element methods in particular.

Tone Line PaddonOffice & Event Manager LinkedIn

e-mail: tone.line.paddon@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 452 44 357

The position holds a varied range of responsibilities including facilitating and coordinating events and members and she also holds the administrative responsibility, including CRM / CEM / SEO Management, Editor of Social Media, digital marketing & promotional activities.

Tone Line comes from a broad and varied background with a total of 25 years experience from both corporate and entrepreneurial world. She has previously worked for companies such as Telenor, TDC, TRYG, and Ibistic Technologies, having held positions responsible for sales & marketing, business/client development, and CRM management.