Anders Aune is currently Head of Marketing and Industry Relations at NTNU Technology Transfer AS and has served as a business development manager for more than 70 tech transfer projects and spin-off companies. He has also served as board member and Chairman of the Board of several high-tech academic spin-offs, including Kahoot! AS (www.getkahoot.com). He is currently board member of Solution Seeker AS focusing on optimising oil production with big data analytics and AI. Prior to this Aune co-founded the eHealth company Deriga AS which was later acquired by Visma ASA, one of the largest ERP software companies in Northern Europe.
Aune also served as an eHealth Sales Manager in Visma before he joined NTNU Technology Transfer to help new university spin-offs succeed.
Aune holds a MSc in chemical engineering and entrepreneurship from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and has also studied innovation and strategy at MIT as part of the Executive Degrees Program. Aune was one of the initiators of the student organisations Start NTNU and Start Norway working to motivate and inspire students to start their own businesses. He also initiated the NTNU app-accelerator program NTNU Applab (http://applabntnu.no/) and NTNUs Ocean School of Innovation for promising PhD candidates.