Katja Strøm Cappelen *05.09.81 Oslo
Phone: NO +47 922 82 229  |  DE +49 (0)176 77 64 32 62
E-mail: katja.cappelen”at”
Twitter: @KatjaC

2012 – present
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
Advisor Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2011 – 12
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
Research assistant

2010 – 11
International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) Summer Institute
Program assistant for ICRPS international summer institute at The Norwegian University of Life Sciences June – July 2011

2008 – present
Freelance concept development, strategy and project management, Berlin / Oslo
Low-tech innovation, consulting, product development, social city development, up_cycling design and organizing study trips to Berlin. (more info under: PROJECTS)

2007 – 08
Event producer, Louder AS, Oslo
Project management, marketing, communication strategy, costumer relations, budgeting and controlling
(Kaupthing Bank, Nissan, Salomon, Canal Digital, VG, Gray, Sandrew Metronome, etc.)

Frontlite, Oslo
Tour coordinator, Esson on the Road, Morten Abel, Music Business

Riksteateret, Norway
Oslo Nye Teater

2009 – 11
MSc, Master degree Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Technology Ventures, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Balanced Scorecard, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Spring 2011: Master Thesis “Challenges and Key Success Criteria for Joint Cooperation between Business and Research Institutions”. (Norsk: Barrierer og Kritiske Suksessfaktorer for Samhandling mellom Næringsliv og Kunnskapsinstitusjoner)
Summer 2010: ICRPS International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Summer Institute, Oregon State University, USA
Spring 2010: Spring Academy Uni Duisburg-Essen “Culture 2.0”, Germany
Spring 2010: Entrepreneurship by Dr. Faltin, Freie Universität (FU), Berlin, Germany

2004 – 07
Kaospilotene, School of New Business Design and Social Innovation, Denmark
Business development, project management, proces design, leadership and organization, social innovation and CSR
Spring 2007: Final project self eG., incubator for social entrepreneurs, Berlin
Autumn 2006: Internship at the Hub London, incubator for social entrepreneurs, London

Spring 2006: Research project on female leadership, San Francisco, California

Examen facultatum and Examen philosophicum, University of Oslo, UiO

Norwegian – Mother tongue
English – Oral and written very good
German – Oral and written very good

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Forum for young leaders, focusing on the European Union and bilateral cooperations

International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) Alumni
Rural communities in transition, examining and comparing the role of rural policy in different cultural, political and administrative contexts in Europe and North America.

For a fulfilling picture of my passions and interest, please have a look at my blog where I reguraly posts thoughts, ideas and inspiration that I come acrosses in my daily life. Here a quick overview of my main interests though;
Project design and leadership
Entrepreneurship | social- | cultural- | and citizen entrepreneurship
Business design | discovering and developing new business models
Social Innovation
Rural Innovation
Green Innovation
Coworking, Spaces & Places

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Concept development and strategy implementation
Building strategic and sustainable alliances across sectors
Rural policy | communities in transition | the urban-rural divide and prosperity
Urban Agriculture | Food Systems

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