OmniMod is a Norwegian tech start-up that grew out of an innovation milieu at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. The cutting-edge start-up embodies an interdisciplinary approach, developing solutions for logistics automation, and optimization of warehouse and terminal operations.
“We need an office that has the space for equipment and the hardware we develop. It has been essential for us that we find a place in which we can develop, and at Technopolis these needs have been met – now and in the future,” says Tobias Drage Roti, CEO at OmniMod Inc.
OmniMod is in good company at Fornebu with the campus hosting around 100 companies and 3000 employees. By this, Technopolis Fornebu has developed into an ecosystem, where the different companies can benefit from each other’s experience and competence. The young entrepreneurs feel right at home in their new offices.
“Fornebu is in many ways already a tech-hub. We greatly appreciate working closely with many exciting new businesses that also work here. I think more ambitious start-ups from Trondheim as well as other innovation milieus will find their way to Fornebu in the coming years. There is also great potential that this can become a capital for innovation where more start-ups can bloom,” says Roti.
Dare to take risks
Alf Astrup, Business Unit Director for Oslo and Stockholm in Technopolis is happy that OmniMod chose to move into their offices at Technopolis.
“We want to offer more than office spaces. A sense of community is inherent in the Technopolis DNA, and the people at OmniMod is an excellent addition to the professional environment here at Fornebu. They’re young, innovative and they dare to take risks. It will be exciting to follow their development further,” says Astrup.
For a tech start-up like OmniMod, flexibility and solid work environments are essential. A solid infrastructure is also innate so that they can adapt to the needs of different professional environments. The new offices at campus Fornebu are tailored to their needs, facilitating both physical and digital presence as well as cooperation across cities and borders.
“We have several students working part-time for us, and it is important for us to keep our ties with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. To achieve this, we will have offices in both Trondheim and Oslo in the coming year. The offices at Technopolis have all the facilities that we need to work efficiently across these two cities, and they’re big enough for us to grow in them. As most of the external activity is here in Oslo, we want to move the whole company here. In a year I hope that we are about 10-15 full-time employees working from Fornebu,” Roti says.