The Innovation Effect (TIE) deliver projects focused on insights, growth and innovation. We offer four different services. In TIE’s Insight and Innovation Sprints, we recruit interdisciplinary student teams with the best competence to solve your company’s challenge. TIE facilitates the innovation process, meetings and workshops, provide continuous mentoring of the students and secure the quality of each delivery. We also offer two workshop-based innovation courses for company employees; The Innovator and Design Sprint.

Since our launch in 2015, TIE has carried out more than 120 projects in collaboration with over 60 companies and 400 students from Norway and abroad. They have helped to renew, transform and improve existing products, services and processes for small and large companies, in a wide range of industries. Together, we create an innovation effect.

Innovation Sprint

Young creative minds combined with experience and acknowledged innovation methods create new opportunities.

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Insight Sprint

Gather the insights your company needs. TIE’s interdisciplinary student teams solves the task quickly and efficiently.

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The Innovator

A practical and theoretical innovation course for company employees. Become a true innovator and an agent of change.

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Design Sprint

A workshop-based program educating company employees within user-centered service and product development.

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We renew, change and improve through three steps:

New Insights

Together with you as a customer, we define your needs and develop a tailor-made offer. We recruit and connect students in interdisciplinary teams. Efficient gathering of new market and customer insights, trends and best practices, combined with the students unique perspectives, result in new and valuable insights.

New Solutions

Development and testing are the main parts of the project. The student teams utilize the latest methods and techniques from their respective areas to develop new concepts, prototypes, strategies or processes. The team’s interaction with your company’s users and continious testing of their developments, creates a perfect basis for new solutions.


Innovation means to create something new. Measurement and evaluation of the insights, solutions and results created through the process gives great learning for both companies and students. Towards the end of each project, the student team present the final result and delivery. New solutions are ready for implementation.