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I have moved to Oslo and the region

You’ve moved to Oslo, found a job and a place to live. Congratulations and velkommen! Once here, you might have a few questions about working in Norway – from paid vacation to taxes and health services. We have gathered the most crucial information you need in order to find your feet.

If you haven’t yet sorted out your visa, D-number or bank account, please have a look through our “Moving to Oslo? A Practical Guide” section, which provides you with everything you need to know in order to be allowed to work and live in Oslo.

  1. 01 Norwegian working culture
  2. 02 Rights and opportunities
  3. 03 Health care & services
  4. 04 Schools and kindergarten
  5. 05 The Norwegian tax system
  6. 06 Find a job in Norway
  7. 07 How to start a company in the Oslo region
  8. 08 Navigate the startup ecosystem
  9. 09 Continuing education
  10. 10 Learn the Norwegian language
  11. 11 Getting around Oslo and the region
  12. 12 Obtaining and Exchanging a Driver's License in Norway
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08 Navigate the startup ecosystem

Oslo ranks 9th globally for its business environment, mainly due to its relatively fast and cheap registration process. It is also seen as an easy place to do business, as most Norwegians have a good knowledge of English. Quite the package, right?

Woman working with tools, Oslo startup at Forskningsparken, Oslo

Photo: Oslo Business Region/Kristoffer Hunstad

There are over 50 startup hubs in Oslo from where you can start a company, such as MESH, The Factory, Katapult and SoCentral. You can find the full list on Oslo Business Region’s overview of the Oslo Startup Ecosystem. Startup success stories in Oslo include Kahoot!, Otovo, Spacemaker, Oda and Remarkable. For business success stories have a look at Snøhetta, Elliptic Labs and Troll Tech.

In order to learn more about the startup ecosystem and meet new people in Oslo, be sure to check out Oslo Innovation Week. Here, you can jump into the heart of Nordic innovation and connect directly with entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and corporates.

The Official Investment Promotion Agency of Norway is also a useful website to explore, and take a look at Business Norway website for green and sustainable solutions from Norway.

You can read more about the Oslo startup ecosystem at Oslo Business Region.