On Friday 12 December our staff, Dean, Head of Department and guests gathered to celebrate as Rector Gunnar Bovim came to visit us. Gunnar Bovim presented a cheque for NOK 1.8 million for the department.
Head of Department, Letizia Jaccheri gave a short talk where she thanked key persons responsible for making Professor Alf Inge Wang a part of our department's team. Professor Alf Inge Wang gave a talk and used Kahoot! to give us a lecture about the history of Kahoot!
It is NTNU Technology Transfer AS (TTO) that gives the money back to the department. The NOK 1.8 millions will be used to fund researchers and students who wish to commericialize new ideas and projects. A committee consisting of Letizia Jaccheri, Alf Inge Wang, and Anders Aune from TTO will review grant applications.
We hope the money will start new spin offs that will rival the Kahoot! success!