Lighthouse8 HQ – Trondheim: the tech capital of Scandinavia

by Freddy Aursø

Surrounded by coasts and fjords, mountains and magnificent nature, you’ll find our headquarters. Lighthouse8 is located on the banks of the River Nidelven, in the heart of Trondheim.

The tech capital of Scandinavia

Trondheim is known as the tech capital of Scandinavia. The city itself is not big on a European scale. However, with more than 30,000 students, it has established an impressive start-up scene and is home to some of Norway’s most important and education institutions. From developing Nobel Prize winning cancer treatments, to inventing the GSM technology that Nokia used to change the mobile industry, researchers in Trondheim have been working since 1910 to develop technological solutions to make the world a better place.

“Since Trondheim Academy was founded in 1760, Trondheim has been the epicentre of some of the world’s most important technological breakthroughs. Hosting one of Scandinavia’s largest student population, combined with some of the world’s leading education and research facilities, makes Trondheim the perfect HQ for developing our future technologies.”

CEO,  Freddy Aursø

A global outlook

Our Headquarters coordinates and supports our lightkeepers around the globe. We have a strong relationship with Norway’s leading university, NTNU, and the Norwegian Open AI Lab. Our Research & Development and Business Intelligence teams are based in Trondheim. All of our meeting rooms are designed to represent our global offices, so we have a constant reminder that we are an international team.

Sydney meeting room LH8 Norway

Centre of innovation and technology

Our K8 technology is co-founded by The Research Council of Norway & Innovation Norway. This is the Norwegian Government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprise and industry. Our cooperation with the government permitted us access to a broad business support system, as well as a strong financial backbone for future technology development.

developer writing code LH8

Fun facts

  • Trondheim was Norway’s original capital, founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason.
  • Trondheim is Norway’s food capital and has a strong identity when it comes to local produce and ingredients. In 2019, Trondheim won it’s first Michelin Star.
  • The mysterious and magical Northern Lights can be seen in the city during the darker months.
  • Our team is made up of lightkeepers from Norway, Australia, France, UK, Switzerland and Iran.
  • Trondheim has produced most of the world’s champions in cross-country skiing. That doesn’t mean to say our lightkeepers are experts!
  • We’re all about Hygge. Every Thursday afternoon, our team has some down time to enjoy cake and snacks, and have a good catch up.
  • While our team in the Sydney office have their own corporate surfboard, you’ll find our lightkeepers by the corporate Shuffleboard in the Trondheim office.

shuffleboard at Lighthouse8 Norway

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