Silje Bareksten is Oslo Business Regions head of Smart City. She has background in commercialization of technology and cutting edge research from leading science and technology environments in Norway and abroad, has spent time at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and taken courses in space science with ISU and ESA, the European Space Agency. She works closely with the Oslo Start-up ecosystem and is passionate about promoting Oslo startups and creating circular, smart and sustainable city models and solutions.