Oslo Science Park's Environmental Policy

We will facilitate innovative collaboration based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Our environmental policy consists of four points, based on continuous improvement:

Forskningsparken is operated by Oslotech AS.

1. Oslotech will seek and adopt new and improved resource-saving technology for heating, cooling, and operation of our buildings. We aim to reduce our energy consumption and be among the leaders in energy efficiency.

2. Oslotech will reduce the amount of waste and ensure that waste is sorted at the source so that the resources in the waste are utilized to the best possible extent.

3. Oslotech will choose environmentally friendly transportation and products for the operation of our buildings. Our preferred suppliers should have a clear environmental profile and be able to document their environmental work.

4. Oslotech will continuously improve our own and tenants' knowledge of sustainable and resource-saving solutions – and through open dialogue with society and other knowledge environments – ensure that others benefit from this knowledge."

"Blue hydrogen is crucial for climate change."

Behind partially closed doors on the ground floor of Oslo Science Park, you'll find a maze of copper pipes, flasks, test tubes, nozzles, meters, and hoses. Here, researchers from the University of Oslo's Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) work. Among other things, they are trying to find solutions to our need for sustainable energy.

Repair Café at the park

Together with Startuplab, Restarters Norway & Elkjøp we hosted Repair Café in Parken Bakeri. A total of 8 fixers helped fix a nerf-gun, an amplifier, a Luxo-lamp, a coffee grinder and much more. 

Nå kan du pante i Forskningsparken

Unibottle tester i disse dager ut sin panteløsning for privatpersoner og bedrifter hvor du har muligheten til å levere panten rett i deres Unibox pantekontainer her i Forskningsparken og få panten rett inn på egen konto.

Fighting battery fires in waste sorting

"We spoke with an experienced entrepreneur in the USA earlier this year, and he said, 'Have fun and get shit done!' That's something we try to remember."

La humla suse: Slik bidrar Forskningsparken til biologisk mangfold

Grøntområder og biologisk mangfold er kanskje ikke det du forbinder mest med Forskningsparken. For du visste kanskje ikke at det finnes både dam, bekk, grønne tak og snart en blomstereng som bidrar til å skape liv i området rundt parken?

5 good reasons to choose a green commute to Oslo Science Park

People working in Oslo Science Park are more likely than others to choose environmentally friendly means of transportation to and from work, shows a survey from The Norwegian University of Life Sciences and The Institute of Transport Economics from 2018. Maybe because it is easy to achieve?  

Developing smart and rehabilitative beehives

Frenchman Christophe Brod left the telecommunications industry and dove right into the beekeeping industry. Now he and Beefutures are ready to initiate a small revolution in beehives.

Don't let waste go to waste

Are you good at sorting your waste at work? The numbers show that you probably have some room for improvement. In 2022, everyone working in Oslo Science Park sorted about 55% of their waste. That means almost half of what was thrown away ended up in general waste.

Svinnet forsvinner

Det er i snitt 600 mennesker innom de to kantinene i Forskningsparken hver dag. Da gjelder det å beregne nok, men ikke for mye mat.

På jakt etter strømtyven

- Det er ikke alltid de mest synlige tiltakene som er de meste effektive, sier Erik Ersnes. Han er teknisk sjef for Forskningsparken og har god oversikt over energiforbruket i parken.

In search of clean water

"By combining traditional fields of expertise in new ways, you can find solutions to many problems," says the company's leader, Helene Ree Ruden.

Recycling in Oslo Science Park

In the recycling station in U1, right by the exit from the garage, you will find containers for waste. There, you can dispose of special waste such as glass, porcelain, metal, electronic waste, and batteries.