After 5 years, and countless sleepless nights, Disruptive Technologies are ready to give back to the new generation of entrepreneurs.

Knut Wien
Knut Wien
Sep 24 · 4 min read
Erik Fossum Færvaag, Founder of Disruptive Technologies, giving his talk during the “Meet Disruptive Technologies” event at Startup Campus

Disruptive Technologies was started by Erik Fossum Færvaag in 2014 with the vision to create the worlds smallest and most energy-efficient IoT sensors. 5 years, 300 million NOK and many sleepless nights later, the Disruptive Technologies team is ready to roll out their solutions to the connected world and create new opportunities for innovation and business in companies small and large all over the world.

The audience at the event listening on Erik´s inspiring founder story.

Many sleepless nights later

During his founder story, Erik was the first to admit that building Disruptive Technologies has not been a dance on roses. Like the night he realized that their entire production strategy had to be scrapped, and a new production line had to be created from scratch.

“I woke up in the middle of the night and had to check an email where I realized my instinct was right — we would have to start all over with a new production stragtegy. ” — Erik Færvaag — founder Dirsruptive Tehnologies

Now, 2 years after realizing that their production plan was going to fail, they have a high-quality production facility dedicated to production of their sensors.

These are the sensors the participants in the workshop are testing during today's workshop.

The Disruptive Technologies sensors

Creating new business opportunities for entrepreneurs

Disruptive Technologies has partnered up with Startup Norway to create a workshop and hackathon to share with new entrepreneurs how their technology can create opportunities for innovation and business creation that was never before possible.

The first workshop was held at Startup Campus on September 4th 2019. Kicking off with the founder story from Erik Fossum Færvaag, before the innovators had the opportunity to get a pilot kit in their hands, and get dirty in setting up integrations and creating a sensor dashboard.

Disruptive Technologies is a 100% sensor data company, leaning on other partners to create dashboard technologies and interpretation of the data. In the workshop, Keith Reed from DevicePilot was thus asked to support the participants with their platform on how to showcase data from the sensors.

Didrik Dimmen was part of the workshop, looking for new business opportunities created by new IoT technology

Didrik Dimmen was one of the participants in the workshop. After running into a wall with his last aggressive startup, FlowMotion, https://flowmotion.co, he is now back on the street looking for a new startup to either join or start. With the Distruptive Technologis technology, new opportunities are created for innovation that has never been possible before.

Didrik Dimmen was part of the workshop, looking for new business opportunities created by new IoT technology

Want to enable new business opportunities with their IoT hardware.

Niklas Norin from Disruptive Technologies shows how companies are finding amazing and un-thought of use cases with their small sensors. Like this monitoring of fuse temperature, alerting for heat and overload in the fuse.

Niklas Norin from Disruptive Technologies shows several use-cases for their sensors.
Niklas Norin — tech ninja (left) and Erik Fossum Færvaag Founder (right) proudly showing off their incredibly sensors.

Disruptive Technologies for Startups

Read more about Disruptive Technologies for Startups at https://disruptivetechnologiesmeetthet.splashthat.com

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Startup Norway

Supporting the startup ecosystem since 2011 with support services like AngelChallenge and Startup Extreme.

Knut Wien

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Knut Wien

Startup Norway

Supporting the startup ecosystem since 2011 with support services like AngelChallenge and Startup Extreme.

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