Knut Klonteig Nielsen


Co-Founder, Alva Industries

Co-founder of Alva Industries, an electric motor tech start-up based in Trondheim, Norway. I am an engineer-turned-entrepreneur with my educational background from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where I studied marine technology before taking my M.Sc. at the NTNU School of Entrepreneurship. My main expertise lies in early-stage financing, with a special focus on grant financing and “soft funding” as a non-dilutive alternative to private capital. Passionate about technology, the environment and chess.