We build partnerships to test new ideas and solutions

SoCentral is a collaborative incubator that brings together municipalities, entrepreneurs and citizens who want to find answers for a more sustainable society.

Partnerships and Collaborations

SoCentral acts as a partner on collaborative projects to develop and test new solutions to important societal challenges like sustainable city development, climate change or inclusion and diversit.

Using our unique network, we gather people and resources, and share in-depth knowledge on innovation in both the public and private sector. Our partnerships with Pådriv and Semja are two examples of how we work.

Contact our CEO Thomas to find out how we can work together.

17.17 Infrastructure

The 17.17 Infrastructure is a concrete solution to SDG 17, target 17: “Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.”

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Semja is a model enabling private and public actors to co-fund solutions that can achieve significant social impact.

Incubator for Social Innovation

Do you want to be a part of a community that works for a more open, sustainable and inclusive society?

Being a member in our incubator lets you collaborate, develop, and share ideas and knowledge.

Want to know more? Contact our Head of Community Karin: karin@socentral.no


Fixed desk

NOK 3.750,- per month ex. vat

  • Fixed desk and locker
  • 24/7 access
  • Unlimited meeting room bookings


NOK 2.400,- per month ex. vat

  • Flex desk and locker
  • 24/7 access
  • Unlimited meeting room bookings


NOK 1.300,- per month ex. vat

  • Flex desk and locker
  • 1d access per week
  • 2h of meeting room bookings per week

Members have access to

Co-working space


Meeting rooms


Pro-bono advisors

Free coffee and tea



About us

We started SoCentral in 2012 because we wanted to contribute to the development of the Nordic welfare model. SoCentral is a company where all profits are used for further development. We are a transparent company. That means that you can get insight into what we earn, what our partnerships look like, and our strategies and plans. The knowledge and models we develop are always made open source.

‘What motivated us was that we were tired of hearing talk about how important it is to collaborate in order to find good solutions to social challenges. Then everyone went home to their silos and worked as before. Therefore, we decided that we would create this collaborative space ourselves. With just 30,000 NOK in capital, we embarked on our journey and the belief that we can change the world.’

  • - Thomas Berman (CEO)