Cathrine Karlson

Cathrine Karlson is Head of EU in No Isolation, a Norwegian company that builds tailored communication tools designed to put an end to involuntary loneliness and social isolation. AV1 is a telepresence robot that lets children with long-term illness be part of school and everyday life. Karlson has an international background with political economy studies from Europe, Latin-America and West Africa. She is passionate about social justice, and ensuring that vulnerable groups can enjoy the advantages of technology today.

Why I Tech


Technology has the power to change society for the better. It lets us go on adventures we haven’t been on before, and allows us to scale solutions. But there are lots of people who do not get to share the benefits of new tech today. Due to its nature, tech can be tailored to suit them too, and its adaptability is what makes it such a fantastic tool.

#ada18’s motto is ideas to change the world – my tech idea is


Technology can be warm, and should be inclusive for everyone. It can reduce social isolation and loneliness, as long as it is designed and aimed for those who are affected by this. Our idea to change the world is just that: tailor made inclusive technology that connects people.