Hark Technologies

Hark Technologies was founded in October 2016 by Joar Gunnarsjaa Harkestad, after he saw a need in the market for smarter control systems for optimizing energy consumption in private households and commercial buildings. The company develops products for energy awareness, analysis of consumption, and for control of equipment. The goal is to create a complete system that automatically moves your energy consumption to the time of the day when the electricity is cheapest, without you needing to change your habits. Everything will happen behind the curtains, and the only place you will see it is on your electricity bill.

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The Team
Joar Harkestad

Joar Harkestad

General manager and Co- Founder

 Joar has a strong technical background from studying Cybernetics at The University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway and UC Santa Barbara in the US. Joar also has a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from The Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship at NTNU (Entreprenørskolen). Previous experience and places of work include Atmel Norway and Nordic Semiconductors.

Ørjan Svendsen

Ørjan Svendsen

Technical manager and Co-Founder

Ørjan has a strong background within software development. Previous experience and plases of work include Thales Norway and Hatteland Autostore. Ørjan has a master’s degree in Cybernetics from The University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

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Visit us at:
NTNU Accel, Kongens gate 30, 7012 Trondheim

Mail: contact@harktech.no