Crown Princess Mette-Marit is impressed by Stanford University in California's commitment to innovations that solve everyday challenges in poor parts of the world.
Crown Princess is currently on visit to the U.S. along with the Crown Prince, and held Wednesday a speech at the seminar "Advanced Technology and Innovation." Specifically, she had been looking forward to visiting design developers d.school. Students here has developed a special blanket that is an inexpensive alternative to an incubator, and solar-powered LED lamps.
You tear down obstacles by combining engineering and design methods with ideas from art tools from the social sciences and insights from industry. d.school is definitely a place to be shaken out of habitual thought patterns, said the Crown Princess of speech. She also noted that the road to success is paved with failures, but that one must dare to risk it to reach the top.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Wednesday also Innovation House in Palo Alto Wednesday afternoon. It was the Crown Princess try a touchless screen games specially designed for Mette-Marit. The game is to shoot the gangsters, and the Crown Princess set a new record. Crown Prince Haakon did try the 360 degree video technology. - This was very cool! said the Crown Prince.