About the company
GIAMAG  was established in 2012 as a commercial spin-off from Norway's Institute for Energy Technology (IFE). GIAMAG’s patented technology is based on research and development conducted at IFE for more than a decade. The company's mission is to provide solutions based on magnet technology for a wide range of industrial applications. GIAMAG possesses expertise to design and configure magnet systems to customers’ specific requirements.

Meet the team


Tone Blixøen, MSc
Managing Director
+47 413 14 891

Tone graduated with a master of science in biotechnology from U.of Colorado Boulder/UiO and an MBA from Imperial College. Her previous experience is as global product manager for Dynal Biotech (now Thermo Fisher), co-founder of Mole Genetics and CEO of Oslo Cancer Cluster.


Arne T. Skjeltorp, PhD, Professor
CSO and Co-founder
+47 971 68 277

Arne graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1965 and earned his PhD in physics in 1971 from Yale University in the USA. Arne served as the head of the physics department at the Institute for Energy Technology for 19 years. He has also served as an expert advisor to the Norwegian government in creating an R&D strategy for nanotechnology. Arne has published over 100 papers in refereed journals and has been a co-editor of 13 books.


Henrik Høyer, MSc
+47 452 81 257

Henrik graduated with a masters of engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2011 in the field of nanoelectronics and microsystems. He has been working with GIAMAG Technologies ever since.


Francesca Gatti, PhD
Project Manager
+47 955 58 033

Francesca graduated in Biology in 2006 from Roma Tre University, Italy.

She started her career in US where she worked as research assistant in animal models of diabetes and a clinical trial for human islet cell transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. In 2011 she started a PhD in Biotechnology on a project aimed at immuno-functionalization of pancreatic islets for transplant immunoprotection, an international collaboration between Boston Children Hospital-Harvard Medical School and the University of Salento, Italy.

After a postdoc at the K.G. Jebsen Inflammation Research Centre – University of Oslo, she joined GIAMAG Technologies.

Francesca is a biotechnologist with broad experience in basic and clinical research in the area of immunology, inflammation and material science.

As project manager at GIAMAG, her role is to implement magnetic-driven applications for molecular biology and in vitro diagnostic.

GIAMAG in the news

  • Interview with GIAMAG founder, Arne Skjeltrop, on a TV program run by the Norwegian government's broadcasting company (NRK): here
  • Norwegian Research Council (Forskninsrådet) created a video to highlight the research conducted by GIAMAG. See video below.