GCE NODE and MAI Carbon Cluster in Germany intend to increase cooperation.
Innovation Norway has announced NOK 10 million for pre-projects from the environmental technology scheme. Application deadline is 15 May.
“The contribution from the oil and gas industry to our region and country is tremendous. This is also an industry for the future,” says Harald Furre, Mayor of Kristiansand.
The board of GCE NODE has accepted Panterra as a new participant in the cluster.
Center for Offshore Mechatronics is an 8-year long research program aimed to develop autonomous operation and condition monitoring of topside drilling systems.
The Mechatronics Innovation Lab fills a void in the Norwegian innovation system. There is a need for more pilot-testing, not only in the oil and gas industry.
Several industry clusters in Agder are familiar with robots. Increased use of robots and automation could see more jobs, previously outsourced to low-cost countries, return to Norway.