Hege Kverneland, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at National Oilwell Varco.

June 21st

“A good time for change”

“The downturn in the oil market provides an excellent opportunity for much needed change”, says Hege Kverneland, Chief Technology Officer at NOV.

June 21st

In early stages of digital journey

“Oil and gas is in the early stages of its digital journey. We are far behind other industries, says Statoil’s Bjørn Rudshaug.

June 21st

“The fourth revolution is here”

“We have entered the fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is no longer a hype, it is a reality”, said Audun Finnestad, Partner at PwC in Agder.

June 20th

Ecosystem for innovation near completed

Skagerak Maturo is selected as the management team for a new seed fund. The fund is expected to be operational in the fall of 2016, pending investor support.

GCE Node Events

Center for Offshore Mechatronics

Center for Offshore Mechatronics is an 8-year long research program aimed to develop autonomous operation and condition monitoring of topside drilling systems.


Mechatronics Innovation Lab

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.


Future Robotics

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.