3D Printing – AMSI

Additive Manufacturing technology: To enable production of cost-efficient components from Si-based powder compositions.


Access to real time data

A project for how to collect and extract common time-stamped data from top-side and service related equipment and processes.


Arctic and Cold Climate Solutions

Assure that Norwegian petroleum industries are leaders of arctic and cold climate competence, and can deliver cost-effective technologies and solutions.


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.


Cluster Development Program

Funded by Sørlandets Kompetansefond and Innovation Norway, this project aims to increase competency, innovation, RD&I-participation, business development and cross-company cooperation within the cluster, thereby strengthening SMEs.


Cost reduction offshore contracts

Procurement and contracting are drivers for the rising costs problem in the Norwegian offshore oil & gas industry.


Decommissioning / Plug & Abandonment

Decommissioning of wells is a new, big market. An estimated 3000 wells are to be decommissioned on the Norwegian Continental Shelf alone.


Deep Sea Mining: DeSMO

Pre-study to build competence on deep sea mining and identify market and advanced technological R&D opportunities for NODE-companies.


Deep Sea Mining: MarMine

Main project on deep sea mining. Sampling, mineral characteristics, environmental and technology.



Ecotrack documents the environmental impact of products and services developed, produced and utilised by 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.


Geothermal Energy

Pre-study to build competence on Geothermal Energy and identify market and advanced technological R&D opportunities for NODE-companies.


Material technology

A project aimed at increasing knowledge within new materials with relevance for offshore use.


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.


NorTex Data Science Cluster

A project aimed to strengthen long-term collaboration between Norwegian and Texan institutions within data science.


Offshore Wind

Pre-study to build competence on Offshore Wind and identify market and advanced technological R&D opportunities for NODE-companies.


Periscope: Blue Growth

GCE NODE is among the partners in a new NOK 40 million Blue Growth project headed by the South Norway European Office.



Robotics, 3D-printing and other new technologies may re-shore task that are previously off-shored to low-cost countries.


Previous projects

Internationalization Lab

This program primarily for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) aimed to strengthen SME’s through identification of new markets for existing technologies, focus on internationalization and review of marketing strategy and business plans.