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.

All six industrial clusters and networks in the Agder region, that is GCE NODE, Eyde-nettverket, Arena Digin, Sørlandsporten Teknologinettverk, SINPRO and Lister Alliance; are partners in this cluster collaboration project funded by Sørlandets Kompetansefond and hosted by the University of Agder.

“We aim to increase regional competence on robotics and automation. The idea is to develop the consortium, sub-groups and pre-studies. We will network with national and international stakeholders, mainly through the EU-initiative PPP Robotics”, says Søren Kragholm, Project Owner.