SIGNING CEREMONY: Nils Morten Huseby (IFE) and Anne-Grete Ellingsen (GCE NODE) signed an agreement between GCE NODE and IFE in Arendal Tuesday.

Technology cluster GCE NODE and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) have signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration on research and innovation.

“As a partner, IFE is a very good match for GCE NODE and the priorities set by the cluster. The institute has leading researchers in a number of fields of expertise relevant to our companies. We look forward to cooperating on offshore energy, geothermal energy and other areas within energy technology,” says Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE.

“We are looking forward to a closer cooperation with GCE NODE. IFE has had a prominent role in cutting edge technology research related to oil and gas, offshore renewable energies and health technology for 70 years in partnership with Norwegian industry,” says Nils Morten Huseby, CEO of IFE.

The cooperation was made public during a signing ceremony in Arendal Tuesday.

“IFE has is focused on the business sector and how to utilize competence and research to increase competitiveness. We have already discussed various projects and are keen to get started,” says Ellingsen.

GCE NODE and IFE have already established a good relationship through several visits both in Kristiansand and at Kjeller. A representative from IFE also joined the Agder delegation to OTC in Houston last May.