Bernt Inge Øhrn is the CEO of Mechatronics Innovation Lab.

“MIL will accelerate development of new technology. This will give Norway a competitive edge,” says Bernt Inge Øhrn, CEO of MIL.

Just days before the grand opening of Mechatronics Innovation Lab in Grimstad, Øhrn is busy and excited.

“We can’t wait to get started! Technology is the key for future success, and MIL will provide companies and institutions with the opportunity to build competence and test new technology,” says Øhrn.

MIL will be approximately two thirds equipped when Minister of Trade and Industry, Monica Mæland, declares the lab ‘officially opened’ this coming Wednesday.

“When the lab is fully operational, it will consist of 40 different technologies. This provides a huge specter of possibilities,” says Øhrn.

He is certain that MIL will contribute to increased and accelerated innovation.

“The effect will be imminent. The first five companies are waiting to get started. Students and researchers at the university are also eager to see the lab open,” says Øhrn.