The Norwegian Minister of Digitalization, Linda Hofstad Helleland, visited Grimstad and met with (left-right) Morten Goodwin (Center for Artificial Intelligence Research), Michael Rygaard Hansen (University of Agder), Svein-Inge Ringstad (Mechatronics Innovation Lab) and Jan Helge Viste (GCE NODE). Photo: Kjersti Bjørgo

The Norwegian Minister of Digitalization met with GCE NODE and the University of Agder at Mechatronics Innovation Lab recently.

Minister Linda Hofstad Helleland was given presentations by GCE NODE and the university’s Center for Artificial Intelligence, and a presentation from and a tour of Mechatronics Innovation Lab.

Jan Helge Viste, Project Manager Digitalization and Business Development at GCE NODE, presented GCE NODE’s strategic focus areas, how NODE approaches digitalization, artificial intelligence, and cyber security – and the work of the GCE NODE Business Development Lab.

During the tour of Mechatronics Innovation Lab, the minister also stopped by NODE participant Pioneer Robotics in the midst of testing a new robotic arm for Momek Services.

During the tour of MIL, the minister also met with Pioneer Robotics and Momek Services. Photo: Kjersti Bjørgo