“We are at an all-time high. All numbers are much higher in 2019 than when we achieved our GCE status in 2014. This makes me very confident that NODE will remain a global center of expertise for the next five years,” says Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE.
GCE status has been given to only three Norwegian clusters, which receive MNOK 10 in public funding annually for a ten-year-period.
Ellingsen presented the numbers at GCE NODE’s Annual Meeting in Kristiansand Thursday.
Participating GCE NODE companies:
GCE NODE RD&I projects:
RD&I projects initiated by GCE NODE companies:
Number of organized GCE NODE forums:
Skattefunn project applications from GCE NODE companies:
2018: 11,367 hours from GCE NODE companies, plus 9,000 hours from non-participants.
Important milestones during NODE’s period as global center of expertise:
2014: NODE receives GCE status
2015: SFI Offshore Mechatronics is established
2016: Seed Funding Fund is established
2017: Mechatronics Innovation Lab opens
2019: NODE’s Digital Innovation Hub recognized by EU