– For the first time, NODE has been granted space by Innovation Norway at the OTC Norwegian Pavilion. We are excited for the opportunity to showcase the NODE cluster at this global venue, says Project Manager Ann Marchioro at GCE NODE.
Based on the success of the joint NODE-stand at ONS 2014 in Stavanger, NODE would have preferred to invite NODE-companies to a joint stand at OTC 2015.
– Unfortunately, we were unable to arrange this. However, Innovation Norway has agreed to appoint a committee to see how business clusters can be part of major international expos like OTC and Rio Oil & Gas from 2016, says Marchioro.
At OTC 2015, NODE will host a workshop on big data, in cooperation with partners from Silicon Valley, universities and research institutions. NODE will also participate in the annual reception at the Wynden on Sunday, the day before OTC opens. The reception is hosted by Kristiansand municipality.
– We encourage NODE-companies to attend and to bring customers and partners to the event, says Marchioro.
A detailed program for the Agder delegation’s visit to OTC is being put together in cooperation with Kristiansand and Arendal municipalities, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder counties and the University of Agder and will be released after the holidays. All NODE companies are welcome to participate in one of more of the planned events. The Agder delegation plans to travel to Houston on April 30th.
If you have any questions about OTC, please contact Ann Marchioro at firstname.lastname@example.org.