Research Director Smart Instrumentation and Industrial Testing - Grimstad
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NORCE Innovation Support, Clustering and Networking Activities for SMEs in the area of ocean technologies.
In alliances with industrial partners & cluster networks, NORCE collaborates with more than 650 international SMEs within market areas of:
- Offshore Oil & Gas
- Offshore renewables energy
- Fish farming and aquaculture
- Maritime transport and drones
- Sea mining
Digital Innovation Hub - Ocean Technologies (DIH-OT) is a one-stop hub, recently hosted by NORCE, addressing the industry’s need for specialized state-of-the-art test & apply labs/infrastructure on digitalization, smart manufacturing, artificial intelligence/machine learning, 3D printing, high-performance computing facilities, future materials & drone testing, offering services to offshore markets.
Seven industry clusters/associations are hub members, in addition to universities, research institutions, incubators, finance institutions & regional authorities. Many members are highly skilled ocean-based industrial players with an international market.
NORCE Innovation AS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NORCE and an important tool in our work on research-based innovation and commercialization. Among other things, this company is responsible for establishing and following up commercialization of companies as well as patenting and licensing of intellectual property rights.
NORCE innovation, NORCE research departments and DIH-OT aim at supporting SMEs with coaching, guidance and business analysis for the uptake of innovation and sustainable commercial activities. The following sections below provide NORCE alliances in national and international networks as well as the infrastructures owned and/or accessible to NORCE for the industrial testing and innovation support.
Eric Christensen (GNU Free Documentation License)
NORCE has framework agreements with several large companies, service companies, government agencies and international players in the maritime and offshore markets. Furthermore, NORCE has national and international strategic partnerships with universities and research organizations.
Simulation of Lufttransport AS's LN-LYR over Svalbard airport. The NORCE pod under the fuselage contains high-resolution sensors, and the aircraft has associated equipment mounted in the rack inside the cabin. (Ill: Derek McKay)