Norway Country Report

Nation makes the case for knowledge-based innovation

Knut Sorlie, Innovation Norway regional director for China and commercial counsellor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy

Norway stakes its future on the knowledge of its people. This core philosophy drives the country's innovation, which relies on steady government support for promising small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through Innovation Norway.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 5:05pm

Positioned for the Pacific century

Innovation comes with international co-operation as technological diffusion from advanced economies fuels growth in emerging markets. With China aiming for technological leadership in what many acknowledge as the Pacific century, Norwegian expertise is within reach and beneficial to the goal.

24 May 2013 - 5:05pm

Hoegh LNG markets floating regasification terminals in Asia

Sveinung Stohle, president and CEO

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the fuel of the future - and Hoegh LNG knows that floating regasification import terminals are the future of this fuel in accessing the fast-growing Asian natural gas market.

24 May 2013 - 5:05pm

Marine Aluminium bridges safety and offshore productivity

Jan Johannesen, managing director

Two drivers cut across access solution projects in the offshore industry - personnel safety and environmental protection. Compared to the onshore sector, offshore activities require dependable structural suppliers due to the impact of harsher environmental conditions.

24 May 2013 - 5:06pm

ExproSoft software makes safety in oil wells a priority

Einar Molnes, managing director and founder

When the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in April 2010, the United States interior department created a team of experts to review the incident. This group included only one non-US member - ExproSoft.

24 May 2013 - 5:06pm

Marine tank venting specialist guarantees safe and smooth sailing

Marine tank venting specialist guarantees safe and smooth sailing

Tank vent check valves may not be top-of-mind items when it comes to safety at sea, but John Gjerde knows that these valves are crucial for maritime safety - and this includes ensuring ships are environmentally safe.

24 May 2013 - 5:09pm

Urban tolling technology crosses Europe's borders

Trond Juvik, president and CEO

The world's first electronic urban tolling was implemented in Norway, and Bro-og Tunnelselskapet (B&T) was the company behind this innovation. After proving the reliability of its tolling solutions, B&T expanded its technology beyond Norwegian borders to serve travellers crossing Europe.

24 May 2013 - 5:09pm

Skannex assures accurate and speedy bioassay testing

Krystin Chu and Chan Chee Chiu

When human health and safety depend on fast, accurate testing, Skannex guarantees results in seconds with its proprietary software. Where traditional testing takes hours waiting at laboratories, Skannex's rapid testing solutions are compact and can be administered at the point of care.

24 May 2013 - 5:10pm

Auto-Maskin makes strides in marine engine solutions

Svend Skjeggedal, managing director

The marine industry surged after the financial crisis of 2009. As businesses recover, control and monitoring systems, such as those offered by Auto-Maskin, play a significant role in minimising costs and ensuring sound investments.

24 May 2013 - 5:10pm

Flexible living quarters improve life at sea

Harald Larsen, general manager

A seaman's cabin is his home away from home. With more than 30 years on rigs and platforms in the North Sea, Flexmodul has been raising the quality of life in the maritime and offshore industries. The company builds and refurbishes living quarters (LQ) that are independent of location or transport requirements.

24 May 2013 - 5:10pm

Gamma Medica-IDEAS develops hi-tech recycling solution

Gunnar Maehlum, general manager

Spectroscopic X-rays created for space exploration can revolutionise various industries with their stunning imaging capabilities. Space technology provider Gamma Medica-IDEAS (Norway) is ready to begin the step change with electronic waste recycling.

24 May 2013 - 5:12pm

NOHA reels in big business under new ownership

NOHA supplies a complete range of firefighting equipment, for the onshore and offshore industries.

Norway's largest supplier of fire fighting equipment is poised for stronger growth opportunities after Netherlands-based SK FireSafety Group acquired the company in October last year.

Continuing to operate under its own name and management, NOHA NORWAY is putting greater focus on developing and marketing fire and safety products for export to the oil and gas sector worldwide.

24 May 2013 - 5:13pm

Trollhetta offers tools to detect subsea abnormalities

Ketil Bø, president

The oil and gas industry is beset with challenges. Oil service companies constantly look for solutions that address subsea leakage detection, surveillance and evaluation issues.

24 May 2013 - 5:13pm

Mustad Longline swims above tides of innovation

Christian Engh, president and CEO

Mustad Longline has always risen above the tides of innovation. As global demand in the industrial fishing sector increases, the company continues to create more efficient and productive ways of catching fish.

24 May 2013 - 5:13pm

Nordisk lightens loads for Asian air carriers

Nordisk lightens loads for Asian air carriers

Less is more for Nordisk Aviation Products. As the leading provider of air cargo containers and pallets, also known as unit load devices (ULDs), the company is enabling more airlines in Asia to reduce their fuel burn with lighter transportation equipment.

24 May 2013 - 5:13pm