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Innovation

Female bosses make companies more innovative

Companies launch more new innovative products if 30 per cent or more of their management team are female, shows new research.

Eco-cement from Norwegian clay

Blue clay from Norway is emerging as a climate-friendly alternative to cements used to make concrete – turning a waste material into a resource.

"Trilobites" that filter and decontaminate

Norwegian researchers have developed a small silicon structure that look like fossil trilobites. The device is designed to separate blood cells and filter minute particles from waste water and brines.

Good or bad innovation ideas?

The traditional way of running a project with a beginning and an end will soon be history. The scientists have a smarter solution.

Intelligent clothing for extreme weather

Norwegian laboratories are developing technical clothing that can “sense” how your body is responding. This will make working under extreme weather conditions safer.

Making beer bottles from paper

Scientists and brewers have developed beer bottles made out of paper. But is it possible to produce them quickly enough?

Patent trolls can increase innovation

Companies that secure patent rights only in order to claim licence fees have a bad reputation. However, research shows that patent trolls can make it easier for small innovators to make money

Charting sores and bruises in multiple colours

Detailed nuances in colour can reveal the age of bruises or detect when sores are not healing properly.

Using robots to get more food from raw materials

Can an industrial robot succeed both at removing the breast fillet from a chicken, and at the same time get more out of the raw materials? This is one of the questions to which researchers working on the CYCLE project now have the answer.

When the oil runs out, the age of tiny things begins

Norway may have to depend on nanotechnology as its main source of income in the future. Nanotechnology is all about creating custom materials on a tiny scale that allows for incredible possibilities in the real world.