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Marine technology for extreme conditions

Tomorrow’s maritime technology must be able to handle extreme conditions during Arctic and deep-water operations. A new research centre designed to develop these technologies holds promise for Norwegian industry.

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

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.

Tomorrow’s degradable electronics

Norwegian researchers are developing electronics that disappear to order.

Yards stay on scene by planning lean

To nudge ahead of Asian competitors, Norwegian shipyards overlap various stages – simultaneously designing vessels, acquiring materials and constructing the ships.

Tourism cannot sustain North Norway

Norwegian national planners have a tendency to tout the importance of tourism for northern Norway. But tourism does not necessarily make a local community in the North more vigorous.

Modelling modules lead to higher-quality aluminium

New modelling tools that show the impact of even minute adjustments to the casting process on casthouse products will give the aluminium industry a significant competitive advantage.

Flat organisations confuse foreign workers

And confused workers reduce Norwegian industrial efficiency.

Top-class biofuel from the depths of the forest

Tops and branches from tree-felling sites are reborn in the laboratory as compact pellets. However, the energy industry will not act until the price is right.