GCE NODE has developed a strong program for OTC 2016, including seminars, workshops and networking opportunities for county, municipality and business representatives from Agder.
The program will also include a stand together with Future Production, Telenor Maritime, University of Agder, Teknova and Iris at the Norwegian Pavilion.
The full program is available here.
About GCE NODE
The Global Centre of Expertise NODE is comprised of 72 companies in the Southern part of Norway – Sørlandet. All companies are in some way suppliers to the global energy and maritime industries developing and supplying technology and systems for offshore drilling and platform operations within the oil and gas sector globally.
NODE stands for Norwegian Offshore and Drilling Equipment, and companies in the cluster operate in three major market niches – offshore drilling, offshore loading and offloading, mooring and anchoring, and active heave compensated cranes.
GCE NODE is among the top 10 percent of European gold labeled clusters and one of the two first Norwegian business clusters promoted to a Global Center of Expertise.
The centre has a strong commitment to research, development and innovation in joint projects that will benefit the cluster and the region. Focus areas for RD&I are materials, mechatronics, ICT and business.
Business Development Lab Program
This program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in GCE NODE aims to strengthen SME’s through identification of new markets for existing technologies, focus on internationalization and review of marketing strategy and business plans.
Read more about the program here.
The project offers a course for second year MBA-students at the University of Agder with 10 full-day sessions and placement in companies. The course focuses on strategic business development with emphasis on the cluster’s main markets. With funding from Sørlandets Kompetansefond, the project will start in the fall semester 2015.