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Successful Visit to Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult

Photos: 1. Gathering at DNV GL. 2. Fiber cable. 3. Øystein Bjaanes, principal engineer at DNV GL presenting some of their test facilities that is made available through the catapult centre.
Photo: 1. Gathering at DNV GL. 2. Fiber cable. 3. Øystein Bjaanes, principal engineer at DNV GL presenting some of their test facilities that is made available through the catapult centre.

About 40 people joined our visit to the Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult Centre. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you accelerate your ideas.

The Ocean Innovation Catapult Centre is established to help companies accelerate their ideas within the ocean industries.

Access to World-class Competence and Infrastructure

The Catapult Centre and its partners, presented their plans for making existing infrastructure worth 1 billion NOK available to the industry. Moreover, the centre will invest several tens of millions into new joint test infrastructure.

Small and medium sized companies are the primary target of the centres, but larger companies and research institutes and universities are also welcome to test their ideas.

Get in Touch

GCE Ocean Technology has been selected by Siva to run a pilot project to identify and establish a minimum of 10 innovation projects throughout Norway within the ocean industry, which can be accelerated through the different catapult centres.

So far, several projects have been identified, and work is ongoing to realise these. Earmarked pre-project funding has been established to support pre-projects. GCE Ocean Technology will also help look for funding for running main projects.

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Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

Senior Ocean Technology Innovator

Jon O. Hellevang

Norwegian Catapult

The Catapult centres assist companies in developing prototypes, offer expertise and equipment for testing, visualisation and simulation to turn innovative ideas into new products and services in an effective manner at a lower risk.

The Catapult centres provide expertise, contacts and facilities in various technological areas, and can assist companies to access new markets and captivate interest from other potential business partners.

The programme is administered by Siva on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, in partnership with Innovation Norway and The Research Council of Norway.

Learn more at Norsk Katapult.