Ready to take the Next Step Subsea

Six companies take part in the Subsea Next Step programme, where they get assistance in developing a sustainable business plan for their next subsea innovation.

Published: 27 June 2014
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Strukturplast get input on their business plan from Aker Solutions.

– Through Subsea Next Step we have gained access to an extended network within the subsea industry and assistance from experts who know the market, says Frode Lindvik, CEO in Strukturplast. – We believe the programme will give us easier market access compared to working alone, says Lindvik.

Differentiate Your Product

Strukturplast develops and delivers parts and components in polyurethane. The market for non-metallic materials is rapidly growing globally. Branding and distinguishing your product from the competitors is important. Strukturplast has developed and produces NORSelast®.

– Our strength lies in the possibility of tailoring design and material properties exactly according to the customer’s requirements and in the possibility of combining different materials, says Lindvik.

Easy to Forget the Business Part

– As the subsea industry is growing fast, many companies are struggling look ahead and focus on next-generation technology, says Jon O. Hellevang, who coordinates the Subsea Next Step programme for NCE Subsea.

– Many companies have a technical focus, but tend to forget about their business model, market, IPR and funding, says Hellevang. Subsea Next Step provides practical training and access to innovation methods and tools.

Read more about all participants in Subsea Next Step 2014.

About Subsea Next Step

Subsea Next Step is a business development programme targeted at companies that plan to commercialise new products and services.

NCE Subsea and BTO (Bergen Technology Transfer) have developed and lead the programme.

Aker Solutions, DNB, Innovation Norway and NCE Subsea sponsor this year’s programme.

Further reading
Subsea Next Step
Contact Information:

Jon O. Hellevang

Senior Subsea Innovator
+47 988 48 828
jon.hellevang@gcesubsea.no