Unique Opportunity for Realising our Ambitions

We are working to be awarded status as Global Centre of Expertise. You are invited to provide your input.

Published: 16 January 2015
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The Subsea Cluster

- We strongly believe that the Global Centre of Expertise programme will give us an excellent opportunity for realising NCE Subsea’s ambitions for the cluster, says Tove Ormevik, Chair of the Board.

- The NCE Subsea cluster has a unique position with the oldest installation base and longest subsea track-record. Norwegian subsea technology is attractive in the international market, which is expecting strong growth in the coming years, says Ormevik.

The ambitious plan for strengthening the subsea cluster is anchored in our 2022-strategy. Current funding through the NCE programme ends in 2016, and a GCE status will secure the continuation of our work.

We Welcome Your Input

NCE Subsea has established a project group working with the application for GCE status, due 24. April 2015. The project group is headed by Jon O. Hellevang, Senior Subsea Innovator in NCE Subsea.

- Our upcoming annual visit to many of our partners and members will be devoted to getting input to the scope and focus of the GCE application, says Hellevang. Various working groups and events will also be used to get valuable input. We very much welcome all good ideas and input.

About Global Centres of Expertise

Early in 2014 Innovation Norway, SIVA and the Research Council of Norway announced the establishment of a new Norwegian programme for cluster development.

The existing programmes Arena and Norwegian Centres of Expertise (NCE) are continued and a third level is established with the Global Centre of Expertise. The three programs constitute the different levels in the Norwegian Innovation Cluster program.

Contact Information:

Jon O. Hellevang

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