Business Matching through Speed Dating

NCE Subsea arranged the annual Møteforum this month, for all our partners and members. Members of NCE Instrumentation and entrepreneurs from the Subsea First Step programme were also invited this year.

Published: 20 November 2015
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NCE Subsea Møteforum 2015

More than 70 members and partners participated at NCE Subsea Møteforum 2015, which contained plenary sessions, speed dating and networking. Each member had six meetings of 15 minutes with different cluster companies, and all 139 meetings were conducted in less than two hours.

Bjarte Sebastian Hansen from Goontech participated for the third time at NCE Subsea Møteforum and finds the benefits from the meeting more valuable each time. – Goontech is a small company and our activity is somewhat a bit beside the subsea core area. This makes our presence at NCE Subsea Møteforum even more important, he says.

– It gives us a great opportunity to show our products and establish good contacts in the subsea industry. So far, we have achieved a great deal and started some good dialogues with industry partners. If these dialogues will result in concrete results and contracts, the future will show, Hansen concludes.

A Valued Event

Another participant was Roger Skarveland, General Manager in Maritim Service AS, a mechanical workshop located at Sunde in Kvinnherad. – To attend NCE Subsea Møteforum with the speed-dating opportunity is efficient for a company that is not located in central Bergen, says Skarveland. – Here, we get to execute the same number of meetings within three hours, that we normally would need two weeks to complete otherwise, he continues.

– Møteforum is, in my opinion, the very best and most useful event that NCE Subsea conducts during the year. The event is a door opener, giving us the opportunity to form new relations and do some good networking. This is a great opportunity to meet both existing and new clients and collaborators, get valuable information and work towards possible agreements and contracts, he concludes.

The Plenary Session

The forum was kicked off by Jon O. Hellevang from NCE Subsea who spoke about the pre-project funding programme and the professional advise that we offer to our members.

Hellevang was followed by Anders J. Steensen, from Forskningsrådet who shared valuable information about their funding programme DEMO2000.

David Rodrigues de Miranda, Asset Manager in Gassco, talked about who they are and what they do. Gassco joined the NCE Subsea cluster recently, mainly to increase their collaboration across the industry. Rodrigues de Miranda emphasised that it is important that we all make a conscious effort to collaborate within the cluster.

About NCE Subsea Møteforum

NCE Subsea Møteforum is an organised event consisting of short meetings between member companies. 

NCE Subsea Møteforum gives our partners and members the opportunity to present the products and services that they sell or wish to buy, and collaborative project ideas to each other.

Contact Information:

Jon O. Hellevang

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