The cluster organization Norwegian Centre of Expertise (NCE) Subsea is expanding and we have established the first regional hub in Florø.
Published: 26 March 2014
The expansion is secured by Sogn & Fjordane County Council and the municipality of Flora, who has allocated the funds necessary for the first NCE Subsea hub outside Bergen. The funds are initially awarded for three years.
Involvement and commitment from companies in the region is a prerequisite for starting up in Florø. In March Hellenes Holding entered into partnership with NCE Subsea as the first company in the region. We are is also discussing partnership with other companies in Florø.
Establishing the NCE Subsea hub in Florø will be done in close collaboration with regional stakeholders. Trond Strømgren will be working for NCE Subsea in a 50 percent position, and took up his position in March 2014.
Tuesday 22. April we invite all interested parties to an opening event in Florø. This will be the first NCE Subsea activity in Florø, and an important part of the program is to present the organisation and our ambitions in the region.
The overall ambition for NCE Subsea is to be a unifying organisation for the Norwegian subsea industry and for the subsea industry in Norway to be perceived as a global knowledge hub. The establishment of regional NCE Subsea hubs along the coast is key to achieving this ambition, and the Florø hub is the first of these.
We are now working on an application for the next level cluster program Global Centre of Expertise (GCE). The application is due end of April.