Successful Subsea Innovation Day

The fifth annual Subsea Innovation Day was a success with very good feedback. The event focused on challenges and opportunities for the subsea industry and GCE Subsea provides financial and professional support and advice to take the best ideas forwards.

Published: 16 May 2018
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Workshop at Subsea Innovation Day 2018

The theme of this year’s Subsea Innovation Day was What and How to Invent. Innovation Specialist in Statoil, Steinar Wasa Tverlid, shared his experience on how companies should work with innovation. A key takeaway was how radical innovation focus can help companies with taking larger steps when doing incremental innovations, as many companies are good at doing incremental improvements, but lack focus on challenges and possibilities that comes with radical innovation.

Invitation to New Projects

Bjørn Søgård from DNV-GL referred to studies on how the majority of innovation has gone from taking place in the defence industry, to the business to business marked and now in the consumer technology marked. This effect technology take-up and implementation in our industry, as performance, requirements and influence varies between different industries and markets.

An important part of the day was two workshop sessions to discuss the subsea future and invitation to new innovation projects. All the groups described an integrated subsea future with crossover between industries and multi-use of ocean space. Autonomy was the key word throughout the discussions.

Realised 1 Billion for RDI Projects

In 2017, GCE Subsea crossed the milestone of realising more than 1 billion NOK in external funding for RDI project for the cluster.

– We can contribute with both financial support and advice to help companies realise their best ideas, says Jon Oddvar Hellevang, Senior Subsea Innovation in GCE Subsea. Companies can get 100 thousand NOK in pre-project funding. Larger consortiums can receive 250 thousand NOK for pre-competitive projects.

– There are many different support schemes for companies. We can help our members and partners with finding the right programme for your project and apply relevant funding, Hellevang finishes.

Contact Information:

Jon O. Hellevang

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