Maritime opportunities in South Africa – a market in a strategic position

South Africa is one of the most active maritime nations in the world. Its ports, ship building and inspection services provide opportunities for Norwegian companies with expertise in a number of fields. South Africa is one of the largest and the most diversified free market economies on the African continent. It is home to over… Read More

Internet of Buildings (IoB) in Asia

The increasing convergence of Internet of Things (IoT) with buildings, is widening an unmet demand in Asia for smart building technologies. There will be a demand for smart building technologies in building information modelling, building management systems and automation, cloud real-time management, monitoring and sensors, HVAC automation & controls, home automation, mobile-linked controls and other… Read More

Fish or plastic for dinner in 2050?

Plastics in the ocean is a growing problem. In South Africa there are projects within “Marine Waste Management” to facilitate opportunities for innovation. Research published by World Economic Forum shows that we are likely to have more plastics than fish in the oceans 30 years from now. Already mammals, birds and fish are including plastics… Read More

South Africa’s Oceans to be the country’s new gold – this creates genuine opportunities for Norwegian industry

Innovation Norway in South Africa is launching a new Global Growth program tailor made for the Norwegian maritime industry with the ambition and capacity to access tender and other opportunities in this market.  The African continent is the Land of Opportunity, with 20% of the Earth’s landmass, 17% of its population (1,25 billion), the fastest… Read More

Waste challenges in Indonesia

Norwegian clean energy solutions, marine and maritime technology can help Indonesia with their challenges and help the country reach their energy production targets. A country half way across the globe with more than 260 million people, making Indonesia the world’s 4th most populous country in the world behind China, India and the US, but only… Read More

Sustainable use of the Ocean – The Norway – South Africa Science week 2017

For the second time Team Norway and South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology are hosting Norway – South Africa Science week in Pretoria, South Africa. Following up on last year’s success, this year’s focus will be on green maritime – sustainable use of the ocean. The objective is to explore opportunities for cooperation between… Read More

The Russian marine industry – interesting opportunities for Norwegian companies

Russia is the largest country in the world by surface area, covering more than one-eighth of the earth’s inhabited land area. Its coastline is over 37.000 km, bordering the Arctic, the Pacific, the Baltic, Azov and Caspian waters. The Marine Industry is a promising development sector in the Russian economy. (Photo: Thinkstock) The NEVA exhibition in… Read More

Photo: Alex Conu / Visit Norway

Indonesian Tourism in Norway – A Future Goldmine?

A growing middle class in Indonesia and a rising interest for Norway presents great opportunities for the Norwegian tourism sector. (Photo: Alex Conu/Visitnorway.com) Indonesia has experienced an adventurous economical growth over the past few years, and is expected to continue towards becoming one of the world´s ten largest economies. This development results in a wealthier… Read More

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Uganda – Moving Towards Commercial Oil Production

The discovery of large oil reserves in Uganda in 2006 led to widespread expectations that the economy would quickly be transformed. The dream is now set to become a reality. Huge reserves Uganda’s current oil reserve stand at 6,5 billion barrels with 1,7 billion barrels recoverable from the ground. It is possible that more discoveries… Read More

UK artificial intelligence sector is booming

If you are operating in the tech and/or artificial intelligence sector and is looking to expand your business further, then UK might be for you. As Professor Stephen Hawking recently put it at a conference in Cambridge “Success in creating Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the biggest event in the history of our civilisation. It… Read More