Mining industry and opportunities for Norwegian companies in Russia

In terms of both area and the sheer variety of endowments, Russia figures as a major mining nation of the world. It is home to an array of minerals and metals including nickel, platinum, bauxite, cobalt, coal and tin. Russia accounts for a large share of the world’s output of diamonds, gold, silver and PGM.  … Read More

Skalere raskere i New York?

Innovasjon Norge samarbeider med en av New Yorks mest suksessrike akseleratorer, ERA (Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerators) om et akseleratorprogram i New York. Dette er et program for norske oppstartsbedrifter som vurderer å etablere seg i New York. Foto: David DiGregorio / Innovasjon Norge. Programmet gir kvalifiserte kandidater tre måneders intens oppfølging, rådgivning og verdifulle en-til-en sesjoner… Read More

The FinTech Landscape in Africa shows interesting Trends

Crypto-Currencies pave the way Africa is becoming an interesting market for crypto-currencies and next-generation peer-to-peer buying and selling of crypto-currencies is becoming a rapidly expanding market. In a recent article in ITWEB, dated 24 May 2018, it is noted that African virtual currency users are more likely to be male, under 30 years old and… Read More

Foto: Norsk Bergindustri

Norway and Canada contribute to green shift in the mining industry

Norway is rich in minerals, but only a limited amount of resources is exploited today. Norway has raw mineral values worth up to 2 500 billion NOK, and a refined mineral market value of 8 000 billion NOK (study performed by NGU and NHO). To harness these resources, the Norwegian mining sector needs several things… Read More

Sweden Wood Building

Multi-storey wooden buildings are in focus in Sweden

The interest of multi-storey wooden buildings is increasing rapidly in Sweden. Today, only about 10 % of newly built multi-storey houses use wooden frames. Forecasts predict a sharp rise in this area. This growing trend is a good opportunity for the Norwegian building industry since we have a long tradition of using wood in residential… Read More

Agribusiness Opportunities in Kenya

Agriculture, which includes aquaculture, is a major contributor to Kenya’s economy. It is the leading economic sector, accounting for 22% of the gross domestic product (GDP). The sector also accounts for more than 50% of Kenya’s total exports and provides more than 16% of formal employment in the private sector. Growth of the national economy… Read More

Norwegian Industry needs new markets – South Africa’s challenges may be Norway’s opportunities.

South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa, behind Nigeria. South Africa accounts for 24 percent of Africa’s GDP , and it is ranked as an upper-middle-income economy by the World Bank – one of only four such countries in Africa.  The country is rich in natural resources and is a leading producer of… Read More