Report points to ocean space for business opportunities

The South African economy is the linchpin of the Sub Saharan Africa region. Its government encourages foreign investment in both the public and private sectors. The Ocean Space is a strategic priority for both Norway and South Africa. South Africa has jurisdiction over one of the largest marine Exclusive Economic Zones in the world, and… Read More

Opportunities in the Kenya Flower Sector for Norwegian Energy Solutions

Norwegian companies could provide the flower sector with clean energy and mini hydro solutions. Kenya’s horticulture sector is one of the top 3 export revenue earners of Kenya. The country is the 4th largest exporter of cut flowers, after Netherlands, Colombia and Ecuador. The top 5 destinations of Kenya’s flowers are Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany,… Read More

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

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

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

Solar power will light up Vietnam

Incentives for cheaper electricity from solar energy has significantly sparked activities in the Vietnam solar sector. Local investors and international solar suppliers are teaming up while international donors and local/international banks are considering to provide financial packages for solar energy. (Photo: Solar BK Vietnam) The Vietnamese Government has set demanding targets for solar power development, which are… Read More

Japanese-Norwegian partnership in developing a carbon neutral hydrogen value chain

Hydrogen produced from Norwegian renewable power can succeed in the Japanese energy market. Japan and Norway are both globally prominent energy nations and are investing considerably in R&D as well as in commercialization of technology. While Norway is gifted with rich natural resources and is a net exporter of primary energy, Japan is a globally considerable… Read More