Offshore Wind opportunities in South Korea – a fast-paced move towards renewable resources.

South Korea produces 90% of the country’s electricity generated from non-renewable sources. However, South Korea is committed to change; adjusting to green power has been a political focus area, and offshore wind will be one of key drivers on the deployment of renewable energy. The government aims for 20% of the country’s electricity consumption to… 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

Have you considered the biogas market in Europe? We did that for you.

  What we learned from doing a cross-offices research on biogas markets in Europe. Conclusion from The Norwegian Water resources and energy directorate (NVE) was that there are good possibilities to increase the use of waste from fish farms, sewage heat, agricultural residues and macro- and microalgae. By developing a Norwegian system solutions, companies can both… Read More

Marine Waste – Team Norway in South Africa pushing for solutions through local partnerships

Marine waste is reaching pandemic proportions. Combining private and public resources are essential to reverse this trend, creating new business opportunities for all aspects of waste management in the process. South Africa is taking a leading role for Africa – and for the seven seas. (Illustration: Stephanie Martin / African Marine Waste Network) Norway earlier this… Read More

Turn trash into cash in South Africa

Waste challenges in South Africa brings opportunities for Norwegian companies. South Africa’s growing urban population is putting pressure on the environment in terms of waste management. Norwegian companies might have the technology to solve South Africa’s waste management problems. The waste industry in South Africa consists mainly of waste collection and landfilling. According to Green… Read More

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

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