Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Helping to Maintain a Thriving Industry

TBL ITF is the Norwegian ICT sector's representative in business politics. Utilizing comprehensive expertise in many areas, this nationwide trade union works to improve the framework conditions for Norway's ICT industry, encompassing providers of software, data services, telecommunications systems and electronics.

TBL ITF is a key trade union within the Federation of Norwegian Manufacturing Industries (TBL), Norway's largest industrial federation in the Norwegian Confederation of Business and Industry (NHO). Its sheer size gives TBL ITF the political standing to ensure that the views of Norway's ICT companies are given serious consideration when it comes to issues affecting the industry.


On behalf of its member companies, TBL ITF orchestrates close, direct contact with politicians, ministries and government agencies, as well as the Research Council of Norway, the Norwegian Industrial and Regional Development Fund (SND), and the Norwegian Trade Council. TBL ITF carries out its activities through a variety of forums and projects, such as:


- Executives' Forum - a professional and social forum for high-level managers in the ICT branch, in which key representatives of the Norwegian authorities, the European Commission and other organizations actively participate Annual Conference - arranged each year with a broader participation than the Executives' Forum, it is typically an afternoon conference for discussing current topics with the Government's network for project funds

- Research panel

- Interest groups

- Committees for improving the follow-up of crucial issues, such as environmental concerns and stock-option policies


TBL ITF is heavily involved in strengthening research programmes and R&D contracts. As an example, TBL ITF's member companies are well-represented on the board of PROGIT, a comprehensive ICT development programme funded by the Research Council of Norway. Members have also gained considerable influence regarding the content of the Research Council's other ICT-related programmes. In addition, TBL ITF has been of great assistance to its member companies in obtaining R&D contracts with government agencies and large industrial players. For EU-related matters, TBL ITF's most important partner is the European Information and Communications Technology Industry Association (EICTA), of which it is a member. For further information about TBL ITF, its activities and member companies, please contact:


TBL ITF PO Box 7072 Majorstua NO-0306 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 59 00 00 Fax: +47 22 59 00 01

E-mail: itf@tbl.no
Website: http://www.tbl.no/itf

Related articles

Latest articles


Technology has been imperative for the Norwegian oil adventure.  With high expenses and a focus on cutting costs, it may become even more important in the fight to secure the future of the Norwegian Continental Shelf....

Privacy Policy

We value your privacy. Read the details of our Privacy policy below.

Cookies information

Read our cookies information, specifying what they are and how they are used on NorwayExports.no. NorwayExports.no is owned by Media Digital AS.

Profitable Sustainable Fish Farming

Norwegian fish farmers are incorporating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into their business strategy. Even fish sludge could profitably save the environment. 

Digital Future: The New Maritime Sharing Economy

In the old days, ships left port and they hopefully arrived where they should. Now masses of data points and sensors are enabling a new maritime sharing economy.

Near-Zero Emission Technology to Power Platforms

Norwegian researchers are exploring near-zero emission platform technology using fuel cells combined with carbon capture to help meet climate targets.

Fish Vessels Go Electric

The Norwegian aquaculture and fishing industry has joined the green shipping wave with a number of pioneering electric fleet initiatives.

Norway’s Greener Future Fleet

Norway was the first nation to have a fully electric car and a passenger ferry. Now the country will make all future ferries green and a zero-emission maritime industry by 2050.

Could Iran be the Next Big Market?

Iran is opening up for billions of dollars in oil and gas investments after the lifting of decades-long sanctions. The Norwegian oil industry is cautiously eyeing possibilities.