Looking for a specific product?

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

New national strategy for nanotechnology

The Norwegian Government’s new R&D strategy for nanotechnology, recently presented by Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske, has been drawn up in collaboration between ten ministries. Input from the Research Council of Norway has also been essential in developing the strategy.

Opportunities and obligations for Norway

“Nanotechnology may help to solve a variety of the challenges facing society at the global level today. At the national level, the technology may be of great importance for Norway’s continued industrial and social development,” said the Minister of Trade and Industry in his remarks.

Photo: Karin Totland Nanotechnology may help to solve a variety of the challenges facing society at the global level today, said the Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske in his remarks. (Photo: Karin Totland)

“Norway is at the forefront in a large number of research areas, and Norwegian research groups are well equipped for growth in this field. At the same time, we still have a great deal to learn about the potential impact of nanotechnology on health, the environment and society at large,” he points out. “Norway will do its part in generating new knowledge about this field.”

Ten ministries

The strategy was drawn up in a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Trade and Industry; Ministry of Education and Research; Ministry of Petroleum and Energy; Ministry of the Environment; Ministry of Labour; Ministry of Health and Care Services; Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs; Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs; Ministry of Agriculture and Food; and Ministry of Defence.

Hallen One goal of the NANO2021 programme is to develop the field by investing in top-calibre basic research while also promoting greater interaction between research and industry, says Director General Arvid Hallén of the Research Council of Norway.

“This goes to show how many areas of society are affected by this technology,” Mr Giske pointed out.

The Research Council investing in nanotechnology

Director General Arvid Hallén of the Research Council of Norway emphasises the broad-based process leading up to the strategy and its clear prioritisation of what to focus on in the years ahead.

“We have long been aware of the inherent potential in nanotechnology for pioneering discoveries. Research and development are the keys to success, from the perspective of both society and industry.

Research within nanotechnology has been a core focus of the Research Council for ten years. A new large-scale programme, NANO2021, was recently launched to carry these efforts further.

“One goal of the NANO2021 programme is to develop the field by investing in top-calibre basic research while also promoting greater interaction between research and industry. We will also ensure that technological developments take place within responsible boundaries for the good of society and the individual,” concludes Mr Hallén.

 

Related news

Latest news

Midtnorsk Havbruk chooses concrete barge from Steinsvik

The barge is the fourth in the Steinsvik’s concrete barge series.

New technical trainee blogpost: Furnaces, pumps and robots

Adam has just finished his second trainee rotation in Kristiansand

The Norwegian network of United Nations Global Compact launched today

Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UNGC,

DNV GL and Goldwind join forces on development of digital certification tools

MyCertificate is the first digital certification solution for wind turbines,

DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body,

PRESS RELEASE: Servogear to propel Asian built windfarm vessels

The contract with Cheoy Lee Shipyards was signed in Q2 2018.

SERVICEBULLETIN: Grease filling of the propeller system

SERVICEBULLETIN 180921: Grease filling of the propeller system

FILM: The world´s first HD220 gearbox returns for an overhauling

The gearbox has been operating flawlessly for more than 20.000 hours...

Øveraasen delivers machine number 66 to New York

Totally over the last ten years,