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North dakota can be a door opener for Norway

SINTEF has signed a deal with the Center for Innovation Foundation at the University of North Dakota.

The Norwegian business sector should use the Norwegian-American community as a gateway into the U.S. We are the most similar to you, says Bruce Gjovig, who has just signed a deal with SINTEF to help them

Bruce Gjovig is head of the Center for Innovation Foundation at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. This spring he was in Norway as part of the North Dakota governor's delegation, and each year him or one of his workers come to Norway at least once.

"The biggest difference between running a business in Norway and in the U.S. is that here you employ one person to get things done. In Norway things are driven more by consensus. Here in North Dakota we do a little bit of both. It is easier to for Norwegian companies to reach the U.S. market through us, he tells Aftenposten.

To read more about the collaboration, please visit the Norway Post.

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