Looking for a specific product?

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

Rune Andersen becomes counsellor for science and technology in Brazil

Andersen has worked for Innovation Norway since 2000 and in their office in Rio de Janeiro since 2012.

The Research Council and Innovation Norway have already jointly funded science and technology counsellors in Japan, India and Singapore for several years.

On October 12th Arvid Hallén, CEO of The Research Council of Norway, and Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway, signed an agreement to establish joint science and technology counsellors in South Africa and Brazil.

“Very many of Norway's most innovative firms have been supported by the Research Council and Innovation Norway”, says Krohn Traaseth. “Through joint science and technology counsellors we are trying to create better flow for the companies we work with.”

 “It is efficient and logical that we collaborate on these positions”, says Arvid Hallén. “Both our organisations are working to strengthen the knowledge-intensive business sector opportunities abroad, but we have different core areas. We are more geared towards research and development at an early stage while Innovation Norway is working on the development and commercialization of solutions and technologies that have come a little longer”, adds Hallén.

The science and technology counsellors will work to strengthen research cooperation and assist Norwegian businesses in securing access to markets, contacts and networks. 

The Research Council of Norway has a focus on international cooperation, and Brazil is among the countries that receive extra attention. Memorandums of Understanding have been signed by Brazilian and Norwegian ministries, and last year, agreements were signed between the Research Council of Norway, its sister organization CNPq and Innovation Norway's sister organisation FINEP. To follow up these agreements will be an important task for the new science and technology counsellor.

In 2014 the Research Council of Norway published a “Roadmap for bilateral research cooperation” with Brazil. The document serves as a guide to Brazil’s innovation and research system, and suggests areas for collaboration.

 

 

Related news

Latest news

New Zealand Navy turns to Vestdavit for hands-on experience

Since 2000, Vestdavit has supplied 14 davits for seven NZ Navy vessels.

DNV GL and AEP Ohio win Energy Award for helping new energy efficient technology in ultra-low temperature freezers reach the market

Stirling ultra-low temperature freezers now ENERGY STAR certified

New 4K Displays Enable Cutting-Edge Multi-Data Fishing Vessel Bridge Solution from Furuno Norway

Newbuild Danish trawler 'Gitte Henning' first to benefit from large-format, ultra high definition bridge display innovation.

New DNV GL class notations aim to improve stern tube bearing performance

In the “Shaft align” class notations and the revised main class requirements for single stern tube bearing installations,

DNV GL provides due diligence to institutional lenders for investment in 659 MW Walney offshore wind project

Through DNV GL’s technical assessment to the group of lenders,

Welcome to the new service centre in Rørvik!

OK Marine will sell and offer service of its recognized cleaning fish products.

DNV GL boosts investment in 3D printing with establishment of Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Singapore

Through the newly established centre, DNV GL is running the recently announced collaboration with Sembcorp Marine,

DNV GL advised Partners Group on technical risks in its investment in Borssele III-IV

Due diligence on Dutch offshore wind project focused on technical risks.

Next generation hull calculation software: DNV GL launches Nauticus Hull version V20

With new ship rules and IACS requirements increasing the scope of hull design,