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Energy Valley has partnered up with , SAMS and Viken Technology cluster in a project aimed at strengthening the member's competitiveness and knowledge. From left: Daniel Miravalles (Head of Business Development, Energy Valley) Tore Ausland (Business Manager, Viken Teknologiklynge 4.0 and Administrative Manager, Green Offshore Tech) Torun Degnes (CEO, SAMS) Pål Teien (Business Development Advisor, Viken Teknologiklynge 4.0) Photo: Daniel Miravalles
By Linea Bancel|Published 01 March 2022|Category: News

Energy Valley, SAMS, and Viken Technology cluster have partnered up for a project aimed at strengthening the member’s competitiveness in the blue fields.

Friday Daniel Miravalles, Head of Business Development at Energy Valley, Tore Ausland, Business Manager at Viken Teknologiklynge 4.0, Torun Degnes CEO of SAMS, and Pål Teien, Business Development Advisor at Viken Teknologiklynge 4.0 met for a kickoff meeting for The Ocean of Tomorrow project. Here they discussed the project plan, responsibilities, budget, and upcoming activities.

The 3 clusters complement each other and can together facilitate new value propositions and value chains. The starting point for the collaboration is the granting EU project H2020 Green OffshoreTech (GOT), aimed at SMEs. The Ocean of Tomorrow (OOT) project will enable the cluster companies to take full advantage of participation in GOT.

The sectors addressed are offshore wind energy, offshore aquaculture, green transition for offshore oil and gas, and waterborne green transport.

GreenOffshoreTech is a Cluster Facilitated Project with the purpose of supporting innovation in SMEs, fostering the development of the emerging Blue Economy industries by enabling new cross-sectoral and cross-border value chains based on shared challenges, and the deployment of key enabling technologies (KET).

The Ocean of Tomorrow project will contribute to building new competence for the cluster members by further developing the competence that already exists in the three clusters and connecting this with the possibilities in the Green OffshoreTech project. The result will be new technology/products, increased market knowledge, and a larger international network for the cluster companies.

First call: spring 2022. This will include direct financial support and tailored business support services. The available financing through GOT is around 30 million NOK, up to 600K NOK per initiative, and tailored business support services. 

– We will keep our cluster companies updated. News coming during March! says Miravalles.