BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
Diversity Leads to Strength
Norway has made an astounding transformation during the past decades from a commodity-based economy to one that is positioned on the cutting-edge within technology, products and services, with the Oil & Gas Adventure leading the way. Now, Norway is well-positioned for future growth in sectors that include Renewable Energy, Life Sciences, Environmental Technology, the Maritime Cluster, Tourism, and ICT – just to name a few.
Traditional industries thrive in Norway as well, with furniture and textile manufacturing, power production and export, forestry, mining, food, manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation services and agriculture all showing the fact that Norwegians seek sustainable solutions – always with an eye to nature and their relationship to the environment around them. This has led to Norwegian business and industry that is diverse – and with this diversity comes strength.
Seeking & Finding Solutions
This strength has not been achieved by chance. The Norwegian government and the private sector, together with the education and research environment, have a history of working closely together to accentuate the positive – an absolute necessity for a country of just five million.
Business clusters around the country are nurtured through Innovation Norway’s NCE (Norwegian Centres of Expertise) Programme including areas as diverse as Culinology, Aquaculture, Nanotechnology and one of the trademarks of Norway – the Fjords (NCE Tourism Fjord).
With national strategies within areas that include maritime, tourism, marine technology, energy, and the environment, the mechanisms are in place that promote knowledge development, creative thinking, innovation and adaptability.
Norway Communicates Business & Industry
Below are links to just some of the business and industry sectors here in Norway. For more information on the broad specter of diverse activities here, see information on the website of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The Norwegian tourist industry has blossomed into a service and hospitality industry that reaches out to all corners of the world through marketing channels that include the official online Norwegian Travel Guide Visit Norway.
Every single day of the year, nearly 30 million meals consisting of Norwegian seafood are enjoyed worldwide – exported to over 150 different countries. In fact, along with the Viking and the fjords, nothing is recognized more than tasty, fresh, healthy and clean Norwegian seafood.
In the energy sector, a century of experience within hydropower and later within oil & gas has given this country the solid base for becoming one of the world leaders in technology within the renewable energy sector. The bright future has already begun here in Norway, with excellent products, technology and services within areas such as wind power and offshore wind technology, solar polar, tidal energy, and others.
The Maritime Cluster
Norway has one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime clusters in the world. Powered
by Nature, the maritime industry here maximizes cost-effectiveness and quality while all the time
keeping the environment in focus.
Norway is working to pave the way within the Life Sciences with groundbreaking and innovative work within the areas of cancer research, neuroscience activities, marine bio-innovation and other areas that will improve the quality of life in Norway – and far beyond.
Norway is one of the most proficient technology societies in the world, with an innovative ICT sector enjoying successes within telecommunications, data security, e-commerce & communication, research and an internationalization supported by the government as well as organizations such as ICT Norway.