Patenting Workshop

Photo: Dag Einar Finne from Bergen Teknologioverføring

On Wednesday October 18 a Patenting vs. Publication workshop was organised at UiA, Campus Grimstad.

* Introduction by UiA Nyskaping and information about DOFI process
* Dag Finne from Bergen Teknologioverføring
– Why patenting?
– Patenting process
– Cases
* Asle Pedersen from Innoventus Sør
– Business models
– Degree of freedom in commercialization

Steel and Ropes Seminar 2017


Teknova, together with UiA, NODE, Kristiansand commune, Vest and Aust Agder are proud to announce the second steel and fibre ropes specialist seminar, 27th to 29th of November 2017. The program includes lectures around the topic of:
Fiber ropes:
  *   Limits, challenge and opportunities associated with fiber ropes in running applications,
  *   Learning from the new FEM 5.024 guidelines,
  *   High performance fibres for fibre ropes.
Steel ropes:
  *   Corrosion of steel ropes in offshore applications,
  *   Tension/torsion response of wire ropes,
  *   Case studies where rope torsion is an issue.
Rope monitoring:
  *   Non-destructive techniques for wire ropes,
  *   Automatic detection of MRT signals.
Qualification and testing:
  *   State of the art testing of mooring and lifting systems
  *   Update on the recent standards developments.
In attachment you will find the flyer and full program for the seminar. The registration page can be found by following this link<>  , the price of the 3 day seminar is 6000 NOK ex VAT.
In acknowledgements for the co-sponsorship of NODE, UiA, Vest & Aust Agder and Kristiansand commune, companies located in Agder or members of the NODE cluster get a 50 % discount on the seminar cost, that is a three day seminar including lunches for 3000 NOK ex VAT.

Flyer til Steel and Fiber Ropes Seminar_270917

Working Meeting WP4.3, NTNU Aalesund

From left to right: Houxiang Zhang, Geir Hovland and Lars Ivar Hatledal in one of the simulator domes.

From left to right: Geir Hovland, Lars Ivar Hatledal and Houxiang Zhang in the open 3D simulator area available for teaching and research in the Mechatronics group at NTNU Aalesund.

On October 16, 2017 a working meeting in WP4.3 Protocols and standards for integration of simulation models and co-simulation was held at NTNU Aalesund. Lars Ivar Hatledal is the PhD candidate working in this work-package, Professor Houxiang Zhang is the principal supervisor while Arne Styve (not in the photos) and Geir Hovland are the co-supervisors.

The agenda for the day was as follows:

09:00 – 11:30 Visit to the very impressive infrastructure and collection of 3D simulators available at NTNU Aalesund and their partner Offshore Simulator Centre (OSC). The simulators are used both in teaching, research and external projects with industry partners.

12:15 – 14:30 Presentation by Lars Ivar Hatledal and following discussions about the plans and project focus.

WP4.3 is the first common research activity between the two Mechatronics groups at NTNU Aalesund and University of Agder, and is hopefully the beginning of a long-term collaboration.

Pilot testing at MHWirth

WP3 pilot test

Picture by Geir Hovland

From left to right: Knut Berg Kaldestad, Joacim Dybedal, Atle Aalerud and Erind Ujkani

This autumn staff from UiA have visited engineers at MHWirth to plan an outdoor test of 3D sensors developed in the project.

The test will take place during spring 2018, in the MHWirth testing tower (Kristiansand). One of the goals in the Offshore Mechatronics project is to take the research out in real life. The results will be presented at the Annual Conference May 2018.