Research becomes useful technology for society through strategic partnership

Press release   •   Feb 20, 2018 13:11 GMT

NGI has chosen Kjeller Innovation as its strategic partner to commercialize results from research and development. Innovative solutions developed in NGI's project activities shall become even greater benefit and use to society.

- Kjeller Innovation has long experience in getting new technology out on the market, and we learn much from our frequent discussions on ideas and opportunities with them, says James Strout, Head of technology development and innovation at NGI.

Kjeller Innovation is the project manager for NGI's commercialization priorities which are included in FORNY2020, which is the Research Council of Norway's program to create value and benefits for society from research results. Kjeller Innovation has the status of commercialization actor (TTO-Technology Transfer Office) in FORNY2020. NGI is co-owner and R & D-partner in two such initiatives:

- There are several ways to commercialize technological advances, explains James Strout. – We could establish a separate spin-off company where NGI participates as a shareholder, it could be licensing of the technology, or it may be to sell the technology to an interested party. Either way, the goal is that society will benefit with improved solutions and advantages of the results from NGI's research and Development.

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is a leading international centre for research and consulting within the geosciences. NGI develops optimum solutions for society, and offers expertise on the behaviour of soil, rock and snow and their interaction with the natural and built environment.
NGI works within the markets Offshore energy; Building, construction and transportation; Natural hazards, and Environmental Engineering.
NGI is a private foundation with office and laboratory in Oslo, branch office in Trondheim, and daughter companies in Houston, Texas, USA, and Perth, Western Australia. NGI was established in 1953.