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DigitalNorway

Hub Information

Hub Name
DigitalNorway
Local Name
DigitalNorway Toppindustrisenteret AS
Evolutionary Stage
Fully operational
Geographical Scope
National

Description

DigitalNorway is a non-profit organisation that will contribute to increased pace in the digitization of Norway. We connect companies and experts together to share experience and expertise across industries and disciplines.​

Many businesses have come a long way in digitizing work processes, production and customer service models. Others are striving to figure out how to tackle the challenge. The top industry center / Digital Norway will be a venue for large and small businesses that will meet to learn from each other.​

DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS opens at the Research Park in Oslo in the autumn of 2017. Among the owners are 15 of Norway's leading companies. In addition, we cooperate with research and education institutions, industry clusters and several of the best competence communities that Norway has to offer.​

Together we will: 
- gather and disseminate knowledge to the entire business community about digital business models and competence environments at home and abroad - assist businesses seeking to explore and test new business models - safely and on a small scale 
- provide tools for businesses that want to test their digital maturity and connect those who need help with leading expertise. 
- Develop services that small and large businesses can use to digitize their own business 

A digital Norway is a competitive Norway.

During Arendalsuka 2016, Walter Qvam and 12 of Norway's largest companies and 12 of Norway's most important universities, colleges and research institutes launched the pre-project to the Top Industry Center. The pre-project recommended the winter of 2017 the start of DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS. The preliminary project was led by Hilde Tonne. Tonne now heads the DIGITALNORWAY Advisory Board.

In June 2017, 15 of Norway's largest businesses entered as owners of theDIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS. In July, the Center entered into a partnership with the Norwegian government, and was also responsible for the secretariat for DIGITAL21, a strategy process for research and competence building in Norway.

DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS has also collaborated with a wide range of prominent innovation environments across the country.DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS will contribute to increased pace in the digitization of Norway. We connect companies and experts together to share experience and expertise across industries and disciplines.​

Many businesses have come a long way in digitizing work processes, production and customer service models. Others are striving to figure out how to tackle the challenge. The top industry center / Digital Norway will be a venue for large and small businesses that will meet to learn from each other.​

DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS opens at the Research Park in Oslo in the autumn of 2017. Among the owners are 15 of Norway's leading companies. In addition, we cooperate with research and education institutions, industry clusters and several of the best competence communities that Norway has to offer.​

Together we will: 
- gather and disseminate knowledge to the entire business community about digital business models and competence environments at home and abroad - assist businesses seeking to explore and test new business models - safely and on a small scale 
- provide tools for businesses that want to test their digital maturity and connect those who need help with leading expertise. 
- Develop services that small and large businesses can use to digitize their own business 

A digital Norway is a competitive Norway.

During Arendalsuka 2016, Walter Qvam and 12 of Norway's largest companies and 12 of Norway's most important universities, colleges and research institutes launched the pre-project to the Top Industry Center. The pre-project recommended the winter of 2017 the start of DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS. The preliminary project was led by Hilde Tonne. Tonne now heads the DIGITALNORWAY Advisory Board.

In June 2017, 15 of Norway's largest businesses entered as owners of theDIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS. In July, the Center entered into a partnership with the Norwegian government, and was also responsible for the secretariat for DIGITAL21, a strategy process for research and competence building in Norway.

DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS has also collaborated with a wide range of prominent innovation environments across the country.

All the services offered by our hub to SMEs to support them with their digital transformation are presented here: https://digitalnorway.com/om-dn 

DigitalNorway Toppindustrisenteret AS skal bidra til økt tempo i digitaliseringen av Norge. Vi kopler bedrifter og kompetanse sammen for at de skal dele erfaring og læring på tvers av bransjer og fagområder.

Mange virksomheter har kommet langt i digitalisering av arbeidsprosesser, produksjon og kundebetjeningsmodeller. Andre strever med å finne ut hvordan de skal ta fatt på utfordringen. Toppindustrisenteret/Digital Norway skal være en arena for store og små virksomheter som vil møtes for å lære av hverandre.

DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS åpnet i Forskningsparken i Oslo august 2017. Blant eierne er 15 av Norges ledende bedrifter. I tillegg samarbeider vi med forsknings- og utdanningsinstitusjoner, næringsklynger og flere av de beste kompetansemiljøene som Norge har å by på.

Sammen skal vi:
- samle og spre kunnskap til hele næringslivet om digitale forretningsmodeller og kompetansemiljøer i inn- og utland - bistå virksomheter som ønsker å utforske og teste ut nye forretningsmodeller – trygt og i liten skala
- tilby verktøy til virksomheter som vil teste sin digitale modenhet og koble de som trenger hjelp med ledende ekspertise.
- utvikle tjenester som små og store bedrifter kan bruke til å digitalisere egen virksomhet

Et digitalt Norge er et konkurransedyktig Norge.

Under Arendalsuka 2016 lanserte Walter Qvam og 12 av Norges største selskaper og 12 av Norges viktigste universiteter, høyskoler og forskningsinstiutter forprosjektet til Toppindustrisenteret. Forprosjektet anbefalte vinteren 2017 oppstarten av DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS. Forprosjektet ble ledet av Hilde Tonne. Tonne leder nå DIGITALNORWAYs Advisory board.

I juni 2017 gikk 15 av Norges største virksomheter inn som eiere i DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret. I juli inngikk senteret et samarbeid med den norske regjeringen, og fikk samtidig ansvaret for sekretariatet for DIGITAL21, en strategiprosess for forskning og kompetansebygging i Norge. 

Innovasjon Norge utnevnte i oktober DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS sammen iKuben i Møre og Romsdal, Smart Innovation Norway i Halden og Kongsberg Klyngen som likeverdige partnere i ordningen Omstillingsmotor. Sammen med sine partnere skal DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret AS løfte kunnskapsnivået og bidra til at små og mellomstore bedrifter over hele landet utnytter nye forretningsmuligheter i den digitale transformasjonen.

DIGITALNORWAY - Toppindustrisenteret har også inngått samarbeid med en lang rekke fremtredende innovasjonsmiljøer over hele landet.

Senteret er i oppstartsfasen og utvikler nye tjenester fortløpende.

Contact Data

Coordinator (Networked, cluster organization)
DigitalNorway Toppindustrisenteret AS
https://digitalnorway.com/
Year Established
2016
Location
Gaustadalléen 21, 0349, Oslo (Norway)
Website
https://www.digitalnorway.com/
Social Media
Contact information
Liv Dingsor
liv.dingsor@digitalnorway.com
+4791724981
Contact information
Pavan Sriram
pavan.sriram@digitalnorway.com
+4741067657

Organisation

Organizational form
(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)
Turnover
>5.000.000
Number of employees
10-25

Technologies

  • Internet of things

DIGITAL21

Digital21 is about the business community's ability and ability to develop and apply new technology and knowledge as well as increasing digitalization. The Norwegian Government has established Digital21 to look at how to strengthen the business community's ability and ability to both develop and apply new technology and knowledge in line with the increasing digitization. DIGITALNORWAY is the Secretariat for Digita21. More information at: https://www.digital21.no/

Omstillingsmotoren (Innovation Norway's Conversion Engine Program)

 The conversion engine is a new initiative in the cluster program, which will allow companies across the country to gain access to updated expertise, methods and tools in areas such as innovation, sustainability and potential technologies important for Norwegian business in the next few years.  This will help speed up the renewal and conversion of products, solutions, services, production methods and business models. More info at: http://www.innovasjonnorge.no/no/Nyheter/raufoss-miljoet-og-digital-norway-skal-skape-omstilling-utenfor-naringsklyngene/

 

Robotics: Digital Innovation Hubs (DT-ICT-02-2018)

Project Title: Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber-security for Agile Production in Future
European Manufacturing Ecosystems
Acronym: TRINITY

Market and Services

Sectors

  • Agriculture and food
  • Maritime and fishery
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Energy and utilities
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail
  • Tourism (incl. restaurants and hospitality)
  • Transport and logistics
  • Real estate, renting and business activities
  • Public administration
  • Education
  • Life sciences & healthcare
  • Community, social and personal service activities
  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of textiles and textile products
  • Manufacture of leather and leather products
  • Manufacture of wood and wood products
  • Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products; publishing and printing
  • Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel
  • Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
  • Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Financial services

TRL Focus

  • TRL1 - Basic principles observed and reported
  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Collaborative Research
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development
  • Other

Service Examples

Disruption Lab

a. Client profile:

SMEs, Start-ups, Mid-caps, Established companies in all sectors that would like to take part of digital revolution

b. Client needs:

Get to know your new digitization challengers before they challenge you and the entire company!

c. Provided solution to meet the needs:

Internationally, 9 out of 10 senior executives estimate that their business will be ""disrupted"" by digital business models. In Norway, the leaders realize that digitization causes major changes in society, but only 2 percent fear about their own profitability and core business.

In Disruption Lab, DIGITALNORWAY's best experts will challenge your business to specific dilemmas and challenges you face.

DIGITAL NORWAY offers to tailor a process for you as a leader, your board or your management team to break the nuts you do not get on with. In this process, we will mobilize the very best forces the country can put, so that you can make decisions and move on.

Disruption Lab helps you because:

  • Digitization affects entire industry systems and individual businesses. Trends and predictability are replaced with breach and uncertainty
  • Business model, value creation processes and requirements for roles and competencies often snuff on their heads
  • Businesses that are mature know that they are facing trends or dilemmas they do not overshadow.

A Disruption Lab is a safe choice; The centre is a neutral party that adjusts the scheme to your business and mobilizes the best available academic expertise, researches and clings around the issues you are in the middle of and do not get on with.

Practical implementation

The implementation of a disruption loss goes over 5 steps:

  • Collect : Identify goals, purpose, describe challenge / dilemma / uncertainty and device and involvement of your own organization and what kind of expertise is required.
  • Prepare : Through academia, research and clusters create necessary knowledge objects that can help highlight possible solutions to the challenges.
  • Mobilize : Estimate time, summon participants experts, put expectations.
  • Conduct : A specially designed and intense workbook that lasts a couple of days where the world's best expertise and your participants break the code.
  • Summarize : Create decision-making basis and road selection

The Disruption Suspension will give you the basis for making decisions based on:

  • Overview of relevant trends and technologies and how they affect the company's business model and the industry system the business is part of
  • Articulation of challenge / dilemma / uncertainty
  • Knowledge objects from relevant academic environments that highlight the challenges
  • Content of strategy and roadmap for digitization
  • Decision basis and directions

All services provided by our hub are on the following link:

  https://digitalnorway.com/om-dn

COMPETENCE NETWORK

DIGITALNORWAY brings together Norway's leading expertise to advise on the future.

Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. Our digital technologies today challenge established processes and organizations.

The expertise networks gather experts, suppliers, users, authorities and stakeholders to explore new digital technologies, platforms and business models. This creates knowledge and competence with value both for participants in the Competence Network and for the owners, members and users of DIGITALNORWAY.

Competence networks will help to:

  • Further develop insights into specific digital technologies
  • Establish best practices for procuring and using new technology
  • Build networks with experts and stakeholders across Norwegian business, academia and government

The first competence network deals with blockchain and been launched recently: https://www.digitalnorway.org/blockchain-forum

All services provided by our hub are on the following link:

  https://digitalnorway.com/om-dn

INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION

We bring together innovative players to build future winners.

Digitization is an equally revolutionary force like electricity, the car and the phone were in their time. In the next five years, a number of established industries will be challenged, and new wineries will grow.

Individual companies are usually unable to change the industry alone. But by playing teams with other business actors, universities and authorities, Norway can succeed in building the future of digital society and industry.

DIGITALNORWAY's industry transformation is based on:

  • Value creation will in the future increasingly take place in interacting ecosystems and the desire, will and ability to build such teams will be business critical the next five years in most industries and industries
  • DIGITALNORWAY will provide the necessary framework to create transformation as well as support and conduct the professional and administrative processes.
  • DIGITALNORWAY will draw on Norway's leading digital competence, through the Executive Forum and Expert Network.

All services provided by our hub are on the following link:

  https://digitalnorway.com/om-dn

Increasing the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses

DIGITALNORWAY – Toppindustrisenteret AS is an industry-driven initiative to digitize Norwegian businesses. The initiative aims to become an arena that builds, connects and drives digitization projects across SMEs, institutes and industry giants. DIGITAL NORWAY is the centre of force and the hub for several expert networks. The company is an ideal, (non-profit) corporation with 15 leading Norwegian companies as owners, and with government bodies/public users as strategic members.

 

Areas of Interest:● Transport ● Telecommunications ● Software solutions ● Society ● Rules and Standards ● Renewables & Utilities ● Renewable energy ● Public Transport ● Oil & Gas ● Ocean space ● Microtechnology and nanotechnology ● Materials ● Mass Media ● Maritime ● Investment & Holdings ● Insurance ● Health and welfare ● Financial services ● Energy ● Electricity ● Digitalization ● Digital solutions & High-technology systems ● Defence & Aerospace ● Construction ● Climate and environment ● Chemicals ● Business Assurance ● Building and infrastructure ● Biotechnology ● Applied & Industrial research

Mission/Objectives: DIGITALNORWAY will contribute to increased pace in the digitization of Norway. We connect companies and experts together to share experience and expertise across industries and disciplines. ​Many businesses have come a long way in digitizing work processes, production and customer service models. Others are striving to figure out how to tackle the challenge. DIGITALNORWAY will be a venue for large and small businesses that will meet to learn from each other. ​ Among the owners are 15 of Norway's leading companies. In addition, we cooperate with research and education institutions, industry clusters and several of the best competence communities that Norway has tooffer. ​

Together we will:

  • gather and disseminate knowledge to the entire business community about digital business models and competence environments at home and abroad - assist businesses seeking to explore and test new business models - safely and on a small scale
  • provide tools for businesses that want to test their digital maturity and connect those who need help with leading expertise.
  • Develop services that small and large businesses can use to digitize their own business.

 

Members at our cluster nodes: Please visit the websites our cluster nodes to see our member lists.

 

Exampls opf Services at DIGITALNORWAY:

  1. DIGITAL MATURITY INDICATOR
  2. DISTRUPTION LAB
  3. INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION
  4. COMPETENCE NETWORK
  5. BOARD PROGRAM

All services provided by our hub are on the following link:

  https://digitalnorway.com/om-dn

Board Program

a. Client profile:

SMEs, Start-ups, Mid-caps, Established companies in all sectors that would like to take part of digital revolution

b. Client needs:

How can the board members of a company be better prepared for the digital future? 

c. Provided solution to meet the needs:

DigitalNorway has together with some of Norway's leading environments in digitalization developed the Board Program that aims to make the board better equipped to process digitalization as an integral part of the strategic discussions in the business. The program combines learning from other industries and companies with practical development work in the boardroom.

The boards set the course for Norwegian business. Investigations show boards lack understanding of opportunities and threats digitization brings with it.

Such competence is important for strategy work, and to understand the need for necessary investments.

DIGITALNORWAY develops a program that analyses and further develops the digital skills of the boards. The program can also be taken by members in nomination committees and in top management teams.

What does the steering program provide?

There are currently different courses for board members. Most of them focus primarily on the more formal aspects of governance, and to a limited extent provide expertise about strategic drivers.

The DIGITALNORWAY control program focuses on how digitization affects the business, its environment, leadership requirements, and opportunities for streamlining operations. The control program acts as an optional module that can be linked to established drivers or taken as a standalone program for those who have been through other drivers.

The program is suitable for all boards and offers a relevant range of modules that can be combined into a program that fits any board.

Practical information

The control program consists of three modules and access to three of DIGITALNORWAY's services.

  • iDMI - Individual Digital Maturity Indicator to map the level of competence within digitization. This is a questionnaire based on self-assessment, and can be performed as part of general board evaluation.
  • Workshop - updates the board of the most prominent digital technology drivers, coupled with discussion and reflection on relevant business examples. Workshop is adapted so that it can be taken as part of an extended board meeting.
  • Course for board members - The course is designed as a workshop for board members. Duration is one day and the course covers the most important digital technology drivers like digital business models, digital marketing, interaction and sales, digital platform economics and cybersecurity. The course is set up as a combination of lectures and case assignments. The main purpose of the course is to enable board members to ask the right questions to the administration in relation to digitization, as well as to understand how the technological forces affect the business.

In addition to the three above-mentioned modules, the board will also consist of a conference specifically adapted for board members, access to experts from the DIGITALNORWAY Expert Network, as well as access to online resources through DigitalHub.

The unique with DIGITALNORWAY's board of directors is access to experience and case from the full width of Norwegian business, as well as access to experts in a wide range of digital technologies.

The control program is adapted to the needs of each board.

All services provided by our hub are on the following link:

  https://digitalnorway.com/om-dn

Digital Maturity Indicator (DMI)

a. Client profile:

SMEs, Start-ups, Mid-caps, Established companies in all sectors that would like to take part of digital revolution

b. Client needs:

To understand how the employees perceive the company’s readiness, identify underlying factors preventing the company to reach their potential, recommend specific actions to mitigate the situations.

c. Provided solution to meet the needs:

DigitalNorway has developed tools and methods to assess the employees perception, and to recommend specific actions.

DIGITALNORWAY has travelledthe entire country in recent years to mobilize Norwegian business. We have seen the nation gradually wake up and the conversation about the digital changes we are facing is now present at the authorities, in the media and businesses.

Digitization is now on the agenda - but what so?

In all the smoke of digital experts and proponents who cry out ""disruption, disruption,"" most business leaders strive to understand what they must do differently to succeed. And only few of them have the resources and tools required to succeed. Therefore, DIGITALNORWAY launched it’s first service called DIGITAL MATURITY INDICATOR:

DIGITAL MODERNITY INDICATOR

Digital Maturity Indicator (DMI) gives you insight into how well your business is ready to handle the changes your business faces. The service dives under the smoke from buzz words like AI, IOT, blockchain or machine learning. Instead, the service identifies the extent to which the business is able to renew expertise and business model so that it can reproduce itself in digital costume.

Our first users notice clear effect:

""The Digital Maturity Indicator and the subsequent workshop gave us the necessary push to seize the possibilities of digital sales of plumbing services."" 

Tor Erik Sivertsen, general manager, S-Rør AS

""DMI have inspired us to disruptive thinking about our own future production. The result was a R & D project together with SINTEF in 3D printing."" 

FrodeResve, General Manager, Securo AS.

""DMI has helped to give building and construction clusters in Verdal Industrial Park a better understanding of how digitization changes our framework conditions."" 

Lars PetterSjøvold, Managing Director of Competence and General Manager of Byggmestran AS.

Now you can figure out how digital fashion you are, by:Take the test now!

We also offer the test for your industry / innovation company, your business, your management team or your board. For these, there is a tailor-made workshop where we can visualize what the results mean to you. 

Do you want to know more? Send an e-mail to  dmi@digitalnorway.com

All services provided by our hub are on the following link:

  https://digitalnorway.com/om-dn

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • Partner resources
  • Memberships
  • Other

Customers

Number of customers annually
>50
Type of customers
  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Research organisations
  • Partners

    • Kongsberg innovasjon
      Research & Technology organization
    • Mo Industripark
      Networked, cluster organization
    • Smart Innovation Norway
      Networked, cluster organization
    • iKuben
      Networked, cluster organization
    • Proneo
      Networked, cluster organization
    • NORWAY Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
      National government
    • Norwegian Public Roads Administration
      National government
    • The City of Oslo
      Regional government
    • KONGSBERG
      Large enterprise
      https://www.kongsberg.com/
    • Telenor
      Large enterprise
      https://www.telenor.no/
    • Lyse
      Large enterprise
    • Statoil
      Large enterprise
    • Schibsted Media Group
      Large enterprise
    • Yara
      Large enterprise
    • OBOS
      Large enterprise
    • SINTEF
      Research & Technology organization
    • gard
      Large enterprise
    • DNV GL
      Large enterprise
    • FERD
      Large enterprise
    • Stattnett
      Large enterprise
    • DNB
      Large enterprise
      https://www.dnb.no/en/personal/frontpage.html?la=EN
    • AkerBP
      Large enterprise
    • Ruter
      Large enterprise
    Last updated: 09/03/20 15:35