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Seram Coatings scoops ACES spin-out prize

The companyis the first in the world to have developed an anti-corrosion and wear-resistant coating based on silicon carbide, one of the world´s hardest compounds. It beat three other finalists in the 7th annual ACES competition in Barcelona

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Oil companies join oil spill project

4 September 2014 – Eni Norge, Statoil, Gdf Suez E&P Norge, OMV Norge and the Norwegian Coastal Administration have teamed up with Aptomar to significantly strengthen technology functionality and communication infrastructure for offshore oil spill detection and management systems.

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Infringing internet by surfing

Is it possible to get accused on infringing internet content? For commercial companies or private persons? This summer the court of Justice in the European Union, the CJEU, decided in the so called Meltwater case. The CJEU held, luckily, that on-screen and cached copies of websites generated by end-users in the course of browsing may be made without the authorisation of copyright holders. For most of us this is obvious. Free internet bsurfing, my goodness – is taken for granted! However, it is really not that obvious.

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Statoil invests in NTNU subsea technology company

Statoil Technology Invest (STI) has acquired a key shareholding in Ecotone AS, a technology company focused on subsea monitoring, mapping and inspection applying Underwater Hyperspectral Imaging technology developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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Broadcast your presentation live to your audiences devices

Lately the SlideDog team had been working on a new feature in SlideDog that lets your audience follow your presentation on their own devices. Your presentation content will be pushed to connected devices as you present, letting the attendees study your slides in detail on their own screen and in their own pace.

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D-Bolt inventor Charlie Li awarded prestigious technology award

Professor Charlie Li of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim has been awarded the prestigious Northern Lights Technology Award. He gets this recognition for his work with the D-Bolt, a new and innovative rock bolt that helps mines around the world become safer and more efficient. Professor Li, a Swede and formerly rock mechanics engineer at Boliden’s Kristineberg mine, was presented the award yesterday at Mining on Top: Stockholm, a premier mining conference in the Nordic countries.

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IPIN - Intellectual Property Institute of Norway

Patents are evolving from often very immature technology and purely ideas, the invention, into intellectual property assets that play a part in business strategy and have value as transactional goods, the innovation. Businesses operating in the intellectual property marketplace have experienced an explosion of activity involving these intangible but still valuable assets.

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Microsoft for patent pooling? Buys Nokia for Eur 5.44 billion

Microsoft has just recently announced its purchase of all relevant mobile-related parts of and license patents from Nokia for about €5.44 billion, whereas 1.65 billion are for the patents alone. My conclusion, as elsewhere on this blog is that the patents are probably where the money is. The biggest impact is of course Nokia’s favored patent portfolio, which was already wielded as a weapon against eg. their Android rivals in addition to Microsoft’s treasure trove of license agreements

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Dynamic Rock Support to represent Norway in European business competition

The European Business Awards has announced that Dynamic RockSupport AS (Normet) is to represent Norway as a National Champion in the prestigious 2013/14 Awardsprogramme. Dynamic Rock Support (DRS) beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of two NationalChampions and will now compete for Ruban d’Honneur status in the next round of the competition. Finalcategory Award winners will be unveiled in April 2014.

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