Ottar Hermansen from Innovation Norway welcomed BNCC’s members for the first breakfast meeting of this semester.
Professor Pål Johan From from the Norwegian University of Life and CEO of Saga Robotics introduced an inspiring and innovative case of development of electric machines, more precisely robots to the agricultural sector. Their robots bring a more sustainable solution to the world challenge of food production. For this, Saga Robotics is collaborating with important partners, among them NMBU and Brazilian students and Universities.
Five Brazilian master students are having the opportunity of participating in advance research projects and through this experience they expect to present their creation, a solar-powered robot, called Sagatiba, who will provide monitoring to sugar cane field of UMOE, a industrial partner producing bioenergy in Brazil. This summer the students participated in a summer camp with other students and professors from Brazil, USA, UK and Norway.
If you want to know more about this company, visit their webpage: www.sagarobotics.com
Bo Byrkjeland , from the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) presented the new funding scheme for international internships, called InternAbroad. This is a great opportunity for collaboration between education and industry. Norwegian students will be financed to internship programs in eight countries, among them Brazil, where was allocated extra 2 millions NOK by the Norwegian government. This opportunity is open to all fields, any level (bachelor, master or PhD).
The Universities should be the main applier and the deadline is September 22nd. Companies interested need to get in contact with the educational institutions. If you are interested in this program and do not have contact with Norwegian Universities, do not exited to contact SIU (Bo Byrkjeland: email@example.com) for additional instructions.
For more details about SIU and the InternAbroad program, see the presentation here.
The President of Brazil, Michel Temer, is in Norway accompanied by four of his ministers and a delegation of senators and congress representatives. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, Marcos Pereira, Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho and the Minister Chief of Government, Antônio Imbassahy. They came to a so-called working visit for two days, following two days in Russia.
The president will meet with Norway’s King Harald V and the Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The first event on the agenda was a business roundtable conference, which took place at the Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA) in Oslo on June 22nd. This meeting of activity was organized by the Embassy of Brazil, with the support of NSA, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO) and the Brazilian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC).
The delegation met representatives of Norwegian government, among them, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Dilek Ayhan, Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde. From the Norwegian side were also representatives of NSA, NHO, BNCC and a large number of industrial and maritime enterprises, among them BNCC’s members: Kongsberg Group, DNV GL, Aker Solutions, Statoil, Hydro, Yara, Jotun, DNB, GIEK, Denofa AS, Vard Group, and Statkraft.