Responsible:   MYKLEBUST Odd
Tel. +47 926 144 49
National Contact Point: SAMUELSEN Sven
The Research Council of Norway
Tel. +47 22 03 70 00
Fax +47 22 03 70 01

1 – General Information

TP Name

Manufuture Norge
The Norwegian Manufuture platform


Contact person (coordinator)

PhD Odd Myklebust
Tel: +4792614449

2 – Coordinating institution

Raufoss Technology & Industrial Management
Box 163
2831 Raufoss

3 – Technical objectives

The aim of the Norwegian Manufuture platform is to strengthen and increase the RTD and innovation activity in Norwegian manufacturing industry. Manufuture Norway will be an arena for networks, research and innovation for the production industry. The development of production systems for the future is a focus area.
– Represent Norway in Manufuture EU
– Market Manufuture EU in Norway
– Contribute to the establishment of meeting points for production companies and academia
– Identify the need of R&D in the different industrial sectors
– Start up research projects in cooperation with the Research council of Norway and Innovation Norway
– Activly spread the results of relevant R&D projects
– Increase the participation of Norwegian industrial companies in the 7FP
– Contribute to increased international focus in nationally financed R&D
– Establish conection points between European- and national research
– Publication of RoadMap

4 – Relevance to nation economy

Norwegian manufacturing has a unique potential in the global economy, but its success will depend upon continuous innovation in products and processes. Customers are sourcing an increasing proportion of their components from low-cost countries. Norwegian industry needs to work intensively to create next generation products and processes, and research-based innovations are therefore crucial.

5 – Sectors within the TP

The Norwegian Manufuture-platform covers all sectors of manufacturing through the Federation of Norwegian industry.

6 – ManuFuture pillars tackled by the TP

– New, added-value products and services: Yes
– New business models: Yes
– New advanced industrial engineering: Yes
– New emerging manufacturing science and technologies: Yes
– Transformation of existing R&D and education infrastructure to support world-class manufacturing: Yes

7 – Research & Development activities

At EU level:
Over the years Norwegian network partners have participated in many EU programs such as IST, NPM, EUREKA and CRAFT

At national level:
– More than 20 BIA – user defined projects in Manufacturing industry
– 6 Norwegian centres of expertise
– CRI – Centre for Research-based innovation

Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) NO

8 – Stake holders

Member companies of the Federation of Norwegian industry
R&D institutions:
Raufoss Technology & Industrial Management
The National Institute of Technology
NTNU – The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Public authorities – funding agencies:
The Research council of Norway
Innovation Norway

9 – Geographical localization (map, localization of participants):

All over Norway with centres of gravity around Oslo, Kongsberg, Raufoss and Trondheim.

10 – Interactions with other NRTPs

11 – Special national programmes

– BIA – User defined projects
– NCE – Norwegian centre of expertise, cooperation in industrial regions
– CRI – Centre for Research-based innovation
– Arena programs – Meeting points for companies in a certain region or business field to create new research/innovation projects.

12 – Funding instruments

– The Research council of Norway
– Innovation Norway