During the opening of the research days and the annual Match Making event on September 20th, INRESCOS provided a unique opportunity for Ph.D.-students, professors, and industry partners to come together, share their insights and tighten the gap between academia and industry.
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This year's conference started with eight Ph.D.-students from the three collaborating institutions, USN, NTNU and UiA presenting their research with "Blues in between" by Notodden Blues students .
In these concise and engaging talks, each student had just a few minutes to present their research. The topics spanned various fields, from autonomous systems, material science, product development, eDNA and more, demonstrating the breadth of research being conducted. These young scholars showcased their ability to communicate complex ideas with clarity and enthusiasm.
Following the students' presentations, we had the privilege of hearing from three distinguished professors providing a glimpse into the exciting research happening at their universities. Their presentations also highlighted the importance of collaboration between academic institutions and industry partners in advancing research.
Industry Partners' Visions
One of the key highlights of the event was the participation of our industry partners! They all expressed a keen interest in collaborating with INRESCOS on research projects providing internship or work during their PhD studies with the aim to create more relevant research on pressing challenges and opportunities faced by the industry.
- Ivar Ihle/Vera kristoffersen:"Industrial Reasearch - Challenges from an iIdustrial Viewpoint", Kongsberg Maritime
- Bård Røsvik: "Safe Implementation of Automated Material Handling in Industry", Semcon
- Ole Hoen:"Kongsberg Cluster - Technology for the Future", KI/Kongsbergklyngen
- Gjermund Olsen og Karin Gauteplass: "Our Industrial Journey", TechniFMC
- Jan Helge Viste: "From Oil and Gas to the Green Shift in Industry", GCE Node
- Eja Tuominen: "SAMS-a private Non-Profit Cluster, is Leading the Innovation", SAMS Cluster
- Frank Spetland: "Eyde Cluster - Competence in Industry", Eyde-Klyngen
- Lars Elstrøm: "KDA and Complex Systems", Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace
You can view the interviews here.
Match Making session
The most promising outcome of this annual event was the Match Making session as a potential for creating collaborative research projects between academia and industry. While the PechaKucha presentations were an opportunity for the students to gain interest by a company, here they could show their expertise and value in a one-to-one meeting. Industrial projects represent a unique opportunity and a win-win situation both for students to gain real-world experience and for our industry partners who benefit from fresh perspectives and innovative solutions.
To conclude, our annual event testified the power of collaboration between academia and industry. As we move forward, we are excited about the prospect of turning these discussions into concrete projects. We are convinced that this will not only benefit our students but also contribute to the advancement of research and innovation in the real world.