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Nortex research collaboration norway texas partnering with industry challenges

NorTex: Research Collaboration Norway-Texas partnering with Industry Challenges

By Dr. Jostein Mykletun, Consul General of Norway in Houston

Rice University, April 29, 2013


Nortex background and direction

NorTex- Background and Direction

  • A long track record of Norway – US partnerships in research and Higher Education

  • Role of NSF, NIH, NOAA, DOE, US State Department / Fulbright, other Federal Agencies, instruments.

  • University collaboration – over 100 MoUs, cases including Harvard, MIT, U of Minnesota, Colorado, U of North Dakota, Stanford, Berkeley, etc

  • NorTex builds upon the past, while taking a focused geographic, thematic and strategic focus


Why texas and norway

Why Texas and Norway?

  • Both important players in global energy markets

  • Strong presence of Norwegian industry in Texas

    • 150 Norway related companies. Long history of university collaboration in the petroleum sector.

    • 10 000 Norwegian expats in Houston region.

  • 12 years of cooperation in the medical field:

    • MD Anderson Cancer Center, now also Memorial Hermann, Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

  • Complementary expertise in such areas as energy, space and nanotechnology


  • Nortex conception and development

    NorTex- Conception and development

    • Transatlantic Science Week 2012, with Rice and MD- Anderson

      • 600 attendees

      • 200 strong delegation from Norway

      • 5 University Rectors and 20 Deans

      • Two Ministers – Health and Care Services and Education and Research

    • NorTex Report, November 2012, and TSW12 Report

      • The feasibility /outlook for Texas-Norway co-operation


    Nortex petroleum cluster conception and development

    NorTex Petroleum Cluster- Conception and development

    • Oil and gas and space technologies

    • Energy and Environmental Initiative (E2I)

    • Statoil’s Academic Program

      • USD 5 million support for UT Austin

  • NorTex Petroleum Cluster

    • The first NorTex Cluster

    • Buildonexistingresearchcollaborations

    • Support, fundingprospects, institutionalanchors


  • Recognition and thanks

    Recognition and Thanks

    Rice University

    President David Leebron

    Dean Edwin ‘Ned’ Thomas

    George McLendon, Provost

    VickiColvin, Vice Provost for Research

    Professor George Hirasaki

    Professor Arne Graue, Universityof Bergen

    Jan Ødegaard, Exec. Director, Ken Kennedy Institute

    May Akrawi, Ph.d, NorTexStudy Editor

    http://www.norway.org/Embassy/houston/Reports-from-the-Transatlantic-Science-Week-2012-Conference-Houston-Nov-12-16/


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