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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.

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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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