The Stavanger Region European office is growing and has in June welcomed several new members from the business world.
Among the new members are the five regional business clusters: Energy Transition Norway, Maritime CleanTech, VIA, Norwegian Offshore Wind and Norwegian Smart Care Cluster.
Additionally, the Stavanger Chamber of Commerce has become a member.
– By welcoming large business clusters and the Stavanger Chamber of Commerce as new members, our region has strengthened its influence and now wields a more powerful voice in local and European policymaking. This enables us to effectively advocate for regional interests in Brussels. Being associated with reputable business clusters enhances the regional office’s visibility and credibility on a national and international scale, says Runa Monstad, director of the Stavanger Region European Office.
Read more about the new members below.
Meet our members
Energy Transition Norway is based in Stavanger and boasts more than 130 members and partners. The cluster’s primary objective is to initiate innovative energy projects.
– We are looking forward to closer collaboration with Stavanger Region European Office and are excited to become even better acquainted with the activities in Brussels and the EU, says Egil Aanestad, CEO of Energy Transition Norway.
Maritime Clean Tech is another exciting new member dedicated to creating new sustainable maritime solutions. They have over 150 partners, encompassing every facet of the maritime value chain, from design and engineering firms, shipyards, shipping companies, equipment and service providers, to research and development, renewable energy suppliers, financial institutions, classification companies, and the public sector.
VIA, the business cluster for transport infrastructure, has also recently become a member. Their mission is to develop safe, smart, and sustainable infrastructure solutions.
Norwegian Offshore Wind, based in Haugesund, is the largest representative offshore wind organization in Norway. Their objective is to develop world-leading supply chains for floating wind. Their membership includes a wide spectrum of participants, from small startups to large multinational companies.
Our new members includes not only energy clusters but also health-focused organizations like the Norwegian Smart Care Cluster (NSCC) (NSCC), which has more than 280 members and partners from across the country, including large and small businesses, municipalities, hospitals, public entities, user organizations, academia/research institutions, and investors. The cluster is dedicated to the development of sustainable healthcare solutions for the future.
The Stavanger Chamber of Commerce is also set to become an important partner for SRE. As the country’s largest business association, they have since 1836 been working to promote the interests of businesses and ensure that the region possesses the qualities that attract people to live and work in our region.
– Our new members can contribute to regional economic growth by supporting local businesses and attracting investments. They can also gain access to financing opportunities or grants that may benefit the regional office and its initiatives, Monstad adds..