Norway is one of the world’s leading maritime nations, with an industry that covers a vast area of services and expertise. The use of design is an important tool for innovation and competitiveness and makes a difference in the maritime industry. Welcome to our seminar during Oslo Maritime Week and learn how and why!
Oslo is one of the top five global maritime capitals, shoulder to shoulder with Singapore, London, Hong Kong and Hamburg. Being a leader on the global playing field doesn't demand just know-how, but also "know-why". Here's where Oslo really makes its mark.
The area's combination of open communication and local rivalry, top companies and advanced R&D, has made it an important competence hub for the industry.
Oslo Maritime Week (OMW) highlights the area’s leading competence within design, finance, law, insurance and other maritime services.
Program Maritime Design seminar 1. June:
08.15 Registration and breakfast
09.00 Welcome by Norwegian Design Council / OMW
Welcome by Jan R. Stavik, Managing Director, Norwegian Design Council and
Odd P. Torset, Managing Director, Oslo Maritime Network
09.10 Aptomar SECurus, a new standard within offshore operations
Lars Andre Solberg, Founder and CEO, Aptomar and Espen Alexander Jørgensen, MSc. Industrial Design Engineering, Kadabra / Eggs Design
Fresh out of university the three entrepreneurs behind Aptomar and the Securus system started an exiting journey. They had some innovative technology, loads of guts and a belief in design as an important part of both product- and business development. 7 years later Aptomar has become the world leading provider of search&rescue and oil spill management systems with a 100 MNOK turnover and a global presence. How did design contribute to this success, and what lessons might be learned?
10.30 A sea of possibilities - Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator
Kim Vedvik, Developer, Kongsberg Maritime AS and Paal Holter, Lead Designer, Oslo D / Eggs Design
Kongsberg Maritime is a world recognized actor in the market for high performance maritime equipment. Being a design pioneer for this segment, they have already received several awards for design excellence. The Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator is the most recent product to be acclaimed with such an award. In this presentation we adress how designers and engineers have worked together to simplify a complex product, and bring the standard of high performance all the way into the user interface.
11.10 The benefits of design to maritime businesses
Knut Bang, Business Consultant, Norwegian Design Council
Oslo Maritime Week 30 May – 1 June 2012
Industry wide networking: As part of the plan to expand support of the maritime industry, Nor-Shipping is a key collaborator for Oslo Maritime Week. Alternating with Nor-Shipping, Oslo Maritime Week will take place every other year. The synergies created by these interconnected events will create a powerful momentum for further raising the region’s international profile in the maritime industry.
See full program for Oslo Maritime Week.