” SIVA will help with creating innovation and business development in Norway through real estate investments and development of strong regional innovation – and value added environments. SIVA has a special responsibility to enhance growth in the regional areas of Norway ”
SIVA SF and SIVA TECH AS
SIVA SF- A leadership oriented network organisation
SIVA SF is an organisation owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. It is divided into six main work areas: head department, real estate, international, innovation, travel destination development, and industry. All of these areas work consists of leadership, real estate investments, facilitate innovation and incubator systems and enhance the importance of networking within business. Thus, these five departments work closely together in Norway. Travel destination development is especially targeted for development within Norway, and thus has its own department. SIVA TECH AS is the operator for SIVA SF working internationally.
40 years experience with innovation
During the last 40 years SIVA – The Industrial Development Corporation of Norway has created innovation systems and innovative concepts across Norway.
During the last 15 years SIVA has also implemented the same concepts abroad in emerging economies and countries with market potential. Projects were carried out in Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, South Africa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Romania and Kenya.
SIVA SF in Norway
Facts about SIVA SF
State owned company with head office in Trondheim
Ownership represented by Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry
Own and runs 44 business parks
Ownership in 25 knowledge –and research parks, 58 business gardens and16 industry incubators
Responsible to follow up 24 incubators
Responsible to follow up 9 NCE- Norwegian Centre of Expertise
8 000 employees in SIVA industry buildings
2,3 billion Norwegian kroner
390 millions Norwegian kroner
740 millions Norwegian kroner
Owner capital in 140 companies
Innovation system in Norway
– SIVA network
10 Research parks
15 Knowledge parks
58 Business gardens
9 Norwegian Centres of Expertise (NCE)
44 industry-/business parks
12 loans – and venture funds
1 600 part owners
1 500 businesses localized together
20 000 work places
250 new businesses every year
Target 2010 40 new environments, 600 new businesses yearly, – tomorrows businesses
SIVA`s roles and targets
Social economical role
Develop strong regional environments that creates value in regards to business.
Develop new work places
Business economical role
Strengten business capital through investments
Financing programs for innovation and networking
Network for added value and new ideas
How to create growth?
Mobilize to cooperation
Locate businesses together in one environment
Develop and make network responsible
Stimulate to cluster specialization
Build visible and leading R&D expert centre's
Develop international relations
Develop a good i nfrastructure
Norwegian Centre of Expertise: - Program developed by SIVA, Norwegian Research Council and Innovation Norway. - Supports innovation activities in regional connection, through cooperation between businesses, scientists, universities and municipalities. - The goal is to support regional clusters that has a potential to become world leading in their fields of expertise. - Today; nine clusters, 100 million NOK over ten years time span, more than 500 companies in the clusters in total.
NCE Instrumentation Trøndelag NCE Raufoss NCE Systems Engineering Kongsberg NCE Microsystems Vestfold NCE Subsea Hordaland NCE Maritime Møre Oslo Cancer Cluster NCE Culinology Rogaland NCE Aquaculture Nordland
SIVA TECH AS is the daughter company of SIVA SF.
Presented here are some of SIVA`s investments and business network systems abroad presented
SIVA TECH funds their projects from SIVA SF, from the Ministries, or funds, like the EU funding programs. SIVA TECH also helps the SIVA network in Norway with international contacts and possibilities.
International - strengthen marketing access and competitative advantages
Invest in physical infrastructure
Offer competence and network
Professional real estate development
Risk and capital help
Access to markets
Mobilize private and institutional resources
The Baltics – Latvia and Lithuania
Ogre Lit huania - 2 Industrial parks- these two are now sold. Latvia – Industrial park
SIVA centre opened 13. April 1999 in Murmansk , and in 2006 approved as innovation centre.
Today, the Polarstar Innovation centre has 22 businesses as tennants with a total of 150 employees.
Polarstjerna Innovasjonssenter is a building of 3000 m2.
An incubator of 800 m2 opened in i April 2008 and has today seven tenants.
New business centre in Murmansk for Norwegian SMEs is establishment. The business centre with focus on logistic services is named Techno park –Nor and is situated in the close proximity to Murmansk airport with opportunity for storage and transportation of goods by air, sea, railway and road.
Size: 8000 m2
This will facilitate: The internationalization of Norwegian SMEs and strengthen Russian-Norwegian cooperation.
Invest in Norway
Invest in NVR
Municipality database for business possibilities in Northern Norway and North West Russia
10. Information about doing business in Russia
Bosnia - Hercegovina
Innovation Center in Tuzla (BiT)
In 2005 the BIT opened. 18 young companies 100 new working places In co-operation with Norad and SINTEF
Pilot project in Croatia in Sibenik in cooperation with SINTEF on behalf of Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Incubator is aimed to start up new businesses within maritime. Leiv Eriksson Nyskapning