Tag Archives: Business

Linking us together

Paperclip takes on new meaning for networking and building relationships among veterans By Larrie Wanberg Norwegian American Weekly A collegiate Veterans Project, called the “Golden Paperclip,” has its symbolic roots in Norway with the 500+ students with military service who are attending the University of North Dakota (UND), while preparing for new civilian careers. The “roots” of the ...

Sharing our history

Photo courtesy of DSFU

Seattle's Deep Sea Fishermen's Union of the Pacific celebrates its 100th anniversary Beginning this January, family, friends, associates and members of the Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union of the Pacific are celebrating its 100th anniversary. And well they should. The Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union of the Pacific is the only union in the United States ...

On the Edge: Trade and Development

Over the 50 years, Norway and the U.S. have been staunch supporters of a traditional international development policy line that highlights foreign aid as one of the main components for reducing global poverty. Hundreds of billions of dollars have through these years been transferred from the rich developed countries to the poor developing countries. The ...

Telenor Open Mind celebrates 15 years of valuable work integration

To the right, head of Telenor Open Mind Ingrid Ihme, with Norways three most powerful women Telenor Executive Vice President and President of the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry (NHO) Kristin Skogen Lund, Labour Minister Hanne Bjurstrøm and Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg. Photo: Halvard Lundgaard

Many people with physical handicaps and immigrant backgrounds meet closed doors in the labour market. Norway's largest work training programme - Telenor Open Mind - on Aug. 19 celebrated 15 years of successfully motivating physically handicapped job seekers and help them get ready to take part in working life. Minister of Labour Hanne Bjurstrøm congratulated ...

Promising future for r84

Dr. Martin Welschof is a co-founder and Managing Director of Affitech A/S. Affitech laboratories are in the Oslo Research Park. (Photo courtesy of Affitech)

Affitech tests exciting new anti-cancer drug candidate John Erik Stacy, 22 Feb 2011 Affitech has an exciting anti-cancer drug candidate, now known simply as r84, shown to fight cancer growth in animal trials. Like Avastin (Genentech), Herceptin (Roche), Erbitux (Merck) and other new anticancer drugs, r84 is a monoclonal antibody. This type of drug continues to be ...

No increased R&D in 2009

Norwegian business enterprises reported a total of NOK 18.2 billion in research and development (R&D) expenditure in 2009. This represents no change compared to 2008. In fixed prices, this equals a reduction of 3.9 per cent. The final figures for R&D in business enterprises have been adjusted downward compared to preliminary figures ...

Giske brings big group to Brazil

Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske, will visit Brazil February 17 – 21. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen business relations between Norway and Brazil. With him is a business delegation of about 130 people. This is the largest business delegation ever accompanying a Norwegian minister. - Obviously, ...

Clean Tech Innovation Takes The Prize

 Kjeller Vindteknikk senior advisor Erik Berge and managing director Lars Tallhaug accept the 2009 Innovation Prize from then NHO director general Finn Bergesen Jr. © NHO/Anne Birgitte Hjelseth

In the past several years, there has been a clear increase in the number of clean tech finalists for the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises’ Innovation Prize, the award recognizing commercially successful products and services with the most promising future. This latest trend highlights the revitalization of two of Norway’s traditional ...

Less hazardous waste in 2009

The amount of hazardous waste being collected for approved treatment reached 1.0 million tonnes in 2009, after a 10 per cent decline since 2008. Reduced manufacturing activity is the probable cause. From 1999, however, the amount is near doubled. Improved collection and reporting are believed to be the main causes of this ...

New international social responsibility standard

100 countries and 40 international organisations behind the development of a common international social responsibility standard. The Norwegian launch was at DNV’s headquarters today. After five years of work involving participation from 100 countries and 40 international organisations, a common international social responsibility standard (ISO 26000) was launched November 1. Today was the Norwegian launch at ...