On the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries’ website, you can find information about business and industry – be it policies, strategies, exports as well as white papers to the Storting (the Parliament) related to the maritime industry.
Innovation Norway contribute to sustainable growth and exports for Norwegian businesses through capital and expertise. On their website you will find information and advisory services related to startups, export and international investment, and various relevant courses. You will also find guidelines for the Brand Norway profile and access to The Explorer – Norway’s official marketplace for green technology. For more information, click on the links below. Some information is in Norwegian only.
Onsager helps you secure your intangible assets (IP), also called the corporate gold. On their website you can read more about trademark registration, patent protection, design protection and how to elevate your IP into your business strategy. This website is in Norwegian only.
Norsk Industri – The Federation of Norwegian Industries
The Federation is part of the overall Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). They are the largest association within the NHO, and work for framing conditions for businesses in many sectors and industries.
Maritim bransjeforening – Maritime industry association
The association shall ensure the maritime industry’s impact on the authorities and the policy instruments. The industry in general must appear with weight and credibility in discussions about framework conditions and competitiveness. This website is in Norwegian only.
Maritimt Forum is an interest organization that brings together the entire Norwegian maritime industry. They bring together both the employee and employer side of the industry, and by this represent the common interests of the maritime cluster. They are established with offices in eight of the most important maritime regions in Norway. This website is in Norwegian only.
SEA Europe is the Shipyards’ and Maritime Equipment Association of Europe and the voice of the European maritime technology industry. They promote and support European business enterprises which are involved in the building, construction, maintenance and repair of all types of ships and other relevant maritime structures, including the complete chain of systems, equipment and services.
The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association is a trade and employment organization for Norwegian controlled companies within the shipping and offshore industry. The primary fields are national and international industry policies, employer issues, competence and recruitment, environmental issues and innovaton in addition to safety at sea.
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organization for maritime professionals with 3,500 members in more than 50 countries. WISTA Norway consists of some 200 business and thought leaders – both men and women – who want to drive diversity for a sustainable future.
YoungShip is a professional non-profit organization for young people working within the global maritime industry. The international YoungShip network today counts more than 3,000 individual members in Norway, Cyprus, Greece, Belgium, Denmark, Singapore, England, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, The Netherlands, the Americas, Germany, Nigeria, France, Spain, Tanzania and Turkey.
Maritim Karriere (Maritime Career) is a campaign that shows the educations and professions in the maritime industry. They want to create knowledge and pride, and help to show that the maritime industry is attractive, relevant and future-oriented. This website is in Norwegian only.
Grønt Skipsfartsprogram is a partnership program between private and public actors. The program will be an effective tool for implementing the government’s strategies and plans. The program’s vision is for Norway to establish the world’s most efficient and environmentally friendly shipping. This website is in Norwegian only.
NAV, or the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, administers a third of the national budget through schemes such as unemployment benefit, work assessment allowance, sickness benefit. Pensions, child benefit and cash-for-care benefit. On their website, there is a lot of information available for both employers and employees. Here you will also find what applies during the Corona pandemic.
The Tax Administration’s website contains information for both companies and individuals related to taxes, duties, the national population register, and for other nationalities wanting to work and live in Norway. It also contains information on what applies during the Corona pandemic. There is also a page for Legal Sources for you who want in-depth legal information.