Norway’s agency for business ventures, Innovation Norway, to cooperate with GO-Biz on electric vehicles and offshore wind


SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis are among participants in this week’s virtual business delegation from Norway to California. Co-organizers of the business delegation, the California The Governor’s Office for Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Norwegian government agency for business ventures, Innovation Norway, have consolidated their close collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The MoU signifies the mutual commitment to share best practices in energy, sustainability, circularity and electrification, for the mutual benefit of both economies, and to create a fairer transition to a zero future. carbon.

California and Norway share great ambitions for the green solutions of tomorrow, including zero-emission vehicles and renewable energies. The MoU will intensify cooperation between Californian and Norwegian companies. For example, we have already seen close collaboration between Aker Offshore Wind, Equinor, Cognite, as well as their Californian counterparts in the offshore wind sector.

Håkon Haugli, CEO of Innovation Norway, said: “California paved the way for the development and deployment of green technologies. The state has shown that it wants to play a leading role in achieving the goal of Paris climate agreement. This gives us a fantastic starting point for cooperation between Norwegian and Californian companies and stakeholders.”

“I am delighted that this MoU is a platform that Norwegian companies can leverage as they seek to expand across California; and for California businesses to put Norway on the map as an international destination that shares their vision.”

Dee Dee Myers, Senior Advisor to Governor Newsom and Director of GO-Biz, said, “I am proud to sign this critically important Memorandum of Understanding with Innovation Norway so that we can more firmly chart the way forward together. in these uncertain times. Together, we can increase two-way trade and investment and grow the blue-green economy, leveraging the wealth of our beautiful coastal and land resources.

“Together we can promote interaction between industry, business, financial institutions and governments to share strategies and best practices.”

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