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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 15 November, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Vestlandet
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Norwegian Centre of Expertice
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Hilde
Aspås
Cluster Manager
+4797715135
hilde@ikuben.no
Arne
Larsen
Project Manager
+4746941837
arne@ikuben.no
Christian
Strømmen
Project Manager
+4748281569
christian@ikuben.no
Karen
Landmark
Project Manager
+4792065339
karen@ikuben.no
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
47
Number of SME members: 
31
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
9
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The NCE iKuben is a cross-industrial cluster with industry and technology companies. The NCE iKuben has innovation and rapid transformation as focus areas and focuses on helping companies to use digital insights to create new products, services and business models. The cluster’s centre of gravity is uniquely positioned in the intersection between the Ocean Industries (Maritime, Marine, Oil & Gas, and Energy). While engaged in different industries, the companies in the cluster share a common commitment to grow through innovation, technologic advancement and agility. iKuben’s most valued contribution to companies has been to provide key insight into the technologies of economic transformation, and introducing a consistent methodological framework and operational facilities for rapid transformation processes.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
United States
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
Germany
Romania
Spain
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: