For immediate release: 29 November 2018
Norwegian Tech Awards winners revealed by TU Media
Award-winning news site TU Media TU.no, the publisher of Teknisk Ukeblad, Norway’s leading business technology and innovation magazine, has announced the winners of the 2018 Norwegian Tech Awards. The initiative celebrates the year’s prime movers in the fields of maritime, construction and business leadership, with key projects, people and companies vying for recognition. 2018 saw a mixture of established names and innovative solutions taking the top prizes.
The awards were revealed at a gala ceremony taking place this evening, 28 November, at Oslo’s Militære Samfund. The main prize, the overall 2018 Norwegian Tech Award, went to Zivid in acknowledgement of their groundbreaking 3D imaging technology for several fields of application. Considered to be a frontrunner, the company moved beyond its R&D program, successfully commercialising its product.
In the individual category awards, Kongsberg Group’s President and CEO Geir Håøy secured the coveted Technology Leader of the Year title, while another high profile Kongsberg figure, Nils Albert Jenssen, won the 2018 Honorary Award for his defining work in the development of the firm’s revolutionary Dynamic Positioning system.
Mjøstårnet, the world’s tallest wooden building, scooped the Building and Construction accolade for project partners Hent, Sweco, Voll and Moelven. In doing so the 85.4m, 18 storey, mixed use timber construction beat off competition from fellow nominees Imerso, Spacemaker, and HUS Arkitekter, Veidekke and Kjelsberg Eiendom for Lysgården.
This year marked the debut of the TU Maritime award, with The Fjords’ ground-breaking, zero emission, all electric, 400-passenger capacity sightseeing vessel Future of The Fjords sailing away with the prize for shipyard Brødrene Aa. The eye-catching ship triumphed over competing shortlisted finalists Optimarin, and its Optimarin Ballast System, Rolls Royce Marine with Autocrossing, Connect LNG’s Universal Transfer System, and Corvus’ Corvus Energy Storage System.
Speaking of this year’s winners, Teknisk Ukeblad Chief Editor and CEO Jan M. Moberg comments: “These awards are now firmly established as Norway’s foremost technology accolades, recognizing companies and people that are not only leading their respective segments, but also leading the world in terms of ambition, innovation and achievement.
“At TU we put a special emphasis on solutions that help solve society and industry’s greatest challenges, demonstrating the power of technology to contribute to responsible development and impact positively upon diverse stakeholder groups. All of our winners this year show the value of not just thinking ‘big’, but acting to make a difference. On behalf of ourselves and the one million Norwegians that come into contact with our printed and digital titles, we’d like to congratulate them all.”
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Jan M. Moberg
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