Norner is one of the owners of Future Materials Norwegian Catapult Centre together with Elkem, ReSiTec and UiA (MIL).
PRESERVIA – Preserve world heritage: When the Vatican Library needed a digital archive to preserve > 80,000 manuscripts for future generations they chose Piql’s technology. Piql’s innovative approach is to utilise photosensitive film as a digital medium based on high density QR codes. As their R&D partner, Norner has contributed to the development and verification of the durability and lifetime of all elements of this specially developed storage medium including design for a protective packaging. This includes several funded research projects. This project was supported by The Research Council of Norway.
The Norwegian Catapult Programme is designed with the idea of accelerating the process from concept to market of a product. The purpose of the Catapult programme is to support small and medium sized enterprises in Norway.
The Catapult projects funding schemes are specially designed for entrepreneurs and SMEs. The grant with up to 75 % support or max NOK 100,000 per project. The application forms are simple and there is a minimum of reporting bureaucracy. Applications are handled continuously with no specific deadline.
During the projects we assist companies in developing prototypes, offer expertise and equipment for testing, visualisation and simulation. We can support you in turning innovative ideas into new products and services in an effective manner at a lower risk. At our facilities you will be able to develop, test and verify your products on an industrial scale.
Future Materials’ partners hold topclass expertise and are preferred partners for companies all over the world. This is noticed and highly valued by the Norwegian government, who in 2020 awarded NOK 30,000,000 to our Catapult centre for further investments in relevant test and piloting equipment for material analysis and processing.
Future Materials Norwegian Catapult Centre was appointed late 2017 as one of the two very first Catapult centres in Norway. Through a strategic expansion towards the polymer industry, Norner was invited to join as a shareholder and partner in Future Materials in 2019, significantly increasing the Catapult centre’s competence and equipment.
The global demand for advanced materials based on micro- and nanoparticles is growing at a rapid rate – and the competition to reach the market is ever increasing. We believe success in development of new materials and products comes through the enhancement of existing products properties. Production of advanced products requires fundamental understanding of the materials’ composition and properties. Future Materials excel at the development of new materials.
Future Materials’ partners Elkem, ReSiTec and Norner have worked extensively with industrial recycling together with various companies and helped them to use bi and lateral streams in their own production, or to further refine this into new products. We have a wide range of relevant waste processing equipment, for pilot product production based on recycled material, and testing facilities to document the quality of the finished product.
Via Future Materials we can offer a strong competence in powder for Additive Manufacturing (AM), Future Materials has Norway´s only plasma machine for powder production (spheroidization and nanopowder synthesis). Our partner Mechatronics Innovation Lab has a broad range of different 3D-printers for metal, plastic and composite.
We believe success in development of new materials and products comes through the enhancement of existing products properties. Production of advanced products requires fundamental understanding of the materials’ composition and properties. Future Materials excel at the development of new materials. And we aim to get even better!
The global demand for advanced materials based on micro- and nanoparticles is growing at a rapid rate – and the competition to reach the market is ever increasing. We offer test facilities, competence and a professional network for developing sustainable advanced materials for your company’s future products and processes. We focus on the material itself and together we find the solutions of the future!