The event was led by Ida Fuchs, who is the innovation manager for Electrification and digitalization at the Department of Electric Power Engineering at NTNU. Participants from both NorthWind and CINELDI took part in the two hour workshop.
Participants were first given a presentation by Ida about how NTNU works with innovations, which included valuable information about funding opportunities and stipends for innovators – these are also applicable for PhD candidates during their studies.
The presentation was followed by a practical exercise where each participant used their own research area as a basis for reporting and applying for funds for innovations.
Innovations are a core part of what the Norwegians Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research strive to achieve. NorthWind, for example, is committed to providing outstanding research and prospects for at least 20 innovations that can be developed into new products and services for the international market.