The sea in the north is full of treasures. Marine species that live in the Arctic climate have developed special characteristics that may be of great use within medicine, nutrition or the biotechnology industry in the future. The research activities at Norut focus on peptides, lipids and bioactive molecules linked to bioprospecting. Norut has established and operates the rental laboratory Barents Biocentre Lab in Tromsø. Many of the treasures of the sea are yet to be explored. That is triggering us at Norut.
“This goes hand in glove with the national trade and industry policy,” said the Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske, when he opened the Barents BioCentre and new building at the Tromsø Science Park on May 25.
“As we’re thinking the same way, we have agreed to cooperate with Canada on biotechnology,” says Norut CEO Ivan C. Burkow.
A new collaboration agreement between the Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU) and Norut will be signed this week during the Norwegian Days in Arkhangelsk.
“What Norut is doing is completely in line with the High North strategy,” said Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Støre when visiting Norut recently.
Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is visiting Norut in Tromsø Thursday April 29. He will become better acquainted with the new opportunities offered by the unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
“I would like to express my great appreciation to the University of Tromsø, Norut, the Tromsø Science Park and SIVA.”
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is visiting the Tromsø Science Park on August 29 to lay the foundation stone for the third construction phase including the Barents BioCentre.
Funding of NOK 32 million to the Barents BioCentre, which is being co-ordinated by Norut Tromsø, was allocated by the RDA Board on December 12.