Volue Signs Agreement With Norway’s Leading Technical University
“The future is digital and electric, and developing at a frantic pace. The university will lead the way, in part based on close collaboration with important business enterprises, such as Volue,” says Ingrid Schjølberg, Dean at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at NTNU.
“This agreement is designed to make us all better. We have high expectations of what we will achieve together,” says Ingeborg Gjærum, Chief Strategy Officer & Director of Organisational Development at Volue.
Volue is a product of a merger between four companies, of which Powel, with deep roots at NTNU, was the largest.
“Powel, now Volue, is a true industrial fairytale. The company’s origin and ambitions should serve as inspiration to students and researchers here at NTNU,” says Schjølberg.
No less than five departments at the university will collaborate with Volue within various fields of expertise, such as artificial intelligence, electronic systems, electric power, cybernetics, and economics.
“Everything is connected to everything. Digital solutions are pervasive, which is why it is so important to have interdisciplinary collaboration,” says Gjærum.
“Electrification and digitisation are prerequisites for the green transition. We must develop new knowledge and new solutions to be implemented into the business sector and society at large. And we must educate candidates who can speed up this transition. Collaboration between NTNU and Volue could contribute to this,” says Schjølberg.
The three-year agreement involves joint applications for innovation projects, business-relevant doctoral education, and research projects.
“For Volue, it is about access to knowledge, access to competence and commercialising of research. We have a history of collaboration on student assignments, master's and doctoral projects, and summer internships. This new agreement extends our relationship with NTNU, and we hope to make a positive contribution to the recruitment and education of fine students, some of whom are likely to work for Volue further down the road,” says Gjærum.