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Arendalsuka Debate Summary: Sustainable, Innovative Healthcare

Category: AmCham News

According to Kantar TNS, 57% of the Norwegian population regard health politics as the most important topic when deciding which party to vote for, while at the same time, cancer is the disease the Norwegian public is most concerned with. Only 36% believe they will get access to the best cancer medicines if treated in […]

Source: AmCham


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Q-Free Receives Extension of Inter-Urban Contract in the US

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Category: Automobile / Transport

Q-Free has received a two-year extension of its Advanced Traffic Management System contract with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The renewal, at a value of approximately 3 MUSD and running until September 2019, includes system maintenance and new functionality. – We are very pleased to continue our relationship with PennDOT. This renewal signals great trust […]

Source: Q-Free


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6.8M US Jobs Directly supported by majority foreign-owned firms

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Category: Financial / Investment

Statistics detailing the activities of U.S. affiliates of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) are now available from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.  The statistics, which provide new data for 2015, as well as revised data for 2014, offer details on the activities of U.S. affiliates of foreign MNEs, including their employment and compensation, sales, value added, capital […]

Source: https://blog.bea.gov/2017/08/16/statistics-on-the-activities-of-u-s-affiliates-of-foreign-multinational-enterprises-now-available-for-2015-revised-data-available-for-2014/


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Record-sized data centre planned in Norway

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Category: Financial / Investment

Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down. […]

Source: BBC


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Innovasjonsprisen til Thermo Fisher

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Category: Health

Thermo Fisher Scientific er tildelt Forskningsrådets innovasjonspris for 2017. Prisen ble overrakt av næringsminister Monica Mæland i Arendal kulturhus i dag. Thermo Fisher får prisen for å ha utviklet en helt ny variant av sitt produkt, som muliggjør rask og effektiv analyse av menneskelige gener og dermed bedre diagnostikk og behandling. Dette har de gjort […]

Source: LMI


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